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Oberammergau August

Price Fr. €1795

OBERAMMERGAU

PASSION PLAY

7TH – 13TH AUGUST 2022

Flight Dublin to Munich Return

FULLY ESCORTED TOUR

Spiritual Director: Monsignor Dan O’ Riordan

 

 

Depart From: DUBLIN
Departure Date: 07 Aug 2022 - 13 Aug 2022
Duration: 6NTS
Destination: OBERAMMERGAU

Oberammergau Passion Play is a passion play performed since 1634 as a tradition by the inhabitants of the village of Oberammergau, Bavaria, Germany. It was written by Othmar Weis, J A Daisenberger, Otto Huber, Christian Stuckl, Rochus Dedler, Eugen Papst, Marcus Zwink, Ingrid
H Shafer, and the inhabitants of Oberammergau, with music by Dedler. Since its first production it has been performed on open-air stages in the village. The text of the play is a composite of four distinct manuscripts dating from the 15th and 16th centuries.[3]
The play is a staging of Jesus' passion, covering the short final period of his life from his visit to Jerusalem and leading to his execution by crucifixion. It is the earliest continuous survivor of the age of Christian religions vernacular drama.

BACKGROUND
In 1633, the residents of Oberammergau, Bavaria, Germany, vowed that if God spared them from the bubonic plague ravaging the region, they would produce a play thereafter for all time every 10 years depicting the life and death of Jesus. The death rate among adults had risen from one
person per 1000 per year in October 1632 to twenty in the month of March 1633. After their vow, the adult death rate slowly subsided to one in the month of July 1633. The villagers believed they had been spared and thus kept their part of the vow when the play was first performed in 1634.
The play is now performed repeatedly over the course of five months during every year ending in zero. 102 performances took place from 15 May until 3 October 2010 and is next scheduled for 2020. The production involves over 2,000 performers, musicians and stage technicians, all residents of the village.[6] The play comprises spoken dramatic text, musical and choral accompaniment and tableaux vivants, which are scenes from the Old Testament depicted for the audience by motionless actors accompanied by verbal description. These scenes are the basis for the typology, the interrelationship between the Old and New Testaments, of the play. They include a scene of King Ahasuerus rejecting Vashti in favor of Esther, the brothers selling Joseph into slavery in Egypt, and Moses raising up the nehushtan (bronze serpent) in the wilderness. Each scene precedes that section of the play that is considered to be prefigured by the scene. The three tableaux mentioned are presented to the audience as prefiguring Christianity superseding Judaism, Judas selling information on the location of Jesus, and the crucifixion of Jesus The evolution of the Passion Play was about the same as that of the Easter Play, originating in the ritual of the Latin Church, which prescribes, among other things, that the Gospel on Good Friday should be sung in parts divided among various persons.

DAY 1: 7th August:  Dublin – Munich – Bad Aibling

Depart Dublin Airport at 4.25 pm Arrive Munich Airport 7.55 pm. On Arrival in Munich we continue to Bad Aibling.  This is a spa town located approximately 56 kilometres south east of Munich.  We will stay here for 3 nights. Light meal and overnight in hotel.

DAY 2: 8th August:  Salzburg

Following breakfast at our hotel we will travel to Salzburg which is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities with it’s picturesque alleys and squares, and has lots to offer by way of sightseeing and shopping. Stroll through the famous Getreidegasse on our guided walking tour with its pretty iron shop signs and see the birthplace of Mozart. Highlights are the cobbled streets, the Cathedral, St Peter’s Church and the fortress of Hohensalzburg.  Salzburg’s Old Town has internationally renowned baroque architecture and one of the best city centres north of the Alps.  Return to Hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 3: 9th August:  OPTIONAL DAY TOUR (payable locally)

Breakfast in hotel.  Today we will offer an optional full day tour to Berchtesgaden.  Discover the Bavarian Alps on a trip to the Eagles Nest.  Explore Adolf Hitler’s famous vacation home and enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the regions mountainous landscape.  We will also make a visit to the local Salt Mines.

Return to Hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 4: 10th August: INNSBRUCK - GARMISCH

Breakfast in Hotel.  Today we depart Bad Aibling and we will stop off in Innsbruck where we will have a guided tour.  Innsbruck is tucked away in the dramatic landscapes of the alps and is a true alpine gem and renowned worldwide for its ski resorts and tradition of hosting winter sports competitions.  It is full of architectural gems.  Continue to Garmisch where you will check-in to your Hotel for dinner and overnight. 

 

DAY 5:  11TH August: OBERAMMERGAU (PERFORMANCE DAY)

Category 1 Tickets

Breakfast in Hotel. Today you will be transferred from Garmisch (approximately 19 Kilometres) to the village of Oberammergau. It is here that the Passion Play takes place and has done for over 400 years.

An evening meal will be served during the interval which includes drinks.  The play is approximately 5 and a half hours long.  Act 1 starts at 2.30 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.  The Intermission is from 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm. Act 2 begins at 8.00 p.m. and the play finishes at 10.30 p.m.  After the play return to Hotel in Garmisch for overnight.

DAY 6: 12th August:  GARMISCH - MUNICH 

Following breakfast, we will bid farewell to Garmisch and travel to Munich where we will have a guided tour.  Munich, Bavaria’s capital is home to centuries old buildings and numerous museums.  We will have a tour which will take in places of interest with local guides and some free time in the city centre.

Free time for dinner (payable locally)

Overnight in Hotel Excelsior or similar.

 

 

DAY 7: 13th August

Following breakfast we will depart our hotel and check in for return flight at Munich Airport.

Depart Munich Airport at 11.25 am and arrive Dublin Airport 1.05 pm

 

Itinerary subject to alteration

Basic Cost per Person: €1795.00

COST INCLUDES:

  • Air travel ex Dublin to Munich return on the services of Aer Lingus.
  • 1 x 20KG checked in bag and 1 x 10KG hand luggage.  
  • All coaching & transfers as per itinerary.
  • 3 nights in Bad Aibling at the Schmelmer Hof Hotel (4 star Hotel) or similar.
  • 2 nights near Oberammergau in Sporthotel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (4 star Hotel) or similar including Category 1 tickets for the Passion Play performance.
  • 1 night in Munich at the Hotel Excelsior (4 star Hotel) or similar.
  • Half board for 5 nights and bed and breakfast for 1 night in Munich.
  • Dinner in Oberammergau Village Restaurant on the 11th August (Performance day) including drinks.
  • Category 1A admission ticket to the Passion Play which is the top Category ticket and Passion Play booklet.
  • Accompanied by Representative of Premier Travel.

 

EXTRAS:

  • Single room supplement:  €450.00 per person for duration.
  • Any meals not stated in the Itinerary.
  • Drinks at meals with the exception of 11th August.
  • Any tours outside of the Itinerary.
  • Transport to and from Dublin Airport.
  • Insurance: Please ask us for a quote.  A medical questionnaire has to be completed.  If you have your own insurance cover it is necessary for you to give us a copy of same.
  • Tips
  • 3 nights in Bad Aibling at the Schmelmer Hof Hotel (4 star Hotel) or similar.
  • 2 nights near Oberammergau in Sporthotel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (4 star Hotel) or similar including Category 1 tickets for the Passion Play performance.
  • 1 night in Munich at the Hotel Excelsior (4 star Hotel) or similar.

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