Events related to Silent Night

Over the Advent and Christmas season, various events are held close to the Silent Night Memorial Chapel. During your holiday in Eugendorf, spend evocative hours at the place where this famous Christmas song was created.

Christmas markets in Oberndorf and Laufen
During the run-up to Christmas, romantic Advent markets in Oberndorf and Laufen invite you to browse their stands. Combine your Christmastime stroll with a walk across the bridge between Austria and German dating back to imperial times, and a visit to Silent Night Chapel. Every Saturday and Sunday, wind musicians and choirs add even greater beauty to the atmosphere on Silent Night Square. Carriage rides are also offered.

Christmas Post Office in Advent
A highlight not just for stamp collectors: the Silent Night Post Office, open during Advent until 24 December. Visitors can add a special Christmas stamp and postmark to their Christmas message before sending it around the world. 

Silent Night Memorial Ceremony on Christmas Eve
A traditional memorial ceremony is held annually on 24 December in front of Silent Night Chapel in Oberndorf. Choir singers, family musicians, wind ensembles, the Anglöckler and the retelling of the Christmas Story all do their part to evoke an astonishing, thought-provoking atmosphere that will stir your heart.

Silent Night History Plays
On the first and second weekends of Advent, the Silent Night History Plays are performed in Oberndorf-Laufen. After an introduction to the historical background given in front of the Memorial Chapel, the group sets off on a lanternlight hike to the Salzachhalle in Laufen. There, the history play is performed, recounting how the song Silent Night was born.

Weddings at Silent Night Chapel in Oberndorf and celebrations in Eugendorf
Choose Silent Night Chapel in Oberndorf as the site for your wedding ceremony, then host your wedding celebrations afterwards at one of our local hotels or hospitality establishments in Eugendorf. The historic chapel can accommodate approximately 20 guests, ideal for smaller ceremonies within an intimate circle of family and friends. Later and just a half-hour away, host your wedding reception in Eugendorf with all the “bells and whistles”.

Learn more about potential wedding venues in Eugendorf as you find the perfect location to get married in Salzburger Land. Or make use of your vacation in Salzburger Land for a visit to the Silent Night town of Oberndorf, for sightseeing in Salzburg, or for outdoor sporting activities in the surrounding region: with Eugendorf serving as your perfect, peaceful base. From our wide selection of 3- and 4-star hotels, holiday apartments and guesthouses, find ideal accommodations for your private visit or group travel plans!