The Oberammergau Passion Play- 5 day

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Escorted Tour 5 Days From $3199.00
 
The next Oberammergau Passion Play will take place from May through September 2020. The Oberammergau Passion play was first performed in the time of the plague that decimated central Europe during the Thirty years War at the beginning of the 17th Century. In 1632, the plague even penetrated the remote mountain valleys of the Alps. Although the villagers kept guard to prevent the plague reaching the village, a man from Oberammergau working as a farm labourer in a village not too far carried the disease home. Within a year, the Black Death had claimed over a fifth of the approximately 1,500 inhabitants of Oberammergau. With no end to the plague in sight, the village council and council of elders vowed on 27th October 1633 in the parish church to perform Passion plays depicting the passion of Christ (AS) every ten years if God would only show mercy and release their village from the clutches of the plague. The rest is history; from this hour on, no more villagers in Oberammergau died or became infected with the plague. The Passion play was performed for the first time in 1634. And throughout the intervening centuries, despite many dangers and threats, and historical and cultural changes, the villagers of Oberammergau have maintained their solemn promise. The text and music are based on material from the19th Century-according to a decision reached by the villagers .More than 2,000 villagers take part in the Passion plays-mainly on stage, in the choir and in the orchestra. As in covered seating for around 4,600 spectators is available from May through end of September every 10 years. Over the whole season, this means that half a million visitors can enjoy the world famous performances. Tickets are generally sold out well in advance.
 

Itinerary

Day 1 USA to Munich, Germany
Make your way to your local airport, where you will board your overnight flight(s). Your meals will be served on board.

Day 2 Arrive Munich transfer to Oberammergau
Upon arrival at Munich Airport, make your way to the baggage claim area and collect your luggage. Proceed to the arrival's hall, where you will be greeted by your tour guide and/or driver. Enjoy a picturesque ride through Bavaria arriving at your hotel in Oberammergau (or nearby). Time permitting walk the quaint streets of Oberammergau. The incredible 2,000 Oberammergau citizens are the actual actors, singers, instrumentalists and stage technicians. They are ordinary citizens who lead an everyday life. Later in the afternoon we will celebrate Mass followed by a welcome dinner and overnight.  

Day 3 Oberammergau - Passion Play: Performance Day
After breakfast, we will gather to celebrate Mass. Following a light lunch, we will make our way to the world famous Passion Play Theatre. We will attend the performance of a lifetime, the 42nd Oberammergau Passion Play. Oberammergau's sleepy village springs to life to put on a play that draws the eyes of the world upon it! Be part of the mission of the Passion of Christ, the greatest story ever told and spread the Gospel ! Share His message of faith and love! The Oberammergau Passion Play tells the story of the Passion of Christt, beginning with His entry into the ancient city of Jerusalem, followed by His trial, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension. The play is held in a beautiful open air theatre that is praised for its superb acoustics and comfort, and it can accommodate up to 4,500 people. The Play is approximately five and a half hours long and is performed in two acts. Act I : 2:30pm - 5:00pm Intermission: 5:30pm - 7:30pm; enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. Act II: 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Day 4 Oberammergau - Munich
After breakfast, we will depart the Oberammergau area to Munich. Munich is the capital of Bavaria, one of Germany's popular destination. Upon arrival enjoy visiting many of Munich's top sites; Marienplatz with its world famous "Glockenspiel' ; the twin-towered Frauenkirche (the Church of Our Lady), which serves as the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Munich . The Cathedral is widely considered a symbol of Munich. Celebrate Mass followed by free time for lunch and/or shopping. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5 Return from Munich to your hometown (or continue touring)
Today we fondly say Auf Wiedersehen to Germany, we say farewell to our fellow pilgrims and new friends! Although it's an end of this journey, graces and blessings from our pilgrimage will last a lifetime.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Bavarian Folklore Show

  • Munich tour including the Marienplatz & Nymphenburg Palace

  • Passion Play Performance

  • What's Included

    Your trip includes: ·
    · Centrally located hotels:
    ~ 2 Nights Oberammergau area
    ~ 1 Night Munich
    · Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily
    · Wine with dinners
    · Transfers as per itinerary
    · Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
    · Assistance of a professional local Catholic guide(s)
    · Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
    · Catholic Priest available for Spiritual Direction
    · Tickets to the Passion Play
    · Official Passion Play Program in English
    · Mass daily & Spiritual activities
    · Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
    · Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents

    Dates & Prices

    Note: Rows highlighted in green below are guaranteed departures

    Start Date End Date Brochure Price Actions
    Sun May 31, 2020 Tue Jun 9, 2020 $3199.00 Reserve My Spot
    Fri Jun 26, 2020 Sun Jul 5, 2020 $3199.00 Reserve My Spot
    Sun Jul 12, 2020 Tue Jul 21, 2020 $3199.00 Reserve My Spot
    Sun Aug 9, 2020 Tue Aug 18, 2020 $3199.00 Reserve My Spot
    Sun Aug 23, 2020 Tue Sep 1, 2020 $3199.00 Reserve My Spot
    Sun Aug 30, 2020 Tue Sep 8, 2020 $3199.00 Reserve My Spot

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    Tour Info

    Type: Excorted Tour
    Duration: 5 Days
    From $3199.00
    Status: Waiting List For Pricing