Oberndorf bei Salzburg

Oberndorf bei Salzburg

Coat of arms
Oberndorf bei Salzburg

Location within Austria

Coordinates: 47°56′30″N 12°56′30″E / 47.94167°N 12.94167°E / 47.94167; 12.94167Coordinates: 47°56′30″N 12°56′30″E / 47.94167°N 12.94167°E / 47.94167; 12.94167
Country Austria
State Salzburg
District Salzburg-Umgebung
  Mayor Peter Schröder (SPÖ)
  Total 4.55 km2 (1.76 sq mi)
Elevation 401 m (1,316 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
  Total 5,537
  Density 1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 5110
Area code 06272
Vehicle registration SL
Website www.oberndorf.co.at

Oberndorf bei Salzburg (Central Bavarian: Owandorf ba Soizburg) is a town 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.


Its twin sister-town across the Salzach Bridge 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

Oberndorf is famous worldwide as the birthplace of the carol Silent Night (German: Stille Nacht), which was first performed at the former St. Nikola 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 replica can be found in Frankenmuth, Michigan.


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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