The sleeves of recorded versions of the song on display at the Silent Night 200 exhibition at Salzburg Museum. Picture: Tamara Hinson

Silent Night: Austrian city of Salzburg pays homage to 200-year-old carol that put first world war on pause

  • It is the quintessential Christmas carol and this year, Salzburg and a nearby village that is its birthplace celebrate the 200th anniversary of its first performance
  • When Joseph Mohr put pen to paper to write the lyrics, the world was emerging from dark days – quite literally – and his hymn was a message of hope
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The sleeves of recorded versions of the song on display at the Silent Night 200 exhibition at Salzburg Museum. Picture: Tamara Hinson
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