Christmas

by Esther in Arts & Culture

Hand-Carved Nativity Scenes – A Centuries Old Tradition in Tirol

Alongside biscuits and mulled wine, no Christmas in Tirol would be complete without a nativity scene. Almost all families have one. It is normally taken out of the cupboard shortly before 24 December, when Austrians celebrate Christmas, and set up in the living room for everyone to admire. The typical scene familiar to everyone from…

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by Klaus in Arts & Culture

Playlist: Top 7 Christmas Carols from Tirol

Sleepy shepherds, reflective yodelling and, of course, the classic “Silent Night, Holy Night” are among our seven favourite Christmas carols from Tirol. We have recorded each and every one to bring a little alpine atmosphere to your living room. Feel free to sing along!

3 min. Reading time
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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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

Tirolean Delicacies around Christmas Time

Christmas time without a Christmas market is a little bit like a birthday without a cake. However, during this difficult year 2020 quite a few things are still written in the stars. So in the meantime, we would like to introduce you to our favourite dishes which are always part of the Tirolean Christmas markets.

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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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