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Silent Night Chapel (Stille Nacht Kapelle)

Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria
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Constructed in 1937, this church was built on the site where the church of Father Josef Mohr, one of the composers of "Silent Night," was once located.
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Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Stille Nacht Kapelle (Silent Night Chapel) is in the tiny little village of Oberdorf bei Salzburg, Austria close to the German boarder. We will always remember the walk through the little village of Oberdorf from the train station as the excitement builds. This is...More

Thank namelunk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the Lokalbahn from Salzburg. Walked along the river from the train station. The walk itself was worth the trip! Sweet place. The museum explains the society of the day, namely the people who operated the salt barges. The museum even has a sound proof...More

Thank Ortlinde
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We stopped with a tour group and stayed two hours. Such a good experience! The tour was informative, giving context for Oberndorf as well as the creation of the hymn. I especially enjoyed the peaceful little chapel where Silent night was introduced. The song essentially...More

Thank Deborah F
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This tiny chapel is a replica of the original on the original site. It probably only seats about 30 people and has stained glass windows commemorating the writing of the Christmas Carol. The chapel is set in a pretty square and a bit off the...More

Thank Nigel K
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

The Silent Night Chapel was an interesting stop. The original chapel is gone. The chapel is a copy of the original. It is very tiny, but beautiful. The museum is nice, but it focuses more on the salt trade. Glad I visited, but it is...More

Thank SoonerMagic77
Reviewed 14 June 2017

My wife, son and I discovered this chapel in 1988 by accident. On this trip we wanted to show the two friends that were with us something that isn't in every guidebook. The current chapel is a historical rebuild of the original. The songwriter of...More

Thank plschilt
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We thought this would be a nice christmas eve family activity. A bit corney and not in english so many tourists were disappointed. Even a chance to sing silent night did not occur as only in Austrian. AI think whole crowd would have sang along...More

Thank darrengardner
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We drove through a snow storm from Germany on Christmas Eve to Oberndorf to the Silent Night Chapel. It was magical and one of the most memorable moments of my life. Definitely worth the drive!

Thank texanbelle71
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Initially we were disappointed that the chapel is a memorial, not the chapel where the carol was first performed. However, the whole trip was very interesting. It was wonderful to see the involvement of the local people in the celebration. The focus of the speeches,...More

Thank EK639
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

This is a very small chapel where the famous "Silent Night" was wrote and played for the first time. This place makes you feel overwhelming when standing there singing all together "Silent Night" song in the Christmas Eve evening.

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2 December 2015|
Response from LancashireOldHand |
It's at 17:00 or 5 pm local time.
1 November 2015|
Response from LancashireOldHand |
Well, it's not Mass (Eucharist) but a short 30-min open air service outside the chapel to commemorate the first performance of Silent Night in 1818. There are a few places to eat but as Christmas Eve dinner is the main... More