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2020 OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY

Tours & Tailor Made Holidays 1


Fred.\ Holidays is one the UK's leading tour operators for holidays to Germany and we can provide tailor-made travel arrangements to the Passion Play. With accommodation in the village of Oberammergau and neighbouring villages such as nearby Ettal, we ensure that you are in the midst of the action for the unique Oberammergau Passion Play. In 2020, the Passion Play will be performed for the 42nd time, maintaining the tradition of this unique world famous event. The history of the Oberammergau Passion Play begins in 1633. After endless death and hardship at the hands of the Thirty Years' War and the bubonic plague, the surviving population of Oberammergau vowed that they would perform the "play of the suffering, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ" every ten years if they were spared from extinction. At Whitsun in 1634, they kept their promise for the first time and so began the history of the Oberammergau Passion Play which demonstrates the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ. As early as the middle of the 18th-century spectators came to Oberammergau from all over Germany, attracted by the great power and mystique of the play. The villagers have kept their vow ever since and their faith and commitment has been recognised and admired around the world and is regarded as one of the most important passion plays. The village at the edge of the Bavarian Alps expects approximately 450,000 visitors for the passion play, over half of which will be international guests, during the 102 planned performances.

Peace of mind In addition to being part of one of the UK’s most established travel companies, Fred.\ Holidays is ABTA and ATOL bonded ensuring that you are financially protected in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

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Passion Play Theatre Š Passion Play Oberammergau 2020

Tailor Made Holidays Included within this brochure is a selection of self-guided rail holidays and private guided holiday options to maximise your 2020 Passion Play experience. In addition to these featured holidays, we can arrange holidays to Bavarian Resorts such as Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Berchtesgaden, Lindau or FĂźssen. If your chosen holiday is not listed or you would prefer a bespoke holiday created just for you, please contact our travel specialists for more information.

Rail Holidays

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With excellent networks and breath-taking scenery, our rail holidays provide a convenient, and relaxing way to visit this oncein-a-lifetime event and explore the stunning regions surrounding it. With opportunities to visit the Bavarian capital of Munich, to explore the beautiful Bavarian countryside, or to extend your stay even further and visit the classical cities of Vienna and Salzburg your 2020 Passion Play will be one to remember.


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Contents Feature

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Rail Holidays • Munich & Oberammergau

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• Bavaria & Oberammergau

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• Austria & Oberammergau

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Passion Play Seating Plan

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Private Guided Holidays • Munich & Oberammergau

14 - 15

• Bavaria & Oberammergau

16 - 17

• Austria & Oberammergau

18 - 19

Private Guided Holidays Make your Oberammergau Passion Play experience even more special with one of our private guided holidays. This means you can enjoy a more personalised and intimate experience, with one-off tours you wouldn't get to enjoy anywhere else. Throughout your journey you will benefit from expertise and guidance of your own private driver-guide who will transfer you between destinations and give you and in-depth insight into the history of each city and the spectacular play itself.

For group enquiries please contact your travel agent, call 0800 988 3369 or email enquiries@fredholidays.co.uk Oberammergau 5


Houses in Oberammergau © Thomas Klinger

3 nights Munich & Oberammergau 2020 Rail Holiday Departing Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays between 16th May - 4th October 2020 The premier of the 42nd Passion Play will be on May 16, 2020. This tradition has been maintained and performed with almost no interruption for over 380 years. It demonstrates the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ and is performed every ten years. It is regarded as the most important passion play in the world. The village at the edge of the Bavarian Alps expects approximately 450,000 visitors for the passion play, over half of which will be international guests. For the next Passion Play, there are 102 performances planned. With this rail holiday, you can experience the spectacle of the Passion Play, while enjoying a convenient, smart and relaxing way to explore the region and the mighty city of Munich. Start your stay in the capital of Bavaria, Munich, before journeying to Oberammergau for your Passion Play Experience.

What's included • Accommodation in your chosen category of hotel • Daily buffet breakfast • Train tickets, 2nd class: °°Munich – Oberammergau °°Oberammergau – Munich • Admission to the Passion Play • 3-Course meal during the Passion Play • Bus transfer to the Passion Play and to the Passion Play-Meal • Passion Play text book • Return flights from UK

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Jesus clears the temple © Passion Play Oberammergau 2020

Itinerary Day 1 - Depart UK Depart the UK on your flight to Munich and explore this city at your own leisure.

Day 2 - Munich Today explore Munich at your leisure, the Bavarian capital has more than 8 centuries of history.

Day 3 - Munich – Oberammergau After breakfast take the train from Munich to Oberammergau for your Passion Play Experience.

