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Oberammergau Passion Play -Germany's Romantic Road Dbl

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 Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the Passion Play that is only available every decade! After an overnight flight, arrive on Day two in Berlin, Germany. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. Day three embark on a city tour where you’ll visit the Charlottenburg Palace, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the Schoenberg City Hall, Kurfuerstendamm, the Reichstag building and a stop at “Checkpoint Charlie”, the best known Berlin Wall crossing point between East and West Berlin during the Cold War. Day four depart Berlin for Hamburg. En route, make a stop in the medieval Hanseatic League town of Lubeck, the famed birthplace of marzipan and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Join a local guide for a tour of the town and visit Café Niederegger to shop for the marzipan they have been making for 200 years. Day five a panoramic tour showcases the Rathaus (Town Hall), the Alster, St. Michaelis Church, the city center and much, much more. Later, It’s your choice! Board a harbor boat for a narrated cruise around the massive Hamburg shipping port highlighting the key maritime sights. Or, embark on a relaxing boat cruise on Alster Lake to take in stunning views of the shoreline dotted with the homes of Hamburg’s elite. Day six stop in Bremen, the beginning of the Fairy Tale Road. Join a local guide for a walking tour of this quaint town featuring the musicians of Brothers Grimm fame, the Town Hall (UNESCO), and the medieval Schnoor district. Later, travel to Hamelin, made famous by the Pied Piper legend from the stories of the Brothers Grimm. Day seven see the real life places that inspired the fairy tale classics. First, meet a local storyteller at the famed “Rapunzel’s Castle” – Trendelburg. Continue on to Reinhardswald, home to Sleeping Beauty’s castle – Sababurg. Explore the enchanting grounds before traveling to Kassel, home to the Brothers Grimm Museum. At the museum, an expert will lead you on a tour through the interactive displays that bring you through the life of the Grimm Brothers. Journey to the medieval university town of Marburg with its endless alleys and stairways that lead to the castle perched above. Day eight travel to the medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. En route, make a stop in Wurzburg, a Bavarian wine town known for its lavish Baroque and Rococo architecture. Enjoy leisure time before continuing to Rothenburg. This evening, stroll to a local restaurant where you’ll enjoy a tasting of local wines followed by a traditional German dinner. Later, join a colorfully costumed local expert for the famous “Night Watchman” walking tour of this medieval town. Day nine it’s your choice! Join in a walk to a local bakery to make “schneeball” pastries (snowballs) a favorite treat of the locals! Or, tour the Medieval Crime and Justice Museum. Later spend time at the famous Kaethe Wohlfahrt Christmas Museum for a private tour and enjoy an ornament making demonstration and shop for handmade Christmas ornaments. The afternoon is at leisure. Day ten depart Rothenburg and enjoy a tour of the famous Neuschwanstein Castle. Built by King Ludwig II, it is the most photographed castle in Germany. Next, continue on to the quaint, picturesque village of Oberammergau. Day eleven enjoy a performance of the Passion Play. The original performance dates back to 1634. During the Thirty Year War, the village made a vow that if God spared them from the Black Plague they would perform a passion play honoring the life of Christ every ten years. All performers are native to the village and the cast starts to grow their hair and beards more than a year in advance. Day twelve depart Oberammergau and travel to Munich. A city tour highlights Olympic Park, the world-famous Glockenspiel, weather permitting, and Marienplatz, a beautiful square surrounded by shops and restaurants. The afternoon is at leisure. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner as you toast the end of a memorable tour. Day thirteen the tour ends and you head home
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Class Details

11 Sessions
Weekly - Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Yosemite Hall Parking Lot, West Campus

Community Education Host 



Please read:  Cancellation waiver insurance, airfare, hotel accommodations, round trip airport transfers from Modesto, hotel transfers, and 19 meals included. $1000 deposit per person due upon registration. Space is limited and may not be available after March 2018. Save $100 and book by March 12, 2018.



Registration Closes On
Monday, June 1, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
6/1/2020 - 6/13/2020 Weekly -Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat 6:00 AM - 11:59 PM Modesto, Yosemite Hall Parking Lot, West Campus  Map, Room: Parking Lot 211 Community Education Host 

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