Combination tours to the Oberammergau Passion Plays

Be close by when the tradition of the Passion Plays in Oberammergau continues. The Upper Bavarian town is home to the world’s most famous Passion Plays and receives about 500,000 visitors from all over the world every ten years between May and October. The biblical story of the last five days of Jesus’ life has been performed in Oberammergau since 1634. 102 performances are proudly presented during the course of a season in one of the largest open-air theaters in the world, the next Passion Plays are scheduled for 2022. Would you like to experience this highlight personally and combine your visit with a trip through the beautiful Alpine region? We offer you exciting combination tours in connection with the Oberammergau Passion Plays.

Our scope of services for trips to the Oberammergau Passion Plays

Are you planning to visit the Passion Plays in Oberammergau and would like to see the event as part of a round trip? While tickets, accommodation and catering during the Passion Plays are centrally organized by the festival office, we take care of the complete planning of a trip around the Passion Plays in Oberammergau. This includes:

  • All overnight stays in your chosen hotel category – from budget to luxury
  • Local guides for a general or thematic city tour or for a day trip
  • Private coach transfers
  • Panorama, boat or train rides
  • Meals on request
  • Entrance fees and guided tours for desired sights and museums

Our combined trips to the Passion Plays in Oberammergau

The IQ Incoming team offers you numerous travel options around a visit to the famous Passion Plays in Oberammergau. You can choose the duration of your trip, itinerary with stopovers and attractions as well as accommodation individually and according to your wishes. We will be happy to consider your wishes and ideas and put together the right combination tour for you. Exemplarily we present our three most popular combination tours in connection with the Passion Plays in Oberammergau.

From Venice via Oberammergau to Munich

From the famous lagoon city to the Bavarian metropolis: a tour from Venice to Munich offers countless highlights and promises a foray through three different “worlds”. Whether St. Mark’s Square, Rialto Bridge or Doge’s Palace: the former trading power Venice entices with its glittering architecture, a sea of waterways and romantic flair.

Venice combination tour
Rialto Bridge in Venice

If you continue northwards, the first peaks of the Alps gradually rise. Especially the mountain massif of the Dolomites is more than fascinating with its bare, white “giants” and an impressive natural landscape. Among the most famous heights of the region are the Three Peaks, the Sassolungo or the mountain group Marmolata. The ski resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo, idyllically situated in the middle of the mighty mountain range, is well worth a visit. Continuing on towards South Tyrol, we reach the Puster Valley, where the villages of Dobbiaco and Brunico enchant us with their charm and breathtaking mountain panorama.

Dolomites in South Tyrol
Dolomites in Italy

Via Sterzing and the Brenner Pass, the travelers land in Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol in Austria. A stroll through the old town is more than worthwhile:: Goldenes Dachl – the symbol of the city -, Helblinghaus, the cathedral of St. Jakob or the Hofburg are the most famous buildings of the city.

Innsbruck and Tyrolean Alps
View of Innsbruck and the Tyrolean Alps | Image: Innsbruck Tourismus

Via Garmisch-Partenkirchen with a view of the Zugspitze, the journey continues to the pilgrimage town of Oberammergau, the venue of the Passion Plays. The last stop, Munich, with its numerous sights from the time of the Bavarian kings and its variety of entertainment programs, provides a crowning conclusion to the combined tour.    

Along the Danube: From Vienna via Passau and Oberammergau to Munich

Those who would like to visit the Oberammergau Passion Plays also can plan a river cruise on the Danube. The section from Vienna to Passau is ideal for this purpose. Be carried along by the great river and enjoy a magnificent panorama. On the way you will pass the picturesque river valley around Wachau, which is surrounded by wine terraces, fortresses and historic monasteries.

Danube river valley in the Wachau region, Austria
Danube river valley in the Wachau region, Austria

From the three-river city of Passau you can continue on to the Mozart city of Salzburg and from there you can travel via Chiemsee and Tegernsee to Oberammergau.  Before the journey ends in Munich, it is also recommended to break at the Starnberger See or the Ammersee with a stop at the pilgrimage site and the famous monastery brewery in Andechs.     

To Oberammergau with the large European cruise variant

Those who have more time and want to discover Europe a little more extensively can also visit the Passion Plays in Oberammergau as part of a large-scale cruise. Cruises through the Mediterranean from or to Venice via stops in Italy, Montenegro, Greece, Cyprus or even Israel are no problem for IQ Incoming.

Cruise to Montenegro
Bay of Kotor in Montenegro

We can also plan the route from Venice to Oberammergau via stops at Lake Wörthersee, Salzburg, a stopover at Neuschwanstein Castle with completion in Munich. Just contact us and we will be happy to arrange a suitable itinerary for you.