Advent Time in the Land of Silent Night
Christmas in SalzburgerLand
Advent season opens the door to countless magical moments in Tennengau. Where the beloved Christmas song "Silent Night" was originally composed, many deeply-rooted Christmas traditions are very much alive and well.
For holidaymakers as well as locals, wintertime in Tennengau is the most beautiful season of all. As the year draws to a close, an especially peaceful time begins in SalzburgerLand: Advent. And with it, a time of authentic traditions. Folk customs and traditions play a major role in Tennengau and SalzburgerLand, of course. No wonder, then, that our Christmas markets and Advent markets are so natural and heartfelt.
THE PEACE OF Advent, REFLECTIVE HOLIDAY MOMENTS
The Christmas- and Advent markets in Tennengau are especially idyllic. Far removed from the hustle and bustle of the big cities, this region is a paradise for anyone who loves the joys of Christmas. The smells of fruit bread and roasted chestnuts, of hot punch and winter tea are in the air. And at market stands, you encounter rare craftsmanship, items that have been knitted, woven, crocheted and turned - products you can't simply buy in any old supermarket.
The Christmas markets in Tennengau's towns and villages are a gateway to Advent season in SalzburgerLand. Lovingly manufactured crafts as well as delicious treats from our kitchens and cellars are offered at Advent markets. And these Christmas markets are accompanied by original traditions of the Tennengau Region. From the first Advent weekend until 6 December, Perchten parades take place throughout the Tennengau Region: scarily fascinating Perchten figures, Krampuses, and St. Nicholas pay visits to the markets in Lammertal. The peaceful Advent program also includes binding Advent wreaths, Advent singing and exhibitions of Nativity scenes.
"SILENT NIGHT! HOLY NIGHT!" AND A Museum in Hallein
Everyone knows it - everyone sings it. The world's most famous Christmas song. Though almost no one knows that the man who composed the song, Franz Xaver Gruber, once lived in Hallein. Right across from the town parish church. Today you will find there the Silent Night Museum, which draws more than 4,000 visitors every year. The museum documents the creation of the song, as well as how it managed to spread around the world. Aside from the original manuscript, you will also discover the guitar upon which Joseph Mohr performed the song for the very first time at Christmas in the year 1818. In the former study, you will be able to see original furniture that once belonged to choirmaster Franz Xaver Gruber. The exhibition provides insights into the second half of the composer's life. The grave of Franz Xaver Gruber is located right in front of the Silent Night Museum in Hallein, his former home. Every year at 5 p.m. on the 24th of December, visitors are invited to attend the "Singing at the Gruber Grave" event. Aside from Hallein, five other communities played a role in the creation of the song: Arnsdorf, Mariapfarr, Oberndorf, Wagrain and Salzburg.
Allow yourself to be enchanted by Advent in Tennengau as well. Now is the ideal time to book your holiday accommodations in SalzburgerLand!