"Silent-Night- and Museum of Local History" in Oberndorf
On the occasion of Christmas, 1818, Franz Xaver Gruber and Joseph Mohr performed "Silent Night! Holy Night!" for the first time in the St. Nicholas church. Gruber served as organist for the Oberndorf church from 1816-1829, while Mohr was assistant priest (1817-1819). This church was torn down around the turn of the century, and on its site now stands the Silent-Night-Memorial Chapel. The chapel, a memorial plaque on the caretaker's house where Mohr lived, and a monument in front of the new parish church give recognition to the events of 1818.
The Silent Night and Local History Museum focuses on the theme of the Christmas carol "Silent Night!" and the history surrounding its origin, including, for example, the history of the salt shipping trade. Visitors can listen to many translations of the song at earphone stations in the sound room.
Daily from 9 AM until 4 PM
First Saturday in advent to December 24, daily 9 AM to 6 PM
Closed in February
For further information Tel. +43 (0) 6272 / 4422
"Silent-Night- and Museum of Local History" in Oberndorf (German)
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