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Aug 13th 2022–Aug 20th 2022

Oberammergau 2022

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Trip Summary

Castles, Alps, & Passion Play.

Trip Details

Oberammergau 2020 has been rescheduled to August 13-20, 2022.

In 1684, the Bubonic plague was sweeping the Bavarian region where Oberammergau, Germany is located. The easily spread disease had killed some 75 million in Europe when one of the local Oberammergau residents contracted the disease and died.

As the plague quickly spread through the town, the writing was on the wall—they could expect half or more of the residents to die. But the town cried out to the Lord and a somewhat bizarre vow was publicly announced: If God would spare the town, they would perform a play about the last week of Jesus, every 10 years.

Astonishingly, those who were already sick recovered and no one else died of the plague. A grateful populace was true to its vow and every ten years since has faithfully produced what is now referred to as “The Passion Play”.

Some 500,000 people from almost every country in the world will be flocking to Oberammergau in the summer of 2022 to see the 42nd performance of the 5-hour Passion Play. The play has taken place continuously for over 380 years (1940/WW2 & 2020 COVID excepted). Only local residents are allowed to participate — an astonishing 2000 actors, singers, technicians and instrumentalists!

The Passion Play has become a world-wide phenomenon and we’ve put together an incredible 8-day trip to see the play, visit two incredible castles (one that inspired Walt Disney’s famous castle in Disneyland), a palace, the alps and Salzburg, Austria, of Sound of Music fame.

We’ve reserved Category 2 tickets for the play, the most desired and optimal seating. (The stage is so large and wide, if you’re too close you miss seeing all of the production!).

Two Nights in Oberammergau City

We’ll spend two magical nights in a boutique hotel in quaint little Oberammergau city (these were hard to get — most people have to stay in Munich 1 1/2 hours away!).

The play begins in the afternoon, breaks for its famous 2 1/2 hour dinner and concludes in the evening. Amazingly, all participating play actors must have lived in Oberammergau for a minimum of 20 years.

And even though we’re traveling there in August, the cool summer breezes of the Bavarian Alps makes bringing a sweater a necessity!

Salzburg & the Bavarian Alps

We’ll spend one full day driving through the Bavarian Alps to visit Salzburg, Austria. We’ll see famous sites that appeared in the Sound of Music and stroll through the historic Old Town, home to some of the best preserved medieval buildings in Europe.

Two Castles & a Palace!

We’ll visit two incredible castles: Neuschwanstein, a picture-book clutch of turrets and chambers that inspired Walt Disney’s famous Disney castle and stunning Hohenschwangau Castle, built by Maximilian of Prussia. We’ll also visit regal 18th century Nymphenburg Palace and its adjoining eye-opening museum.


We’ll spend a full-day tour seeing the Dachau Concentration Camp, Marienplatz, Olympic Village, breath-taking Nymphenburg Palace and a walking tour through the city’s most significant Third Reich sites of the Hitler era.

We’ll be basing our activities in Munich at the 175-year-old and stunningly gorgeous Bayerischer Hotel, a 5 Star hotel located in the middle of the best shopping area in town.

Optional Viking River Cruise!

Make this incredible trip even better by adding this awesome 8-day Viking River Cruise on the picturesque Danube River. This Budapest to Regensburg trek along the border of Austria includes two full days in Vienna. Download the Oberammergau brochure for all the River Cruise details! Here’s what your calendar will look like if you choose to add the Viking River Cruise:

Trip Map & Itinerary


Aug 13th Sat

Depart USA

Aug 14th Sun

Arrive/Overnight Munich

Aug 15th Mon

Munich & Nymphenburg Palace

Aug 16th Tue

Salzburg/Swiss Alps

Aug 17th Wed

Hohenschwangau Castle

Aug 18th Thu

Passion Play Oberammergau

Aug 19th Fri

Neuschwanstein Castle

Aug 20th Sat

Return Home

Optional Viking River Cruise

Aug 5th Fri

Depart for River Cruise

Aug 6th Sat

Arrive Budapest, Board Ship

Aug 7th Sun

Budapest, Hungary

Aug 8th Mon

Vienna, Austria

Aug 9th Tue

Vienna, Austria

Aug 10th Wed

Krems, Austria

Aug 11th Thu

Passau, Germany

Aug 12th Fri

Regensburg, Germany

Aug 13th Sat

To Munich

Brochure & Pricing

Per-person pricing starting at:


Per person, double occupancy
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