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Oberammergau & the Southern Limes with Andante Travels

The journey begins in Trier on the River Mosel, the oldest city in Germany, and a great 4th century Christian imperial capital. It culminates in the spectacular depiction of the events of the crucifixion in the famous Oberammergau Passion Play. The cathedral of Trier houses relics of the crucifixion, and of St. Helena who travelled to the Holy Land to find the True Cross. We travel the line of the Roman frontier – the Limes – from Mainz (Moguntiacum) to Regensburg (Castra Regina), investigating the sites and museums of the longest artificial frontier of the Roman Empire. Finally, we witness the sublime Oberammergau Passion Play, the main highlight of our trip.

What's included?

  •  Expert scholar & tour manager
  •  Accommodation
  •  Local transport & private transfer to/from airport and group hotel
  •  Entries & tips
  •  Meals - as per the itinerary
  •  Tickets to the Oberammergau Passion Play

Today's Price

Deposit: $750 Single supplement: $745

Tour highlights:

  • The monuments of imperial Trier, including the Porta Nigra city gate, the basilica and audience hall of Constantine the Great
  • View the Aschaffenburg Pompejanum – an idealised 19th century vision of a Pompeiian house, built by Ludwig I of Bavaria
  • See the unique Museum of Roman Ships in Mainz
  • Wander the southern Limes, located on the borders of Germany
  • Category one tickets to the Oberammergau Passion Play

Tour details

Dates August 25 2020 - September 2 2020
Duration 9 days
Today's Price
Deposit: $750 Single supplement: $745 Balance due by June 2 2020
Activity Level
Tour code OBG

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August 25 2020: Itinerary

Arrive in Luxembourg and on the way to our hotel in Trier, we pay a visit the funerary monument of Igel, decorated with remarkable detail of wool merchants’ lives. We visit the Villa Nennig, with its famous gladiator mosaic, followed by the enterprising reconstruction of the Villa Borg. Later, we drive to our hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Meals include: Dinner

Hotel: Hotel Deutscher Hof, Trier

Today is our first day in Imperial Roman Trier, one of the late Roman capital cities of the Western Empire, which is now an iconic German Rhineland town. This morning, we visit the famous Porta Nigra, the Museum am Dom with its ceiling frescoes from the palace of St. Helens, and the late Roman cathedral. In the afternoon, we visit Constantine’s Palace and walk down to the early Roman baths, the Barbarathermen, and the Roman bridge over the Mosel.

All meals included

Hotel: Hotel Deutscher Hof, Trier

Another day in Trier awaits, with a walk to the Rheinsches Landes Museum – home to a huge collection of Roman material, including the most extensive selection of funerary sculpture north of the Alps. After lunch, we visit the Trier Imperial Baths and the afternoon culminates with a visit to the amphitheatre.

All meals included

Hotel: Hotel Deutscher Hof, Trier

We drive to Mainz. This was the capital of Germania Superior, its administrative centre and, at times, a double legionary base. We will visit the Museum für Antike Schiffahrt for a tour of the excavated ships and their reconstructions. On the way, we will stop at the Drusus Stone and the Roman aqueduct. We continue with a walk to the Roman theatre. After lunch, we will view the Isis Temple in Mainz and the cathedral. 

All meals included

Hotel: Best Western Hotel, Mainz

Today we leave the hotel and drive to Asschaffenburg, where we visit the Pompeiianum. We then continue along the River Main and the line of the Limes of Germania Superior to Osterburken for the Roman fort annexe. After lunch, we visit Osterburken Roman Museum. Continue along the Limes to Aalen, stopping at the watchtower at Grosserlach-Grab, and the border between Germania Superior and Raetia at Schwäbisch Gmünd.

All meals included

Hotel: H+ Hotel Limes Thermen Aalen

Visit Aalen Limes Museum and archaeological park and continue to Weissenburg. After lunch, we visit the Weissenburg Roman museum, the Roman baths and fort. Drive from Weissenburg to Regensburg for our hotel and overnight stay.

All meals included

Hotel: ACHAT Premium Hotel, Regensburg

Leave our hotel on foot and walk to the Roman Fort Gate in Regensburg and continue along the line of the Roman fortress of Roman Castra Regina. Leave Regensburg and drive to the area of Oberammergau. After lunch, we have free time to relax and explore the local area before dinner.

All meals included

We will be preparing for the Oberammergau Passion Play, Part I of which commences at 1:30pm until 4:00pm, with a dinner break from 4pm. Part II begins at 7:00pm and finishes at 9:30pm. 

All meals included

Today we depart for the airport and fly home.

Meals include: Breakfast

August 25 2020: Additional Info

August 25 2020: Accommodation

In the heart of Trier, this 3-star-superior hotel features large rooms with hot drinks facilities, as well as free WiFi. The River Moselle and Römerbrücke Bridge are an 8-minute walk away.

Hotel Deutscher Hof’s rooms are decorated in warm colours. Satellite TV and a hairdryer are provided.

Guests can relax in Deutscher Hof’s Finnish sauna, steam baths or massage area. Further spa facilities and swimming pools can be found at the Das Bad centre, just a 3-minute walk away.

This hotel offers attractive rooms and suites in central Mainz. It lies around a 10-minute walk from the main train station and 2 kilometres from the Altstadt (Old Town).

The spacious rooms and suites of the Best Western Hotel Mainz have been tastefully furnished and make an ideal base for exploring this historic city.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the Best Western, and a free internet terminal is located in the lobby.

Directly connected to the Limes Thermal Baths, this modern, 4-star hotel on the outskirts of Aalen offers spacious rooms with WiFi, traditional Baden cuisine, and good connections with the B29 road.

Renovated in summer 2017, the H+ Hotel Limes Thermen Aalen has contemporary-style rooms with a flat-screen TV, a seating area, and a bathroom with free toiletries. Some include a balcony or terrace.

Enjoying a peaceful location in Regensburg, this newly renovated hotel offers ample free parking and free internet (wireless and cabled) in all rooms and meeting areas.

The comfortably equipped ACHAT Premium Regensburg is just a few minutes from the UNESCO-listed Old Town by public transport.

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