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200th anniversary of the Silent Night

There is hardly a Christmas song rooted as deeply in the public mind as “Silent Night, Holy Night”. Joseph Mohr was born in 1792 in Salzburg. He wrote the poem "Silent Night, Holy Night" in 1816 and had Franz Xaver Gruber add the melody that made it the distinctive Christmas carol. Since that time the melody has always be a part of every Christmas celebration.

Joseph Mohr came to Wagrain in 1837. As vicar of the community, he henceforth took care of those in need in the Wagrain-Kleinarl  region and also had an elementary school built. In 1848 Joseph Mohr died in Wagrain, where he is also buried.
In memory of Joseph Mohr:

  • “Silent Night” - elementary school children sing Christmas carols
  • “Silent Night”-Advent caroling
  • Traditional Joseph Mohr Memorial Singing
On the path of the Silent Night
In case of the anniversary of the world-famous Christmas song many highlight are displayed.  For example the cross provincial national exhibition at nine different places, the "My Silent Night" Musical at the Felsenreitschule theatre in Salzburg as well as many more.