Viking Cruises Unveils New Oberammergau River Itinerary

By ,   June 10, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

Viking Cruises announced a new river cruise sailing from Munich to Budapest between May-October 2020.

The voyage will be focused on the 42nd run of the traditional Oberammergau performance, Oberammergau Passion Play, that has been restaged once per decade since 1634.

The cruise line offers U.S. residents 2-for-1 deal through June 30 on fares, along with additional savings on international airfare.

Viking River Cruises ship

This 10-day trip will focus on the history, culture, music and art of the region and follow Danube River aboard a 190-passenger ship. Besides Oberammergau, the vessel will stop in Passau, Vienna, Nuremberg, Budapest.

St.Stephen’s Cathedral in Passau is the spot of Europe’s biggest pipe organ, with more than 17,000 pipes. Passengers will hear an organ concert and will tour the streets of the town. In Vienna, they will attend a concert featuring pieces from Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Strauss’ waltzes.

In Nuremberg, which played key part in the rise and fall of the 3rd Reich, guests will see Zeppelin Field and Palace of Justice, where Nazi war trials were held. In Budapest, they can dip into thermal waters, first discovered for restorative benefits by ancient Romans.