This hand-painted, relief decorated musical beer stein was created to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Silent Night Christmas Carol first sung on December 24th, 1818 in a chapel in the alpine village of Oberndorf near Salzburg, Austria.
The chapel is dusted by a fresh snowfall and is framed by bouquets of alpine Edelweiss flowers on either side. Music box plays (of course) "Silent Night". Wind the music box key on the base to play the iconic song when the stein is held. The music stops when the stein is set back on the table.
On the morning of December 24th in 1818, assistant priest Joseph Mohr asked Franz Xaver Gruber to compose a suitable melody for his "Silent Night" poem.
He wrote the melody that very same day. It was at the Christmas memorial mass in the year 1818 in the chapel of St. Nicolas where locals first sang the Christmas Carol "Silent Night, Holy Night" (German: "Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht"). Every year on December 24th by 5pm a tranquil mass is held at the chapel, where the Silent Night Carol is sung in many languages.
Lyrics of the Silent Night Christmas Carol in German:
Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht! - Alles schläft; einsam wacht
Nur das traute hoch heilige Paar. - Holder Knab' im lockigen Haar
Schlafe in himmlischer Ruh - Schlafe in himmlischer Ruh
Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht - Hirten erst kundgemacht
Durch der Engel Halleluja - Tönt es laut von fern und nah:
Christ, der Retter ist da - Christ, der Retter ist da
Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht - Gottes Sohn, oh, wie lacht
Lieb' aus deinem göttlichen Mund - Da uns schlägt die rettende Stund
Christ, in deiner Geburt - Christ, in deiner Geburt
Banner on top reads "Silent Night Chapel 200 Years Stille-Nacht-Kapelle".
The base and rim are bordered by edelweiss, Christmas bells & sheet music. Relief pewter conical lid and cobalt blue background.
Limited Edition of only 5,000 individually numbered beer steins Worldwide!
Music box in stein base plays "Silent Night"
Made by King-Werk of Germany
Volume: 1/2 Liter
Height: approx. 10.25"
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