200 years “Silent Night! Holy Night”


Spend your pre-Christmas holiday at the Romantik Hotel GMACHL and celebrate the 200 years’ anniversary of ‘Silent Night! Holy Night!’.


200 years of ‘Silent Night! Holy Night!’


Perhaps the most famous Christmas carol in the world was first performed on Christmas Eve in 1818. Franz Xaver Gruber and Joseph Mohr sang ‘Silent Night! Holy Night!’ in the Sankt Nikola Church in Oberndorf bei Salzburg. The big anniversary year invites you to retrace the song’s steps in Salzburg, Tyrol and Upper Austria. 200 years ‘Silent Night! Holy Night!’ is all about events full of Christmas atmosphere, fascinating exhibitions and slightly different perspectives on this intangible cultural heritage recognised by UNESCO. As a GMACHL guests you will get a front-row ticket!


Major regional exhibition


Nine places in three provinces will make the exciting history of “Silent Night! Holy Night” palpable. Museums, castles and memorial houses provide deep insights into the creation, performance and lasting effect of the song accompanied by stations from the life of its two authors. Visit all the museums with the combination ticket ‘One 4 All’, including a day ticket for public transport on the Salzburger Verkehrsverbund on a day of your choice at a top price. Your Silent Night journey will lead you to:

  • City of Salzburg (Salzburg Museum)
  • Oberndorf bei Salzburg (Silent Night Museum)
  • Arnsdorf (Silent Night Museum)
  • Hallein (Silent Night Museum)
  • Hintersee (Joseph Mohr Path)
  • Wagrain (Pflegerschlössl)
  • Mariapfarr (Silent Night Museum)
  • Hochburg-Ach, Upper Austria (Franz-Xaver Gruber House and Peace Trail)
  • Fügen, Tyrol (Castle and Widumspfiste)

More information (in German): www.landesausstellung2018.at


The Advent markets


What would the pre-Christmas season be without paying a visit to the truly magical Christmas markets? Many of the participating Silent Night sites dedicate themselves to these Advent festivities in a variety of ways, inviting you to experience dreamlike, genuinely moving moments. Among the most beautiful markets are:

  • Silent Night Square in Oberndorf bei Salzburg
  • Advent market Wagrain with baking for children
  • Advent market Hintersee with art exhibition
  • Lungau tradition and delicacies at Advent market Mariapfarr
  • Christmas market on Salzburg Cathedral square
  • Advent market with Christ Child entrance on Fügen Castle
  • Advent market in Steyr’s historic town centre and Christkindl-Promenade
  • Brewery Advent in Ried

More ‘200 years Silent Night’ events

And that’s not all by a long shot! Countless events and exhibitions about the world-famous Christmas carol await you during the big anniversary. Don’t miss out on the following highlights:

  • Advent carol concert ‘Das ewige Lied’ (Eng. ‘The Eternal Song’) in St Andrä Church, Salzburg
  • Special exhibition ‘Stille Nacht 200 – Geschichte. Botschaft. Gegenwart.’ (Eng. ‘Silent Night 200 – History. Message. Present.’), Salzburg
  • Pageant ‘Sehnsucht nach Frieden in der Welt’ (Eng. ‘Longing for freedom in the world’) in Oberndorf
  • ‘Mauracher & Mohr – Geschichten rund um die Stille Nacht’ (Eng. ‘Mauracher & Mohr – stories about Silent Night’) on Fügen Castle
  • ‘Meine Stille Nacht’ (Eng. ‘My Silent Night’), the musical at Landestheater Salzburg
  • Klöpfelsingen in Mayerhofen
  • Steyrer Kripperl
  • Special exhibition ‘Tönt es laut bei Ferne und Nah’ (Eng. ‘Glories stream from heaven afar’) in Garsten


These are just some of the many exciting events and venues in the Silent Night anniversary year. Find a full overview at www.stillenacht.com . The GMACHL team will gladly assist you in organising tickets, transfers and programmes – let us know your wishes as part of your holiday enquiry!





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