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Oberammergau Passion Play Pilgrimage

Germany, Switzerland & Austria

Spiritual Director: Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC

Spiritual Leader: Fr. John Amsberry

June 15 - 25, 2022

Oberammergau Passion Play Pilgrimage

Germany, Switzerland & Austria

Spiritual Director:
Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC

Spiritual Leader:
Fr. John Amsberry

June 15 - 25, 2022

Frankfurt · Heidelberg · Rudesheim · Rhine Cruise · Rhine Falls · Lucerne · Weggis · Vaduz · Innsbruck · Oberammergau · Neuschwantstein · Salzburg · Munich

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Frankfurt · Heidelberg · Rudesheim · Rhine Cruise · Rhine Falls · Lucerne · Weggis · Vaduz · Innsbruck · Oberammergau · Neuschwantstein · Salzburg · Munich

Join Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC & Fr. John Amsberry for the Oberammergau Passion Play and Pilgrimage to Germany, Switzerland and Austria! Both Fr. Calloway & Fr. Amsberry have led many 206 Tours pilgrimages - they will accompany the group celebrating Mass daily, and be available for reconciliation and spiritual activities. 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 - it began in 1633 in the face of the "Black Death" facing the region. The townspeople made a promise to God to put on this play every 10-years if they would be spared. Visit beautiful Catholic Shrines and Monasteries, see breathtaking towns like Lucerne, and sail down the Rhine river on this unforgettable pilgrimage.

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Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC

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Fr. John Amsberry

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Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare
  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Hotel accommodations (or similar) in double occupancy
      ~ 2 nights - June 16 - 18: Hotel NH, Heidelberg, Germany
      ~ 2 nights - June 18 - 20: Monopol Hotel, Lucerne, Switzerland
      ~ 2 nights - June 20 - 22: Oberammergau area (Category B)
      ~ 2 nights - June 22 - 24: Arcotel Castellani, Salzburg, Austria
      ~ 1 night  - June 24 - 25: Steigenberger Hotel, Munich, Germany
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Wine with dinners
  • Lunch (on the day of Passion Play)
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Assistance of a professional local Christian guide(s)
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Catholic Priest available for Spiritual Direction
  • Tickets to the Passion Play
  • Official Passion Play Program in English
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
Centrally located hotels or similar
hotel
Hotel NH
Heidelberg
hotel
Monopol Hotel
Lucerne
hotel
Oberammergau area
Germany
hotel
Arcotel Castellani
Salzburg
hotel
Steigenberger Hotel
Munich
Not included
  • Beverages, Meals not mentioned, Tips to your guide & driver, Items of a personal nature.
Optional
Travel Protection

Providing you coverage for situations that may arise during your trip, including medical and dental emergencies, loss of luggage, trip delay, and so much more.

Itinerary

Day 1, Wednesday, June 15: USA - Frankfurt

Depart USA for your overnight flight(s) to Frankfurt. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board.

Day 2, Thursday, June 16: Frankfurt - Heidelberg

Upon arrival in Frankfurt you will find your luggage and exit the baggage claim into the arrivals hall where you will be greeted by your tour escort and/or driver. After a warm welcome to Germany, you will be escorted to the vehicle which will take you to your Hotel to check-in, and then spend the afternoon exploring all the landmarks of Heidelberg. We will visit the ruins of Heidelberg Castle that rise majestically on the site of the medieval castle complex, high above the lanes, and the picturesque jumble of roofs of the old town. The architecture contains elements of the Gothic and Renaissance periods. See the castle gardens, the Great Vat (the world’s largest wine barrel), and the remarkable Pharmacy Museum. Then make our way to the old town. With its romantic charm, featuring the old quarter and maze of little streets. The Hauptstrasse is one of Europe’s prettiest pedestrian precincts and shopping streets, along with the medieval bridge gate, as well as Germany’s oldest University, the lion fountain, and the university square. We will then celebrate Mass at a local Church before returning to the Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 3, Friday, June 17: Heidelberg - Schonestatt - Koblenz - Rhine Cruise - Rudesheim - Heidelerg

After breakfast, we will visit Schonestatt Monastery that is dedicated to the Divine Mercy and celebrate Mass at the Shrine. Following Mass we will continue to Koblenz for a short tour and some free time for lunch on your own. Have a short drive to St. Goarshausen to board a boat that will bring us down the Rhine, passing the famous Lorelei Rock, as we make our way to the wine country town of Rudesheim with its lovely Drosselgrasse of taverns and restaurants. Return to our hotel in Heidelberg for dinner and overnight.

Day 4, Saturday, June 18: Heidelberg - Rhine Falls - Lucerne

Follow breakfast, we will depart for Switzerland. Before you cross over, you will view the famous Rhine waterfalls, and have the chance to take pictures. You will stop for lunch on your own, and then visit Einsiedlen, Switzerland's famous Marian. With its majestic baroque edifice, with elaborately decorated pastel ceilings, marble side altars, and a large high altar in the east end. The interior is typically baroque fest for the eyes, gleaming white with elaborate gold and pastel decorations. The most important part of the Basilica is the Lady Chapel, located near the entrance. The Lady Chapel is a free-standing, square marble edifice that recalls the shelter over Christ's tomb in Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre. It was destroyed in 1798 by invaders, and rebuilt in 1817. Above the Chapel's altar is the Black Madonna, resplendent in rich robes and surrounded by gold clouds. A short walk from the Abbey is the world's largest nativity scene, the Diorama Bethlehem, with more than 500 carved wooden figures. The justifiably famous Panorama, a circular painting more than 300 feet long, and 30 feet high, depicting Jerusalem and the Crucifixion. It is open from Easter, until the end of October. We will celebrate Mass at the Shrine and then continue to your hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

