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  • Silent Night Oberndorf Christmas Eve Tour from Salzburg

    1. Silent Night Oberndorf Christmas Eve Tour from Salzburg

    Enjoy an unforgettable Christmas Eve! This 4 hour excursion to Oberndorf, near Salzburg, will make this Christmas one you will never forget: for in Oberndorf stands the Silent Night Chapel, where the famous carol was first performed. According to the legend, it was here that Joseph Mohr and Franz Xaver Gruber, the lyricist and composer, found themselves faced with the problem of a broken organ. Mohr remembered the poem, Silent Night, which he had written two years previously, and Gruber wrote out a simple tune that he could play on the guitar. And that was how the famous song was born. It is traditional in Salzburg and the regions around it, upper Austria, Bavaria and Tirol, to turn out all the electric lights on Christmas Eve. The church will be lit only by candlelight. There is no more heartwarming place to take part in the Christmas festivities than the Oberndorf Chapel. O...

    Nice experience on Christmas Eve, shame about the weather though and hard to see as most people have umbrellas.

  • From Salzburg: Private Oberndorf Silent Night Christmas Tour

    2. From Salzburg: Private Oberndorf Silent Night Christmas Tour

    Warm up for the Christmas season on a private tour to Oberndorf bei Salzburg, to explore the origins of the world-famous Silent Night, Holy Night carol. This year is the 200th anniversary of the carol, dedicated to a message of peace in the world. This private tour will start at your hotel in Salzburg. With a professional guide, vehicle, and driver for your group, you'll drive to the town of Oberndorf, enjoying views of the wintery landscape and lakes along the way. Learn the history of the carol's creators, and how the song became a hit around the world. In 2011, the carol was added to UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list. With a selection of special activities, this tour will be a trip to remember. Visit the Silent Night Chapel, the site of the songs' world premiere, and the related museum. See the Pilgrimage Church, wander around a Christmas market, and visit a special Post Of...

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Nice experience on Christmas Eve, shame about the weather though and hard to see as most people have umbrellas.

It really brought out the spirit of what Christmas is all about

It really brought out the spirit of what Christmas is all about