Standing singing Silent Night, Holy Night“ in the memorial chapel in Oberndorf on Christmas Eve with hundreds from throughout the world singing of the world’s most famous Christmas carol is something that touches the hardest of souls.
You’ll feel a chill when you join the chorus singing a song which spread from this very spot to the entire world! The local priest, Josef Mohr, wrote the words in 1816 and Franz Xavier Gruber composed the famous tune two years later. “Silent Night” spread first throughout Europe and then to the United States and the world. Near the memorial chapel, you’ll find the Gruber-Mohr memorial and an exhibit about the history of “Silent Night” in the local museum.
The pink building next to the chapel is the vicarage in which Joseph Mohr lived while serving in Oberndorf between 1817 and 1819. Oberndorf is about ½ hour by car/bus outside of Salzburg and you’ll want to take a photo before the small chapel.
I loved the hotel. The breakfast was amazing and the location is perfect. There are a number of excellent towns near by that are definitely with the visitBy: Anthony Mullis - Submitted March 3, 2016 at 9:28 am
|Travel Date: June 10, 2015 Traveled with: Families with Infants||Best for: Families with Young Kids Operator: Other|