Viking Introduces New Oberammergau River Cruise

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Viking has announced a new river cruise traveling from Munich to Budapest between May and October 2020. The trip will focus on the 42nd run of the Oberammergau Passion Play, a traditional performance in Oberammergau that has been restaged once a decade since 1634.

Viking is offering U.S. residents a 2-for-1 deal through June 30 on cruise fares, as well as additional savings on international airfare.

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

St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Passau is the location of Europe’s largest pipe organ, with over 17,000 pipes. Guests will be able to hear an organ concert and tour the streets of the town. In Vienna, a city known for its history of classical music, guests will attend a concert feature pieces from Strauss’ waltzes and Mozart’s The Magic Flute.

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

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