Oberammergau Passion Play - Once In A Decade Experience
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In 2020, the Passion Play will be performed for the 42nd time, maintaining the tradition of this unique world famous event.
The history of the Oberammergau Passion Play begins in 1633. After endless death and hardship at the hands of the Thirty Years' War and the bubonic plague, the surviving population of Oberammergau vowed that they would perform the "play of the suffering, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ" every ten years if they were spared from extinction.
At Whitsun in 1634, they kept their promise for the first time. As early as the middle of the 18th-century spectators came to Oberammergau from all over Germany, attracted by the great power and mystique of the play. The villagers have kept their vow ever since and their faith and commitment has been recognised and admired around the world. In 2010 the community put on over 100 performances between May and October, continuing the tradition of this world famous event.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Your Highlights Include
• Visit the amazing Oberammergau Passion Play • Spectacular Tyrolean scenery • Zell-am-See • Kitzbuhel • Musical city of Salzburg
Tuesday: From local departure points cross the Channel to the Cologne area for an overnight stop.
Wednesday: Through Germany to Austria and our base for four nights in the Tyrol region.
Thursday: A full day excursion with a circular tour of the Kitzbuhel Alps. This morning we head to the attractive town of Zell-am-See, situated by the sparkling waters of
Zeller See (Lake Zell) in the shadows of the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier. This afternoon we cross the Thurn Pass to Kitzbuhel, the world famous ski resort and medieval town where the Hahnenkamm cable car ascends the town for spectacular Alpine views.
Friday: A full day excursion to the musical city of Salzburg, forever associated with Mozart and packed with Baroque architecture. We include a guided tour to get acquainted with the many highlights before enjoying free time at leisure to explore.
Saturday: A day at leisure to relax and enjoy your Tyrolean surroundings.
Sunday: The highlight of the holiday as we leave the Tyrol and make our way to Oberammergau for the famous Passion Play (Category C2 ticket included). Part One of the play takes place this afternoon, before a three hour break for dinner (included) and then the concluding part of the performance in the evening. Tonight we stay in local accommodation.
Monday: We depart from Oberammergau after breakfast and return to the Cologne area for our final overnight stop.
Tuesday: Crossing the Channel we make our way homeward bound.
Everything Included - Continental
- Free local joining points
- Collect Coach Miles™
- All coach travel
- Reserved seats on tour coaches
- Return Channel crossings
- Tour Manager escorted
- Half board accommodation as stated
- Excursions as stated
- Admission to the Passion Play and included dinner in Oberammergau
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