Journey Into the Past: a Review of the Open Air Museum Salzburg

Journey Into the Past: a Review of the Open Air Museum Salzburg

The Open Air Museum Salzburg, also known as the Freilichtmuseum Salzburg, is a historical open-air museum located just outside Salzburg. The museum is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the traditional rural architecture and culture of the Salzburg Land region, focusing on the period from the 16th to the 19th centuries. How do they do that?…

Silent Night: The Salzburg Origins of the Most Famous Christmas Carol

Silent Night: The Salzburg Origins of the Most Famous Christmas Carol

The Silent Night is the most famous Christmas carol in the world. The song has been translated into more than 300 languages, is recorded hundreds of times every year in all types of music genres, and is sung by millions every year. Joseph Mohr, the lyricist, and Franz Xaver Gruber, the composer, probably wouldn’t have…

A Cultural Guide to Christmas in Austria

A Cultural Guide to Christmas in Austria

Christmas in Austria is the coziest time of the year. Christmas is when everything slows down, and the tradition of Advent, the heartwarming sights and smells of Christmas, and the “Silent Night” carol all come alive. From the dreadful Krampus Day to the feast of St. Nicholas, every corner is filled with festive cheer. In…

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