Join Albatross in 2020 for the Oberammergau Passion Play

Guaranteed Category 1 Seating for Passion Play Performances


Travel with the Passion Play Specialists 

Operating European tours successfully for well over 20 years, this will be the third Oberammergau Passion Play series we have operated! In 2020, we will be offering over 40 departures from May to October.
 

Guaranteed best seats for the Passion Play

We have reserved premium seating CATEGORY 1 for all performances to make sure you have the best possible seats for the Passion Play!
 

Longer, more relaxed stays

Our tours are always designed to have a more leisurely pace with 2, 3 and even 4 night stays in each captivating city or region.  
 

Small, more intimate groups

Enjoy a more personal experience travelling with a small group of like-minded travellers. Our group sizes range from just 10 to 28.
 

Genuinely inclusive

Albatross tours are genuinely inclusive and already include special excursions, feature dinners and sightseeing for you - even your ‘end of tour’ tips are included! We assure you there are NO ‘optional’ activity costs.
 

‘My Time’ Guaranteed!

On every itinerary we ensure adequate, well planned ‘My Time’. This enables for more time for you to relax, to explore at your own pace as well as more time to immerse yourself in each destination.
 
 

About the Passion Play

The Passion Play origins date back to 1633, when the community of Oberammergau found itself under threat from the Bubonic plague – the town pledged that if God were to spare them death, they would perform a play each decade to celebrate the life and death of Jesus. Thankfully the vow appeared to work, and as a result the locals were true to their promise – the very first play happened during Pentecost in 1634, where a stage was erected in the local cemetery. Nowadays the performances take place on a much larger scale, with over 2000 of the village’s residents working together to ensure the spectacle honours the vow of their ancestors. Such is the dedication of the residents, all male actors performing in the plays take part in a “Hair Decree”– from Ash Wednesday in 2019, all men are requested to let the hair on their heads and face grow to ensure they have an authentic look in time for 2020!

 

 

 

Oberammergau 2020 Passion Play Tours

An Alpine Adventure plus the Oberammergau Experience

20 Exciting Days | Zurich to Munich

  • Discover the breathtaking scenery of the French and Swiss Alps from the peak of the remarkable Aiguille du Midi, to the meadows of the Bernese Oberland
  • See Zermatt, the mighty Matterhorn and ride across the breathtaking Alps on the Glacier Express. 
  • Relax in Montreux beside Lake Geneva and Klosters before exploring delightful Lake Garda and Romeo and Juliet’s Verona. 
  • Stay in the medieval city of Innsbruck, see the famous Golden Roof and visit Hall - the oldest town in the Austrian Tyrol. 
  • In beautiful Bavaria, visit Füssen, Ludwig’s ‘fairytale’ Neuschwanstein Castle, and be spiritually lifted in that extraordinary pilgrimage Wieskirche - the ‘Church in the Meadows’. 
  • As a grand finale, stay two nights’ in first class, centrally located Oberammergau accommodation and enjoy Premium Category 1 ‘best in house’ seating for the marvellous Passion Play.
 

Black Forest, Bavaria & the Tyrol plus the Oberammergau Experience

17 Relaxing Days | Frankfurt to Munich

  • Wander down cobbled stone streets in the stunning medieval villages of the Black Forest
  • Visit the ‘Flower Island’ of Mainau in Lake Constance, cruise along Strasbourg’s canals, visit pretty Colmar, taste wine on the ‘route Alsace du Vin’. 
  • In beautiful Bavaria enjoy a sensational mountain cable car ride, take in the spectacular mountain views from Hitler’s Eagles Nest, visit Berchtesgaden, and descend into an ancient Salt Mine. 
  • From Füssen, explore King Ludwig’s ‘fairytale’ Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace, and be spiritually lifted in that extraordinary pilgrimage Wieskirche - the ‘Church in the Meadows’. 
  • Visit Innsbruck, baroque Salzburg and the undulating ‘Sound of Music’ hills.
  • Spend lunchtime in the ski resort of Garmisch and visit Kloster Ettal Abbey. 
  • As a grand finale, stay two nights’ in first class, centrally located Oberammergau accommodation and enjoy Premium Category 1 ‘best in house’ seating for the Passion Play.

