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in the anniversary year 2018

A total of nine museums and venues are joining forces to form the decentralised provincial Exhibition from Michaelmas on 29 September 2018 until Candlemas on 2 February 2019.

Decentralised provincial exhibition from Michaelmas to Candlemas

Salzburg is celebrating a premiere: A total of nine museums and venues are joining forces to form the decentralised provincial Exhibition from Michaelmas on 29 September 2018 until Candlemas on 2 February 2019. The museums in Arnsdorf and Oberndorf, the Salzburg Museum in the province’s capital, the Silent Night Museum Hallein, the new museum in the Pflegerschlössl in Wagrain and the Mariapfarr museum in the Lungau region show different facets of the song and its creator. Hintersee, where Joseph Mohr worked as a vicar for a decade, invites you to experience the new theme trail around the history of the place, the preservation of the creation and the sound in nature. Across the SalzburgerLand borders, Hochburg-Ach in Upper Austria, the birthplace of Franz Xaver Gruber, and Fügen are participating locations also, as the international dissipation of the song originated from the Zillertal valley.

What is special about this concept is the diversity of the participating locations – from the large Salzburg Museum under the direction of director Martin Hochleitner to the smaller regional museums with their specific distinguishing factors. The school in Arnsdorf, for example, where Franz Xaver Gruber was a teacher and where he probably composed the melody, is by no means only a museum. It is indeed the oldest primary school building in Austria that is still in use. For the organisers, this variety of museums is a challenge and a special attraction for visitors! The exhibition and accompanying programme is created with focus on the regional identities and characteristics of each place and is in the hands of the local organisors. The Silent Night 2018 GmbH, a non-profit organization of the Province of Salzburg, is responsible for overall organisation and promotion.

You can already look forward to a wide range of experiences and impressions, a multifaceted view of the song, its origins, how it spread and its message today as well as a varied accompanying programme for the 2018 provincial exhibition!

More information and contact:
Stille Nacht 2018 GmbH
Chmieseehof, Salzburg.
PF 527, 5010 Salzburg
Ph. +43 662 8042 2472
Email: stillenacht2018@salzburg.gv.at

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