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Oberammergau Passion Play

A tradition in the Bavarian Alps for nearly four centuries, the famed Passion Play of Oberammergau, Germany, attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators from around the world. A massive undertaking, this elaborate production runs from May through early October and is produced only every 10 years. The premiere of the 42nd Passion Play will be on May 16, 2020.

The story behind Oberammergau’s Passion Play began in 1633. Amid the turmoil of the Thirty Years’ War and the devastating Black Death plague -- which claimed one or more members of nearly every family in Oberammergau -- the townspeople made an oath to perform a play depicting the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ every 10 years. They fulfilled this promise for the first time in 1634. In 2010 more than 2,000 local actors, singers, musicians and stage technicians brought this story to life.

River cruise itineraries that include tickets to the Oberammergau Passion Play often visit other cities in Germany and elsewhere in Europe. Our trips cover tickets to the show, accommodations, transportation, guided sightseeing and many meals in the upfront price.


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    Itinerary Name Days Starts In Ends In Company Quality* From**
    11 Day Oberammergau with Danube River Cruise 2020 (Budapest to Regensburg)   11   Budapest, Hungary   Munich, Germany   Gate 1   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    11 Day Oberammergau with Danube River Cruise 2020 (Regensburg to Budapest)   11   Munich, Germany   Budapest, Hungary   Gate 1   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    A Cruise on the Beautiful Blue Danube and the Passion Play in Oberammergau (Budapest to Munich)   8   Budapest, Hungary   Munich, Germany   Croisi   1st Class   Dates and Prices
    A Cruise on the Beautiful Blue Danube and the Passion Play in Oberammergau (Munich to Budapest)   8   Munich, Germany   Budapest, Hungary   Croisi   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Classic Danube with Oberammergau 2020 (Budapest to Munich)   11   Budapest, Hungary   Munich, Germany   Collette   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Classic Danube with Oberammergau 2020 (Oberammergau to Budapest)   10   Oberammergau, Germany   Budapest, Hungary   Collette   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Gems of the Danube with Bavaria & Oberammergau 2020   11   Budapest, Hungary   Munich, Germany   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Jewels of Europe with Bavarian Highlights 2020   20   Munich, Germany   Amsterdam, Holland   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Jewels of Europe with Bohemian Sojourn & Oberammergau 2020   21   Amsterdam, Holland   Munich, Germany   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Legendary Rhine with Oberammergau 2020   11   Basel, Switzerland   Amsterdam, Holland   Crystal   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Oberammergau & Danube Waltz 2020   9   Munich, Germany   Budapest, Hungary   Viking   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Oberammergau with Salzburg 2020 (Passau-Budapest)   12   Munich, Germany   Budapest, Hungary   Viking   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Oberammergau, Salzburg & Cruise 2020 (Passau to Budapest)   12   Oberammergau, Germany   Budapest, Hungary   Viking   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Oberammergau, The Passion Play 2020   10   Munich, Germany   Budapest, Hungary   Viking   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Rhine & Alpine Highlights 2020   15   Vienna, Austria   Amsterdam, Holland   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Romantic Rhine & Moselle with Alpine Highlights 2020   22   Vienna, Austria   Amsterdam, Holland   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Romantic Rhine with 2 Nights in Innsbruck & Oberammergau 2020   13   Amsterdam, Holland   Munich, Germany   Avalon   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Romantic Rhine with Oberammergau 2020   12   Amsterdam, Holland   Munich, Germany   Avalon   Deluxe   Dates and Prices

    * Key to Quality Ratings

    Tours are classified according to the quality of amenities and accommodations.

    Budget = River cruises typically range from $100 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
    First Class = River cruises typically range from $150 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
    Deluxe = River cruises typically range from $250 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.

    ** The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.


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