The Oberammergau Passion Play is performed in an open-air stage in the Bavarian town of Oberammergau, Germany. The Passion Play is performed every 10 years. This will be the 42nd production of the world renowned Play. The next time you can see it will be May through October 2022. Tickets to the play are very limited. Don’t miss out, start planning now! Reserve Space Today – by filling out our contact form.
The 42nd Oberammergau Passion Play will be postponed due to the current situation caused by the corona pandemic. The basis for this is a decision of the district administration of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, which prohibits the performance of the event planned from 16.05.2020 to 04.10.2020. The health of our guests and participants is our highest priority, therefore the responsible persons have decided to postpone the premiere of the Passion Play, which was planned for 16 May 2020, until 2022. The premiere is now scheduled for May 21, 2022.
Oberammergau is a town located approximately 60 miles from Munich. The town is beautiful, surrounded by majestic mountains and picturesque meadows. The village is known for woodcarving. There are dozens of woodcarver shops. The town is also famous for its Bavarian themes painted along side many of the homes and buildings.
What made the town famous, was its performance of the Passion of Christ every decade. It is believed that the Passion Play has been held every 10 years since 1634. A play of life and death, promised in a moment of mortal threat, and so began the history of the Oberammergau Passion Play in 1633. During that time, the Black Plague was sweeping through Europe. The villagers of Oberammergau vowed that if their town was spared, they would perform the Passion of Christ every 10 years. The town was spared, and it is amazing that they have been honoring this pledge from generation to generation.
The Passion Play performance follows Christ from His triumphant entry into Jerusalem through His Trial, Crucifixion, Resurrection, and Ascension.
The Passion Play theater is open, and the background of the mountains makes it an unforgettable scene.
Preparations are underway for the next Passion Play in the tiny Bavarian hamlet of Oberammergau. The shows in 2022 may seem distant, but the excitement and planning is already building for the next production. Demand for tickets is sure to be high and space on trips is limited. Plenty of companies will offer tickets to the Passion Play, but we only offer the most reputable companies that have been in business for over 50 years. During past Passion Play some vendors used bad hotels or did not even provide tickets to the guests. That will not happen when you book with us. The best tickets and hotel accommodations are given to companies that have booked Passion Play for decades. Historically the Passion Play tickets and packages were sold 12 to 18 months in advance – this will be the first time that the play packages will be offered over 2 years in advance. We suggest staying right in Oberammergau is possible so you have time to visit the quaint town. We sold out every tour in 2000 and 2010. Book today to guarantee your spot!