"I feel closely related to Joseph Mohr. Every time I stand near his grave in Wagrain, I ask him to say a bidding prayer for me!" recounted priest Bernhard Rohrmoser in 2011 at the festivities celebrating the renovation of the vicarage, the introduction of Joseph Mohr Square and the new Silent Night Fountain, all blessed by Archbishop Alois Kothgasser.
Bernhard Rohrmoser designed the fountain himself in memory of year 1816, the year in which Joseph Mohr wrote the text to "Silent Night, Holy Night!" whilst he occupied the position of coadjutor in Mariapfarr.
The meaning of the fountain: The globe under the bust of Joseph Mohr represents the world-wide propagation of the Carol - in the meantime in more than 300 languages. A second bronze bowl under the globe combines the message of peace.
Bernhard Rohrmoser`s conceptual design was carried out by Alfred Kremser, a stonemason from Mariapfarr, and Peter Wiener, a sculptor from Adnet, who was also responsible for the caste-bronze for the bust and the bowls.
Silent Night Fountain