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Oberammergau Passion Play
Mirabell Palace and Gardens
Eagle’s Nest atop Kehlstein Mountain
Lake Achensee Scenic Cruise
Gondola Cableway up Nordketten Mountain
Glockenspiel Clock Tower in
Departs: August 3rd, 2020 Tour Dates & Pricing
Experience the timeless culture of the Bavarian and Austrian Alps and the renowned Oberammergau Passion Play. Begin the tour in Salzburg with a city tour and a dinner concert featuring the sounds of Mozart. Witness the Tyrolean Alps from the Achensee Steam Cog Railway and on a Lake Achensee cruise. Tour the famous ski resort of Innsbruck and the impressive Tratzberg Castle. The inspiration to Disney’s Magic Kingdom Castle is ours to explore at Neuschwanstein Castle. Next, arrive in the German village of Oberammergau for an extraordinary performance of its once-a-decade Passion Play. Travel to Munich, the capital of Bavaria, for a relaxing city tour and a joyful Farewell Dinner at Hofbräuhaus, a famous beer hall, before we return home.
Hosted By: Bob Bosold
WAXX 104.5 Farm Director
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Day 1 : Fly to Munich
Relax and enjoy an overnight flight to Germany.
Day 2 : Salzburg
Herzlich willkommen in Deutschland! We meet our European guide in Munich and travel by motorcoach to Salzburg, Austria.
En route we tour an organic farm at Biobauernhof Mullnerhof and taste bacon, sausage, cheese, and more.
Arrive in Salzburg and enjoy a guided walking tour of this marvelous city. Located along the Salzach River, Salzburg is known for its Renaissance and Baroque architecture, being the birthplace of Mozart, and one of the filming locations for The Sound of Music. Stroll through the Mirabell Gardens, across the Markartsteg pedestrian bridge into Old Town and past Mozart's birthplace.
Tonight we get to know our fellow traveling companions at a Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner in the city.
Day 3 : Alpine Beauty
After breakfast we travel to Kirchdorf and taste different kinds of cheeses at Wilder Käser Cheese Dairy.
Depart for the quaint alpine town of Berchtesgaden at the foot of the Watzmann, the third highest mountain in Germany. Take a short train ride into the city’s salt mine and learn about its 500-year history.
Next we visit The Eagle’s Nest teahouse atop Kehlstein Mountain, witnessing Obersalzberg’s alpine beauty and learning about its role in World War II.
This evening we return to Salzburg for a private dinner at St. Peter’s Stiftskeller accompanied by a string quartet performing selections by Mozart.
Day 4 : Tyrolean Alps
Board the Achensee Steam Cog Railway and travel from Jenbach to Seespitz with views of Tyrolean mountains, meadows, and forests.
The adventure continues on a breathtakingly beautiful cruise of Lake Achensee, the largest lake in the Tyrolean Alps.
Next we visit Zillertaler Heumilch Sennerei, a cheese farm in Fugen.
Tour Tratzberg Castle with a knowledgeable guide and discover how this Renaissance-era stronghold demonstrates Gothic, Habsburg, and Fugger influences in its exquisite parlor, courtyard, King’s Room, and more.
In the late afternoon we arrive in Innsbruck, Tyrol’s skiing capital.
Day 5 : Innsbruck
Surrounded by dramatic mountain landscapes and picturesque villages, Innsbruck has been the site of two Winter Olympics, most recently in 1976. Narrow, twisting streets and tall houses built in the Late Gothic style reflect the city’s medieval past. Our guided walking tour of the city includes the Imperial Palace, Court Church, and the Goldenes Dachl (“Golden Roof”), a 15th century stone balcony covered in gilded copper tiles.
Afterwards, take a gondola cableway up Nordketten mountain to visit Karwendel Nature Park, Austria’s largest protected area.
Day 6 : Neuschwanstein Castle
Today we explore the inspiration for Disney’s Magic Kingdom Castle and one of the most recognized castles in the world, the fairytale-like Neuschwanstein Castle. Commissioned by King Ludwig II of Bavaria in the mid-19th century, its Gothic architecture and richly decorated rooms were influenced by the operas of composer Richard Wagner.
Arrive in Oberammergau, a hamlet nestled in the Bavarian Alps, for its once-a-decade stage production of The Passion Play.
We stay overnight in the Garmisch area.
Day 7 : The Oberammergau Passion Play
In the 17th century, the people of Oberammergau made a holy covenant to portray the life and death of Jesus every 10 years if a plague would spare their community. Now a worldwide phenomenon, we feel the passion in our hearts as the incredible story unfolds before us featuring an impressive orchestra, choir, live animals, and more than 100 actors with speaking roles.
Day 8 : Munich
En route to Munich we gain insight into World War II history on an educational and deeply moving visit to the Dachau Concentration Camp with a professional guide.
Next we arrive in the fun-loving city of Munich and see famous landmarks on a walking tour including the Glockenspiel animated clock in the Marienplatz, the town square. We’ll also see Munich’s oldest church Saint Peter, the open-air market Viktualienmarkt, the Bavarian State Chancellery, and more.
Tonight we gather for a joyful Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner at the Hofbräuhaus, one of Germany’s most famous beer halls.
Day 9 : Return Home
We return home with memories of our wonderful alpine adventure.
August 3rd, 2020 - August 11th, 2020
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Final Payment Date: 04/30/2020
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Bob Bosold has been the Farm Director at WAXX 104.5 for over 40 years. Bob received the Farm Broadcaster of the Year award in 2002 and was recently inducted into the Wisconsin Broadcasters Hall of Fame. He also makes many appearances at farm related events, where he enjoys visiting with WAXX listeners. Bob spends much of his leisure time with his two sons.
Bob has hosted over 30 farm tours to many fascinating d estinations including San Antonio, New Orleans, Alaska, California, Florida, Hawaii and New England. His international tours include Italy, China, Railroading in the Rockies, Austria & Germany, Switzerland, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and Holland. Bob’s enthusiasm, humor, agricultural expertise and farming experiences will add to the enjoyment of your vacation.
Join Bob and WAXX 104 listeners on this fabulous trip of a lifetime.