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ADVENT IN THE MOUNTAINS OF SALZBURG

Christmas markets and skiing in the Hochkönig region

Advent-Skiroas at the ski huts
Festive Advent with traditional Advent offers at the ski huts in the ski area.
Mountain Advent in Dienten
Romantic Advent market by the world-famous Church of St. Nicholas.
Pilgrimage Advent in Maria Alm
Wonderful pilgrimage Advent with light displays in the church, light labyrinth, Advent concerts, romantic Advent market, horse-drawn carriage rides, etc.
Advent in the village
Enchanted and contemplative Advent in Mühlbach.
A song is celebrated: 200 years of "Silent Night"
On 24 December 1818, Joseph Mohr and Franz Xaver Gruber sang the song
"Silent Night" in Oberndorf near Salzburg for the first time. The poem was
written by Mohr, a young pastor from Salzburg, and the melody was
composed by the teacher and organist Gruber from Upper Austria. Two
hundred years later, the song is sung by around two billion people in over
300 languages and dialects around the world. "Silent Night" is a UNESCO
Intangible Cultural Heritage and world peace song, international cultural
asset and musical legacy. The big anniversary is duly celebrated in the 13
Silent Night locations in SalzburgerLand, Tirol and Upper Austria, with new
museum openings, special exhibitions in Salzburg and Linz, a new stage play
and numerous events. Guests from all over the world can enjoy a genuine,
authentic holiday experience on the traces of "Silent Night".
“Silent Night” as a message of peace
The Christmas song has been reaffirming people’s hope for peace in the
world for years. 
In its hometown of Salzburg, “Silent Night” only became widespread after
1866 as a result of its inclusion in a church songbook. In the rest of Europe
and the United States, however, it had already gained popularity thanks to the
travelling and singing Rainer and Strasser families from the Zillertal valley.
Since its inception, the song has been interpreted as a hopeful message about
the human condition. Its status as a world peace song was reaffirmed by its
declaration as an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2011. During the
two world wars of the 20th century, the unifying power of the song became
especially apparent.  

“Silent Night” in the trenches
Christmas 1914: Around five months after the beginning World War I, something occurs on that Western Front — where over a million soldiers had already died or been wounded — that would become known as an unlikely pacifist and fraternal miracle between thousands of soldiers of different nations. On 24 December, Christmas Eve, the trenches fall quiet. Several soldiers place small, illuminated Christmas trees on the upper edge of their trench — as a sign of peace. On both sides of the approximately 50-kilometre-long front in Flanders, the combatants collectively put down their rifles and helmets and sing their domestic Christmas songs. “Silent Night” is also heard — and sung in various mother tongues. The peaceful, solidary Christmas celebration in the middle of the war is treated as a state of emergency. Fraternisation was subsequently prohibited and made punishable by death.  

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Advent in the region Hochkönig

Enjoy pure Advent atmosphere in a winterwonderland

A pure Advent atmosphere
Christmas spirit at Hochkönig

The wonderful aroma of cinnamon and Lebkuchen hangs in the air, sounds of Christmas ring through the snow covered streets, and lights and candles shine as far as the eye can see. Guests have now been enjoying Christmas in its most beautiful and traditional form for 10 years at Pilgrimage Advent in Maria Alm. From Friday 13 November Maria Alm will once again offer all the things you could wish for that create the Christmas atmosphere, from the Advent market with Glühwein, Christmas biscuits, local crafts, Alphorns, brass groups, an exhibition of handmade cribs and concerts in the pilgrimage church.

Advent in the village
Christmas market

Marvel at the light installations and listen to mystic stories; enjoy the magic of the run-up to Christmas on guided snowshoe walks through glistening snowy scenery. Experience the reflective atmosphere of Advent in Mühlbach.             












                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Mountain Advent
Homemade culinary delights at christmas markets

In Dienten the pre-Christmas period is celebrated in the form of “Mountain Advent” around the world famous St Nicholas Church, with Advent singing and traditional house visits made by St Nicholas and his Krampusses.

 









Light art
Light displays in the Pilgrimage church in Maria Alm

In the Maria Alm pilgrimage church from Friday to Sunday, 16:00 – 20:00.
The light installations in the pilgrimage church are sure to astound and fascinate you. The world of light you will experience is remarkable baroque art realised with present-day technology.


























Light labyrinth
Advent with light labyrith at the church in Maria Alm, Salzburg
For millennia mankind has been fascinated by labyrinths. The act of walking coupled with spiritual impulses help you find peace and instil a reflective mood in the pre-Christmas time. On Saturdays in Advent, the labyrinth is laid out with candles for you to visit from 16:00.





















Pilgrimage Advent
Christmas & Adventmarket Hochkönig

House roofs are decked with snow and the fragrance of cinnamon and Christmas biscuits pervades the air. Children’s eyes open wide with amazement – it’s Advent, a season that is celebrated in the Hochkönig region with an open heart and genuine traditions.
















Advent at the ski huts
With the Advent ski hut hike, you can hike to the ski huts in the Hochkönig region full of Christmas cheer.  
Up here at the ski huts, you can get into the Christmas spirit with skiing, regional cuisine, traditional Christmas music, and a festive Advent atmosphere.

The Advent ski huts

Maria Alm

Steinbockalm
Wiesenstadl
Wastlalm
Bärmooshütte
TOM Hütte

Dienten

Gabühelhütte
Liebenaualm
Bürglalm

Mühlbach

Karbachalm

Romantic, magical & unforgettable
ADVENT MAGIC
07.12.2018 - 23.12.2018
from € 104.-
Silent pathways through Advent