YOUR PURPOSEFUL JOURNEY
Featuring the Passion Play - Oberammergau 2020
June 2-13, 2020
Once a decade
Once a decade since 1634, the people of Oberammergau have performed this world famous Passion Play. Join us for what is sure to be an awe inspiring intellectual, spiritual and cultural journey.
Your experience in Oberammergau promises to become a treasured memory. Around the Passion Play, we have created an inspiring intellectual, spiritual and cultural journey.
Join us in June when strawberries are in season, flowers are in full bloom, and the warm summer air seems to enhance the refreshment of Lutheran Tea. Your journey will offer you the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful German landscape from mountains to rolling farmland. Our daily adventures will take us to destinations of compelling historical, religious, and cultural significance.
We hope you will measure the quality of your journey, not by the quantity of sights you see, but by the invaluable experiences you absorb. Your carefully choreographed itinerary will promote balance each day between a well-planned excursion and time to explore, to rest, to enjoy conversation with fellow travelers, or to reflect on your own. Beautiful accommodations are selected for their quality and their location so that we can maximize our experience of local culture.
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Depart Chicago O'Hare, or other major airport hub, and fly overnight to Europe.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Arrival in Germany and Welcome Dinner
There will be time to unpack, relax, and explore a bit, if you desire, before we gather to experience a wonderful welcome dinner.
Thursday, June 4, 2020
An Authentic Taste of Germany
We will assemble mid-afternoon for a keynote presentation before departing for a brewery tour, a Lutheran Tea (or two) and an authentic treat of locally produced German "BBQ".
Friday, June 5, 2020
A Truly Medieval Experience
We will visit the monastery situated in a thriving city at the crossroads of the medieval world where Martin Luther lived, prayed, and worked as a monk. This city still thrives hundreds of years later. You are sure to be delighted by what you discover here.
Saturday, June 6, 2020
The Reformation at 503
We will visit several sites in this town made famous by an indelible association with the Reformation.
Sunday, June 7, 2020
The confrontation by this well presented German testimony and commitment to "never forget" promises to leave a profound impression on you.
Monday, June 8, 2020
A Mighty Fortress
Luther translated the New Testament into German while living in this famous castle. We will also visit the Bach House as we are inspired by incredible contributions to culture on this day.
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
The Life and Death of Martin Luther
The Geburtshaus and Stebehaus that commemorate the birth and death places of Martin Luther will no doubt stimulate conversation on a range of topics past and present.
Wednesday, June 9, 2020
Off to Oberammergau
Today, we travel to Oberammergau. We will visit the Neuschwantstein Castle and arrive in Oberammergau in time to explore this beautiful city prior to our welcome dinner in the evening.
Thursday,, June 10, 2020
We will enjoy breakfast at our hotel on the day of the Passion Play. This Passion Play has been performed once a decade since 1634. For most of us, this will be a once in a lifetime experience.
Friday, June 11, 2020,
We will endeavor to depart our hotel early enough to explore Berlin the afternoon and evening prior to our departure for home.
Saturday, June 12, 2020
The Formal End of Our Journey Together
We will depart our hotel in Berlin for a short drive to the airport. We will board our plane home in the hope our conversation continues.
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