The village of Oberammergau is most famous as the location of
the renowned Passion Play for the last 376 years. Once every ten
years, this unassuming village in the heart of the Bavarian Alps
hosts this event, which draws in hundreds of thousands of visitors.
The moving re-enactment of Christ's suffering, known as the Passion
Play, is a five-hour epic - a tragedy of death and the promise of
life. During the 17th century, Oberammergau, like much of Europe,
was afflicted with the 'Black Death'. As the town's population
dwindled, the local government vowed they would perform the 'Play
of the Suffering, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ'
every ten years if God spared them from the plague ravaging the
Oberammergau and Great Rail Journeys
Great Rail Journeys have three different holiday itineraries
visiting the Passion Play in 2020, where we combine Oberammergau
with beautiful Lake Garda, Bavaria and the Austrian Alps. However,
with every place on our tours in 2010 selling out far in advance of
the first performance date, if you are planning to see the Passion
Play in 2020 with us, it is vital you book as soon as possible.