Oberammergau & Hallstatt

Hallstatt lakeside town
Hallstatt lakeside town
©Passion Play Oberammergau
©Passion Play Oberammergau
Kelheim, Germany
Kelheim, Germany
Boat cruising down the Danube
Boat cruising down the Danube
©Passion Play Oberammergau
©Passion Play Oberammergau

This unforgettable multi-centre tour will take you through Germany and Austria, offering you the chance to explore local life through the ages. Go underground at the fantastic Hallstatt salt mines, visit the Celtic Museum to admire its elaborate La Tène metalwork, and spend time in the charming Bavarian village of Oberammergau – the beautiful setting for the once-per-decade Passion Play.

The highlight of this trip is, of course, the performance itself. Taking place just once every 10 years, this is a rare opportunity to experience the legendary stage event – and one that is not to be missed. 

  • Witness the once-per-decade Oberammergau Passion Play and spend two nights in the area
  • Descend underground to the visit the salt mines of Hallstatt, where thousands of years of salt-mining history await discovery
  • Visit the Celtic museum at Hallein with its elaborate La Tène metalwork

Itinerary 2020

Day 1

Today we fly into Munich and drive onward to our hotel in the Oberammergau area.

Hotel: Overnight in Oberammergau*
Meals: Dinner included

Day 2

This morning we have the chance to explore Oberammergau. The village is known for its traditional woodcarvers, religious art and its frescoes of traditional Bavarian themes. After an early lunch, we will prepare to watch the Passion Play, Part I of which is due to commence at 2.30pm. We will take a lengthy break for dinner between 5pm and 7.30pm, and then the final part of the play will resume at 8pm until 10.30pm.

Hotel: Overnight in Oberammergau*
Meals: All meals included

Day 3

We leave Oberammergau this morning and drive to the historic town of Hallein, stopping for coffee on route. Upon arrival, we visit the impressive Celtic Museum with its elaborate La Tène metalwork. This is one of Europe’s biggest museums dedicated to Celtic history and it presents a range of exhibits that include Ice Age burial sites, salt-mining on the Dürrnberg and areas of ancient settlement. This evening, we will enjoy dinner together at our hotel.

Hotel: Overnight in Hallstatt
Meals: All meals included

Day 4

We begin our day by going underground at the Hallstatt salt mines. This is an impressive mine, with 65 kilometres of tunnels and an average salt content of 60%. After lunch, we proceed to the UNESCO-listed Hallstatt Museum, where discoveries from the area’s salt mines are on display. These include a drinking horn, miners’ picks and stone axes. We can also observe finds from Iron Age cemeteries as well as Roman remains. Later, we will enjoy a farewell meal together as a group.

Hotel: Overnight in Hallstatt
Meals: All meals included

Day 5

Enjoy a morning at leisure before transferring to the airport for our return flights to London.

Meals: Breakfast included
*Due to the demand of the Passion Play, we are unable to confirm the exact hotel for the nights in the Oberammergau area until closer to the departure date.

What's Included

  1. Expert Guide Lecturer
  2. Tour Manager
  3. Local Travel - Private a/c coach
  4. Meals - Most meals included
  5. Entries & Tips - Entry to all sites in programme; tips included
  6. Tickets to the Oberammergau Passion Play - Category two tickets
  7. Hotels
  8. Flights

Travel Information

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2020 Tour Details

Mon 10th Aug - Fri 14th Aug

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£2,195

inc.

sgl supp: £360

OBH20A

Led By: Prof John Collis

Guide Lecturer

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