A very special magic surrounds the holiday region Wagrain-Kleinarl in December. The Silent Night Program puts you and your loved ones in a pre-Christmas mood with the ideal mix of winter romance and originality. The Silent Night events are dedicated to the memory of Joseph Mohr, the native poet of the the world's most famous Chrstimas song.
Experience the winter holiday in Wagrain-Kleinarl and feel the peaceful athmosphere at the Christmas markets and events.
Winter holidays in Advent season
Contemplation and winter sports in Wagrain-Kleinarl
On winter holidays in Advent season, you can enjoy the benefits of pre-season in Wagrain-Kleinarl: The slopes at Austria’s largest connected skiing area are not as packed and the appealing Advent packages also help you save money.
We dream of cozy walks through the idyllic winter wonderland and advent masses. Have you already sent your christmas mail? The Silent Night Program offers you great entertainment in Wagrain-Kleinarl in 2020! What are you waiting for?
This year the Joseph Mohr Memorial Singing will take place as part of a holiday service. Musically the mass is accompanied by the family music Eder-Hutter, Hildegard Stofferin on the organ, Weisenbläser Wagrain and Elisabeth Eder with vocals. This year's 60th anniversary will be celebrated next year!
Christmas post office
Unfortunately we have to cancel the Christkindl post office. But we have thought of a nice alternative: On December 11th and 12th, 2020, you and the children can leave your letters to the Christ Child in the Christkindl-Box at the two community office entrances in Wagrain and Kleinarl. The doors will be open from 09.00 to 17.00 hours.
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."