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UniFoxOs
11th Jan 2009, 13:33
SWMBO has decided we should go to the Passion Play next year; they are only every 10 years, and being in our 60s now we may find it a lot harder in 2020!!

Preference would be to travel independently, via Dusseldorf (to visit rellies) probably by car, and get a room for 2 nights before and after the play, stopping anywhere scenic (Oktoberfest??) on the way there and back but we are open to any other suggestions, such as direct flight to nearest airport just for the two nights, rail journey etc.

As it is once-in-a-lifetime, we want the best seats we can get, and would prefer to avoid the busiest periods.

All suggestions gratefully received. Thanks, UFO.

sisemen
11th Jan 2009, 13:42
Save yer dosh and take a best mate to a strip club instead :ok: The other stuff is some unintelligible religious malarky.

rotornut
11th Jan 2009, 13:57
Don't miss Neuschwanstein - it's not too far way. Neuschwanstein Castle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuschwanstein_Castle)

The Real Slim Shady
11th Jan 2009, 15:13
I, for a moment, thought it was a request for ideas; kinda like - don't crucify him - let him live and see what happens.

Probably cheaper to stay in Garmisch. Could fly to Salzburg and drive from there. Don't know if FR do NRN - SZG tho.

Brian H
11th Jan 2009, 15:26
Try Saga Travel who specialise in travel foe the over 50's. They are already advertising packages to the Passion Plays, and their staff are very helpful. Telephone 0800300456.

Rainboe
11th Jan 2009, 19:28
They would like you wearing a t-shirt there saying 'there probably is no God, so relax a bit and enjoy the rest of your life! Cool bro', don't get steamed up! There are NOT 70 virgins waiting for you up there. If there were, would they want YOU?' Goes down well.

DX Wombat
11th Jan 2009, 23:19
You may find your local church is organising a trip. If you are able to, you should visit Wieskirche - the most ornate rococco church.
http://hardensgarden.com/photogallery/Germany%20&%20Belgium%202004/Bavarian%20Castles/wieskirche%20A.JPG

UniFoxOs
12th Jan 2009, 09:40
Wow, DX, that's definitely going to be on the itinerary.

Thanks for the pointer.

UFO

Parapunter
12th Jan 2009, 09:41
Neuschwanstein was the inspiration for the Disney logo. And not a lot of people know that.

green granite
12th Jan 2009, 09:47
and get a room for 2 nights before and after the play,

Unlikely anywhere near Oberammergau, even this early

rotornut
12th Jan 2009, 12:47
Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Anaheim was modelled on Neuschwanstein. Neuschwanstein looks fantastic on the outside. Inside it's a bit kitschy - Ludwig II, who built it, had all sorts of Wagnerian fantasies.

UniFoxOs
22nd Jan 2009, 13:06
GG - we sent in the form to Oberammergau last week, got a reply today, they have booked us an hotel in the village centre, of the grade we requested, for the nights before and after the play.

Now to find somewhere in Munich for the Oktoberfest!!


Cheers
UFO

Rossian
22nd Jan 2009, 14:52
Do try and take a trip up the Kofel (sp?) if your fit-ish. It's a 1300 ft finger of rock at the side of the valley and once you get to the "old rugged cross" at the top the views up and down the valley are wonderful. Go on a nice day and take it steadily, the last 300 ft are a steel cable stapled to the rock face.
The Ancient Mariner

Storminnorm
22nd Jan 2009, 15:11
I think that church is just a tad OTT.
Not to MY taste at all.
Looks like a wedding cake gone wrong.

tinpis
22nd Jan 2009, 18:05
The churches may be good for yer soul, but this will cure yer piles :hmm:

Wearing the traditional miners' clothing, you enter the mines and hear the historical as well as the legendary tales of the fascinating underground world. Using the same slides as hundreds of miners before you, you go down a 100-foot-long slide into the grottos
Bavarian Mountains and Salt Mines : online booking in Salzburg : Salzburg Panorama Tours, Austria (http://www.panoramatours.com/salzburg-Salzbergwerwerk--Saltmines.aspx)