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Oberammergau Passion Play

  • Oberammergau Passion Play trip




When the Black Plague swept through Europe in the 1600's, the small town of Oberammergau was spared. The residents of the town believe their vow to God to perform the Passion of Christ every 10 years if they were spared was the reason and henceforth every generation since then, has kept the promise to perform the Passion Play. The play is performed every 10 years by the residents in the town. As a matter of fact, you have to be a native, or have lived there for at least 20 years in order to be a part of the play. Over half the town is involved in the performance either acting, singing in the choir, playing in the orchestra or designing costumes and sets. 2022 will be the 42nd time the play will be performed. The play runs 5 days per week beginning May through October. It is 5 1/2 hours long, with a 3-hour break for dinner. The play takes place outdoors where the sky and mountains become the dramatic backdrop. 

Before or after your time in Oberammergau, be sure to extend your group itinerary to explore more of Germany or even venture further afield to Switzerland, Austria and beyond… from the forests of Bavaria to the beer halls of Munich; from the soaring Swiss Alps to the sounds of Austrian music, there is so much to see and do.

Form a group of 10 or more and we will customize your itinerary for a spiritually and culturally enriching journey of a lifetime, and, do not forget that our customized groups always include transfers, unique touring experiences and air, if necessary.

Check out our sample itinerary or contact us at: [email protected] or 800 838 0618.

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