10- Day Pilgrimage to Germany & Austria

Featuring the 2020 Passion Play in Oberammergau

May 14 - 23, 2020

Organized through OLV Charities and St. Joseph University Parish

Jointly led by Rev. Jacob Ledwon (Pastor, St. Joseph University Parish) and David Kersten (CEO, OLV Charities)

 

 

 

 

We couldn’t be more excited to present this opportunity for you to join us on a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage that has been planned to include a very special highlight: the 42nd world-famous Passion Play which takes place every ten years in Oberammergau!

The history of the Passion Play dates back to 1633. In the middle of the Thirty Years War, after months of suffering and death from the plague, the Oberammergau villagers swore an oath that they would perform the "Play of the Suffering, Death, and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ" every ten years. Every ten years since then, the villagers fulfill their promise to God. What a tremendous and unique way for us to unite our own spiritual journey with this extraordinary tradition of faith. This spiritual journey promises to be uplifting and inspiring to say the least. We hope you will prayerfully consider accompanying us and other brothers and sisters in Christ on this pilgrimage!

 

To view the Tour Brochure please click here.

To register online, please click here.


Tentative Flight Schedule and Daily Itinary (select highlights)

May 14

 

Lufthansa Flight #401 - Departs New York JFK @ 4:10 pm.

 

May 15

 

Arrival at Frankfurt FRA @ 5:50 am. Arrive at Frankfurt International Airport.  Proceed through Passport Control, claim our luggage, andmeet a Peter's Way tour manager upon our exit from Customs.  We will board our comfortable motor coach and drive to the city of Mainz.  Independent lunch.  After lunch we'll continue to Rudesheim am Rhine for Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Rudesheim.

 

May 16

 

Buffet breakfast at our hotel.  Board our boat for a cruise through the most picturesque part of the Rhine Valley.  After our cruise, we will meet the coach for a ride back to Rudesheim for an independent lunch and free afternoon.  We will celebrate Mass at a local church.  Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Rudesheim.

 

May 17

 

Buffet breakfast at our hotel.  After breakfast we will check out and drive to Heidelberg and tour the beautiful city.  Mass will be held at the Church of the Holy Spirit.  Independent lunch.  Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Rothenberg ob der Tauber.

 

May 18

 

Buffet breakfast at our hotel.  After breakfast we will check out and drive to Regensburg for a guided tour of the ancient castle and the city located on the banks of the Danube River.  We will celebrate Mass at St. Peter's Cathedral.  Independent lunch.  After lunch we will continue to Oberammergau, home of the world-famous Passion Play.  Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Oberammergau or region.

 

May 19

 

Buffet breakfast at our hotel.  After breakfast, we celebrate a private Mass at Maria Himmelfaht in Garmisch.  We will attned the Passion Play in the renouned open-air theatre.  Part 1: 2:30-5:00 p.m., Part II: 8:00 - 10:30 pm.  The dinner break lasts 3 hours and is included in our arrangements.  Overnight at our hotel in Oberammergau or region.

 

May 20

 

Buffet breakfast at our hotel.  After breakfast we will check out and drive to visit Wieskirche, the impressive Rococo-era Pilgrimate church and celebrate Mass at the Wieskirche.  After Mass, we'll explore King Ludwig's majestic Neuschwanstein Castle.  Independent lunch.  After lunch we will continue to the Baroque city of Salzburg for a two-night stay.  Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Salzburg.

 

May 21

 

Buffet breakfast at our hotel.  After breakfast we will drive to Berchtesgaden for the Salt Mine tour.  Our next stop will be Kehlsteinhaus or Eagles Nest.  We will celebrate Mass before dinner.  Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Salzburg.

 

May 22

 

Buffet breakfast at our hotel.  After breakfast we will be transferred to the Shrine of Maria Plain in Salzburg and celebrate Mass at the Shrine.  After Mass we will enjoy a tour of Salzburg, Walk along Getreidegasse and visit the house where Mozart was born.  After our visit we will continue to Salzburg's mountain, Residenzplatz and St. Peter's Abbey.  After lunch we will depart for Munich.  Upon our arrival we will have an orientation tour of the second largest city in Germany including a visit to the Marienplatz, the world-famous Glockenspiel and the twin-towered Frauenkirche.  This evening enjoy a festive dinner at the Hofbrauhaus in Munich. Overnight at our hotel in Munich.

 

May 23

 

Buffet breakfast at our hotel.  After breakfast we will be transferred to the Munich Airport for our return flight.

Lufthansa Flight #410.  Departs Munich @12:20 pm - arrives New York/JFK at 3:25 pm

 

Full package price including airfare: $4,590 from New York JFK International Airport, per person, double occupancy when paying by cash/check.  $4,690 if paying by credit card.

For single travelers wishing to have their own room, the cost is an additional $695.

Package pricing is estimated and subject to change until we have confirmed airline arrangements by June 30, 2019.

 

Deposit Deadline is June 30, 2019 - minimum deposit is $1,000 

Second Deposit Deadline is October 30, 2020     

Final Deposit Deadline is January 30, 2020

 

For additional information please contact Kim Kutera at 716-828-9607 or via email (please click here)