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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.
Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria
+43 664 2645404
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

The visit was a priority as it touched us so much in hearing the story of the composing of Silent Night and more recently watching movie ‘Silent Night’ and understanding the persecution from the senior Catholic Church representatives that this young priest received in writing...More

2  Thank Nanette T
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Pleasant location with ample free parking and clean restrooms. Though the chapel was self guided, the souvenir shop was helpful answering our questions.

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

A don't miss if you love Christmas. Visit the museum next door to the Chapel. This is where Silent Night was played for the first time in history.

1  Thank ErichZ14
Reviewed 23 January 2018

A pleasant and informative visit to a museum providing the inspiration and birthplace of “Silent Night” As we were there just before Christmas this was particularly meaningful. We had a guide who was particularly informative and explained about the collaboration of two men (and their...More

Thank JHarris_9
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Stop and stretch your legs in Oberndorf and see the Silent Night Chapel and Museum. The small town of Oberndorf is also charming. There is a nice museum about the town and the men who wrote Silent Night. There is also a tiny chapel nearby...More

Thank chemtex
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Beautiful little church, just outside Salzburg, was luvly hearing silent night sung in German on Christmas eve. Some nice stalls with local wares and food etc.

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

It is impossible to describe how moving/memorable this experience was! We took (our only) tour to the site, and that convenience was worth it! Yes its cold (its December in Austria!) Yes, its crowded (everyone, like you, wants to be there!) But completely worth it....More

1  Thank PH113
Reviewed 25 December 2017

Very simple and nice Chapel. Magic and charming place. Not so far from Salzburg. The best moment for visit is December 24 th at 17 o'clock.

1  Thank Mariusz_EU
Reviewed 7 October 2017

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

2  Thank namelunk
Reviewed 30 September 2017

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

1  Thank Ortlinde
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Response from TosHops | Reviewed this property |
We, too, stayed in Salzburg, going to Obendorf on our way to Munich. We rented a car and drove the back roads and seeing the picturesque countryside. We took trains on other trips, but car rental is easy and enjoyable in... More
12 March 2018|
Response from PH113 | Reviewed this property |
It's a 30-45 minute drive by car. A little over an hour by bus.
2 December 2015|
Response from LancashireOldHand |
It's at 17:00 or 5 pm local time.