Explore Germany, Switzerland, and experience the epic Oberammergau Passion Play with the WITF Travel Club in 2020
Join WITF Travel Club as we explore Germany, Switzerland, and experience the epic Oberammergau Passion Play!
Highlights: Oberammergau Passion Play, Weis Church, Neuschwanstein Castle, Black Forest, ChÃƒ¢teau de Chillon, Zermatt, Matterhorn Museum, Grimsel Pass, Lucerne
Experience the grand cities of Europe’s Alpine region and be part of history in the making when you enjoy a performance of the legendary Passion Play in the Bavarian village of Oberammergau.
Oberammergau Passion Play 2010
The original performance of the Oberammergau Passion Play dates back to 1634. During the Thirty Year War, Oberammergau was spared the Black Plague and for this reason the citizens vowed that every ten years they would give a play to honor the last days of the life of Christ. The performers of this once-in-a-decade event are all native to the village. To lend authenticity to the performance, the cast starts to grow their hair and beards more than a year in advance. Also, the intricate costumes are made locally by the villagers.
After your time in Oberammergau visit the Church of Weis and its miraculous figure of the Scourged Savior. You’ll view the picturesque pinnacles and turrets of Neuschwanstein Castle, and then overnight in Bavaria’s mysterious Black Forest, where popular souvenirs include authentic cuckoo clocks and wood carvings. In Switzerland, highlights include a visit to the Chateau de Chillon on lovely Lake Geneva and a walking tour in Lucerne, the “Swiss Paradise on the Lake.”
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Travel Dates: May 17 – 25, 2020
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