East Germany & the Czech Republic plus the Oberammergau Experience

20 Astonishing Days | Berlin to Munich

  • See Berlin’s Checkpoint Charlie, Potsdam’s Palaces and ‘Bridge of Spies’, Prague’s medieval Hradcany Castle and WWII’s intriguing escape caste - Colditz. 
  • Stand on the incredible Bastei Bridge and explore giant Königstein’s Fortress ramparts. 
  • Relax in the magnificent Saxon Switzerland National Park, float on a punt through Spreewald’s magical marshes, cruise along the River Elbe to Dresden’s Royal Palace and glide down the Vltava River in picturesque Cesky Krumlov.  
  • Explore the Austrian ‘Sound of Music’ city of Salzburg, visit Innsbruck and sleep in the Bavarian Mountains. 
  • Visit King Ludwig’s ‘fairytale’ Neuschwanstein Castle, the ancient, medieval town of Füssen and take a cable car high into the Alps. 
  • Relax in the ski resort city of Garmisch, kneel in that extraordinary pilgrimage Wieskirche - the ‘Church in the Meadows’, and visit Kloster Ettal Abbey. 
  • As a grand finale stay two nights’ in first class, centrally located Oberammergau accommodation and enjoy Premium Category 1 ‘best in house’ seating for the marvellous Passion Play.
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Italian Lakes & Tuscany plus the Oberammergau Experience

23 Superb Days | Milan to Munich

  • Discover the delightful ports and villages that litter aristocratic Lake Maggiore, mystical Lake Orte, Bellagio on Lake Como, and glorious Lake Garda. 
  • Ride through the Alps on the scenic Centovalli Express, explore medieval Genoa with its dozens of UNESCO listed Palaces, relax in seductive Portofino, and the famous Cinque Terre. 
  • Visit Florence, lovely Lucca, and Romeo and Juliet’s Verona. 
  • Take in the fantastic Ferrari museum, enjoy a Parmesan cheese lunch, visit Palladio’s Vicenza, dine in a genuine Tuscan Osteria and enjoy romantic stays in Venetian Villas. 
  • Explore the Austrian ‘Sound of Music’ city of Salzburg, visit Innsbruck and sleep in the Bavarian Mountains. 
  • Visit King Ludwig’s ‘fairytale’ Neuschwanstein Castle, the ancient, medieval town of Füssen and take a cable car high into the Alps. 
  • Relax in the ski resort city of Garmisch, kneel in that extraordinary pilgrimage Wieskirche - the ‘Church in the Meadows’, and visit Kloster Ettal Abbey. 
  • As a grand finale stay two nights’ in first class, centrally located Oberammergau accommodation and enjoy Premium Category 1 ‘best in house’ seating for the marvellous Passion Play.

 

Salzburg, Bavarian ‘Fairytale’ Palaces plus the Oberammergau Experience

7 Superb Days | Salzburg to Munich

  • Stay 2 nights in the ‘Sound of Music’ city of Salzburg, visit Innsbruck in the Austrian Tyrol and sleep in the heart of the Bavarian Mountains
  • Visit King Ludwig’s ‘fairytale’ Neuschwanstein Castle, the ancient, medieval town of Füssen and take a cable car high into the Alps. 
  • Relax in the ski resort city of Garmisch, kneel in that extraordinary pilgrimage Wieskirche - the ‘Church in the Meadows’, and visit Kloster Ettal Abbey. 
  • As a grand finale stay two nights’ in first class, centrally located Oberammergau accommodation and enjoy Premium Category 1 ‘best in house’ seating for the marvellous Passion Play.

Innsbruck, Bavarian ‘Fairytale’ Palaces plus the Oberammergau Experience

5 Superb Days | Innsbruck to Munich

  • Stay 2 nights in the famous cobbled stone city of Innsbruck, see the famous Golden Roof and visit Hall - the oldest town in the Austrian Tyrol. 
  • Drive over the stunning Fern Pass into the Bavarian Mountains to visit King Ludwig’s ‘fairytale’ Neuschwanstein Castle.
  • Relax in the ancient, medieval town of Füssen and be spiritually lifted in that extraordinary pilgrimage Wieskirche - the ‘Church in the Meadows’. 
  • As a grand finale stay two nights’ in first class, centrally located Oberammergau accommodation and enjoy Premium Category 1 ‘best in house’ seating for the marvellous Passion Play.