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How "Silent Night" became a global hit

The places where the world-famous Christmas carol comes from remain steeped in memories and history today.

Christmas custom in Tirol © SalzburgerLand Tourismus / Eva-Maria RepoluskChristmas custom in Tirol © SalzburgerLand Tourismus / Eva-Maria Repolusk

The carol and its message of peace

From the very first time it was heard, this carol has been a symbol of hope, peace and solidarity.

Room at the Silent Night Museum © SalzburgerLand TourismusRoom at the Silent Night Museum © SalzburgerLand Tourismus

Gruber and Mohr: The creators of "Silent Night"

Neither the composer nor the lyricist of the world-famous carol lived to see their collaborative work achieve worldwide fame.

Advent © Österreich Werbung / Harald EisenbergerAdvent © Österreich Werbung / Harald Eisenberger

Advent magic in the locations of "Silent Night"

Numerous atmospheric events taking place during Advent in places where "Silent Night" hails from.

Getting the Christmas tree © SalzburgerLand TourismusGetting the Christmas tree © SalzburgerLand Tourismus

How a Christmas carol went viral

The world’s most famous song of peace was composed during periods of upheaval, war and turbulence.

Organ in Arnsdorf © SalzburgerLand TourismusOrgan in Arnsdorf © SalzburgerLand Tourismus

The myths and legends surrounding "Silent Night"

Over the years all sorts of myths have grown up around the famous Christmas carol.

Gingerbread © Österreich Werbung / EisenbergerGingerbread © Österreich Werbung / Eisenberger

Traditional festive treats

Find out about some Christmas classics and make them for yourself with these delicious recipes.

Silent Night Chapel, Oberndorf © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbHSilent Night Chapel, Oberndorf © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH

The big "Silent Night" quiz

How much do you really know about the origins of the world's most-famous carol? Take our quiz to find out.  

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