Day 4 - Oberammergau After breakfast take the train from Oberammergau to the airport in Munich for your return flight to the UK.

Rail Holiday – 2 People

Price from

3* Accommodation including Category 1 tickets

£1,109pp

3* Accommodation including Category 2 tickets

£1,089pp

3* Accommodation including Category 3 tickets

£1,049pp

4* Accommodation including Category 1 tickets

£1,209pp

4* Accommodation including Category 2 tickets

£1,159pp

Single price available on request

Group pricing available from £1,019pp please contact your travel agent, call 0800 988 3369 or email enquiries@fredholidays.co.uk

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5 nights Bavaria & Oberammergau 2020 Rail Holiday Departing Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays between 16th May - 4th October 2020 What's included • Accommodation in your chosen category of hotel • Daily buffet breakfast • Train tickets, 2nd class: °°Munich – Oberammergau °°Oberammergau – Rothenburg ob der Tauber °°Rothenburg ob der Tauber – Nuremberg °°Nuremberg – Munich • Admission to the Passion Play • 3-Course meal during the Passion Play • Bus transfer to the Passion Play and to the Passion Play Meal

Itinerary Day 1 - Depart UK Depart the UK on your flight to Munich and explore this city at your own leisure.

• Passion Play text book

Day 2 - Munich - Oberammergau

• Return flights from UK

Today after breakfast take the train from Munich to Oberammergau for your Passion Play Experience.

Day 3 - Oberammergau – Rothenburg ob der Tauber After breakfast take the train from Oberammergau to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Rothenburg is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Romantic Germany.

Day 4 - Rothenburg ob der Tauber – Nuremberg Today continue your travel to Nuremberg. Take the train from Rothenburg to Nuremberg. With the rest of the day to explore this historic city.

Day 5 - Nuremberg Explore Nuremberg at you own leisure with the opportunity to visit the castle, one of the most important medieval imperial palaces. Its privileged vantage point offers incredible views of the city.

Day 6 - Nuremberg – Munich After breakfast take the train from Nuremberg to Munich Airport for your return flight to the UK. 8


Coming soon 5 nights Bavarian resort + 2 nights Oberammergau

From £1,979pp Call now for details

Rail Holiday – 2 People

Price from

3* Accommodation including Category 1 tickets

£1,419pp

3* Accommodation including Category 2 tickets

£1,399pp

3* Accommodation including Category 3 tickets

£1,349pp

4* Accommodation including Category 1 tickets

£1,739pp

4* Accommodation including Category 2 tickets

£1,689pp

Single price available on request

Group pricing available from £1,329pp please contact your travel agent, call 0800 988 3369 or email enquiries@fredholidays.co.uk 9


8 nights Austria & Oberammergau 2020 Rail Holiday Departing Tuesdays, Fridays & Sundays between 16th May - 4th October 2020 What's included • Accommodation in your chosen category of hotel • Daily buffet breakfast • Train tickets, 2nd class: °°Munich – Oberammergau °°Oberammergau – Linz °°Linz – Vienna °°Vienna – Salzburg • Admission to the Passion Play • 3-Course meal during the Passion Play • Bus transfer to the Passion Play and to the Passion Play-Meal • Passion Play text book • Return flights from UK

Itinerary Day 1 - Depart UK Depart the UK on your flight to Munich and explore this city at your own leisure.

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Jesus enters Jerusalem © Passion Play Oberammergau 2020

Day 2 - Munich – Oberammergau Today after breakfast take the train from Munich to Oberammergau with the rest of the day at leisure to explore.

Day 3 - Oberammergau Today visit the village of Oberammergau for your Passion Play Experience.

Day 4 - Oberammergau – Linz After breakfast take the train from Oberammergau to Linz, a picturesque town on the banks of the Danube River.


Day 5 - Linz – Vienna After breakfast take the train from Linz to Vienna the capital of Austria. Explore this magnificent city at your leisure.

Day 6 - Vienna Today continue your exploration of this wonderful city steeped in history.

Day 7 - Vienna - Salzburg After breakfast take the train from Vienna to Salzburg, where the genius composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born.

Day 8 - Salzburg Salzburg is the fourth largest city in Austria. The city offers the perfect combination of a picturesque mountain setting and a beautifully preserved old town. Explore at your own leisure.

Day 9 - Salzburg Today your journey ends with your return flight to the UK.

