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The World's Most Famous Passion Play

Oberammergau Passion Play

This is the most incredible performance you will ever see: the re-enactment of Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection. A 380-year tradition. An open-air stage with live animals. More than 2,000 actors, singers, and instrumentalists, all from Oberammergau. And it only happens once every 10 years.

Shrine of Our Lady of Maria Plain

A major pilgrimage destination, the hilltop Shrine of Our Lady of Maria Plain is known for its stunning views of Salzburg and a miraculous painting of Mary and Jesus. You’ll find other paintings, statues, relics of St. Dionysios and St. Christina, and small chapels—perfect for personal reflection.

Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady)

The most famous landmark in Munich and one of the largest churches in southern Germany, Frauenkirche is the cathedral church for the Munich diocese. Despite it’s size and impressive domed twin towers, it’s Frauenkriche’s beauty, simplicity, and bell chimes that will captivate you.


Full Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1: Depart United States

    The Journey Begins
    Depart the United States for your overnight flight to Frankfurt. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board.

  • Day 2: Arrive in Vienna

    Welcome to Austria’s Capital City
    A creative haven for Mozart and Beethoven, Vienna is known for its music, palaces, high quality of life, and beautiful churches, shrines, monasteries, and cathedrals. After arriving in the largest city in Austria, you will be transported to your hotel. Unpack and relax before joining the other pilgrims for dinner.

  • Day 3: Vienna

    Important Historical Sights
    Celebrate Mass at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the mother church of the Archdiocese of Vienna. See the Hofburg Palace, the Capuchin Church and its Imperial Crypt, the outstanding baroque architecture of St. Charles Church, and the Belvedere Palace. Drive around Ringstrasse (one of the most magnificent boulevards in the world), passing by the Vienna Opera, the Burgtheater, and more. Take a late-afternoon tour of Schönbrunn Palace.

  • Day 4: Vienna

    Melk Abbey, Austrian Lake District, Salzburg
    Following breakfast, drive along the Danube River through the rolling hills, vineyards, and fortresses of the Wachau Valley. In Melk, celebrate Mass at Melk Abbey, a massive baroque Benedictine monastery. After lunch, drive along the picturesque Austrian Lake District before arriving in Salzburg. Check in to the hotel just in time for dinner.

  • Day 5: Salzburg

    Mozart’s Birthplace & Setting for The Sound of Music
    After Mass, celebrate Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Maria Plain. Tour the Mirabell Gardens and Getreidegasse, a busy shopping street where Mozart’s childhood home still stands. See Hohensalzburg Castle Mönchsberg mountain and the fountain in Residenzplatz square. Visit St. Peter’s Abbey, and enjoy a free afternoon. Dinner will be at the hotel.

  • Day 6: Oberammergau

    Home of the Passion Play
    Take a picturesque ride through Bavaria to peaceful Oberammergau. In the afternoon, explore the quaint streets of this little town, home to the largest and most important Passion Play in the world. End the day with Mass and dinner.

  • Day 7: Oberammergau

    42nd Passion Play Performance
    After breakfast, enjoy a free morning before we make our way to the theatre for the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play. The play is approximately 5.5 hours long with a 3-hour intermission, allowing you time to get something to eat and walk around. We will have dinner together after the performance.

  • Day 8: Munich

    Known for the First and Largest Oktoberfest
    After breakfast, drive to Munich, the third largest city in Germany. Visit the famous Glockenspiel and the twin-towered landmark church, Frauenkirche. Continue down Ludwigstrasse, one of Munich’s grandest boulevards, to see historical monuments, the Residenz, and the Hofgarten. Celebrate Mass at Frauenkirche. Enjoy a free afternoon before our farewell dinner.

  • Day 9: Depart Munich

    Revel in the Memories
    After breakfast, say “guten tag” as the bus transports you to the airport for your flight home.

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*Please note that for a number of reasons beyond our control or because new opportunities emerge, the schedule and itinerary can change.

 

 

A Life-Changing Experience

Grow Spiritually

Sometimes we need to step back from life and take another look at who we are, what we are here for, what matters most, and what matters least. Without the distractions of your everyday life, Austria and Germany provide a perfect opportunity to hear the voice of God.

Experience German Culture

A pilgrimage is a wonderful opportunity to expand our knowledge and experience the world. Explore Vienna and Munich. Eat authentic German cuisine. Experience the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play. And see life through the eyes of people who call Austria and Germany home.

Create Lasting Friendships

Whether you are making this pilgrimage with your spouse, best friend, or by yourself, you will meet an incredible group of people who are passionate about their faith and the Dynamic Catholic mission. Make memories and create lifelong friendships with people from across the country.