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Oberammergau: The Passion Play 2020

 

Since 1634, the world’s most famous Passion Play has taken place every ten years in the village of Oberammergau. In 2020, it will be performed for the 42nd time.

Insight Vacations offers you the opportunity to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event with a variety of trips featuring ticket and accommodation packages.

Join one of our five existing departures or why not bring a group?



 

 

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COUNTRY ROADS OF BAVARIA, SWITZERLAND & AUSTRIA

WITH OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY

11 Days

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BEST OF GERMANY

WITH OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY

10 Days


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ROAD TO ROME

WITH OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY

12 Days


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ITALIAN ELEGANCE

WITH OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY

15 Days


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EASY PACE ITALY

WITH OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY

13 Days


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GROUP TRAVEL

If you have a group of people wishing to attend the Oberammergau Passion Play 2020 then why not travel with Insight?

What we offer:

    . Group allocations on our existing scheduled departures, affording great discounts.

    . The opportunity to design your own customised group itinerary featuring the Passion Play.  

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Discover the historic Oberammergau

Choose from our outstanding Insight Vacations itineraries, where you can watch this unforgettable re-enactment of the Passion of Christ, from the best seats in the house.

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5 REASONS TO CHOOSE INSIGHT

Watch the Passion Play from the best seats in the house:  

our long-standing relationship with the play organisers means our Category 1 tickets cannot be beaten.  

Departures between May and September:

we offer a range of departure dates across the Passion Play’s full run.  

Stay in the heart of the action:

at hand-picked hotels in either Oberammergau or nearby in the picturesque Bavarian Alps. Insight guests always stay in the best locations.

Travel in style:

 in smaller groups on board our exclusive Insight 40-seat luxury coach, with extra legroom and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Discover the Insight Difference:

from unique Insight Experiences, deliciously authentic dining, to seamless, stress-free travel thanks to your highly-skilled Travel Director, enjoy personal and stylish travel.

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BOOK YOUR SEAT TODAY

Experience the world renowned semi-circular open-air stage with Category 1 only seating on departures May to September 2020.

Book with Insight to secure your seat; as a sought-after event with limited capacity.

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WITNESS THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS PASSION PLAY

 

 

THE HISTORY

As the plague spread across Europe in 1633, the villagers of Oberammergau vowed that should they be spared, they would put on a ‘Play of the Suffering, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ’. After the vow was made, no one died from the plague. The following year the pledge was fulfilled for the first time performed on a stage built in the cemetery above the graves of plague victims.

THE PARTICIPANTS

Due to a special law, all participants, from actors to members of the choir, orchestra members, firemen and ushers, must have been born in Oberammergau or have lived there for at least 20 years.

 

THE SCHEDULE

The planning has already started for the 42nd Passion Play. More than 500,000 visitors are expected, over half of which will be international guests.

2015

Preparations begin
The Oberammergau Council appointed the production team of the 2020 Passion Play and the preparations for the 2020 Passion Play began.

2017

Schedule decided
The exact schedule is being decided. 

2019

Actors announced
In spring, the names of the actors will be announced. Altogether, more than 2,000 Oberammergau villagers will participate in the 2020 Passion Play. 2019 – By Ash Wednesday 2019, all participants in the play let their hair grow - and men also their beards - in accordance with a long tradition, the ‘Beard and Hair Edict’.

2019

Rehersals begin
In Autumn, rehearsals for the 42nd Passion Play will start.

2020

First performance
The first performance of the 2020 Passion Play, will be in May.

2020

Last performance
The last performance of the 2020 Passion Play, will be in October.

 
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Experience the world's most famous passion play

Dating back to 1634, the town’s next passion play is scheduled to take place in 2020, marking its 42nd anniversary.

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