The world-renowned Oberammergau Passion Play is set to return for its 42nd performance from May – October 2020.
In the shadow of Germany’s highest mountain within the Ammergau Alps, make the year 2020 one to remember with one of our escorted holidays, and gain the best category one tickets for the performances with four-star accommodation.
About The Oberammergau Passion Play
As the black plague raged through the region in 1633, residents of Oberammergau, Bavaria, Germany vowed that if God spared them from the disease, they would produce a play thereafter for all time depicting the life and death of Jesus.
Incredibly, no more lives were claimed as a result of the plague, and therefore in 1634, the first Passion play took place. Ever since, the villagers have continued to perform over the course of five months every ten years – with the next performance to be held in 2020.
Involving over 2,000 performers, musicians, stage technicians and all the residents from the Oberammergau village, the performance is highly regarded around the world. The Passion Play performance follows Jesus from his entry into Jerusalem through to his crucifixion and ascension.
In preparation for the performance, all performers grow their hair, women defer marriage and men let their beards grow in order for them to look authentic during the performance.
The Passion Play Theatre
The Oberammergau Passion Play is performed 5-days per week in a large, purpose-built open-air theatre and is expected to attract over 750,000 visitors during its 2020 performance.
Running from May through to October, the performance is split into two halves with an evening meal included in-between.
Bookings will open in May 2018!
Register your interest before bookings go live in May 2018. Those registered will have early access to book your trip and watch this world-renowned performance in the beautiful village of Oberammergau.
Demand for tickets is always high and at One Traveller we are pleased to announce that we have secured the best category one tickets for our performances with four-star accommodation in your own double room for several departures spread over May to September.
Each departure will be a ten-day holiday with two nights in Oberammergau and seven nights in either Austria, Bavaria or Northern Italy. As always with One Traveller excursions, meals, drinks and many extra touches that our guests have come to expect on our holidays will be included.