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Museum Strasserhäusl

Museum Strasserhäusl
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The Strasserhäusl was built in the year 1714 and is a listed building. It is well-known due to its wonderful collection of country antiques, but mainly to the fact that the Strasser family children sang the song "Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht" (Silent Night, Holy Night) here in the year 1832, after which it found its way to Leipzig and around the world. 

The Rainers and Strassers

Legends are weaved around the fact who spread the song "Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht" (Silent night, holy night) from Lamaich around the whole world. Although the composer was not known, it must have been an old organ builder, who played it in the Ziller valley the first time. 

Count Dönhoff and Emperor Franz I were witness at the occasion, during which the Rainer Family presented the song for the first time. All thought the wonderful Christmas melody was beguiling. Further performances of the Rainer family followed, even in the United States. In Germany it was the Strasser family kids, who caused a stir when they sang the song "Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht" at the Christmas market.  Even though there are various theories regarding the original location of the song when it was first presented, one of them is definitely the Strasserhäuserl in the middle of the Ziller valley. 

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