200 years “Silent Night”

On the traces of “Silent Night”

Gentle tunes and soothing words that touch the soul: The magic of “Silent Night” has remained uninterrupted for 200 years. A song that promises consolation and gives hope. Over and over again.

For centuries, the song has crossed borders and overcome crises. It connects people no matter their origin, age or religion, and provides a link back to the time during which it was created. 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 the rest of the world. Today, the song is performed in over 300 languages and dialects.

On the traces of “Silent Night”

For the song’s 200-year anniversary, the many Silent Night locations in SalzburgerLand, Upper Austria and Tirol invite you to follow the traces of the world-famous Christmas song:

  • discover the song’s magic and its origin story at the 13 Silent Night locations in SalzburgerLand, Upper Austria and Tirol
  • dive into the history of and explore the many stories around the world-famous Christmas song
  • countless special exhibitions and events are planned at the various Silent Night museums for the anniversary year of 2018
  • explore picturesque villages, towns and other special places via individual tours and travel routes spread across the three provinces
  • enjoy the Christmas period through atmospheric Christmas markets and winter season specials surrounded by the dreamy natural landscape
  • take advantage of attractive holiday packages and offers for a romantic getaway onto the traces of the world-famous Christmas song
  • try out Christmas recipe ideas from the country of origin of “Silent Night”

 

Newsflash

Special exhibitions

Decentralised provincial exhibition

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Weihnachtsmarkt, Adventmarkt, Advent, Hellbrunn, Salzburg

Events

Events around the anniversary year

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Felsenreitschule Salzburg

„My Silent Night“

at the Felsenreitschule theatre in Salzburg

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Christbaum nach Hause holen

Holiday offers

and bookable packages

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A couple on a Christmas market

Top Events 2018

Experience “Silent Night” top events

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Hintersee

Joseph Mohr’s first own parish

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Rainersänger, Familie, New York

Circulation

The global journey of “Silent Night”

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Silent Night Offers

Silent Night at the Brückenwirt

Silent Night at the Brückenwirt

Silent Night - St. Johann

from € 285

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History of Silent Night

History of Silent Night

Silent Night - Fügen

from € 118

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Silent Night Tour „amphora“

Silent Night Tour „amphora“

Silent Night - Salzburg

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Twice the Silent Night

Twice the Silent Night

Silent Night - Wagrain-Kleinarl

from € 214

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Panorama Tours - Christmas Market in Salzburg

Panorama Tours - Christmas Market in Salzburg

Silent Night - Salzburg

from € 185

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Silent Night at the Großarler Hof

Silent Night at the Großarler Hof

Silent Night - Großarl

from € 330

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Jubilee ‘200 years Silent Night, Holy Night Salzburg‘ 2018

Jubilee ‘200 years Silent Night, Holy Night Salzburg‘ 2018

Silent Night- Salzburg City

from € 136

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My Silent Night! Musical

My Silent Night! Musical

Panorama Tours - Silent Night - Salzburg

from € 265

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Silent Night Tour

Silent Night Tour

Siltent Night - Salzburg Experience

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Panorama Tours - Christmas in Salzburg

Panorama Tours - Christmas in Salzburg

Silent Night - Salzburg

from € 575

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Silent Night in the 4*S resort

Silent Night in the 4*S resort

Silent Night - Zell am See-Kaprun

from € 129

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Advent in the Christkindl Town

Advent in the Christkindl Town

Silent Night - Steyr

from € 155

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Twice the White Weeks

Twice the White Weeks

Winter Paradise Wagrain-Kleinarl

from € 214

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Events

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