Guten Tag. And our prayers are being answered with miraculous deals from Oberammergau, while they’ve got on their bikes in Berlin too.
Our German friends have been regaling us with all that’s been going on in Deutschland in the last little while in anticipation of us returning this summer.
Der best Passion Play yet
Oberammergau, or Der Passion Play, dates back almost 400 years.
To when the villagers retold the story of Christ’s passion on their streets in thanks to the Lord for delivering them from the plague.
The Passion Play, as we all know is held only every ten years.
And it was due to be performed last year but has now been pushed out to next year.
All of which gives the good burghers of the Bavarian village more time to make next year the best Passion Play.
Since, well maybe the one 2,000 or so years ago!
There’s good news too for the under-28s (a bit arbitrary but an age which I’m sure I can blag).
With a humungous reduction in prices through the Oberammergau site.
All for the new two-day World Youth Days spin-off on May 7 and 8.
The week before the main event, when 8,000 young people will descend on the picture-perfect village.
You probably won’t believe your eyes but they are offering a ticket with accommodation as a two or three-day arrangement.
With costs between €34-92pp in a double or multi-bed room including breakfast.
And single rooms are available for an extra charge of €23- 34.
And as you know we’ve got a hotline with the Man Who Matters.
So we’ll keep you abreast of all that’s going on in Oberammergau through the year.
The Wheel Berlin Wall
It was anything but a picnic in No Man’s Land by the Berlin Wall back in the day when the city was divided into East and West.
But now that’s where Berliners recline on the grass with their food and wine, or beer.
Those that is who don’t cycle along the Wall.
Yes, Erich Honecker would turn in his grave which is, of course, in Chile, and not far enough away from Berlin, wethinks.
Now, it may all be more than 30 years ago, but then history is obviously all around you in Berlin.
And the Berliners are always rebuilding their city.
The new must-visit attraction in Berlin is the cultural multi-purpose Humboldt Forum.
While for history buffs you will want to check out the Potsdam exhibition, particularly when we actually get back out there to see it in person.
And the journey there on the S-Banh or regional train will make you feel that just like Churchill, Attlee, Stalin and Truman did way back in 1945.
Now how did that all work out.
And there’s more to come
Now our German friends gave us an expansive tour of what Germany 2021 and 2022 has to offer.
But once they got to the beer that distracted me and had me scurrying off to mein bierkeller.
So I’ll have to get back to you with the rest. But in the meantime check out their official site.