Oberammergau Passion Play 2022: Continuing the Tradition
Jan 26, 2021 · By Vacations By Rail
2022 Tour code: GR-OKEA-22
About the tour
Whether you crave history, natural beauty or a grand theatrical performance, this 8-day journey through Austria and Germany offers a glimpse of it all. The tour commences in the picturesque town of Zell am See, Austria, a place where skiers, hikers, and history buffs rub elbows with pleasure. The lakeside town is surrounded by mountains and offers premier shopping opportunities, as well as centuries-old buildings. We have three days here to enjoy the town and to explore Hohe Tauern National Park. Take in the park on foot and from the scenic Pinzgauer Lokalbahn Railroad. Moving on, we cross the border into Germany and arrive in Oberammergau. This charming village is filled with intricately painted houses and lovely wood carvings; however, this is not what the village is most famous for. During your time in Oberammergau, we are treated to a once-in-a-decade performance of the Oberammergau Passion Play, a theatrical performance put on by the townspeople. All of the costumes and sets are created locally, and the story is the same that has been told since the 17th century. This is Oberammergau's true claim to fame. On Eurostar, we continue back through Germany to London, where the tour comes to a close.
Our tour begins at London St Pancras International, and after meeting your Tour Manager, we board the Eurostar service to Paris where, on arrival, we continue to Stuttgart where we stay overnight.
On Day 2, we travel to Zell am See, where we stay for the next three nights. Depending on the departure date, we either stay at the Grand Hotel Zell am See or the 4-Star Neue Post. Zell am See is one of the most well-known Austrian towns, a haven for visitors, skiers and hikers alike. The lake on whose banks it is sat is a glorious expanse of water stretched across the entire valley.
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