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Silent Night Chapel (Stille Nacht Kapelle)

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Address: Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria
Description: Constructed in 1937, this church was built on the site where the church of...
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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Salzburg Christmas Eve Tour to the Silent Night Chapel

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A Happy Place

Whilst we stayed in Salzburg, this was a very short ride to Oberndorf from Salzburg central. A 10-15 minute walk from the station down the river walk you find the Chapel. just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2014
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Whilst we stayed in Salzburg, this was a very short ride to Oberndorf from Salzburg central. A 10-15 minute walk from the station down the river walk you find the Chapel. just follow the crowd coming off the train with you. On Christmas Eve, this is easy to find. Just follow the lights and the singing. Recommend that you do... More 

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Cumming, Georgia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

We visited the Silent Night chapel and Museum on our visit to Salzburg. It was too cool to see the original sheet music where the hymn was written and learn all about the author. The chapel was too unique. If you are in Salzburg, this is well worth the drive to see. We took the Silent Night tour with Bob's... More 

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Sailing in the Danube River through Melk, Durnstain, Salzburg, and Vienna in Austria we passed in front of the famous Church in Obendorf where the song Silent Night (Stille Nacht Kapelle) was first performed. This was one of the best highlights of this cruise with my wife beginning celebrations of our 50th wedding anniversary.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Famous for being the birthplace of the song silent night this little chapel is worth a visit. Since mid '90's it is know that this wasnt actually the birthplace, the lyrics were writen somewhere else. Despite that it was still nice to visit. I had the incredible luck to be in the area around christmas when there was a good... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Pretty closed to Salzburg. If you have a car drive over and see this tiny chapel that's famous because of the song Silent Night which was first performed here. It's really very cute and worth a stop. I would definitely come by Christmas Eve if I were in the area.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This small, famous chapel is only a short distance fro Salzburg. It is very quaint and worth a visit and a photo or two.

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Pueblo West, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

This chapel is a must for anybody in the Salzburg area. It was a little hard to find (we were navigating ourselves), but once we found it we enjoyed a time a reflection in the chapel. We were the only ones there when we arrived. We visited in July. The museum was closed due to recent flooding and the chapel... More 

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Springfield, VA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We were staying in Garmisch, Germany for the holidays, and decided to go to Salzburg, Austria for Christmas Eve Day and on to Oberndorf for the Christmas Eve service. We arrived in Salzburg in time to get up to the fortress for the noontime gun salute that they have on major holidays. Very nice to see the men dressed in... More 

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We went on Christmas Eve to the Chapel and as expected it was extremely crowded with tourists and locals. In the brochures the evening is touted as a magical time to hear the story of Silent Night and have it sung in various languages which seemed like a great way to spend some of our Christmas Eve. In reality it... More 

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Salzburg, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

My family and I are Oberndorf locals. Every year on Christmas Eve we start our celebrations by having a cup of Gluehwein at the Silent Night Chapel before heading back home for our Christmas dinner. The Silent Night chapel is a lovely place to visit on Christmas Eve, there’s a charming little Christmas market that is open from the afternoon... More 

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