Rail Holiday – 2 People

Price from

3* Accommodation including Category 1 tickets

£1,949pp

3* Accommodation including Category 2 tickets

£1,909pp

3* Accommodation including Category 3 tickets

£1,869pp

4* Accommodation including Category 1 tickets

£2,449pp

4* Accommodation including Category 2 tickets

£2,399pp

Single price available on request

Group pricing available from £1,839pp please contact your travel agent, call 0800 988 3369 or email enquiries@fredholidays.co.uk 11


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Passion Play Theatre © Passion Play Oberammergau 2020


3 nights Munich & Oberammergau 2020 Private guided Holiday Departing Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays between 16th May - 4th October 2020 What's included • Accommodation in your chosen category of hotel • Daily buffet breakfast • Private Driver-Guide for the duration of your stay • Admission to the Passion Play • 3-Course meal during the Passion Play • Bus transfer to the Passion Play and to the Passion Play-Meal • Passion Play text book • Return flights from UK

Itinerary Day 1 - Depart UK Depart the UK on your flight to Munich, upon arrival you will be met by your driver-guide. Begin with a sightseeing tour before transferring to your hotel enjoying the rest of your day at leisure.

Jesus before Pilate © Passion Play Oberammergau 2020

Day 2 - Munich

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Discover more than 8 centuries of history of the Bavarian capital during a walking tour. Munich, home to the famous Oktoberfest, is also one of the most important cities in German history and culture. Starting at the Karlstor, you will pass by the church St. Michael, where the remains of "Mad King" are kept, the Marienplatz square with the City Hall and its famous carillon, the Frauenkirche along with many other attractions in the historic centre. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Day 3 - Munich – Oberammergau After breakfast, drive with your guide from Munich to Oberammergau for your Passion Play Experience.

Day 4 - Oberammergau – Munich After breakfast transfer from Oberammergau to Munich airport for your return flight to the UK


Price from

3* Accommodation including Category 1 tickets

£2,559pp

3* Accommodation including Category 2 tickets

£2,529pp

3* Accommodation including Category 3 tickets

£2,489pp

4* Accommodation including Category 1 tickets

£2,669pp

4* Accommodation including Category 2 tickets

£2,619pp

Private Guided Holiday – 4 People

Price from

3* Accommodation including Category 1 tickets

£1,769pp

3* Accommodation including Category 2 tickets

£1,749pp

3* Accommodation including Category 3 tickets

£1,699pp

4* Accommodation including Category 1 tickets

£1,879pp

4* Accommodation including Category 2 tickets

£1,819pp

Passion Play Theatre at night © Passion Play Oberammergau 2020

Private Guided Holiday – 2 People

Single price available on request

Group pricing available from £1,439pp please contact your travel agent, call 0800 988 3369 or email enquiries@fredholidays.co.uk

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5 nights Bavaria & Oberammergau 2020 Private Guided Holiday Departing Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays between 16th May - 4th October 2020 What's included • Accommodation in your chosen category of hotel • Daily buffet breakfast • Private Driver-Guide for the duration of your stay • Admission to the Passion Play • 3-Course meal during the Passion Play • Bus transfer to the Passion Play and to the Passion Play-Meal • Return flights from UK

Itinerary Day 1 - Depart UK Depart the UK on your flight to Munich, upon arrival transfer to your hotel. After check in enjoy a city tour in Munich, discover more than 8 centuries of history of the Bavarian capital. Munich, home to the famous Oktoberfest, is also one of the most important cities in German history and culture. Starting at the Karlstor, you will pass by the church St. Michael, where the remains of "Mad King" are kept, the Marienplatz square with the City Hall and its famous carillon, the Frauenkirche along with many other attractions in the historic centre.

Day 2 - Munich - Oberammergau After breakfast, drive with your guide from Munich to Oberammergau for your Passion Play Experience. 16

Crucifixion_1 © Passion Play Oberammergau 2020

• Passion Play text book


Day 3 - Oberammergau – Dinkelsbühl – Rothenburg ob der Tauber Today journey to Rothenburg ob der Tauber via Dinkelsbühl. Rothenburg is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Romantic Germany. Enjoy a tour of this lovely medieval town concluding with a snow ball tasting, a pastry considered the signature dish of Rothenburg.

Day 4 - Rothenburg ob der Tauber – Nuremberg Today continue to Nuremberg with the remainder of the day to enjoy at your leisure.

Day 5 - Nuremberg During today’s tour of Nuremberg visit the old part of the city, where you will find most tourist attractions. Visit the castle, one of the most important medieval imperial palaces, its privileged vantage point offers incredible views of the city. The castle has been home to every emperor of the Holy German Empire, between 1050 and 1571.

