9D8N Oberammergau Passion Play 2022 + Central Europe Tour

TYPOLOGIES

Religious

DIFFICULTY

Medium

MIN. AGE

10 Years

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The Oberammergau Passion Play 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 2
  • 2 nights Oberammergau
  • 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
  • All lunches
  • 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 Prague with Emirates Airlines.

DAY 1 - PRAGUE (D)

Arrive into Prague at 1300hrs, clear immigration and customs. Meet and greet service and then continue with a panoramic city tour by bus with tour guide and drive around the most significant places in Prague (such as the National Museum and the Dancing House). Continue by foot down to Mala Strana, Kampa Island, Charles Bridge, Old Town with the Astronomical Clock and the Jewish Quarter. After tour, proceed to hotel for check in. Overnight in Prague.

DAY 2 - PRAGUE (B / D)

Breakfast at hotel. Today we will visit the important religious site of the city - The Church of Our Lady Victorious, the first baroque church to be built in Prague; the wax effigy of baby Jesus, also known as the Infant of Prague is found here; St George’s Basilica is one of the oldest churches in the Czech Republic situated at Prague Castle and was built in a Romanesque style; St Vitrus Cathedral at Prague Castle a majestic Gothic masterpiece which took centuries to finish. We then continue to the Old Royal Palace and Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 3 - PRAGUE > VIENNA (B / D)

Breakfast at hotel and check out. Departure to Vienna. Upon arrival enjoy sightseeing with a drive around Vienna’s main boulevard – pass by the State Parliament building, the Burgtheater (National Theatre), the City Hall and the University. Continue along the Danube canal and pass by Hundertwasser’s Kunsthaus and the Prater Park with its Gaint Ferris Wheel. After the tour, continue to hotel for check in and overnight.

DAY 4 - VIENNA (B / D)

Breakfast at hotel. The highlight of today’s tour will be a visit of the showrooms and the garden of Schonbrunn Palace. In this former summer residence of the Habsburg family lived Maria Theresia. Schoenbrunn Palace or Schloss Schoenbrunn, together with its ancillary buildings and extensive park belongs by virtue of its long and colourful history to the most important cultural monuments in Austria. Scheduled as a listed monument, the whole ensemble, including the palace, the park with its numerous architect rural features, fountains and statues and not leaset the zoo – the oldest of its kind in the world – was placed on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List late in 1996. Inside visit of the Palace with your local guide. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

DAY 5 - VIENNA > SALZBURG (B / D)

After breakfast, check out of hotel. Departure to Salzburg. Upon arrival, visit Schloss Mirabell, Mozarteum, Mozart’s Residence – over the Staatsbrucke into the Baroque Old Town with the Dome and the festival quarter. Free time and transfer to hotel for check in. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

DAY 6 - SALZBURG > OBENDOFT > OBERAMMERGAU (B / D)

After breakfast, check out of hotel. Drive to Oberndorf bei Salzburg and visit the Silent Night Chapel. Free time, then continue to Oberammergau where the world-famous Passion Play is performed by the locals just once a decade. In 1634, the Black Plague devastated Europe’s population. Oberammergau remained untouched until a homesick villager returned one night, unknowingly bringing with him a dreaded plague. Almost 100 villagers died as a result. Frightened survivors vowed that if God saved them from the plague, once every 10 years, they would re-enact the agony and crucifixion of Christ. From then on, there were no further deaths from the plague, and the villagers have fulfilled their pledge ever since. The play portrays the Passion of Christ, from His entry into Jerusalem to the Resurrection. The play is spoken in German, with no English translations. The Passion Play usually consists of 2,000 actors, singers, musicians and technicians a of which are residents of Oberammergau. The Passion Play Theater has an open-air stage framed by magnificent alpine scenery. Dinner and overnight in Oberammergau.

DAY 7 - OBERAMMERGAU (B / D)

Breakfast at hotel. Full day in Oberammergau for the Passion Play. 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, dinner and overnight.

DAY 8 - OBERAMMERGAU > NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE > MUNICH (B)

Breakfast at hotel and check out. Drive to the world famous Neuschwanstein Castle which was commenced by the Bavarian King Ludwig II in 1869 and never completed. He saw it as a monument to medieval culture and kingship, which he revered and wanted to imitate. Built and furnished in medieval styles but equipped with, what at the time was, the latest technology it is the most famous work of historicism and the embodiment of German idealism. Enjoy a guided tour through the castle. Continue to Munich and enjoy a guided tour focusing on the main sights: Marienplatz, the Palace, the City Hall with its famous Glockenspiel Clock, see the world famous Hofbrauhaus and the colourful open-air market Viktualienmarkt. Free time until departure to airport. Clear security and board flight on EK 52 at 2235 for Dubai.

DAY 9 - DUBAI > KUALA LUMPUR (Meals on Board)

Arrive into Dubai at 0630. Free time for breakfast or relax at the airport. Depart at 1025hrs for Kuala Lumpur. Arrive home with many fond and blessed memories Oberammergau & Central Europe.

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