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: All reservations for the Passion Play must be made in conjunction with a river cruise booking. Emerald Cruises reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares and promotions at any time. Availability is correct at the time of publishing but cannot be guaranteed. A non-refundable initial deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of booking, with full payment required 90 days prior to departure. These offers are combinable with EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty offers, referral offers, travel show & agent training vouchers. Not combinable with Groups. Offers applicable to residents of the 50 United Sates of America & Washington D.C.