Passion Play 2022

Be part of history

Join us for Germany's famed Passion Play performed just once every 10 years

Embark on the experience of a lifetime in 2022 when you add Germany's Oberammergau Passion Play to our 8-day Danube river cruise. Performed since 1634, the play is performed in praise of God and his sparing the villagers of Oberammergau, Germany from plague. The production depends on 200 committed local actors, singers, musicians, and cast residents from the surrounding village. You'll visit the origins of this momentous tradition performed live, at the edge of the Bavarian Alps, where it all began over 380 years ago.

Note the Passion Play was originally scheduled for 2020, and has been rescheduled to 2022.

Add Oberammergau & Munich to your 8-day Danube river cruise

Since 1634, the inhabitants of this small Bavarian community have put on a stunning portrayal of the life and death of Jesus in the world’s longest running play. Originally produced by the villagers in gratitude for being spared from the bubonic plague that was terrorizing the region, the show has been performed 42 times and is considered the most important Passion Play in the world. 

Upon being picked up from the airport, you’ll be greeted with a welcome drink at your 4-star hotel in Munich where you’ll spend one night before being transferred to Oberammergau.  Nestled at the edge of the Bavarian Alps, Oberammergau is a quaint village that owes its celebrated reputation to the production of these once-a-decade performances.  It is a village rich in history, theatre and pageantry and has drawn people to its small corner of the world for the past 380 years.  With 1 day admission to the Passion Play included with your cruise, you will have the unique opportunity to witness this amazing production performed live – a truly unforgettable experience. 
It's All Included!

  • Transfer from airport to 4-star Munich hotel*
  • 2 Nights: 1 night in Munich, 1 night in Oberammergau
  • Welcome drink when arriving to your hotel
  • Short orientation tour in Munich
  • Breakfast and dinner daily at the hotel in Oberammergau
  • Transfer from Munich hotel to Oberammergau
  • 1 day admission to the Passion Play
  • Transfer to the pier in Nuremberg to embark your cruise
  • *Please call for hotel details
*Terms and Conditions: Oberammergau ticket price has been included in the above listed cruise price. Munich and Oberammergau extension must be booked in conjunction with a river cruise. European River Cruises Fall Savings Offer: Valid for new bookings only made between September 21, 2020- December 31, 2020 and are non-transferable. 8-14 day cruises, save $1250 per person on cruise price. Plus, book cabin category A, P, S, SA or RA on Horizon Deck and receive an extra 150 Euro onboard credit per person. Complimentary Deposit Protection Plan (DPP) offer valued at $125 per person is applicable to new bookings only. Does not apply to bookings made using Future Travel Credit. Not applicable inside 90 days to departure. A non–refundable initial deposit of $250 per person is required at time of booking with full payment required 90 days prior to departure. Offers apply to new groups booked and deposited during promotional period. Prices are in Canadian dollars, based on double occupancy and lowest cabin category available. Availability is limited and subject to change. Port charges and taxes are included in the price. Offers may be changed, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Pricing listed in Canadian dollars and based on double occupancy. Pricing and availability is subject to change. Port charges and taxes are included in the price. Single staterooms are available with a single supplement required for the extension. Itinerary ports, inclusions, and hotels are subject to change for 2022. For full booking terms and conditions, click here. Emerald Waterways, Suite 1025, 401 West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC, V6B 5A1. ©EMERALD WATERWAYS | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED | BC CONSUMER PROTECTION #40178.