Salzburg Christmas Eve Tour to the Silent Night Chapel


Stille Nacht-Platz 2

55.98 USD

1 - 15

4 hrs


in Stille Nacht-Platz 2
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Overview
  • Spend an unforgettable Christmas Eve in Salzburg on this tour to the Silent Night Chapel. From the city of Salzburg, travel through the breathtaking foothills of the Austrian Alps along the Salzach river valley to the town of Oberndorf, where you'll take part in a touching Christmas Mass at the historic Silent Night Chapel, a symbol of the beloved Christmas carol 'O Holy Night.'

Location
  • Around:
    • Stille Nacht-Platz 2
    • Salzburg, Austria
  • Pickup: Hubert-Sattler-Gasse 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Categories
  • Artsy Historical & Heritage Tours
  • Artsy Cultural Tours
  • Outdoor and nature category Christmas
  • Landmarks category Half-day Tours
  • Landmarks category Bus & Minivan Tours

Time of Tour
  • Departure at: 3:00 PM
  • Duration: 4 hrs

Additional
  • Price per person: $55.98
  • Size: 1 - 15 people
  • Discount: 0%
  • Languages: English - Guide, German - Guide

Inclusion
  • Professional guide.
    Transport by climate-controlled coach.
    Christmas Eve Mass in Oberndorf

Exclusion
  • Gratuities.
    Food and drinks, unless specified

Cancellation
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience

Salzburg Christmas Eve Tour to the Silent Night Chapel

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Silent Night Chapel (Stille Nacht Kapelle), Oberndorf bei Salzburg Austria

see the little chapel and attend a romantic christams cermony

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Panorama Tours, Salzburg Austria

your tour starts and ends here, right next to the Mirabell Gardens

Duration: 10 minutes

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Stroller accessible.
Near public transportation.
Infants must sit on laps.
Most travelers can participate.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers.
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff.
Social distancing enforced throughout experience.
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas.
Gear/equipment sanitized between use.
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Reviews

4.2 stars, based on 59 reviews
Marnie S
Marnie S

Highly recommended.

11/04/2018
Marnie S
Marnie S

Highly recommended.

11/04/2018
Shawna B
Shawna B

The setting was really pretty. The choir sang beautifully. You go to the school that is still operating where Joseph Morris worked. The tour was a lot more touristy than I had expected. There were a few thousand people there at the chapel. You stand on a hillside which was extremely crowded and muddy. I was nearly impossible to see the speakers. It is not the original chapel because the original was destroyed by fire and floods. So it was moved and then rebuilt. Silent Night was sung at the end of the evening and it was amazingly beautiful.

20/03/2018
Dayna H
Dayna H

It was a nice way to spend Christmas Eve, the Silent Night Ceremony went a tad to long. Remember yo rug up too as it's all outside in the elements.

17/03/2018
Amanda D
Amanda D

A unique gem of a tour. The village was so pretty and the church was like being in a fairy tale but be warned that there is a lot of standing in this tour. The church is too small to fit everyone and no chairs are provided outside. However it is so worth it!!

27/01/2018
Amanda D
Amanda D

A unique gem of a tour. The village was so pretty and the church was like being in a fairy tale but be warned that there is a lot of standing in this tour. The church is too small to fit everyone and no chairs are provided outside. However it is so worth it!!

27/01/2018
Beth D
Beth D

Silent Night Chapel, musicians and town are gorgeous a must see for anyone visiting the area on Christmas Eve. Going to the Silent Night Chapel was the entire reason for our trip to Europe. We went to honor a family member who passed away this past year. However, we weren't sure we were going to make it to the site. From the moment we left the bus meeting point in Salzburg, it seemed the bus driver was on his maiden voyage as a driver. The tour guide continually had to give directions. Then it sounded like he was hitting cars or cement curbing. When we arrived at the small town for a tour of the school the driver hung out talking with the fireman at which point I had my husband check the bus for damage. He didn't see any however as we were pulling out we noticed the driver having difficulty steering the bus. We got close to the area where the Silent Night Chapel is located he had to pull over as he could no longer steer the bus. Nervous that we would miss the events, I was ready to walk as were the other passengers. Finally, he drove a few blocks more and let us out. We were told they would call the bus company and get a new bus and to come back to this area after the mass. Everyone hurried to the chapel. It was beautiful and an amazing way to honor a loved one on Christmas eve. Headed back to the bus I saw our driver in a new bus. Upon entering it he said, he had a video to show us of the event but he couldn't figure out how to use the equipment. Once the tour guide was back on the bus he too planned to play some Christmas music but couldn't get it work. The trip back was uneventful as we all made it back to Salzburg safely. I recommend this trip but you may want to inquire about the capabilities of your bus driver before boarding the bus.

