Day 1 : City of Salzburg
City of Salzburg – guided tour in the footsteps of Silent Night and W. A. Mozart to the most beautiful attractions such as the Salzburg Cathedral, where there is the baptismal font in which W. A. Mozart and J. Mohr were baptised. Visit the special exhibition “Silent. Night. 200.” in the Salzburg Museum, as well as the stage play “Silent Night Story” 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 and the Salzach river shipping, a carriage ride to Arnsdorf and a guided tour through the Silent Night Museum in the oldest surviving schoolhouse in Austria. Here, Gruber lived for 21 years and wrote the melody to the song. Then explore the pilgrimage church “Maria im Mösl” and continue on to Hintersee (approx. 55km). 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 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. 60km) and on a culture walk feel the “secret magic which lies over the village”, in which J. Mohr worked for so long and also K.H. Waggerl lived. See the churches of Wagrain and J. Mohr’s final resting place. 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 F. X. Gruber and tells “personal stories” from his life. Thereafter, visit the parish church with the new Silent Night Organ (inauguration 25.11.2018) and the renovated Gruber apartment building in the Silent Night Museum Hal lein (inauguration 27.09.2018) with original guitar and the autographs II, IV and V. Here in 1854, Gruber wrote the authentic initiative, through which the origins of the song in Salzburg are documented.
The individual blocks/days of your tour can be freely exchanged along with adding further options.