Don't miss this experience tailored to young adults ages 18-28. You'll watch the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play and spend time with the cast and crew at a panel discussion featuring Director Christian Stückl along with an introductory lecture to the longest-running passion play in the world. Highlights include a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Stubai Glacier, and more! Prices start at $2,998* from New York, NY, departing on May 5, 2022.
*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount.
About the Oberammergau Passion Play
Since 1634, the most famous Passion Play in the World has been presented every 10 years in Oberammergau, Germany. The worldwide virus pandemic of 2020 forced the Play organizers to move the production to 2022 – only the 4th time in almost 400 years that the Play has been canceled or postponed.
EO invites you to join us, and an estimated 450,000 visitors from around the world, in the small village of Oberammergau for this special Play season. You will experience the world’s largest dramatic and musical Passion Play in the beautiful Bavaria and Tyrol regions of Germany and Austria.
If you thought you missed the Passion Play in 2020, this is a rare second chance to see the event of a lifetime. Many EO travelers are moving their 2020 plans to 2022, but EO has secured tickets and hotel space for additional travelers to join us in 2022.
- All Inclusive Pricing
- Breakfast and Dinner Daily
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Entrance and Program Fees
- First Class Hotels
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- Guided Tours
- International Airfare from NY
- Overseas Airport Transfers
- Study Guide
- Passion Play Ticket
† If air purchased through EO.
Day 1 May 5 - Depart USA
Depart the US and fly to Munich.
Day 2 May 6 - Arrive in Bavaria
Enjoy sightseeing in Munich, home to the Glockenspiel, historic Opera House, and Hofbräuhaus. Continue through Bavaria to Oberammergau for dinner and overnight. (D)
Day 3 May 7 - The Passion Play
The Black Plague of the 14th century was the deadliest pandemic in human history. After the threat of death left their small village, the villagers of Oberammergau promised God that they would show their gratitude by putting on a Passion Play. Over 380 years have passed, and now you will get to enjoy this one-of-a-kind, six-hour musical and dramatic performance. You will also experience an exclusive introduction lecture just for members of Oberammergau Youth Days before the play begins. Lunch is included today, and the surrounding snow-capped mountains give the atmosphere a magical vibe. Then participate in a Passion Play discussion forum before returning to your hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 4 May 8 - Neuschwanstein Castle
Today’s journey begins with an ecumenical church service followed up with a traditional German lunch – on-the-go bratwurst. Then, visit one of the most famous castles in the world, Neuschwanstein Castle. You may recognize it as you approach. This magical palace inspired Walt Disney’s Cinderella’s Castle. During your guided tour you’ll hear legendary stories about King Ludwig II, the mastermind behind the castle, who was declared insane by a panel of doctors. Your dinner and overnight stay will be in Austria’s beautiful Tyrol region. (B, L, D)
Day 5 May 9 - Salzburg
Get ready for a full day of musical adventures as you explore Mozart’s birthplace, Salzburg. Your guided tour will take you to the Cathedral and famous Horse Fountain. View Hellbrunn Castle, Mirabell Palace and, from across the river, see Leopoldskron Palace, which is famous as the filming location for the “Sound of Music.” Your dinner and overnight stay will be back in Tyrol. (B, D)
Day 6 May 10 - Innsbruck and Stubai Glacier
Start off the day with a guided tour of Innsbruck, where two winter Olympics took place. You’ll view Maria Theresa’s Imperial Palace, the Triumphal Arch, and visit the Hofkirche. Plus, you’ll have time to explore the medieval city on your own during your very own scavenger hunt. In the afternoon, strap in for an amazing end to your adventures, the Stubai Glacier! You’ll ascend, by cable car, to an amazing 3210 meter altitude to the top of the glacier. The breathtaking views of the Alpine Valley make the long walks and steep inclines totally worth it! (B, D)
Day 7 May 11 - Return Home
Depart from Munich and fly back home to the US. (B)