Oberndorf bei Salzburg

Coordinates: 47°56′30″N 12°56′30″E / 47.94167°N 12.94167°E / 47.94167; 12.94167
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Oberndorf bei Salzburg
Coat of arms of Oberndorf bei Salzburg
Oberndorf bei Salzburg is located in Austria
Oberndorf bei Salzburg
Oberndorf bei Salzburg
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°56′30″N 12°56′30″E / 47.94167°N 12.94167°E / 47.94167; 12.94167
 • MayorGeorg Djundja (SPÖ)
 • Total4.55 km2 (1.76 sq mi)
401 m (1,316 ft)
 • Total5,815
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Area code06272
Vehicle registrationSL

Oberndorf bei Salzburg (Central Bavarian: Owerndorf ba Såizburg) is a small city in the Austrian state of Salzburg, about 17 km (11 mi) north of the City of Salzburg. It is situated on the river Salzach in the Flachgau district. Town privileges were granted on April 30, 2001.[3]


The town across the Salzach is Laufen in Bavaria. The town was split in two in the wake of the Napoleonic Wars when the former Principality of the Salzburg Archbishops was divided in 1816 following the Congress of Vienna into a part taken by the Kingdom of Bavaria and a part taken by the Austrian Empire.

Silent Night[edit]

Oberndorf is famous worldwide as the birthplace of the carol Silent Night (German: Stille Nacht), which was first performed at Nikolauskirche, then the parish church, by the schoolmaster Franz Xaver Gruber and the young priest Joseph Mohr on Christmas Eve 1818, from where it spread out to the world. As in the 1890s several floods of the Salzach River destroyed large parts of Oberndorf, the church was finally demolished and a memorial chapel erected on its site in 1937. A full-scale replica of the memorial chapel, built in 1992, can be found in Frankenmuth, Michigan.[4]


Oberndorf can be reached from Salzburg by S-Bahn rapid transit railway and the B 156 Lamprechtshausener Straße federal highway running from Salzburg toward Braunau am Inn.


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  1. ^ "Dauersiedlungsraum der Gemeinden Politischen Bezirke und Bundesländer - Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Einwohnerzahl 1.1.2018 nach Gemeinden mit Status, Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  3. ^ "RIS - Stadterhebung - Marktgemeinde Oberndorf bei Salzburg - Landesrecht konsolidiert Salzburg, Fassung vom 22.10.2021".
  4. ^ Bronner's Silent Night Chapel, Frankenmuth, Michigan USA https://web.archive.org/web/20050829084019/http://www.oberndorf.co.at/museum/StilleNacht/defaultgb.htm
  5. ^ "Queere Menschen im Hohen Haus: HOSI Salzburg fordert Regenbogenquote | HOSI Salzburg". 11 June 2019.
  6. ^ "DerStandard.at".
  7. ^ "HOSI Salzburg fordert Regenbogenquote bei Politikern". 11 June 2019.

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