15/01/2018
Nerys J
Nerys J

This was a very well organised trip in a luxury coach, very scenic and well worth going to see the Silent Night Chapel, beautiful area

15/01/2018
Nerys J
Nerys J

This was a very well organised trip in a luxury coach, very scenic and well worth going to see the Silent Night Chapel, beautiful area

15/01/2018
Dana P
Dana P

This was a magnificent and magical expereience. If in Salzburg over Christmas Eve I would recommend especially because there is limited things to do on Christmas Eve. Most restaurants and businesses are closed.

14/01/2018
Dana P
Dana P

This was a magnificent and magical expereience. If in Salzburg over Christmas Eve I would recommend especially because there is limited things to do on Christmas Eve. Most restaurants and businesses are closed.

14/01/2018
Patricia S
Patricia S

Unhelpful tour leader who wouldn't organise a down stairs seat for a disabled man. Our family group of eight was split between two buses with children separated from their parents. Bus driver got lost and school house/museum component didn't happen. Food stall owners only served the locals and ignored the tourists - waited 35 mins in the front row for 4 sausages! So much emphasis was put on getting back to the bus quickly 8 year old was panicked into wanting to leave before Silent Night was sung. I suggest leaving it to the locals.

13/01/2018
Donna B
Donna B

A fantastic memory! Our bus took us 25 minutes or so outside of Salzburg. The scenery en-route was beautiful and our tour guide provided useful information along the way. The first stop was the church and school where Franz Gruber song lyrics writer worked. The structure and grounds were quaint and authentic. The crowds were well managed and beverages were available for purchase. The second stop was the Silent Night Chapel itself in another small town. There was a lot of traffic, so being on a bus made traveling/parking stress-free. There was a Christmas Market there and even though it was was VERY crowded, we enjoyed the experience immensely. In keeping with Austrian tradition, approximately 15 marksmen shot black powder rifles into the air on a nearby hilltop, which added to the authenticity of being there. The mass was in German and English with a wonderful message, and all of the music was lovely! Hearing Silent Night in the place where it was first performed and performed annually for 199 years was indeed moving. Don't miss it!

05/01/2018
Donna B
Donna B

A fantastic memory! Our bus took us 25 minutes or so outside of Salzburg. The scenery en-route was beautiful and our tour guide provided useful information along the way. The first stop was the church and school where Franz Gruber song lyrics writer worked. The structure and grounds were quaint and authentic. The crowds were well managed and beverages were available for purchase. The second stop was the Silent Night Chapel itself in another small town. There was a lot of traffic, so being on a bus made traveling/parking stress-free. There was a Christmas Market there and even though it was was VERY crowded, we enjoyed the experience immensely. In keeping with Austrian tradition, approximately 15 marksmen shot black powder rifles into the air on a nearby hilltop, which added to the authenticity of being there. The mass was in German and English with a wonderful message, and all of the music was lovely! Hearing Silent Night in the place where it was first performed and performed annually for 199 years was indeed moving. Don't miss it!

05/01/2018
William K
William K

While there is no doubt this event is worth attending it is hardly a mountain tour. First stop was the Gruber School Silent Night Museum a glass of mulled wine and a look around then on to Oberndorf a pretty town with wonderful scenery. There are markets and food stalls there so you can buy food etc. You have enough time to look around and should be able to get into the chapel if the queue moves as it did on the night 24/12/2017. By the time the service starts the crowd is quite large so don't expect to be able to move around much! First some wonderful music, then a welcome from a town official in two languages. This was perhaps a little too long as most of the people there would have been well aware of the history of the song. Then some more wonderful choral singing followed by the pastoral message which while it had a wonderful message could have been shorter as it too was said in two languages making it oh so much longer. Then came the highlight of the night an absolutely amazing rendition of Stille Nacht which was so powerful it needed no translation! However I felt it was a little overpriced and certainly oversubscribed! I only hope some of the price we paid feeds into the local community.

