The world famous Oberammergau Passion Play is performed by local residents just once a decade. In 1633, the Black Plague was devastating the population of Europe. Oberammergau remained untouched until a homesick villager returned one night, unknowingly bringing the dreaded plague with him. Almost 100 villagers died as a result. In 1634, frightened villagers vowed that if God saved them from the plague, once every 10 years, they would reenact the agony and crucifixion of Christ. From then on, there were no further deaths from the plague-and the villagers have fulfilled their pledge ever since.
In 2020, the Passion Play will run from May to October with daily performances (except Mondays and Wednesdays). The play is from 2:30pm to 10:30pm with a 3 hour dinner intermission. The play portrays the Passion of Christ-from his entry into Jerusalem to the Resurrection. The play consists of 2000 actors, singers, musicians, and technicians-all of whom are residents of Oberammergau.
The Passion Play theater has an open-air stage framed by gorgeous alpine scenery, and guests of our agency and Globus will enjoy first-class seating. Also, travelers from our partnership can expect hotel accommodations conveniently located in the heart of the town which will include a private bath or shower.