Wagrain gets a new museum. Close to the Karl Heinrich Waggerl Haus, also Joseph Mohr and his world famous song Silent Night! are remembered. The Pflegerschlössl, an architectural juwel in a barock style, was lovingly restored, barrier free expanded and complemented by a modern event center.
Expereince the Silent-Night Christmas markets at the Pflegerschlössl on 3., 9. and 23. December 2017, and many more Christmas events in Wagrain-Kleinarl.
The whole year in Wagrain-Kleinarl
The Pflegerschlössl is surrounded by a park including a herbal garden and Kneipp facilities. Included in the Wagrain Culture Walk the way leads to various atmospheric attractions about the culture and history of Wagrain.
Vicar of Wagrain and composer of “Silent Night”
There may be hardly a Christmas song rooted as deeply in the public mind as “Silent Night, Holy Night”. Joseph Mohr, born in 1792 in Salzburg, wrote this poem in 1816 and had Franz Xaver Gruber add the melody that made it the distinctive Christmas carol that has ever since been a part of every Christmas celebration.
In 1837, Joseph Mohr came to Wagrain. As vicar of the community, he henceforth took care of those in need in the Wagrain-Kleinarl region and also had an elementary school built. Mohr died in 1848 in Wagrain, where he is also buried.
"Joseph Mohr, author of the probably most well-known Christmas carol in the world, used to be a vicar and supporter of those in need in Wagrain."
In Honor of Joseph Mohr in Wagrain
Joseph Mohr exhibition at the Waggerl Museum
Joseph Mohr elementary school
Joseph Mohr grave
“Silent Night” - elementary school children sing Christmas carols
“Silent Night”-Advent caroling
Traditional Joseph Mohr Memorial Singing
Museum opening times
Waggerl Haus & Pflegerschlössl
3. December 2017 – 6. Januar 2018: daily 10 am-5 pm
7. January – 1. April 2018: Tu, Th, Su 10 am-5 pm
10. May – 26. October: Tu, Th, Su 10 am-5 pm
1. December 2018 – 6. January 2019: daily 10 am-5 pm
Two museums, one price
The entrance fees and opening times are the same for the Stille Nacht Museum in the Pflegreschlössl in Wagrain.