Every 10 years, nestled in a fir-green valley of the Bavarian Alps, the residents of the quaint village of Oberammergau stage one of the world’s greatest dramatic spectacles, the extravagant Passion Play with a cast of more than two thousand and a history that encompasses nearly four centuries. Join us on this momentous journey to experience the time-honored theatricality of the 42nd production of the Passion Play in Oberammergau, coupled with a scenic Danube River cruise aboard the deluxe Amadeus Silver II through four countries in the heart of Europe.
Day 1 and 2: Arrive in Hungary and embark on the Amadeus Silver II
Day 3: Budapest
Day 4: Bratislava, Slovakia
Day 5: Vienna, Austria
Day 6: Melk, Austria
Day 7: Passau, Germany; Salzburg, Austria; and Oberammergau, Germany
Day 8: Oberammergau Passion Play
Day 9: Oberammergau; Neuschwanstein Castle; and Munich
Day 10: Munich
Day 11: Departure
Jane Carroll is senior lecturer in art history at Dartmouth, specializing in the art of Northern Europe from late medieval times to the Early Modern period. She has researched and written on Dutch and German art, focusing on how artworks argue for selected religious ideology, both during the reform of the religious Orders and in the Reformation. Her other interests include early prints, and the role of women in the arts especially during the Middle Ages. Recently she has expanded her research to explore depictions of marriage.