More than 200 years ago, Joseph Mohr, a priest from Salzburg, and Franz Xaver Gruber, a teacher from Upper Austria, sang the song for the very first time at the St. Nikola Church in Oberndorf near Salzburg. The original poem was authored by Joseph Mohr, whereas Franz Xaver Gruber added the melody on his request. Only a few years later, singing families from the Zillertal valley carried the song from Austria into Europe and later on to the rest of the world such as the United States of America or Russia.
With the “Silent Night Special Edition”, the Tirol Shop offers presents and give-aways around the famous christmas song “Silent Night! Holy Night!”.