Oberammergau Passion Play 2020

Experience the historical Oberammergau Passion Play on your next holiday

In 1632, The Black Plague was on the cusp of a little town in Germany called Oberammergau.  The people of Oberammergau made a vow to God that if he spared their town from the inevitable plague they would regularly perform the Passion Play as a sign of repentance.  After this pledge, no one died, so the first Passion Play was staged in 1634.   Now every decade, the Oberammergau Passion Play is performed in this town and transforms the whole village.  As you can imagine, the Oberammergau Passion Play experience is on many travellers' bucket-list.

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Melbourne Surrey Hills Uniting Church Corner Canterbury Road & Valonia Avenue, Surrey Hills, VIC 3127 March 28, 2019 7:30 pm RSVP
Brisbane Brisbane school of Theology 1 Cross Street, Toowong, QLD 4066 March 26, 2019 7:00 pm RSVP
Perth St Phillips Church Hall 240 Marmion St Cottesloe WA 6011 April 8, 2019 7:00 pm RSVP

AVAILABLE TRIPS

Departs
10 May 2020

Travel as a group of Salvos to the Holy Land and walk where Jesus walked. Then continue to the village of Oberammergau in Bavaria, Germany to enjoy the once in a decade Passion Play. You don’t have to be a member of the Salvation Army to join the tour.

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16 Days $7649
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02 May 2020
Join Pastors Troy & Edwina Blar following the Footsteps of the Apostle Paul and John, reliving their gospel ministry through Asia Minor, now modern day Greece and Turkey. Finish the tour with tickets to the 2020 Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany, an event only held every 10 years.

Following the footsteps of Apostles with an amazing tour in Greece and Turkey ending in Oberammergau for the 2020 Passion Play.

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19 Days $5899
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Departs
18 July 2020

Join Ken & Danielle Allen on a Reformation tour through Netherlands, Germany & Switzerland accompanying the Oberammergau 2020 Passion play experience.

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19 Days $7599
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Departs
30 June 2020

Tread up the stone steps and down the grand boulevards of Italy’s capitals – the pavement café culture, enchanting Renaissance frescoes and incredible feats of classic architecture are all must-see highlights of this leisurely jaunt through the cities of Rome, Assisi and Venice. Explore the centuries-old Rialto food market, admire the embrace of Bologna’s Kissing Towers and enjoy 3 glorious nights in a Tuscan Villa. Continue through to Austria and onto Oberammergau to experience the once in a decade Passion Play. An experience not to be missed.

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15 Days $7999
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Departs
04 August 2020

The Protestant Reformation is a movement that has shaped Christian faith and life in ways that remain critical and relevant for today. We invite you to participate in a unique tour which will enable you to engage with the vital biblical truths rediscovered at the Reformation as well as experience the world famous Passion Play in Oberammergau.

Discover the life and work of great heroes of faith such as Martin Luther, John Calvin, Johannes Gutenberg, and Ulrich Zwingli, and be inspired and encouraged in your own faith.

The tour commences in Germany’s vibrant capital city of Berlin. The following days will be spent exploring the picturesque and historic Luther towns of Wittenberg and Erfurt, as well as enjoying a relaxing morning cruise on the beautiful Rhine River. After some shopping in the medieval town of Rothenburg we will visit the fascinating city of Nuremberg, site of many important events associated with World War 2. We will then travel to Oberammergau for the Passion Play ( a play that is only held every 10 years and has been running since the 1600s). Continue to Switzerland to experience the history and beauty of Zurich and Geneva, key cities for the Swiss Reformation and the work of Calvin, Zwingli and the Anabaptist movement.

17 Days $6499
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Departs
04 May 2020

The Reformation was a time when the great truths of Justification by Faith alone, and the Bible as the Word of God, were rediscovered by Christians throughout Europe. This tour will explore how the Reformation spread to Scotland and England in the 16thCentury, how it led to the Evangelical Revival in the 18thCentury, and how it continues to have an impact in the global church today.

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17 Days $7995
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Departs
07 May 2020

Here’s a fantastic opportunity to travel with like-minded people and attend the once-a-decade renowned Oberammergau Passion Play. The play itself is a powerful and deeply moving religious experience. There is a rich 400-year history surrounding the small village in Bavaria fulfilling the vow to God to perform the Passion Play.  Our tour is designed to help us better appreciate this context and join our thanks to those offered by all the generations that have gone before us. This tour also takes advantage of the European spring season, with the beauty and mild weather.  There’ll be plenty of time to enjoy some of the great German-speaking cities of central Europe – Berlin, Dresden and Vienna; experiencing the life, culture, religion and history of these cities.

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13 Days $5499
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20 August 2020
Sail through Central Europe's splendid capitals and charming towns in Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany inlcuding tickets to the Oberammergau Passion Play.

Sail through Central Europe’s splendid capitals and charming towns in Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany. Then travel to the Bavarian village of Oberammergau for the performance of the Passion Play. Performed once a decade, the Passion Play is a stunning theatrical event with a history dating back to 1634. The perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and inspiration, this is truly a once in a lifetime experience.

The river cruise begins in Budapest, then set sail for Bratislava, the Slovakian capital. Continue to Vienna, the world’s most livable city before continuing to Linz and the cobblestones streets of Passau. After docking in Innsbruck you will have 2 nights there before driving to Oberammergau for the Passion Play performance.

Continue to Munich for the conclusion of the tour.

SPECIAL OFFER – BOOK BY MARCH 31, AND HAVE ACCESS TO THE DISCOUNTED PRICES LISTED BELOW

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11 Days $6385
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Departs
June & July

Here’s a fantastic opportunity for independent travellers to attend the once-a-decade renowned Oberammergau Passion Play. The play itself is a powerful and deeply moving religious experience. There is a rich 400-year history surrounding the small village in Bavaria fulfilling the vow to God to perform the Passion Play.  Our tour is designed to help us better appreciate this context and join in our thanks to those offered by all the generations that have gone before us. This tour also takes advantage of the European spring and summer season, with the beauty and warm weather.  There’ll be plenty of time to enjoy some of the great German-speaking cities of central Europe – Berlin, Dresden and Vienna; experiencing the life, culture, religion and history of these cities.

There are 3 departure dates you can choose from: 24-27 May (SOLD OUT) ; 14-17 June (only 6 rooms left) & 14-17 July 2020.

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4 Days $1833
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Interesting Oberammergau Passion Play facts:

  • In 2010 over 2,000 adults and children were involved
  • Only locals who have lived in the village for at least 20 years, or born there can be in the play
  • Since 1680 the play has performed on the first year of each decade
  • Other than during WWII and and in 1770, the Oberammergau passion play has performed uninterrupted every decade
  • The Passion Play in 2010 was sold out within days of tickets being released to wholesalers