Silent Night Museum in Hallein

Silent NIght Museum in Hallein

In August 2006, I went to the Silent Night Museum (Stille-Nacht-Museum) in Hallein. It primarily deals with Franz Xaver Gruber who is considered the composer of the famous Christmas carol Silent Night (Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht).


Sator square in Golling/Salzach

Satore square in Golling / Salzach, Austria

A sator square seen on a facade in Golling an der Salzach. The sator square, also known as rotas square, is a palindrome which one can read horizontally and vertically, forward and backward. The oldest datable representation of a sator square was found in Pompeii.


Mural at the town hall of Hallein

Mural at the town hall of Hallein, Austria

Learning about a town’s history by searching for historical murals: While walking through Hallein I came across this mural telling about the transport of┬ásalt boxes along the Salzach River.

Castles Museums

Golling Castle in Golling / Salzach

Railview of Golling Castle

On a train journey from Bischofshofen to Salzburg I took this photo of Golling Castle (Burg Golling) through the train windows. The castle houses a museum of local history.


Museum of Celts in Hallein

Museum of Celts in Hallein, Austria

At the Museum of Celts (Keltenmuseum) I learned a lot about the history of the Celts especially in the region of the Austrian state of Salzburg. The exhibition also told me about the history of the salt mines in the region of Salzburg.