Viking Opens 2022 Oberammergau Bookings
Viking River Cruises opens bookings for the 2022 Oberammergau Passion Play beginning today!
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If you’re not familiar, this Passion Play has been performed every 10-years since 1634 by the inhabitants of the village of Oberammergau.
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According to legend, an outbreak of bubonic plague devastated Bavaria during the Thirty Years’ War (1618–1648). Bad Kohlgrub was so depopulated that only two married couples remained alive. The village of Oberammergau remained plague-free until 25 September 1633, when a man named Kaspar Schisler returned home after working in the nearby village of Eschenlohe.
Over the next 33 days, 81 villagers would die, half of Oberammergau’s population. On 28 October 1633, the villagers vowed that if God spared them from the plague, they would perform a play every 10 years depicting the life and death of Jesus. Nobody died of the plague in Oberammergau after that vow, and the villagers kept their word to God by performing the passion play for the first time in 1634. (via Wikipedia)
Viking 2022 Oberammergau Passion Play Itineraries
Viking’s Passion Play bookings will come in four different flavors:
- Oberammergau, the Passion Play – Munich to Budapest
- Oberammergau, Innsbruck & the Rhine – Amsterdam to Oberammergau
- Oberammergau with Salzburg – Munich to Budapest
- Oberammergau, the Alps & the Rhine – Munich to Amsterdam
If you remember, the COVID-19 coronavirus caused the cancelation of this once-a-decade performance. Therefore, the 2022 performance is certain to sell out quickly.
For more information or to book a Viking Oberammergau river cruise, please call Roaming Boomers Travel Services at (480) 550-1235 or use our convenient online information request (click here) and we’ll reach out to you.
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