Shrines Of Alpine Europe & Oberammergau
from $2929
Duration: 7 Days

On this 7 day faith based journey through Switzerland, Germany and Austria, you will visit some of Central Europe’s most important shrines, cathedrals, holy places, and historic sites. You’ll overnight in Zurich, Oberammergau, Altotting and Vienna. Some of the highlights include visits to the Benedictine Abbey of Einsielden, the Baroque Monastery and Chapel home to the Black Madonna, the once in a decade Passion Play performance in Oberammergau, Altotting the spiritual focal point of Bavaria for more than 1,250 years and a visit to its Panorama Museum, Melk Benedictine Abbey and mass in the solemn Cathedral of St. Stephen in Vienna.

SPECIAL OBERAMMERGAU ITINERARY

In Oberammergau enjoy the once-in-a-decade Passion Play performance. The play is from 2:30 pm to 10:30 pm and includes a 3-hour intermission for dinner. The play portrays the Passion of Christ from his entry into Jerusalem to the Resurrection. The play usually consists of 2,000 actors, singers, musicians, and technicians, all of which are residents of Oberammergau. Please note, the play is conducted in German with booklets provided in other languages.

PERFECTLY LOCATED HOTEL IN OBERAMMERGAU VILLAGE
Cosmos passengers are accommodated at the historical Boeld Hotel located in the heart of Oberammergau Village and situated just minutes away from the Passionstheater. Enjoy 4 star amenities and easy access & to all that this charming town has to offer.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND.
Check into your hotel, then the rest of the day is free to explore on your own. This afternoon, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers and prepare for your upcoming spiritual journey. Later this evening, a welcome dinner is served at your hotel. (D)
Day 2 ZURICH. EXCURSION TO LUCERNE & EINSIEDELN.
This morning, travel to Lucerne, a picturesque town built along the shores of a shimmering lake and at the foot of majestic peaks. Spend some time visiting the town centre and take advantage of the optional excursions available. In the afternoon, head to the Benedictine Abbey of Einsiedeln, a major station on the Way of St. James and one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Switzerland. Visit the magnificent Baroque Monastery and Chapel, home to the Black Madonna, a sculpture carved out of black marble. Spend some time in prayer and then celebrate the Divine Office Vespers and the Salve Regina. Later, return to Zurich. Today's Distance: 93 mi / 150 km (B)
Day 3 ZURICH-OBERAMMERGAU.
Leave Zurich and travel east to cross briefly into Austria, skirting scenic Lake Constance, and then continuing into Germany through the farmlands of Bavaria into the alpine landscapes of Oberammergau. The highlight of the day is the famous Passion Play, a performance that takes place every 10 years since 1634 when it was initiated as an oath to give thanks for the village having been preserved from the Black Death. All the actors who take part in the play, are from the village itself. There will be time for an included dinner during the intermission. Today's Distance: 221 mi / 355 km (B,D)
Day 4 OBERAMMERGAU-MUNICH-ALTOTTING AREA.
Stop in Munich, the capital of Bavaria, for a short visit of the city centre to admire Marienplatz with the Glockenspiel (carillon) of the new city hall tower. Head towards Altotting, spiritual focal point of Bavaria for more than 1,250 years. Here, enjoy a guided visit of the old town and the Panorama Museum, a stereoscopic painting (large scale panorama) created in 1902 portraying the holy city of Jerusalem. Join the evening [M] Mass and the candlelight procession, ideal moments for reflection and worship, as well as for sharing your sense of faith with other believers. Today's Distance: 155 mi / 250 km (B)
Day 5 ALTOTTING AREA- SALZBURG-VIENNA.
Spend the morning getting to know picturesque Salzburg, Mozart's birthplace. Try the famous marzipan pralines, take a walk in the Old Town, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or step into the Cathedral for some prayer time. In the afternoon, travel to the imperial city of Vienna, built along the banks of the Danube. On the way, stop at the Baroque Melk Benedictine Abbey, an important intellectual and cultural centre over the centuries and remarkable for its ornate library, frescoed ceilings, stunning high altar, marble statues, and 210-foot-high cupola. Today's Distance: 224 mi / 360 km (B)
Day 6 VIENNA.
Discover the capital of waltz on an included guided city tour today; learn about the Habsburg dynasty that ruled the area for centuries and see some of the finest buildings that give the city such an elegant feel: the State Opera, the Parliament, and the former imperial Hofburg Palace. Later, if you wish, you can celebrate [M] Mass in the solemn Cathedral of St. Stephen. Continue exploring at leisure, or join an optional excursion. In the evening, say farewell to your newfound friends during the included dinner at a local restaurant. You certainly shared some intense faith experiences, but also some unforgettable moments of joyous communal life. (B,D)
Day 7 VIENNA.
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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