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Escorted Rail Tours to Oberammergau

Famous for its Passion Play

The village of Oberammergau is most famous as the location of the renowned Passion Play for the last 376 years. Once every ten years, this unassuming village in the heart of the Bavarian Alps hosts this event, which draws in hundreds of thousands of visitors. The moving re-enactment of Christ's suffering, known as the Passion Play, is a five-hour epic - a tragedy of death and the promise of life. During the 17th century, Oberammergau, like much of Europe, was afflicted with the 'Black Death'. As the town's population dwindled, the local government vowed they would perform the 'Play of the Suffering, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ' every ten years if God spared them from the plague ravaging the region.

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Fairytale Castles & Bavarian Alps

Whimsical palaces and gingerbread castles set the theme of our fairy-tale rail tour, during which we relax in the wonderful Bavarian countryside, visit the capital of Bavaria, Munich, and take a trip by train up the Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.
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Bavaria & Oberammergau

Visits to fairytale castles and whimsical palaces plus the Bavarian Alps form the backdrop to this unique holiday. The Passion Play in Oberammergau takes centre-stage every ten years - an opportunity not to be missed!

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The Passion Play
Oberammergau saw a recovery in 1633 and the next year, the townsfolk performed the first Passion Play on a stage erected above the graves of their countrymen who had succumbed to the plague. The Oberammergau villagers believed they had witnessed a miracle, and have upheld their end of the pledge ever since, performing the play forty times, and amassing vast multi-national crowds in the process. The next performance of the Passion Play will be in 2020.

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