Bavarian Alps & Swiss Highlands - Westbound
Bavarian Alps & Swiss Highlands – Westbound
Indulge your passion for scenic splendors, Alpine highs, historic sites and all-embracing cultural traditions that play out in Swiss cities, Bavarian towns and a once-in-a-decade, centuries-old performance in Oberammergau. Bear witness to local life in Bern, past and present. Try schwingen in Affoltern, cheese in Emmental, and chocolate in Maestrani. Dine with royalty in a Habsburg Castle, experience the Passionsspiele from the best seats in the house, explore Munich’s must-see sites and pay a poignant visit to Dachau with a knowledgeable guide.
Once every ten years, as each new decade begins, some 2,000 local residents of the little Bavarian village of Oberammergau join forces to perform the Passionsspiele (Passion Play), a dramatic re-creation of Jesus Christ’s last days on Earth. First produced nearly four centuries ago, the Passion Play has become a beloved highlight of every decade… and being there in person to see it unfold with Tauck will be an experience you’ll remember for a lifetime! Your exploration of Munich in Bavaria includes a tour of the opulent Baroque Nymphenburg Palace, former summer residence of Bavaria’s ruling family; and a poignant visit to the Dachau concentration camp site and memorial outside Munich. Then it’s on to Oberammergau to experience the 2020 Passion Play. Continue on to the Swiss city of St. Gallen, known for its textiles and the medieval Abbey of St. Gail; the popular Lake Constance resort area; and the alpine villages of Flawil and Appenzell. Sightseeing in Bern includes the Rosengarten, the Bärengraben, and the Zytglogge clock tower, where you’ll enjoy an Einstein Experience tour that explores Switzerland’s de facto capital through the eyes of the great physicist.