by Rosanna in Arts & Culture

10 Surprising Facts About “Silent Night! Holy Night!”

On Christmas Eve 1818, a song was born that would wing its way into the hearts of people throughout the world. Now translated into hundreds of languages, “Silent Night! Holy Night!” is sung by untold millions every December – but how did this particular tune come to achieve such popularity? Here are ten surprising (and…

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Veröffentlichung von „Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!“ aus dem Jahr 1832
by Rosanna in Arts & Culture

From Hawaiian to Icelandic: “Silent Night” Around the World

It was on Christmas Eve 1818, when a song that touched the world’s heart rang out for the first time in Oberndorf near Salzburg: “Silent Night! Holy Night!”. This was the humble beginning of what was to become the world’s most famous Christmas song. Translated into over 350 languages and dialects, the carol is sung…

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by Eva in Food & Drink

Seasonal Delicacies at Tirol’s Christmas Markets

In addition to classic staples, you’ll find a wonderful array of local holiday delicacies just waiting to delight your family and friends at Tirol’s Christmas Markets. The biggest culinary indicators that the holiday season has arrived in the Heart of the Alps!

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by Fabienne in Bits & Pieces

A Tirol Christmas Tree for the Pope

Did you know that the first foreign Christmas tree set up in St. Peter’s Square in 1983 was a gift from Tirol? And that the base of the Vatican Christmas Tree was made in Tirol as well?

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by Esther in Arts & Culture

Christmas in Tirol

Each of us has a handful of great Christmas memories as a child: the sparkling star on top of the Christmas tree; the fun afternoons we spent out with our fathers, as the Christkind had to put up the tree at home; the favourite Christmas carol; the air effervescent with scents of the season …

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by Fabienne in Arts & Culture

Ethereal Voices from Tirol: The Wilten Boys’ Choir

Angelic voices and red jackets. The youngest is 4 years old, the oldest is over 60. Dazzling audiences worldwide with its unique blend of musical sophistication, spirited presentation, and ensemble virtuosity. Recognized as one of the finest boychoirs in the world, the Wilten Boys’ Choir tours frequently at home and abroad as preeminent ambassadors of…

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by Michael in Recommendations

Top Ten Places for a White Christmas in Tirol

I’m sure plenty of you are thinking about where to spend Christmas this year. In most cases it will be with your family, of course. And for many – if possible – in snowy surroundings. The team at the Central Institution for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG), Austria’s official weather service, have done the maths and…

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