Oberammergau Passion Play 2022 – Rhine and Moselle Valley
Oberammergau is now rescheduled for 2022
Following your cultural excursion to the Oberammergau Passion Play in 2022, head to the stunning Rhine Valley. Both the Rhine and Moselle Valleys are charmed by vine-clad slopes, wonderful wines and picturesque towns. It’s little wonder that the Rhine and Moselle Valleys are among Germany’s most popular tourist destinations! Perhaps enjoy cruises along the Rhine and Moselle rivers, perhaps passing the Loreley. Why not learn about her legend?
Explore the wonderful town of Boppard with its picturesque promenade and visit Rüdesheim with its pretty buildings. Wander along the Drosselgasse, known for its lively bars and restaurants. Perhaps enjoy a ride in the cable car, up over the vineyards for views of the Rhine weaving its way through the valley. You can also enjoy the equally beautiful Moselle Valley, with an excursion to Cochem. In Cochem, a dramatic castle perches over the town overlooking the tangle of streets. The pastel building lined waterways encapsulate the Moselle Valley’s beauty. Once you’re here, you can easily explore many of the area’s beautiful riverside town. Equally, you can take to the air. Ascend over the valley on a cable car and take in the magnificent panoramic views.
After celebrating the life and sacrifice of Our Lord at the Oberammergau Passion Play, venturing to this area of exceptional natural beauty is a delight. Enjoy this splendid creation and the serenity of life along the river.
May - October 2022
Suggested Itinerary by Coach (9 days) or Air (8 days)
Depart the UK
Travel to Dover for the crossing to Calais and onto your overnight hotel in France. Arrive in Oberammergau or the surrounding area the next day.
Oberammergau Passion Play
Morning at leisure in this charming town of wood carvers and painted houses. Lunch awaits before the Passion Play performance. The play is set in two acts with a break for dinner. Overnight in the Oberammergau area.
Travel to the Rhine Valley
Head towards the Rhine Valley to your chosen resort for the next four nights. Familiarise yourself with the area and the hotels facilities.
Full day Rüdesheim and Rhine Cruise
Drive to St. Goar to view the famous cuckoo clock. Visit the village of Bacharach and then on to Rüdesheim to explore the Drosselgasse. This is a beautiful town with pretty traditional buildings and plenty of lovely cafes to enjoy. Take a cruise along the Rhine back to Boppard, the landscape unfolding around you.
A day to relax and enjoy your hotel and surroundings. If staying in Boppard, there is plenty to explore. This lively riverside town has a beautiful promenade as well as a vibrant centre. There’s a host of delightful shops and restaurants so treat yourself to an ice cream as you stroll through this postcard perfect town. Why not visit Boppard’s castle?
Full day Cochem and Moselle Cruise
Drive to Cochem and explore the city. Colourful facades line the riverfront and a dramatic castle sits atop the hillside, guarding the quaint town. Potter around the narrow streets of the old town before enjoying a scenic cruise. Having seen from the boat how the vineyards have sculpted the landscape, visit a vineyard for wine tasting.
Depart for homeward journey with overnight stop en-route in France or Belgium. Continue towards Calais for the return crossing to Dover and home.
Suggested hotels – inspected by Greatdays Staff in July 2018
Bellevue Rheinhotel ****
The Bellevue Rheinhotel is situated overlooking the River Rhine. The traditional rooms contain a TV, desk, minibar and tea and coffee-making facilities. There are 3 restaurants, 1 with seasonal riverside dining, as well as an indoor pool, fitness centre, sauna and meeting facilities.
Hotel Ebertor ***
The Hotel Ebertor is situated overlooking the River Rhine, opposite Boppard Train Station. The classic rooms come with free Wi-Fi, a TV and desk. Suites add seating areas or separate living rooms. Some have river views. There is also a relaxed restaurant with a riverside terrace, as well as a cosy cellar bar. Other amenities include 3 saunas and 2 whirlpool tubs, plus gardens and 10 meeting rooms.
AN ALTERNATIVE 8 DAY ITINERARY IS POSSIBLE FLYING INTO MUNICH AND OUT OF COLOGNE/BONN OR FRANKFURT
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