The 200-year anniversary of “Silent Night!” is the best possible reason to travel to all 13 Silent Night locations in Salzburger Land, Upper Austria and Tirol. A few of the locations are just a few kilometres apart. Even those locations that are farthest away, are still only within a few hours’ drive. A number of the locations are also known well beyond Austria’s borders, such as the Mozart city of Salzburg, or Steyr. Others, on the other hand, are very small and are located away from the large tourist areas such as Arnsdorf, Hochburg-Ach or Hintersee in the holiday region of Fuschlsee. Mariapfarr in Lungau, in Salzburg has been known as a place to enjoy the summer freshness, Fügen, Hippach and the Lake Achensee region in contrast, are very popular among winter-sports enthusiasts from around the world.
Really experience a true story
And it is exactly this extravagant mix that makes the journey along the trails over which the song spread throughout the world, so appealing and charming. The individual tours allow plenty of room for your own wishes and needs. Those interested in art history will particularly enjoy the insights in the parish and pilgrimage churches. The museums and exhibitions look at the song in a contemporary manner, its creation and how it spread. On the theme trails, you can really let the locations with their individual flair and rhythm sink in.
Authenticity and originality are really important for each of the Silent Night locations: The museums are housed in historically significant buildings. Nothing was added or staged.
Four individual tours through the land of Silent Night
For all those who will be travelling in their own car, we have worked out four routes for you to enjoy. These are all suggestions that can be altered, shortened or extended in keeping with your needs and desires.
- Salzburg: Four-day tour through the Mozart-city of Salzburg and the surrounding Salzburger Land
On the trail of “Silent Night!” through the seven Silent Night locations in Salzburg, Oberndorf, Arnsdorf, Hintersee, Mariapfarr, Wagrain and Hallein.
- Tirol: Two-day tour through the Zillertal valley and along the shores of Lake Achensee
From Fügen to Hippach and to the shores of Lake Achensee.
- Upper Austria: Three-day tour from Innviertel to Steyr
From Hochburg-Ach to Ried im Innkreis and all the way to Steyr.
- Culinary Silent Night tour through all three Federal States
From Hochburg-Ach to Oberndorf and from Salzburg into the Zillertal valley.
All tours can be wonderfully combined with further trips, visits or activities: We have accumulated a wide variety of sights and tourist attractions under the point “Special winter experiences”.