THE PASSION PLAY OBERAMMERGAU 2020 GERMANY

Date: September 01, 2020 - September 10, 2020
Base Price for:
Land Only: $2,499.00

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The Oberammergau Passion Play is a very significant Christian play about the life of Jesus that has been taking place  every 10 years, for over 380 years with almost no interruption, in a German village by that name. It draws close to half a million visitors, most of them international. The play is scheduled to take place from May 16 – October 4, 2020. 

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Day 1 - Tuesday - September 1st, 2020 - (D)

  • Depart from your airport of choice

Day 2 - Wednesday - September 2nd, 2020 - (B/D)

  • Arrival in Germany, visit of Würzburg After your arrival at Frankfurt Airport, meet and greet your English-speaking tour escort. Depending on the arrival time, you will go on a sightseeing tour in Frankfurt. Transfer to the designated hotel in Würzburg. Enjoy an orientation city tour followed by a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight stay in Würzburg.

Day 3 - Thursday - September 3rd, 2020 - (B/D)

  • The former episcopal’s palace Würzburg is amongst the oldest and most beautiful buildings of Germany. During a guided walking tour, you will pass many of the sights that make up the city's history: the Falkenhaus the Gothic Chapel of St. Mary, the Market Square, the historic Town Hall, Neumünster church and the Alte Mainbrücke. You will get to know the Residenz, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon, you travel to Coburg for a visit of the Veste, the fortress where Martin Luther took refuge. Drive to Bayreuth for the overnight stay

Day 4 - Friday - September 4th, 2020 - (B/D)

  • Bayreuth has a rich cultural and historical heritage to preserve. The historic center of town, the UNESCO World Heritage Margravial Opera House and Villa Wahnfried with the graves of Cosima and Richard Wagner. To round off your tour you climb the Castle Tower (16th century): from there you can enjoy panoramic views of the Festival Theatre and across to the Fichtelgebirge Mountains. The New Castle built by the French architect St. Pierre in 1753, shows the features of Bayreuth Rococo in an exemplary way. After the visit to the New Castle, you drive through the typical Franconian Switzerland passing the village of Tüchersfeld. Continue through the romantic highland scenery with chalky, White Jurassic rock cliffs and deep ravines. In the evening, you arrive in Munich for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5 - Saturday - September 5th, 2020 - (B/D)

  • Today you explore the highlights of Munich, the Bavarian Capital. Explore the historic city center’s most famous churches, monuments and squares, including the Old Town Hall, St Peter’s Church, Viktualienmarkt, Odeonsplatz and the Munich Residenz. The tour continues to the Palace of Nymphenburg, the former summer residence of the Bavarian elector princes and kings with its beautiful and spacious gardens. Afternoon free time. Overnight stay in Munich.

Day 6 - Sunday - September 6th, 2020 - (B/D)

  • Escape from Munich to Prien on the bank of Lake Chiemsee. After a boat trip you reach the calm island Herreninsel for a visit of one of Germany’s loveliest royal attractions, the magnificent Herrenchiemsee Palace. With elegant gardens, walkways and ornate interiors of gold, glass and porcelain, this palace reflects pure opulence. Return by boat to Prien, overnight stay and dinner at a local hotel in the vicinity

Day 7 - Monday - September 7th, 2020 - (B/D)

  • Today you will continue to Germany’s most visited castle: Neuschwanstein, perched high up on a mountain in the Alps. It is known that Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle was inspired by Neuschwanstein. The journey will continue to beautiful Linderhof Palace, which is another of King Ludwig’s II Royal Bavarian Castles. The Palace, although much smaller than Neuschwanstein, also displays a unique Neo-Rococo splendor and reflects King Ludwig’s fascination with the French Ancient Régime. After the visit, you continue to the “Passion Play village with heart” in the Alps, Oberammergau. You will check in at your hotel. Have a look at the information about the Passion Play which you ill find in your room.

Day 8 - Tuesday - September 8th, 2020 - (B/D)

  • Oberammergau is not only known for its Passion Play , but also for its woodcarving craft and for its colourful and attractive frescos know as Lüftlmalereien. In the morning you can explore the lovely village, the museum, the parish church and visit a woodcarving workshop. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. Then it is time to take your seat at the Passion Play Theater. The play starts at 2:30 pm. It is performed only by locals. After 2.5 hours it is time for a break. Dinner is waiting for you in a restaurant. After dinner you have the opportunity to stroll around the village and to do some shopping. At 8:00 pm the second part of the play starts. It will last until approximately 11:00 pm. You return to your hotel by coach after the play.

Day 9 - Wednesday - September 9th, 2020 - (B/D)

  • Rest from your journey and enjoy the surrounding day in Munich (alternative day tours provided)

Day 10 - Thursday - September 10th, 2020 - (B/D)

  • Today it is time to say “Goodbye Germany”. After check out transfer to Munich airport and flight back home.

All travelers will be booking their own flights, or we will assist you for a $75 per person fee above actual cost.

You will have representation the moment you exit Passport Control to the time you depart at the end of your journey.

Inclusions

  • 3 Star hotels throughout
  • coach and tour throughout
  • No deposit required before 01.03.2018.
  • No cancellation fee for the whole arrangement until end of February 2018.
  • Own motor coach for the group during the Passion Play arrangement.
  • All services (Passion Play arrangement and pre- or post-tour) are provided by one supplier that has experience organizing Oberammergau Passion Play tours three times in the past.
  • All members will have have our own German speaking representation in the Oberammergau village during the entire event.

Exclusions

  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above.




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