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.'
- Enjoy a Christmas Eve Mass in Salzburg
- Journey through the snow-covered foothills of the Austrian Alps
- Soak up the winter wonderland atmosphere in Oberndorf, a quaint Salzburg town on the Salzach river
- Attend a humbling Christmas Eve Mass at the Silent Night Chapel
- Learn about the history and significance of the Silent Night Chapel from your guide
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What You Can Expect
In the late afternoon on Christmas Eve, you'll be picked up from your Salzburg hotel and taken on a scenic drive through foothills of the Austrian Alps toward Oberndorf, where your Christmas Eve experience awaits.
Admire the dreamy winter wonderland scenery as your guide takes you along the Salzach river valley to Oberndorf, a small town in the state of Salzburg situated on the Salzach river. Here, hop out and walk to the Silent Night Chapel.
Your guide will explain the background of this historic 19th-century chapel, a visible symbol of the Christmas carol 'O Holy Night.' Every year during Christmas, thousands of visitors from around the world flock to the Silent Night Chapel for a touching, solemn Christmas Eve Mass sung in many languages.
Soak up the Christmas Eve atmosphere as you attend the Christmas Mass outside of the chapel. You'll be truly touched by this unifying experience as you sing Christmas carols with your fellow visitors and reflect on the Christmas celebration in the company of your family and friends.
At the end of the Christmas Mass, hop in the coach and relax on the drive back to the city of Salzburg.
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.
An experience not to miss, a Christmas Eve I will never forget. A beautiful, traditional moving service under the stars in front of the chapel after wandering through the Christmas Market and taking in the sights of the lakes and mountains. Love it that we had the free time to wander after arriving before attending the service. Just the right amount of time after a very scenic drive.
Our tour guide was fun and informative giving us the history and background stories. Much praise also to our skilful driver who made a seemingly impossible 3 point turn on very narrow road when when encountered a road closure due to an accident.
Using Viator was easy to use and very good value. Will definitely refer to them again for any further tours.