10D9N Oberammergau Passion Play 2022 + Reformation Tour

TYPOLOGIES

Religious

DIFFICULTY

Medium

MIN. AGE

10 Years

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Discover the origins of the Reformation in Germany with a tour of the significant sites of its history, with a special focus on the places important to the life and work of Martin Luther together with the Oberammergau Passion Play which is performed in an open-air stage in the Bavarian town of Oberammergau, Germany. The Passion Play is performed every 10 years.

 

The 42nd Oberammergau Passion Play will be postponed due to the current situation caused by the corona pandemic. The basis for this is a decision of the district administration of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, which prohibits the performance of the event planned from 16.05.2020 to 04.10.2020. The health of our guests and participants is our highest priority, therefore the responsible persons have decided to postpone the premiere of the Passion Play, which was planned for 16 May 2020, until 2022. The premiere is now scheduled for May 14, 2022.

Where is Oberammergau?

 

Oberammergau is a town located approximately 96km from Munich. The town is beautiful, surrounded by majestic mountains and picturesque meadows. The village is known for woodcarving and is famous for its Bavarian themes painted alongside many of the homes and buildings.

History of the Passion Play

 

What made the town famous, was its performance of the Passion of Christ every decade. A play of life and death, promised in a moment of mortal threat, and so began the history of the Oberammergau Passion Play in 1633. During that time, the Black Plague was sweeping through Europe. The villagers of Oberammergau vowed that if their town was spared, they would perform the Passion of Christ every 10 years. The town was spared, and it is amazing that they have been honoring this pledge from generation to generation. The Passion Play performance follows Christ from His triumphant entry into Jerusalem through His Trial, Crucifixion, Resurrection, and Ascension.

Package specifications

 

  • Return economy airfares on Emirates
  • Airport taxes / City taxes
  • Mixed 3 and 4 star accommodation
  • Oberammergau Passion Play tickets: Category 1
  • All meals as specified in itinerary
  • English speaking tour escort during the tour
  • Headsets for tours
  • Accompanied by experienced Tour Manager

Services NOT included

 

  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Any other expenses not mention in the itinerary

Itinerary

DAY BEFORE KUALA LUMPUR - Departure at the airport

Assemble at KLIA, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at 2300hrs for check in to Dubai and Frankfurt with Emirates Airlines.

DAY 1 - FRANKFURT (Meals on Board, D)

Arrive into Frankfurt Airport, clear immigration and customs. Meet your guide. City Tour of Frankfurt which includes Financial District, Trade Fair, Palm Gardens, Stock Exchange, Hauptwache, Apple Cider District, Alt-Sachsenhausen, Museumsufer, Central Train Station and the Old Opera House. Check in to hotel. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

DAY 2 - FRANKFURT > BINGEN > ERFURT (B / L / D)

Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast, transfer to St Goar Port for Rhine River Cruise – which will take you along the Rhine River, Danube River and other waterways to explore scenic vistas at any time of the day. Lunch and then depart to Erfurt. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

DAY 3 - ERFURT > EISLEBEN > BERLIN (B / L / D)

Breakfast at hotel. Today we will visit St Mary’s Cathedral, Augustinian Monastery Franziskanerkirche (Barfusserkirche) in Erfurt. Transfer to Eisleben for lunch and visit Luther’s birth place, St Peter and Paul Chirch, St Andrew’s Church, Luther’s dead house. At 1630hrs we depart to Berlin. Check in to hotel. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

DAY 4 - BERLIN (B / L / D)

Breakfast at hotel. Half day sightseeing tour of Berlin which will includes Brandenburger Gate, Charlotenburg Palace, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Schoenburg City Hall, the Kurfurstendamm and the Reichstag Building, Unter den Linden, and Alexander Platz. Lunch in Berlin and then free time. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

DAY 5 - BERLIN > WITTENBERG > LEIPZIG (B / L / D)

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Wittenberg where Luther lived and preached. Visit Castle Church where Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door starting the Protestant Reformation. Have lunch and transfer to Leipzig. Check in hotel, dinner and overnight.

DAY 6 - LEIPZIG > ROTHENBURG (B / L / D)

Breakfast at hotel. Before our journey to Rothenburg we will visit St Thomas Church, a Lutheran Church which was originally built as a Roman Catholic Church; the Old Town Hall; and St Nicholas Church which was founded in about 1165 and is the oldest and biggest one in Leipzig. Proceed for lunch before departing to Rothenburg (370kms) at 1330hrs. Visit St Jacob’s Church (St Jakobskirche), which took more than 150 years to build. This church contains the famous Holy Blood altarpiece of woodcarver Tilman Riemenschneider, with images of the Last Supper and other important biblical icons. Check in hotel and dinner. Overnight in hotel.

DAY 7 - ROTHENBURG > OBERAMMERGAU > GARMISH (B / L / D)

After breakfast, transfer to Oberammergau. Check in and lunch. At 1300hrs Oberammergau Passion Play Part I. The play takes almost eight hours to perform and the 124 speaking parts are performed by inhabitants of the village. The audience is seated in a roofed auditorium while the stage is open-air. Passion Play Part II ends at 2200hrs, transfer to hotel and overnight.

DAY 8 - GARMISH > AUGSBURG > MUNICH (B / L / D)

Breakfast at hotel and check out. Depart to Augusburg and visit the Protestant Church of St Anne – the starting point of the Reformation in Augsburg, the Carmelite Monaastery of St Anne, where Martin Luther lived during his stays in Augsburg, the Fronhof, former Bishop’s Palace where the “Confessio Augustana” was proclaimed and the Renaissance Town Hall. Lunch and then depart to Munich. Upon arrival, city visit which includes Konigsplatz Square, Lenbach House, Alte and Neue Pinakothek Art Gallery, Pinakothek der Moderne Art Gallery, Siegestor Gate, Theatiner Church of St Cajetan, National Theatre, Isartor Gate, Sendlingen Tor Gate. Check in hotel, dinner and overnight.

DAY 9 MUNICH (B / Meals on Board)

Breakfast at hotel. Free time in the morning. At 1200hrs transfer to airport. Depart on EK 50. Arrive into Dubai at 2335hrs. Free time to relax and shop at the airport. Depart at 0310hrs for Kuala Lumpur.

DAY 10 KUALA LUMPUR (Meals on Board)

Arrive Kuala Lumpur at 1425hrs with many fond and blessed memories of Oberammergau.

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