Oberammergau (Germany Bavaria)

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Oberammergau is an Ammer/Amper River (Danube) cruise port and town in Germany's Bavaria state (Garmisch-Partenkirchen district) with population around 6,000. Oberammergau connects to Danube River via Isar River (the confluence is near Deggendorf).

As cruise port, Oberammergau is regularly included in the schedules of some of world's largest river cruise companies - like Viking, CroisiEurope, Emerald Waterways.

Next are listed some of the cruisetour itineraries offered by Viking River Cruises. Prices are in USD (2022 brochure pricing) and per cabin/pc.

  • U$4400 pc/10-day "Oberammergau, The Passion Play" itinerary (from Munich to Budapest) includes 6 land tours and visits to ports in 3 countries - Germany (Munich, Oberammergau, Regensburg/overnight, Passau), Austria (Krems, Vienna/overnight) and Hungary (Budapest/overnight)
  • US$5200 pc/12-day "Oberammergau, Innsbruck & The Rhine" itinerary (from Amsterdam to Oberammergau) includes 9 land tours and visits to ports in 6 countries - Netherlands (Amsterdam, Kinderdijk), Germany (Cologne, Koblenz, Rudesheim, Speyer/overnight, Kehl-Strasbourg, Breisach), Austria (Innsbruck/overnight), Oberammergau (2 overnights).
  • US$5400 pc/12-day "Oberammergau with Salzburg" itinerary (from Oberammergau to Budapest) includes 10 land tours and visits to ports in 4 countries - Germany (Oberammergau/overnight, Passau), Austria (Salzburg/overnight, Linz, Krems, Vienna), Slovakia (Bratislava), Hungary (Budapest/overnight).
  • US$5200 pc/12-day "Oberammergau, The Alps & The Rhine" itinerary (from Munich to Amsterdam) includes 9 land tours and visits to ports in 6 countries - Germany (Munich, Oberammergau), Austria (Innsbruck/overnight), Switzerland (Basel), Germany (Breisach, Kehl-Strasbourg, Speyer, Rudesheim, Koblenz, Cologne), Netherlands (Kinderdijk, Amsterdam).

Oberammergau is best known for its woodcarvers and their crafts, as well as for Oberammergauer Passionsspiele (Oberammergau Passion Play/Easter pageant themed on the Passion of Jesus) first performed in the village in 1634, has been performed every year in the period 1634-80 and, since 1680, is performed every 10 years (in years ending with a zero). Between 1634-2022, the play has been performed 42 times, making it the world's longest-running show production. Due to the COVID crisis, the performance scheduled for 2020 was rescheduled to 2022.

The settlement was founded in the 11th century and developed around a 9th-century monastery. The town's current-day economy is based on tourism and traditional woodcarving. The artworks displayed in the numerous woodcarver shops include household items, toys, portraits, statues, religious scenes, items themed on fairy tales.

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