WWE's Germany Reformation Tour
including Martin Luther sites
and the Oberammergau Passion Play
Friday, September 11 - Saturday, September 19, 2020
We'll see where Martin Luther was born and where he studied, and we'll not only visit Wittenberg but we'll stand where Luther stood when he boldly posted the famous 95 Theses 503 years ago that changed the world and no doubt impacted your church heritage. Then we continue on to other Luther sites as you'll see listed on the tour itinerary.
And if that isn't enough, we will continue south to the Bavarian Alps and the quaint and beautiful village of Oberammergau where a once-every-10-years passion play has been produced by the citizens of that city for the past 384 years. The whole world will be there in 2020 so getting tickets is very difficult, but good news, WWE has one for you and your friends. Here is a guarantee: if you're in Oberammergau with us in 2020, it will be an experience you will never forget!
A LITTLE MORE HISTORY ON THE PASSION PLAY:
The history of the Oberammergau Passion Play dates back to the middle of the Thirty Years War. In 1633, after months of suffering from the Bubonic Plague, the people of Oberammergau took a vow to perform the "Play of the Suffering, Dying and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ" every ten years if they were spared. Miraculously from that point on they all survived and true to their promise, the first performance was in 1634. This simple performance was held in a meadow and acted by the villagers. After 1674 they decided to change the date so as to fall every ten years beginning in 1680. The only time it was not performed, was during World War II. In 2020 the play will run from mid-May through the first week in October.
Oh, and just to top off the trip, we will end up touring Munich, one of Germany's greatest and most historic cities. Frequent devotional thoughts along the way that will be centered around the Reformation along with the things you will see and experience will go far to make this not just a trip, but a life-changing pilgrimage.
Yes, we have tickets, but you'd better get your name on one of them sooner than later.
Questions about the tour? Call Walt at 704-543-1997.
To register, complete the registration form and
send it along with your deposit (per person) to
WWE, PO Box 471011, Charlotte, NC 28247.
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