11Days

Oberammergau Passion Play Pilgrimage

Brussels & Germany

Spiritual Director: Bishop Mitchell Rozanski

Spiritual Director: Fr. Gary Dailey

August 6 - 16, 2022

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Brussels · Banneux · Cologne · Aachen · Rhine Cruise · Schoenstatt (Weggis) · Heidelberg · Andechs Monastery · Oberammergau · Ettal · Passion Play · Wieskirche · Neuschwanstein · Munich



In 1633, a solemn promise was made. The "Black Death" came to Oberammergau in 1632, and in one year, almost every family saw one or more members fall victim. At the cemetery, the Black Death-invalids promised to act the history of Jesus Christ every ten years. On the Pentecost in 1634, a stage was built at the cemetery constructed over the fresh graves of the victims, the towns people acted the first Play on a stage. We have been arranging pilgrimages to the Oberammergau Passion Play since 1990. The Passion Play is held from May through early October 2020, and is performed every 10 years! The play is performed 5 days per week in an open-air theater which seats about 4,700 people. The performance begins at 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM, a dinner break, and the play resumes from 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM Language: The Passion Play is performed in German, but you will receive printed English translation. It is anticipated that over 750,000 will attend.


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Your trip includes

  • Round-trip air from Boston
  • Airport Taxes and Fuel Surcharges
  • Centrally located hotels as follows: (or similar):
      ~ 1 night: Aug 7-8, Brussels Centre Midi, Hotel Pullman
      ~ 2 nights: Aug 8-10, Cologne, Maritim Hotel
      ~ 2 nights: Aug 10-12, Heidelberg, Hotel Chester
      ~ 2 nights: Aug 12-14, Oberammergau area
      ~ 2 nights: Aug 14-16, Roomers, Munich
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Glass of wine with dinners
  • Lunch on the day of Play
  • Tickets to the Passion Play
  • Official Passion Play Program in English
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Whisper Headsets where needed
  • Assistance of a professional local Christian guide(s)
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
Centrally located hotels or similar
hotel
Hotel Pullman
Brussels Centre Midi

1 Night

hotel
Maritim Hotel
Cologne

2 Nights

hotel
Hotel Chester
Heidelberg

2 Nights

hotel
Oberammergau area
Germany

2 Nights

hotel
Roomers
Munich

2 Nights

Not included
  • Lunches and beverages not mentioned, Tips to your guide & driver.
Optional
Travel Insurance

Providing you coverage for both pre-existing conditions and those that may arise during your trip, including medical and dental emergencies, loss of luggage, trip delay, and so much more.

Itinerary

Day1
Aug 6, Sat, Departure

Prepare for your departure to the airport for your overnight flights to Belgium.

Day2
Aug 7, Sun, Arrive Brussels

Arrive Brussels and meet your tour escort for your transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Brussels.

Day3
Aug 8, Mon, Brussels - Banneux - Cologne

After breakfast at your hotel enjoy a sightseeing tour of Brussels with its diverse architecture. The city's architectonical styles span from the clashing combination of Gothic, Baroque and Louis XIV styles on the Grand Place to the postmodern buildings of the EU institutions. See the Grand Place, the main attraction in the city centre. The square is dominated by the Flamboyant Town Hall, the Neo-Gothic Breadhouse and the Baroque guildhalls of the Guilds of Brussels and the famous Manneken Pis (exterior views only). Afterward, continue to Germany, stopping in Banneux - Notre Dame, also known as, the Belgian Lourdes. Upon arrival, you will visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Banneux. In 1933, the Blessed Mother appeared to twelve-year-old Mariette Boco as the 'Virgin of the Poor'. The message that she gave her still remains relevant in our time. Today, as she did to Mariette, the Virgin of the Poor leads each pilgrim in Banneux to the way of life. She invites them to push the hands in the water of the spring, to discover in Jesus, the true Life. We will visit the Chapel adoring the site of the apparition and celebrate Mass at the shrine (subject to confirmation). Have some free time for independent lunch. Continue on to Cologne and check in to the hotel upon arrival. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Cologne.

Day4
Aug 9, Tue, Cologne - Aachen - Cologne

After breakfast at your hotel depart for Aachen. Tour of Aachen Cathedral and the Gothic Marian Shrine which houses the swaddling clothes of Jesus, the loincloth of the Lord, the cloth for John the Baptist's head and the Blessed Virgin's Cloak. Celebrate Mass at the Cathedral and have some free time for meditation and prayer. Return to Cologne for lunch on your own. Afterward, enjoy a guided tour of Cologne's Cathedral and two of the Romanesque churches that survived World War II. The cathedral was built to house the relics of the Three Magi, and immediately became a major pilgrimage site. Included in your visit is the Cathedral Treasury that contains the staff that belonged to St. Peter. Nearby is the Church of St. Andreas containing the remains of St. Albert the Great, teacher of St. Thomas Aquinas. The last visit will be to the Church of St. Ursula, which houses the remains of St. Ursula and 11,000 martyrs, all killed in Cologne at the hands of the Huns in the 2nd century. Dinner and overnight in Cologne.

Day5
Aug 10, Wed, Cologne - Rhine Cruise - Schoenstatt - Heidelberg

After breakfast at your hotel, start the day with a boat ride on the Rhine River from Koblenz to Rudesheim enjoying the scenery along the Rhine River. (subject to weather conditions) Continue to Rudesheim for lunch on your own. Later, we'll continue for a visit to Schoenstatt Pilgrimage Shrine dedicated to the Blessed Virgin where we will celebrate Mass (subject to confirmation). Continue to Heidelberg for dinner and overnight.

