No matter what your religious persuasion, the pageantry and traditions deep in the heart of Bavarian Germany are sure to enchant, enthrall, and inspire on exciting Passion Play optional extensions to Oberammergau. Also featuring discoveries in Munich, 2020 departures of two of our award-winning river cruises — Majestic Rivers of Europe: Castles, Cathedrals & Fairytales
and Switzerland, the Heart of the Rhine & Moselle
— will offer the exclusive opportunity to visit this region for performances of the Passion Play, or legendary Passionsspiele
. Re-creating the last days of Christ in fascinating accuracy and poignancy, this once-every-decade extravaganza has been staged since 1634 by almost all of the villagers in this post-card perfect prefecture, first as an act of faith in the midst of war and plague, now as a cultural tradition that draws thousands from near and far. Don’t miss out on some of the best seats, and the opportunity to experience village life through authentic cultural connections, as only Vantage can provide.