Day 1 : City of Salzburg
City of Salzburg – guided tour to the most beautiful attractions of Salzburg such as the Salzburg Cathedral. There is the baptismal font in which W. A. Mozart and also Joseph Mohr were baptised. Visit the special exhibition “Silent Night 200” in the Salzburg Museum, as well as the stage play “My Silent Night” composed by John Debney at the stage “Felsenreitschule”.
Day 2: Oberndorf, Arnsdorf, Hintersee
Oberndorf – visit the world famous chapel and the museum in the old vicarage with a focus on “Silent Night! Holy Night!” and the Salzach river shipping, enjoy a carriage ride to Arnsdorf and a guided tour through the Silent-Night-museum in the oldest surviving schoolhouse in Austria. Here, Franz Xaver Gruber lived for 21 years and wrote the melody to the song. Then explore the pilgrimage church “Maria im Mösl” and continue on the way to Hintersee (approx. 55 km). On a romantic lantern hike from the parish church to the Joseph-Mohr-memorial-chapel, visitors learn more about Mohr’s work in the village.
Day 3: Mariapfarr, Wagrain
Mariapfarr – tour through the Silent-Night-museum. Particularly worth seeing are the reconstructed “Mohr-Stube”, in which Joseph Mohr wrote the lyrics to the famous song, as well as the little silver altar. Thereafter, visit the newly renovated pilgrimage church and the Silent-Night-fountain. Drive on to Wagrain (approx. 60 km) and on a culture walk you will feel the “secret magic” of the village, in which Joseph Mohr worked for so long and where also K. H. Waggerl lived. See the churches of Wagrain and Joseph Mohr’s burial site. In the “Pfleger Palace” (from Dec. 2017) you can learn more about the interpretation of the text in different languages and about the “passage of time” in Wagrain.
Day 4: Hallein
Hallein – Gruber-Tour – an actor slips into the role of Franz Xaver Gruber and tells “personal stories” of his life. Thereafter, visit the parish church with the new Silent-Night-organ (inauguration 25.11.2018) and the renovated Franz-Xaver-Gruber-apartment-building in the Silent-Night-museum in Hallein (inauguration 27.09.2018) including the original guitar and the autographs II, IV and V. Here in 1854, Franz Xaver Gruber wrote the “authentic initiative”, which documented the origins of the song “Silent Night! Holy Night” in SalzburgerLand.
The individual blocks/days of your tour can be freely exchanged and adapted along with adding further options.