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Oberammergau: The Passion Play 2022

See The Famous Passion Play with Insight Vacations

Since 1634, the world’s most famous Passion Play has taken place every ten years in the village of Oberammergau. In 2022, it will be performed for the 42nd time. Insight Vacations gives you the opportunity to experience this once-in-a-lifetime play with the best seats in the house and stay in the center of this historic town.

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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. Since then the Passion Play has been performed every 10 years until 2020, when Covid-19 forced postponement of the play until 2022.

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.

Why Choose Insight

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Watch the Passion Play from the Best Seats in the House

Watch the Passion Play from the best seats in the house: our Category 1 tickets cannot be beaten.

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Departures Between May and September

Departures between May and September, across the Passion Play’s full run.

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Stay in the Heart of the Action

Stay in the center of the action at handpicked hotels in either Oberammergau or the nearby Bavarian Alps.

Group Travel

If you have a group of people wishing to attend the Oberammergau Passion Play 2022 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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