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GERMANY TRIP - Sept 23, 2020

posted Feb 23, 2017, 7:01 AM by Beautiful Savior   [ updated Nov 9, 2018, 7:34 AM ]

Join the Germany Journey: Martin Luther Trail and Oberammergau Passion Play 

Are you interested in joining the BSLC family for a trip to Germany September 23, 2020 to follow in the steps of Martin Luther and attend the once in 10 years Oberammergau Passion Play?

The 11 day all inclusive trip cost $4,299 which includes: rt air to/from Tampa, most meals, comprehensive touring, escorted by a professional; English speaking tour director, all service charges, gov tax and airline surcharges ($450), and a guaranteed 1st class (cat. 1 ticket for the Oberammergau Passion Play.


In keeping with the 387 year old promise, the villagers of Oberammergau, Germany present their Passion Play depicting the last week of the life of Christ.  The play's presentation can be traced to 1633 when the Black Plague swept Europe.  The people of Oberammergau took a solemn oath: if God spared them, they would present a day-long play telling of Christ's last week of life on earth.  To this day they have kept their promise and every ten years the citizens of Oberammergau perform their passion play with the same love and devotion they have shown for over 380 years.  The play takes place on an open-air stage with a covered auditorium seating 4,700 guests against a beautiful natural backdrop of towering Alpine mountains (rain or shine). 

 Nawas International Travel specializes in Christian travel, where they have earned the reputation for reliability and excellence in their near 70 years of business.  I have traveled with Nawas several times and they are wonderful to meet our every need at a dollar value cost.  For more information and registration please see me, Joyce Brown (941-400-4549), or one of our other Stewardship members.  Happy Travels.

We have one reservation and we need up to 36 participants to go, would you like to join us?  Though the trip is in 2020, play tickets are available on a first come, first come basis with a $200 deposit required this year (2018) for the whole tour.  Play tickets sell out quickly. This fantastic, renowned once in a life-time opportunity to attend the every 10 year Oberammergau Passion Play is an opportunity that you do not want to miss. Here are some trip highlights:


  - 9 days, $4,299 cost (other tour companies are charge like $6,000 +).    

- Pick-up at BSLC bus to Tampa, round-trip/all included flight from Tampa to Frankfurt/Rhine Valley. 

 - Accommodations at first-class and selected hotels (hotels and guest houses are used in the very small village of Oberammergau, Germany.    

- First class (Category 1) admission to the Passion Play.    

- Daily breakfasts and 7 dinners.   

 - Service of a professional, English speaking tour director (office on site in Oberammergau).    

- Comprehensive sightseeing and transfers by private motor coach.   

- All hotel service charges, value add taxes, portage (where available) and entrance fees per itinerary.  

- $100,000 flight insurance for Nawas-ticketed passengers.  

-To begin our journey in Germany, we will drive to Eisenach and visit the Wartburg Castle; here we will visit Luther's office where he worked on a translation of the New Testament, plus Luther's Home with a brief stop at St. George Church were Luther preached.  

- Sept 26 we will go to what Luther called Erfurt where he was struck down by lighting July 2, 1505 and made his vow to become a monk and entered the Augustinian Cloister were we will see the beautiful St. Severus Church. Then on to Eisleben, Luther's birthplace and the home where he died in 1546  

- Sunday, Sept 27.  As a professor of philosophy and theology at Wittenberg University, Martin Luther made his public appearance by nailing his 95 Theses against the misuse of the indulgence system to the door of the Castle Church sparking the Reformation movement. We will see the Luther Monument in the marketplace and Luther's grave. We will visit Lutherhalle which is a museum of the Reformation history. We drive to Berlin next.  

- In Berlin, we will visit the reunited Berlin where we will see the remains of the Berlin Wall. From Berlin we travel to Leipzig where in 1519 Luther debated Johann Eck and denied the divine origin of papal supremacy.  

- Now a panorama view and visit to Nuremberg, and on to Oberammergau where we will be amazed at the Passion Play.

                                    See Joyce Brown.

Explore Germany in 2020 on Martin Luther Trail!


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