Wherever you hear “Silent night, holy night”, time stands still for a moment, whether it is at midnight mass, at home by the Christmas tree or ringing out from the radio. Even today, it is testimony to a profound basic human need for peace and reflection, which overrides religious and geographic boundaries to bring people together in reconciliation.
The “Silent Night Museum in “Pflegerschlössl” is dedicated not only to the life and work of the writer, Joseph Mohr (1792-1848), who spent the last eleven years of his life as a vicar in Wagrain, but also to the global circulation and effect of the song.
The “Pflegerschlössl” is an ideal location for this unique museum project. It was constructed in 1794 for the supreme archiepiscopal administrator, withstood both political and social upheaval, served as an administrative office and a courtroom, then as a school, a bell foundry, a blacksmith, a residential house and finally it became a museum. >>
Silent Night Museum,
Museumsgasse 3, A-5602 Wagrain
Phone: 06413 201 69
Wagrain-Kleinarl Tourism, Phone: +43 6413 8448
Kulturverein Blaues Fenster, Phone: +43 664 236 00 14