The term ‘passion’ – to suffer, get through, to experience- is primarily understood as the path of suffering of Jesus Christ in Christianity. This is impressively shown over 400 years now during the Passion play in Erl. The first play was in 1613 in Erl, meaning it is the oldest one in the area. Every six years, about 600 amateur actors of the 1450 residents of the town of Erl actively participate in the Passion play.
Day 1 (Thursday) Arrival
Arrival and check into your 3* hotel in the area of Kufstein/Kitzbuheler Alps. Enjoy a welcome drink followed by dinner.
Day 2 (Friday) Maria Kirchental and St. Johann in Tyrol
After breakfast, drive to the famous pilgrimage church Maria Kirchental. Amidst the Loferer Sterinberge (mountain range), it offers a very charming landscape. Enter the church and enjoy a few moments of peace and silence. Almost a magical attraction comes from the statue of Mary, but also look behind the altar-it will be worth it! For lunch go to the Kirchentalwirt and enjoy an excellent meal. Continue to St. Johann in Tirol. Here you will have some free time to visit the weekly farmer’s market- where you can try local foods and admire the handmade art pieces. A perfect opportunity to shop for some souvenirs.
Day 3 (Saturday) Innsbruck, Hofkirche, and Hungerburg funicular
Today visit the capital of Tyrol – Innsbruck. A guided walking tour will show you all the highlights of the city, including the court church. In there, 28 black stone figures keep watch. Afterwards take the Hungerburg funicular up the mountain, where you will have a fantastic view of the city.
Day 4 (Sunday) Passion Play Erl
Following your breakfast, you have the opportunity to visit the holy mass in the passion play house, which starts at 10.00am (only on Sundays). At 1.00pm the passion play starts. Around 600 amateur actors, all from the town of Erl, will impressively display Christ’s ordeal. The choir and orchestra summon up the even with the especially composed Passion music.
Day (Monday) Departure
Note: change of days is possible.
- 4 nights including half board in a 3* hotel in the Kitzbuheler Alps region.
- Welcome drink.
- Lunch at the Kirchentalwirt.
- Visit and toll to the Maria Kirchental.
- Visit to the St. Johann market.
- Innsbruck guided city tour.
- Entry to the Hofkirche (court church) Innsbruck.
- Ascent and descent with Hungerburg funicular Congress- Hungerburg-Congress.
- Entry and reserved seating to the Passion play in Erl at 1.00pm Cat.2
- Dates :- June to beginning of October
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