Day 5, Sunday, June 19: Lucerne - Weggis

Breakfast in the morning, and then we will start the day by celebrating Mass at the local Catholic Church in Lucerne. We will take an excursion of Lucerne. While there, you will visit the Chapel Bridge, Water Tower, Jesuit Church, Franciscan Church, Water Spike, Spreuer Bridge, and Musegg Wall amid many other sites. You will have some free time to have lunch on your own. The remainder of the afternoon will be free (or you can return to the Hotel, visit the Lake, or an excursion to Cogwheel to Mt. Pilatus). Dinner and overnight.

Day 6, Monday, June 20: Weggis - Vaduz - Innsbruck - Oberammergau

Meet downstairs for breakfast, and then we will board our bus for a tour of Vaduz (capital of Liechtenstein), and then on to Innsbruck. The tour will include visits to the Annasaule, little golden roof, Helbinghaus, Cathedral of St. Jacob, the Hof Kirche, and Maximilian Mausoleum. We will continue along the Zgupiszte towards Oberammergau. We will stop to celebrate Mass at the Ettal Monastery, and then check-in to your Hotel, dinner and overnight.

Day 7, Tuesday, June 21: Oberammergau - Passion Play: Performance Day

Celebrate Mass at local Church. Enjoy some time to explore Oberammergau’s colorful frescos known as "Luftlmalereien" on house facades and to visit wood carving shops with amazing array of nativity scenesand religious figures. Following lunch, we will make our way to the world famous theatre to attend the performance of a lifetime, the 42nd Oberammergau Passion Play. The sleepy village springs to life every ten years to put on a play that draws the world upon it! We, too, will become part of mission of the Passion of Christ, the greatest story ever told. We all share His message of faith and love! The Oberammergau Passion Play tells the story of the Passion of Christ, beginning with His entry into Jerusalem, followed by His trial, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension. The play is held in a beautiful open air theatre that is praised for its superb acoustics. There are 2,000 actors (and live animals), they include local wood carvers, hotel owners, students, teachers, children, all of them interrupt their schedules to become actors, singers, orchestra members and stagehands. Requirements are strict: all actors must be born in Oberammergau, or have lived there 20 years, or be married to a villager and a resident for 10 years. All natural makeup, such as men let their hair and beards grow a year before the play. Female roles are limited to single women under age 35.

The Play is approximately five and a half hours long and is performed in two acts.
Act I : 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Intermission: 5:30pm - 7:30pm; enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Act II: 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Day 8, Wednesday, June 22: Oberammergau - Neuschwantstein - Salzburg

After breakfast, we will check-out of the Hotel and travel to Wieskirche. We will celebrate Mass at the Shrine, and then continue on to Neuschwanstein. Once there, we will take a bus to Marianbrucke, and walk down the hill (75 steps) to Neuschwanstein Castle, and take a guided tour. Walk back to the bus, have lunch on our own, and then continue to Salzburg, the lovely birthplace of Mozart, Salzburg the city of great houses, mansions, Festival Hall, and the Mirabelle Gardens. Hear the bells of the great Glockenspiel Tower, performed to a melody of Mozart's. Check in to your Hotel, and then have a Special Mozart dinner at Peterskeller Restaurant.

Day 9, Thursday, June 23: Salzburg

After breakfast, our full day tour begins with Mass at St. Peter's Churchyard. Salzburg is compact and best explored on foot. Narrow, winding lanes and secluded passageways are evidence of its medieval roots. The heritage of the Catholic Church is evident in the Archbishop's Residence and the decoration of the State Rooms, available for viewing. Visit the mighty Romanesque Cathedral, the Nonnberg Convent of Benedictine nuns, and the Fortress Hohensalzburg. We stop at Hellbrunn Palace to enjoy its gardens and hidden trick fountains. Dinner and overnight.

Day 10, Friday, June 24: Salzburg - Munich

Following breakfast, we will depart for Munich. Upon arrival, we will take a guided tour, including visits to “Marienplatz”, the world famous “Glockenspiel”, and the twin towered “Frauenkirche” (Church of Our Lady), and the most familiar landmark of old Munich. Continue to see the Town Hall, and the magnificent boulevard, Feldherrenhall Ludwigsstrasse Siegestor, created by King Ludwig I in the middle of the 19th Century. Pass by the Residenz, the Palace of the Kings of Bavaria, and the Hofgarten. Mass will be celebrated at Fraunekirche, followed by lunch on your own. You will have the remainder of the afternoon free to spend at your own leisure, and then check-in to your Hotel for overnight.

Day 11, Saturday, June 25: End of Pilgrimage

Stop for breakfast, and then board the bus that will bring the group to Munich Airport for the return flights home. You will bid farewell toy our new friends by fondly saying, Guten Tag Germany, and to a Pilgrimage which will be in your memories and hearts for a long time to come.

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Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room Upon Request

Business Class Trans-Atlantic Upgrade(One-Way) Upon Request

Business Class Trans-Atlantic Upgrade (Round-Trip) Upon Request

Would you like to arrive
earlier or stay later?

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

About your trip

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  • 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

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