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Oberammergau Passion Play

Oberammergau Passion Play

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The village at the edge of the Bavarian Alps expects to attract more than 500,000 visitors to witness the play of life and death, promised in a moment of mortal threat - so began the history of the Oberammergau Passion Play in 1633. In the middle of the Thirty Years War, after months of suffering and death from the plague, the Oberammergauers swore an oath that they would perform the "Play of the Suffering, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ" every ten years. At Pentecost 1634, they fulfilled their pledge for the first time on a stage they put up in the cemetery above the fresh graves of the plague victims. In the year 2020, the Community of Oberammergau will perform the Passion Play, they have preserved throughout the centuries with singular continuity, for the 42nd time. All participants of the world's largest amateur dramatic performance come from the village, since a special play law is in effect which says that all participants, must have been born in Oberammergau or lived there for at least 20 years

 

We have a choice of three different departures each of which include

Door to Door pick up service: Elite Coach Travel: Overnight crossing from Hull to Rotterdam and back with P and O Ferries in low berth inside cabins*: Evening meal and breakfast on the ferry

Overnight hotel stops in Germany in both directions*: 1 night half board and 1 night full board in the Oberammergau area: Category 1 Passion Play Performance Ticket and Play Text Book: Half board accommodation in chosen resort.

*Except 7th September when only have an overnight stop on the outward journey.

After Oberammergau spend 5 nights in Stresa and enjoy an excursion in to Switzerland visiting Lake Lugarno and Como City on the shores of Lake Como. Take a trip through the Anzasca Valley to Macugnaga with its typical old house and town square. Spend a a day exploring Stresa and end the holiday with a visit Lake Orta an unspoilt area with towering peaks, lush forests, sparkling waters and historic towns including Orta San Giulio.

Hotel Astoria, Stresa****

The historical 4-star hotel is located on the lakeside promenade and has a heated indoor pool, solarium with whirlpool and a fitness centre as well as a restaurant and bar. There is a lift.

All the rooms have a balcony as well as air conditioning, bathtub or shower, hairdryer, fridge, TV and Wi-Fi. Lake view rooms available on request, supplement payable.

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Beverley Depot & Offices

Barmston Close

Beverley

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HU17 0LA

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179 Ferensway

Hull

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Union Terrace Coach Park

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YO31 7ES