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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.
This tour is guaranteed to depart.
Bishop Paul Barker has been an Assistant Bishop in the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne since November 2016. Formerly he lived for seven years in Malaysia and was a lecturer in Old Testament and Preaching in various Bible colleges in Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Pakistan and India. In addition he was Regional Coordinator for Asia for Langham Preaching and Langham Scholars. His PhD was in Deuteronomy and he has written a number of books on Deuteronomy, Amos, Psalms and Kings. In earlier years, Paul was Senior Minister of Holy Trinity Doncaster in Melbourne and helped start two Chinese congregations there. Paul has led numerous Christian tour groups to the Holy Land, Jordan, Egypt, Greece, Turkey and Italy.
Included Meals: None
On arrival at Berlin airport you are met by your Tour Director and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon we embark on a sightseeing tour with a local guide. Get to know the many different faces of Berlin. Pass the places of historical Berlin, including the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, the boulevard Unter den Linden as well as the famous Gendarmenmarkt, the Berlin Cathedral, the unique Museum Island with five important museum-buildings, the Embassy quarter around Pariser Platz, Tiergarten, Checkpoint Charlie (the former border crossing between East and West Berlin), Potsdamer Platz, the boulevard Kurfürstendamm with the Memorial Church and much more. (The tour does not include inside visits) Tonight we enjoy a Welcome Dinner together at a local restaurant.
HOTEL: Steigenberger Hotel or similar, Berlin
HOTEL: Steigenberger Hotel or similar, Berlin
HOTEL: Best Western Stadtpalais, Wittenberg
HOTEL: Radisson Blu, Erfurt
After the tour we will transfer to Wartburg Castle for a one-hour visit. This UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site stands top a 200-meter high rock above the town of Eisenach. The Wartburg’s most famous resident was Martin Luther, who lived here in protective custody in 1521-1522 after refusing to retract his writings. It was here that he translated the New Testament from Greek into German. Continue to Mainz.
HOTEL:Hilton Hotel, Mainz
HOTEL: Hilton Hotel, Mainz
HOTEL: Intercity Hotel, Nuremburg
HOTEL: TBC, Oberammergau
HOTEL: TBC, Oberammergau
HOTEL: Sheraton Hotel, Zurich
HOTEL:Warwick Hotel, Geneva
HOTEL: Warwick Hotel, Geneva
Included Meals: None
- The cosmopolitan city of Berlin, including the Pergamom Museum
- Castle Church Wittenberg where Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door
- Bonhoeffer’s Nuremburg
- Oberammergau Passion Play
- Neuschwanstein Castle
- Anabaptist Caves
- Bishop Paul Barker as your expert
Option of upgrading
to single room
Meals as listed
Sights and entry
We now offer our clients access to a 9 months interest-free payment plan.
Travel to the Holy Land and walk where Jesus walked. This 11 day tour of Israel and Palestine covers all of the key Christian sites as well as many Old Testament/Jewish sites. This tour will change how you read the bible!
Then you have the option to continue to the village of Oberammergau in Bavaria, Germany to enjoy the once in a decade Passion Play, that is only performed once a decade!
Bookings close Friday 7 February 2020.
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 385-year history surrounding the small village in Bavaria fulfilling the vow to God to perform the Passion Play.
The package includes 1 nights accommodation in a 4 star property and the Passion Play tickets in Category 2 seating. Opening night is on 16 May (reserved for VIPs & dignitaries) so this performance will be only the second of the season!
Bookings close Friday 14 February 2020
Selah is excited to offer this 7 day/6 night Oberammergau Adventure to Munich, Vienna, Salzburg and Oberammergau featuring tickets to the once-a-decade Passion Play in Oberammergau.
The tour begins and ends in Munich making it easier for you to get to and from the tour. Our first stop 2 nights in the vibrant capital of Bavaria, Munich. We then take a high speed train to Vienna, the home of the Waltz and considered to be the world’s most liveable city. Enjoy 2 nights there before driving to Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and famed for the Sound of Music for a 2 night stay . We then cross the border into Germany to the village of Oberammergau for the famous Passion Play performed by the village every 10 years since 1634.
We then return to Munich via Neuschwanstein Castle along the Romantic Road.
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.
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 faith experience. There is a rich 400-year history surrounding the small village in Bavaria fulfilling the vow to God to perform the Passion Play.
Arrive and depart from Munich with a 2 night stay in Oberammergau in a 4 star category hotel.
Join Ken & Danielle Allen on a Reformation tour through Netherlands, Germany & Switzerland accompanying the Oberammergau 2020 Passion play experience.
WE HAVE 2 ROOMS LEFT ON THIS TOUR!
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.
The ONLY date we have left is 7-10 August 2020.
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 sets 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.
Archdeacon Emeritus Ray McInnes and his wife Glenys have had over forty years’ experience serving the Anglican Church in Parish Ministry. Ray and Glenys both retired from full time work last year. Ray was previously the Vicar at the Albert Park parish for 12 years during which time they successfully led four Christian pilgrimages and tours overseas.
They have a passion for travel and enjoy sharing new experiences and places with fellow travellers. Their daily reflections in this context often become a highlight of the journeys they lead. As always, their contribution to the journey is teamed with the marvellous support and planning of the Mission Travel/Selah Team.
Ray and Glenys recently cruised the River Danube and look forward to revisiting with fellow travellers this beautiful part of the world and adding to it the famous Passion Play at Oberammergau staged only once every ten years.
The Very Revd Dr Andreas Loewe has been Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne, since 2012. He is passionate about people, and prays that the Cathedral may be a place where many can experience the transforming love of God.
Andreas’ academic research centres on theology, as well as ecclesiastical and music history. He enjoys thinking about the Bible and Theology, in particular the way in which Scripture can be communicated through music, and has published widely in the fields of ecclesiastical history and music.
He is a Fellow and Lecturer at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Prior to coming to St Paul’s Cathedral, Andreas was Senior Chaplain of Trinity College, The University of Melbourne, and Gavan Senior Lecturer in Theology at Trinity College Theological School, the University of Divinity, where he taught undergraduates and graduates, and mentored students preparing for Anglican ministry.
Andreas grew up in Germany and was educated in the United Kingdom. He is widely travelled, especially throughout Europe, fluent in German, and takes great pleasure in introducing people to his homeland.