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Oberammergau Passion Play and the Alps QQQQ

Austria

  • Oberammergau Passion Play
  • Innsbruck
  • Wilder Kaiser Mountains and Kitzbuhel
  • Salzburg
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Attend the Oberammergau Passion Play, and explore the Tyrolean Alps

Every ten years, the small village of Oberammergau in the Bavarian Alps stages what is regarded as the most important passion play in the world. The next performance is scheduled for 2020, when an estimated audience of some 500,000 people will watch one of the 102 performances taking place in the village. Join us on this special holiday which will start at the Tyrolean capital of Innsbruck, taking in medieval Rattenberg, Lake Achen, Kitzbuhel and beautiful Salzburg, before concluding at Oberammergau, where you’ll take your seat at the Passion Play for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The play was first performed in 1634 after plague struck the inhabitants of Oberammergau the year before. The villagers vowed that if God would spare them, they would perform a Passion Play every 10 years. Miraculously, there were no further plague victims and the play has been performed every ten years thereafter in fulfillment of the promise (with the exception of the war years and the play’s 350th anniversary). Enacting the ‘…suffering, death and resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ’ and starting with Jesus’ entrance to Jerusalem, this extraordinary event involves nearly half of Oberammergau’s inhabitants, all of whom (excluding children) will have been residents for at least 20 years and who will take roles ranging from actors and singers, to stage design, props and chorus. In anticipation of the play, Oberammergau men taking part will start to grow their hair and beards from Ash Wednesday 2019, following the village “Beard and Hair Edict”, with rehearsals commencing later in the year. From the play’s origins to its outstanding ‘tableaux’, performances and the spectacle of up to 1500 actors on stage, the Oberammergau Passion Play offers a unique experience – the perfect concluding highlight to a memorable holiday.

Including...

7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 7 dinners

Address

Hotel Jägerhof, Rettenbergstraße 60, 6115 Kolsassberg, Austria

Introduction

The locally rated 4-star Hotel Jägerhof lies in the Tyrolean village of Kolsassberg, surrounded by meadows, forests and mountains. Whether you want to just relax on the sun terrace and take in the Alpine views, set off on one of the trails from the hotel or explore further afield, the hotel is conveniently situated and offers a comfortable and welcoming base.

Accommodation

Each of the 48 rooms has:

Balcony
Television
Telephone
Safe
Hairdryer

Food and Drink

Your stay at the Hotel Jägerhof is on a half board basis.

Look forward to enjoying buffet breakfasts and dining in the hotel’s restaurant which serves traditional Tyrolean cuisine.

Climate


Oberammergau Passion Play and the Alps QQQQ

Austria

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