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REVIEW – DECENTRALISED PROVINCIAL EXHIBITION 

In the 200th anniversary 2018 of “Silent Night! Holy Night!” in SalzburgerLand, Upper Austria and in Tirol, special exhibitions were devoted to the world-famous Christmas song.

Nine different museums and towns joined forces for the national exhibition “200 Years Silent Night — Austria’s Peace Message to the World” from 29 September 2018 to 03 February 2019. The museums in Arnsdorf and Oberndorf, the Salzburg Museum in the provincial capital, the Silent Night Museum in Hallein, the museum at the Pflegerschlössl in Wagrain, as well as the Museum of Mariapfarr in the Lungau region presented the famous Christmas song and its creators from a variety of different perspectives. Hintersee, where for a decade Joseph Mohr was active as a parish vicar, invited visitors to experience the new theme trail revolving around the town’s history, the conservation of creation and the soundscape of nature. Beyond Salzburg’s provincial borders, the national exhibition was also joined by Hochburg-Ach in Upper Austria, Franz Xaver Gruber’s place of birth, as well as Fügen, for the international dissemination of Silent Night began in the Zillertal Valley. The museums was well as the theme trail in Hintersee (expect in Tirol) will also be open to Visitors after the anniversary year 2018.

REVIEW – EVENTS IN SALZBURGERLAND

Salzburg City
• “My Silent Night” stage play by the Salzburg State Theatre at the Felsenreitschule theatre (November – December 2018)
www.salzburger-landestheater.at
• Salzburg Advent Festival at the Grosses Festspielhaus
www.salzburgeradventsingen.at
• Silent Night Guided Tour with the Salzburg Guides
www.salzburgguides.at
• Salzburg Advent Serenades “Silent Night”
www.adventserenaden.at 

Oberndorf
• Silent Night historical Re-enactment “Peace to the World”
stille-nacht-spiele.com/
• Christmas-time Silent Night Post Office
www.stillenacht-oberndorf.com

Hintersee
• Advent of the Villages Events as well as Advent Market in Hintersee
www.adventderdoerfer.at
• Joseph-Mohr Memorial Trailer
www.hintersee.at 

Wagrain
• “Silent Mouse and Silent Night” in Wagrain-Kleinarl: a light theatre project with both puppets and people in collaboration with the Salzburg State Theatre and the Salzburg Marionette Theatre
• Post Office Christmas in the Pflegerschlössl
• Advent of Cultures in the Pflegerschlössl
• 58th Joseph Mohr Memorial singing on the 26th December
www.wagrain-kleinarl.at

Arnsdorf
• Theatre piece “Heaven for Anna” by Yarina & Max Gurtner
• Gruber-Mohr Commemoration in Arnsdorf and torch-lit hike to the Silent Night Chapel in Oberndorf on 24th December
• Concert series by the Philharmonie Salzburg
www.stillenachtarnsdorf.at

Hallein
• Concert series with the new Silent Night Organ
• “Gruber personally”: round tour with actor Heimo Thiel in the role of Franz Xaver Gruber
www.stillenachthallein.at

EVENTS IN UPPER AUSTRIA

Hochburg-Ach
• Historical re-enactment “The Search for the Silent Night”
www.fxgruber.at and www.upperaustria.com/hochburg-ach
• Lantern walk on Franz Xaver Gruber’s birthday on 25th November

Steyr
• “Postamt Christkindl” (Christmas Post office)
• “Steyrer Kripperl” – stick puppet theatre with Biedermeier Scenes from life in Steyr
• Steyr Blacksmith Christmas – traditional blacksmith work at open fire
www.steyr.info

Ried im Innkreis
• Special Christmas exhibit with the original Silent Night Nativity Screne from Oberndorf at the Innviertler Volkskundehaus Museum
www.upperaustria.com/ried-im-innkreis

EVENTS IN TIROL

Achensee
• AchenSee Christmas Event on a ship with local Christmas music
www.achensee.com
• Tirolean Mountain Christmas at the Sixenhof Museum
www.sixenhof.at 

Fügen in Zillertal
• “Mauracher and Mohr”, music theatre by Hakon Hirzenberger at the Festhalle Fügen
• Advent Market with Christmas procession at Fügen Castle
www.tirol.at/advent

Mayrhofen
• Traditional Klöpfl singing by the men’s choral Society and the brass ensemble
www.mayrhofen.at and www.tirol.at/advent

 

 

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