Oberammergau – The Passion Play 2020
Nearly 400 years ago the townspeople of Oberammergau were in dire straits as a plague swept through Europe. In a desperate attempt to end the ravages of the disease, the local people prayed and promised to perform the trials, suffering and eventual death of Jesus Christ in a play once a decade. As the deaths began to subside and those who were infected became well again, the people of Oberammergau kept their side of the bargain and have put on a stage production following the last days of Jesus ever since. Starring the residents of Oberammergau, there are roughly 2000 citizens involved in all aspects of the play, from the lighting to the stage hands to the role of Jesus himself. This fascinating tradition has begun to draw people of varying faiths from across the globe to enjoy the rare and spectacular performance. Join us as we take the trip to this event which has been in our calendar for a long time.
• Coach travel with reserved seating
• Overnight sailings on board P&O North Sea Ferries on a dinner & breakfast basis in en-suite cabins
• Overnight accommodation on the outward & return journey on a bed & breakfast basis
• Two nights dinner, bed & continental breakfast at a four star hotel/guest house
• Visits to Cologne and Koblenz
• Admission to see both sessions of the passion play in Oberammergau.
We require full names and dates of birth for all passengers travelling.
At times we operate a feeder system which may involve seat numbers being changed for a section of the journey. If this should happen you will be advised before departure.
Oberammergau Passion Play
Like any grand cathedral or majestic oil painting depicting The Bible, you don’t have to be religious to appreciate the huge amount of effort that goes into making something like this. The combined efforts of the local town really show in this open air stage amidst some of the most spectacular mountain scenery, anywhere in Europe. With over a year’s rehearsal, a large choir and a live orchestra, this is a production worth stopping a plague for!
Famously, it’s the twin spires of Cologne’s medieval cathedral that captures the imagination of everyone who visits the city but this vibrant and exciting location also has plenty to things to grab you attention at eye level. Whether you want to explore the city’s historical past, browse the shops on the high street or enjoy the a glass of beer of a traditional German meal, Cologne is a beautiful city to relax in.
When you describe Koblenz as an ancient city on the edge of two rivers, watched over by the castles that sit on the surrounding hills, it begins to sound almost mythical. In reality, this vibrant city is a welcoming place, providing plenty to do for old and new visitors alike. Aside from grand castles, the city is also famous for being in the heart of Germany’s wine region, and Koblenz is the perfect place to sample some.
The ideal hotel base to return to once the curtain has dropped, you’re assured a good night’s rest and a hearty breakfast to ensure you make the most of this spectacular holiday.
Tour Deposit: £70
Oberammergau - Event Tickets (Category 1)
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Please note: If you are travelling to Ireland, a passport is not required however we advise bringing a valid form of Photo ID such as a passport or a driving license.