28/12/2017
William K
William K

While there is no doubt this event is worth attending it is hardly a mountain tour. First stop was the Gruber School Silent Night Museum a glass of mulled wine and a look around then on to Oberndorf a pretty town with wonderful scenery. There are markets and food stalls there so you can buy food etc. You have enough time to look around and should be able to get into the chapel if the queue moves as it did on the night 24/12/2017. By the time the service starts the crowd is quite large so don't expect to be able to move around much! First some wonderful music, then a welcome from a town official in two languages. This was perhaps a little too long as most of the people there would have been well aware of the history of the song. Then some more wonderful choral singing followed by the pastoral message which while it had a wonderful message could have been shorter as it too was said in two languages making it oh so much longer. Then came the highlight of the night an absolutely amazing rendition of Stille Nacht which was so powerful it needed no translation! However I felt it was a little overpriced and certainly oversubscribed! I only hope some of the price we paid feeds into the local community.

28/12/2017
gary m
gary m

This tour was amazing!

25/12/2017
gary m
gary m

This tour was amazing!

25/12/2017
Spinkazoid
Spinkazoid

Don't waste your Christmas Eve! False advertisement, the ad photo is not what you'll see.

18/03/2017
Tony_cox
Tony_cox

Nice way to spend Xmas Eve

24/01/2017
Tony_cox
Tony_cox

Nice way to spend Xmas Eve

24/01/2017
akronite
akronite

This experience was wonderful! I thought this was way up on a mountain, out in nowhere, but it's in a small town, not too far from Salzburg. It was not so silent before the mass - a tradition of shooting guns off the top of a nearby hilltop, alternating with live music on the same hilltop. Weird and unexpected, but stopped once the mass started. The mass was in German and English and was a great message. Yes, you are outside and it's cold and crowded, but the crowd keeps you warm! You need to be able to do some walking. Be sure to pick up the words to Silent Night in German, from the museum that is the first stop on this tour, so you can sing along. The singing of Silent Night made it all worth it for me!

19/01/2017
akronite
akronite

This experience was wonderful! I thought this was way up on a mountain, out in nowhere, but it's in a small town, not too far from Salzburg. It was not so silent before the mass - a tradition of shooting guns off the top of a nearby hilltop, alternating with live music on the same hilltop. Weird and unexpected, but stopped once the mass started. The mass was in German and English and was a great message. Yes, you are outside and it's cold and crowded, but the crowd keeps you warm! You need to be able to do some walking. Be sure to pick up the words to Silent Night in German, from the museum that is the first stop on this tour, so you can sing along. The singing of Silent Night made it all worth it for me!

19/01/2017
Amanda D
Amanda D

Beautiful and fairytale like.

10/03/2016
Amanda D
Amanda D

Beautiful and fairytale like.

10/03/2016
Scott H
Scott H

We had a great tour to the Silent Night chapel. The 4 buses that left were all pretty crowded. Thankfully, we had the best tour guide, Naomi Mogil , and she spoke in both English and German. She gave us all the interesting facts as we headed to Oberndorf. There were a lot of people at the service but not as many as I had thought. The market shops were nice but there were only a few of them. The view from the river was spectacular and we had a wonderful sunset. The service was done mostly in German and Silent Night was only sung in German (we heard the last verse was supposed to be in English). We felt the visit was worth it and I'd recommend it.

26/01/2015
Scott H
Scott H

We had a great tour to the Silent Night chapel. The 4 buses that left were all pretty crowded. Thankfully, we had the best tour guide, Naomi Mogil , and she spoke in both English and German. She gave us all the interesting facts as we headed to Oberndorf. There were a lot of people at the service but not as many as I had thought. The market shops were nice but there were only a few of them. The view from the river was spectacular and we had a wonderful sunset. The service was done mostly in German and Silent Night was only sung in German (we heard the last verse was supposed to be in English). We felt the visit was worth it and I'd recommend it.

26/01/2015
Peter A Klein K
Peter A Klein K

We never got a chance to go into the chapel (our mistake) and wish we had been advised to wait in a better place for the singing, etc. The crowds were pretty big.

15/01/2015
Laurie D
Laurie D

A once in a lifetime experience, happy we did it. Just be prepared for the cold ;) After two hours of standing around, I'm not sure I could feel my feet 8/

07/01/2015
Laurie D
Laurie D

A once in a lifetime experience, happy we did it. Just be prepared for the cold ;) After two hours of standing around, I'm not sure I could feel my feet 8/

06/01/2015
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