A song is celebrated: 200 years of "Silent Night"
On 24 December 1818, Joseph Mohr and Franz Xaver Gruber sang the song "Silent Night" in Oberndorf near Salzburg for the first time. The poem was written by Mohr, a young pastor from Salzburg, and the melody was composed by the teacher and organist Gruber from Upper Austria. Two hundred years later, the song is sung by around two billion people in over 300 languages and dialects around the world. "Silent Night" is a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage and world peace song, international cultural asset and musical legacy. The big anniversary is duly celebrated in the 13 Silent Night locations in SalzburgerLand, Tirol and Upper Austria, with new museum openings, special exhibitions in Salzburg and Linz, a new stage play and numerous events. Guests from all over the world can enjoy a genuine, authentic holiday experience on the traces of "Silent Night".
Learn more about the 200 years of "Silent Night" anniversary celebrations at www.stillenacht.com.
The City of Salzbrug and the sourrounding “SalzburgerLand” – all represent a paradise for Advent and winter enthusiasts. Romantic Christmas and Advent markets, which usually open their doors on the last weekend in November, can be combined with the exciting anniversary events of "Silent Night".
Book now your stay at the Sheraton Grand Salzburg and experience the traces of "Silent Night".