Oberammergau Passion Play 2022 – Austrian Lake District
Oberammergau is now rescheduled for 2022
Combine your trip to Oberammergau with a visit to some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery in the Austrian Lakes !
A vow to God, made by locals in the wake of the Plague in 1633, still influences the lives of the villagers today. The villagers of Oberammergau asked God to protect the rest of their inhabitants from this terrible illness. Their prayers were heard and answered. The following year, the villagers performed a Passion Play out of gratitude for their survival. This powerful act of worship and devotion takes place every tenth year since. Join them in 2022 to see the fruits of this community’s labour and be a part of this sensational tribute to Our Lord.
Having enjoyed this cultural phenomenon, head to Austria and it’s sensational Lake District. This is a area of outstanding natural beauty as well as fascinating cities. Discover the romantic city of Salzburg, where Mozart was born. While strolling along the charming cobbled streets, enjoy the authenticity of the old town. Tour the beautiful lakes, including Mondsee, Attersee and Wolfgangsee. Take time to wander along the waterfront and enjoy the enchanting little lakeside towns.
May - October 2022
Suggested itinerary by coach (9 Days) or Air (8 Days)
Travel to Oberammergau
Travel to Dover for the ferry crossing to Calais and onto France. Arrive in the Oberammergau area the next day.*
Oberammergau Passion Plays
Enjoy a morning at leisure in charming Oberammergau. Lunch awaits before the Passion Play performance. Watch as the life of Our Lord is recreated on stage in an inspirational act of worship. The play is set in two acts with a break for dinner. Overnight in Oberammergau.*
Travel to Austria
Head towards Austria to your chosen resort for the next four nights. Dinner at the hotel
The city comes alive with the sound of music today as we spend the full day exploring romantic, fairy-tale Salzburg, the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and the setting for many of the scenes in The Sound of Music. A guided walking tour through the traffic-free streets is followed by free time to explore more of the old town, which overflows with character. Amble along the cobbled streets under iron-wrought shop signs and be transported back in time. Perhaps take a funicular up to the medieval Hohensalzburg fortress for wonderful views.
A day to relax and enjoy your hotel and surroundings. This area is extremely beautiful and abundant in charming towns. Potter around the charming streets, enjoy the local cuisine (not forgetting the strudel) and take some time to relax at your hotel.
Scenic Three Lakes Excursion
This morning we take a scenic drive around Mondsee, home to the baroque St Michael’s Church, the setting for the wedding scene in ‘The Sound of Music’. We continue past Attersee and stop at Wolfgangsee to visit the famous ‘White Horse Inn’, set in this truly picturesque location. In the afternoon, perhaps board an historic steam locomotive on the famous Schafberg cog railway and ride to the mountain’s summit for spectacular 360˚ panoramic views. Breathe in the Alpine air and perhaps sit lakeside to enjoy a strudel?
Depart for the homeward journey with overnight stop en-route in France. Continue towards Calais for the return crossing to Dover and home.
Landhotel Schützenhof, Fuschl Am See ****
The Landhotel Schützenhof is located on the shores of Lake Fuschlsee, 23 km from the centre of Salzburg. The cosy rooms offer traditional wood furnishings, TVs and free Wi-Fi. Many have balconies with lake views and most have sitting areas. There is a spa, with a sauna, hot tubs and a fitness room. There’s also a restaurant and an informal bar.
Hotel Bruckenwirt, St Johann im Pongau ****
Popular centrally located family-run hotel. All bedrooms with balcony and seating area. The hotel has a lift to all floors, restaurant with menu choice for dinner, café and sun terrace. Free entrance to wellness area and sauna. Live music and dancing (seasonal). Free coach parking available at the hotel.
AN ALTERNATIVE 8 DAY ITINERARY IS POSSIBLE FLYING INTO MUNICH