In 1818, on Christmas Eve the song “Silent night! Holy night” was played for the very first time at the St. Nikola Church in Oberndorf in the SalzburgerLand. 200 years later it is regarded as the most famous Christmas song all over the world. But only a few people know that this song has its origin in Austria. Hence the Austrian National Tourist Office as well as the provincial tourism organisations SalzburgerLand, Tirol Werbung and Oberösterreich Tourismus work closely together in order to benefit from the worldwide attention that is attracted by the song and to connect the song with its home country and the cultural destination Austria for a long time. You are already able to delve in the coming tourism year 2018: a “room of silence” will be staged in cooperation with the Salzburg Museum. In line with the motto “Making noise is cool – so is staying silent” this restaging offers a room with an exhibition-like character and promises a first insight into the planned national exhibition “Silent Night 200” that will be opened on the 29th of September 2018 in the Neue Residenz of the Salzburg Museum.
More information: Booth “Stille Nacht”