Special Exhibition to silent night

at the Jubilee year

Seven exhibitions and themed trails celebrate the Silent Night Jubilee in SalzburgerLand. Differing perspectives complement and enrich each other


In the Salzburg Museum, from the 27.09.2018, an extensive special exhibition is being held – “Slient. Night. 200. Creation, Message and Commerce.” On show, among other things,
there is the original autograph by Joseph Mohr. Aside from this, the main focus is on the creation and spread of the Silent Night song out from Salzburg, Tyrol and Upper Austria as far and wide as America.

Special exhibitions in Silent Night Towns

Additionally, it can be found in the special exhibitions in six Silent Night Towns. Oberndorf illuminates the social history background and the creation and performance of the song. In Mariapfarr, the focus is on Mohrs church life and his spirituality as the source of the textual poetry. His spiritual welfare activity led Mohr to Hintersee, where a themed trail and a memorial are dedicated to him. In Wagrain, the new museum in the Pflegerschlössl presents on the one hand Mohr as a social and educational reformer and on the other hand the international proliferation of the song. Visitors will be invited to think beyond our dealings with time and tranquility. In Arnsdorf Gruber is once again in the focus as a teacher. From there, he oversaw organ services in Oberndorf, which is where he met Mohr. The Silent Night Museum Hallein presents from 27.09.2018 the highlights from Gruber’s estate. Here the choirmaster composed further versions of “Silent Night! Holy Night!” On show are the original autographs, letters, instruments, furniture as well as the Gruber portrait by S. Stief (1846), the authentic reasoning (1854) and the original Joseph Mohr guitar (1818).

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