A Holiday to Austria and Oberammergau

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A Holiday to Austria and Oberammergau

Mosern in Tyrol

The holiday is featured on page 12 of the McCabe pilgrimages Oberammergau 202 brochure. Please obtain a copy of the brochure for full details of our holiday.

We will fly from Manchester airport to Munich and will be based for seven nights at the Inntalerhof hotel in Mosern.

Mosern is a small village very close to the resort of Seefeld, and from an elevated location we will enjoy panoramic views of the Inn valley. The Mosern Peace Bell is beside the hotel and a Peace themed walk is perfect for absorbing the wonderful scenery. There is a nearby bathing lake reached by a devotional path marked as a Via Dolorosa.

Oberammergau is less than two hours' drive away, so ideal for seeing the Passion Play in the middle of our holiday. We will spend two nights in Oberammergau and receive a first-class ticket for a performance of the Passion Play.

Our holiday

A visit to the Passion Play is combined with a holiday among the lakes and mountains of Austria — giving us the opportunity of holidaying together with the common purpose of attending the Passion Play.

We will travel together as a group, with an itinerary of included coach excursions and walks. The Passion Play is an intense emotional experience and this holiday is designed as an opportunity to share this unique event with like-minded people.

Some parties will be predominantly from one church, others may be form two churches joined by individual travellers, couples or families. Our aim is to encourage a real feeling of sharing as we participate together in this landmark Christin event.

Please note that the order of visits is different from that shown in the brochure, and we will spend two nights in Oberammergau where most parties spend only one.

Day 1 Wednesday 2nd September Manchester to Munich

We meet at Manchester Airport. Lufthansa flight to Munich departs at 1020 arriving Munich 1335. Three-hour drive to Mosern and the Inntalerhof hotel, our base for the week.

Day 2 Thursday 3rd September Oetztal Valley

A day to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Tyrol as we take a drive through the Oetzal valley.

Day 3 Friday 4th September Visit Innsbruck

Today we enjoy a coach excursion into the Inn Valley visiting the Tyrolean capital of Innsbruck and Stams Abbey. Weather permitting, we will take a walk along part of the Jacobsweg which goes through the Inn Valley en route to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

Tyrolean evening at the hotel.

Day 4 Saturday 5th September To Oberammergau

Mid-morning departure and a two hour derive to Oberammergau visiting Ettal monastery en route. On arrival check-in to your guest house for a two-night stay. Choose to take your suitcase to Oberammergau, or leave it at the hotel and travel with a light bag.

Day 5 Sunday 6th September the Passion Play

The morning is free to explore the village. A light lunch is included. Afternoon and evening attend the Passion Play with dinner during the interval.

Day 6 Monday 7th September Oberammergau

Morning free to explore the village and find a lunch spot. We return to the Tyrol in the afternoon. (A visit to Linderhof Castle could be arranged today.)

Day 7 Tuesday 8th September Free day

A free day. This morning a local guide will take us on a walk and introduce us to the local area.

The afternoon is free. Perhaps visit nearby Imst or relax and enjoy the spa and gardens. We will give you lots of ideas before you travel.

Day 8 Wednesday 9th September Return to Manchester

We leave Mosern at 9am for a three-hour drive to Munich airport. Our homeward Lufthansa flight departs Munich at 1420 arriving Manchester 1540.

Flight times are subject to change.
We hope you will be able to join us on this holiday. Please call or email Revd Rod Hill 07801 627 434 rodney.hill@methodist.org.uk
The cost of the holiday is £1635/person (+30 Manchester flight supplement) sharing a twin bedded room with private facilities.
A deposit of £200 is payable on booking with a second deposit of £400 payable in May 2019. The balance is due eight weeks prior to departure.

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