Events commemorating Silent Night
Special Events in Oberndorf in Salzburger Land
All year round, though especially during Advent and Christmastime, various events bring added inspiration to Oberndorf, the home of “Silent Night!”.
Christmas Market in Oberndorf and Laufen
23.11. through 24.12. from Thursday to Sunday
During the run-up to Christmas, romantic Advent markets in Oberndorf and Laufen invite you to pay them a visit. Combine a stroll through the Christmas market with a walk across a historic bridge to Germany dating back to imperial times, as well as a visit to the Silent Night Chapel. Every Saturday and Sunday, brass ensembles and choirs add to the magical atmosphere on Silent Night Square. Rides on horse-drawn carriages are also offered.
A special Christmas Post Office during Advent
A real highlight, and not just for stamp collectors: the Silent Night Christmas Post Office, which is open during Advent until 24 December. Visitors can have a special stamp and postmark added to their Christmas letters, then send them off around the world.
Silent Night Memorial Service on Christmas Eve
Every year on 24 December, a traditional memorial celebration is held right in front of Silent Night Chapel. Choir singers, folk musicians, brass ensembles, carolers, as well as the Christmas story and -blessing, guarantee moments that are certain to stir your very soul.
Silent Night History Pageant
On the first and second Advent weekend, Oberndorf-Laufen hosts the Silent Night History Pageant. After an introduction to the historical background of the song in front of the memorial chapel, a joyful, musical, lantern-lit hike sets out to the Salzachhalle in Laufen. Once there, a history pageant is performed, retelling the story of how the song “Silent Night!” was first created.
Weddings at Silent Night Chapel in Oberndorf and receptions in Eugendorf
Choose the Silent Night Chapel in Oberndorf as the location for your wedding ceremony, then celebrate your betrothal afterwards with a reception at one of the hotels or other event locations back here in Eugendorf. The historic chapel has room for around 20 guests, providing a delightful setting for weddings in an intimate circle of family and friends. Then, less than a half-hour away in Eugendorf, host a wedding reception with all the bells and whistles you could wish for.
Learn more about Eugendorf’s hospitality establishments and find the perfect place to “tie the knot” in Salzburger Land.
Or, simply take advantage of your holiday in Salzburger Land for a visit to the Silent Night town of Oberndorf, for sightseeing in Salzburg, and for outdoor activities in the surrounding countryside: Eugendorf lends itself as an ideal base in a peaceful setting. Find perfect accommodations for your individual or group holiday from our broad selection of 3- and 4-star hotels, apartments and guesthouses!