Day 6 - Nuremberg – Munich Today your journey ends as you transfer from Nuremberg to Munich Airport for your return flight to the UK

Private Guided Holiday – 2 People

Price from

3* Accommodation with Category 1 tickets

£3,799pp

3* Accommodation with Category 2 tickets

£3,779pp

3* Accommodation with Category 3 tickets

£3,729pp

4* Accommodation with Category 1 tickets

£4,039pp

4* Accommodation with Category 2 tickets

£3,989pp

Private Guided Holiday – 4 People

Price from

3* Accommodation with Category 1 tickets

£2,469pp

3* Accommodation with Category 2 tickets

£2,449pp

3* Accommodation with Category 3 tickets

£2,399pp

4* Accommodation with Category 1 tickets

£2,689pp

4* Accommodation with Category 2 tickets

£2,639pp

Single price available on request

Group pricing available from £1,969pp please contact your travel agent, call 0800 988 3369 or email enquiries@fredholidays.co.uk 17


8 nights Austria & Oberammergau 2020 Private Guided Holiday

Itinerary

What's included

Day 2 - Munich – Oberammergau

Departing Tuesdays, Fridays & Sundays between 16th May - 4th October 2020 • Accommodation in your chosen category of hotel • Daily buffet breakfast • Private Driver-Guide for the duration of your stay • Admission to the Passion Play • 3-Course meal during the Passion Play

• Bus transfer to the Passion Play and to the Passion Play-Meal • Passion Play text book • Return flights from UK

Day 1 - Depart UK Depart the UK on your flight to Munich, upon arrival transfer to your hotel followed by a walking tour of the city. Munich, home to the famous Oktoberfest, is also one of the most important cities in German history and culture. Starting at the Karlstor, you will pass by the church St. Michael, where the remains of "Mad King" are kept, the Marienplatz square with the City Hall and its famous carillon, the Frauenkirche along with many other attractions in the historic centre. Today after breakfast journey to Oberammergau and enjoy a city tour before spending the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 3 - Oberammergau Today visit the village of Oberammergau for your Passion Play Experience.

Day 4 - Oberammergau – Linz In the afternoon we cross the Austrian border to the city of Linz, a picturesque town on the banks of the Danube River where we enjoy a walking city tour.

Day 5 - Linz – Dürstein – Vienna After breakfast enjoy a short stop at the village of Dürnstein, nestled in the heart of the magnificent Wachau Valley. The charming town of Dürnstein offers a unique combination of breath-taking scenery and traditional architecture. It was in the Kuenringer Castle, whose ruins still overlook Dürnstein, that the English King Richard Lionheart was held prisoner. Then on to Vienna, the magnificent capital of Austria.

Day 6 - Vienna Today a sightseeing tour of Vienna. Passing the Opera House, Hofburg Palace, Heroes Gate, Parliament, the Council and more. In the afternoon explore Vienna further at your leisure.

Day 7 - Vienna – Lake District- Salzburg In the morning continue to the Lake District and ascend to Mount Zwölferhorn by cable car to enjoy wonderful views over the Lake Wolfgang. Next we continue to the city of Salzburg, where the genius composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born. Here we enjoy a sightseeing tour with examples of breath-taking Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque artistry. Our visit also includes the world famous Mirabell Gardens and we see the house where Mozart grew up.

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Day 8 - Salzburg Salzburg is the fourth largest city in Austria. The city offers the perfect combination of a picturesque mountain setting and a beautifully preserved old town. The historic centre is dominated by many church spires, medieval fortresses and the magnificent Hohensalzburg Fortress. The spirit of Mozart still permeates the city.

Day 9 - Salzburg

Last supper_2 © Passion Play Oberammergau 2020

Today your journey ends as you transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Private Guided Holiday – 2 People

Price from

3* Accommodation with Category 1 tickets

£5,139pp

3* Accommodation with Category 2 tickets

£5,109pp

3* Accommodation with Category 3 tickets

£5,069pp

4* Accommodation with Category 1 tickets

£5,369pp

4* Accommodation with Category 2 tickets

£5,319pp

Private Guided Holiday – 4 People

Price from

3* Accommodation with Category 1 tickets

£3,319pp

3* Accommodation with Category 2 tickets

£3,289pp

3* Accommodation with Category 3 tickets

£3,249pp

4* Accommodation with Category 1 tickets

£3,509pp

4* Accommodation with Category 2 tickets

£3,459pp

Single price available on request

Group pricing available from £2,679pp please contact your travel agent, call 0800 988 3369 or email enquiries@fredholidays.co.uk 19


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All prices featured are per person based on two adults sharing a room, are subject to availability and change. Group pricing is for groups of 10+ please call for more details. Hotel ratings are hotels own. City taxes may be applicable and are payable locally. Holiday programmes are subject to availability and change, further terms and condition may apply. Full operator terms and conditions apply, for full terms and conditions visit www.fredholidays.co.uk/terms E&OE.

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