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Silent Night museum in the Pflegerschlössl

Wagrain-Kleinarl has a new museum

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 1., 8. and 22. December 2018, 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. 

Joseph Mohr

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 Memoriam

In Honor of Joseph Mohr in Wagrain

  • Silent Night Museum in the Pflegerschlössl
  • Joseph Mohr elementary school
  • Joseph Mohr grave
  • “Silent Night” - elementary school children sing Christmas carols
  • "Silent Night”-Advent caroline
  • Traditional Joseph Mohr Memorial Singing
Museum opening times


10. May - 28. September 2018: Tu, Th, Su 10 am - 5 pm

Special Exhibition: „Looking over the edge of a plate – Culinary Christmas in Europe“

More information about the National Exhibition in all Silent Night villages

29. September 2018 – 3. February 2019: Tu to Su 10 am - 5 pm, Mo closed

Monday, 24. December: closed

4. February 2019 – Easter Sunday 21. April 2019: Tu, Th, Su 10 am - 5 pm

You can reach the Silent Night Muesum in the Pflegerschlössl in the opening times under T +43 6413 20169.

Two museums, one price

The entrance fees are the same for the Silent Night Museum in the Pflegreschlössl in Wagrain (valid for 3 days).


Waggerl Haus & Pflegerschlössl

Waggerl Haus Museum & Pflegerschlössl with Wagrain-Kleinarl guest card Regular Price
Adults 6,00 8,00
Kids (6-15 years) 3,00 5,00
Family 13,00 17,00
School Classes 2,00 2,00
Students 3,00 3,00

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