Day6
Aug 11, Thu, Heidelberg - Rothenburg ob der Tauber - Heidelberg

After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a guided tour of Heidelberg to include Haupstrasse, Market place, Church of the Holy Spirit, Students jail, Heidelberg castle. Mass at Local Church (subject to confirmation). After lunch on your own continue to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Take a guided tour through this picturesque town straight from the Middle Ages, preserved with dedication and skill. Rothenburg has withstood the ravages of time and war and gives us an unique glimpse into the past. Its city walls, its lovely wood-framed houses, its town square with the famous St. James Cathedral famous for its wooden altar representing the last supper. Return to Heidelberg for dinner and overnight.

Day7
Aug 12, Fri, Heidelberg - Andechs Monastery - Oberammergau

After breakfast at your hotel depart Heidelberg and Travel south to Andech Monastery. You'll stop en-route for lunch on your own. Afterward, enjoy a guided tour of Andech Monastery which has been a center of pilgrimages from the 13th century, known also as the Holy Mountain. Mass at the Monastery (subject to confirmation). After Mass we tour the Brewery which is one of the few breweries located in Monastery and has been functioning from the 15th century. Will have the chance to taste some of the local produced beers. We'll continue to Oberammergau for dinner and overnight.

Day8
Aug 13, Sat, Oberammergau - Ettal - Passion Play

After breakfast at your hotel transfer to Ettal Benedictine Abbey for Mass (subject to confirmation) We'll return to Oberammergau. The history of the Passion Play at Oberammergau goes back to the year 1634, when the quaint alpine village of Oberammergau was threatened by the deadly and contagious disease known as the Black Plague that scourged Europe, killing two-thirds of the population of Germany. The people of Oberammergau vowed that if the village could be spared, a reenactment of the life and suffering of Christ would be performed. The village was miraculously saved from the ravages of the Black Death. Since that date, the play has been performed every ten years. Overnight in Oberammergau or vicinity.

Day9
Aug 14, Sun, Oberammergau - Wieskirche - Neuschwanstein - Munich

After breakfast at your hotel, we travel to Wieskirche, a Baroque masterpiece built in the 18th century as a pilgrimage church to the "Scourged Savior in the Wies (meadow)". Today, the Wieskirche is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to celebrate Mass (subject to confirmation) Continue to Neuschwanstein to visit the fairytale castles built by "Mad" King Ludwig II. With its turrets and mock medievalism and interior styles ranging from Byzantine through Romanesque to Gothic, the castle is a real fairytale fantasy come true. After lunch on your own depart for Munich, the capital of Bavaria. Dinner and overnight in Munich.

Day10
Aug 15, Mon, Munich

After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a guided city tour of Munich Germany's unofficial southern capital, a city with a flourishing success story but also embroiled deeply in European history. Visit the Marienplatz with the world famous "Glockenspiel" and the twin-towered Frauenkirche, the most familiar landmark of old Munich. Continue to see the Asamkirche, dedicated to the martyr St. John Nepomuk, Town Hall and the magnificent boulevards created by infamous "Mad" King Ludwig in the middle of the 19th century (exterior views only). Celebrate Mass at the Asamkirche (subject to confirmation). Enjoy lunch on your own with the afternoon. Dinner and overnight in Munich.

Day11
Aug 16, Tue, Departure

Prepare for your departure to the airport and your return flights home with memories for a lifetime.

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2020 Dates & Prices

Dates

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Aug 6
Thursday
Aug 16, 2020
Sunday
Aug 7
Friday
Aug 16, 2020
Sunday
Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $899.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic Upgrade(One-Way) $1,750.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic Upgrade (Round-Trip) $3,500.00 (USD)






Would like to stop over in Europe?

Let us know at time of registration, we will reschedule your airline reservations pending availability at no additional fee (these options will be available to you when you register online). Let us know if you need assistance with pre or post stay at hotel. Simply Contact 206 Tours:  800-206-TOUR (8687)  or  sales@206tours.com

Options and upgrades

Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $899.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic Upgrade(One-Way) $1,750.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic Upgrade (Round-Trip) $3,500.00 (USD)

Would you like to arrive
earlier or stay later?

Let us know at the time of registration if you would like to arrive earlier, or stay later, than the scheduled tour dates, and pending availability, we will book your airline reservations accordingly, at no additional cost. Pre- and/or post-stays at the hotel will cost an additional fee. These options should be available to you when registering online, or simply contact us at: 800-206-TOUR (8687) or sales@206tours.com

About your trip

  • Frankfurt
  • Heidelberg
  • Rudesheim
  • Rhine Cruise
  • Rhine Falls
  • Lucerne
  • Weggis
  • Vaduz
  • Innsbruck
  • Oberammergau
  • Neuschwantstein
  • Salzburg
  • Munich
About Oberammergau Passion Play:

Every 10 years, the little town of Oberammergau puts on its world famous Passion Play! This reenactment of the crucifixion of Christ has a 400 year old history within Germany, and the people within this town, as they are the Actors, Stage Hands, and Costume Designers.

Know Before You Go

We promise to do all within our power to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. Please feel free to contact us, please note should any problems arise during your trip you should first contact your local emergency contact in your destination country or the 206 Tours.

Read More