Join us to experience Oberammergau's 42nd Passion Play, the moving re-enactment of Christ's crucifixion and subsequent resurrection performed by a cast of 2,000.
An adventure in theatre, culture and the Bavarian Alps
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 region.
Get the best seats in the house with 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.
Set against the backdrop of the scenic Ammergau Valley the theatre has all the modern comforts you could want, such as under floor heating, while on stage you watch a piece of living history, a tradition that has endured since 1633.
Included in the price are Category 1 seats, which are the best positioned seats in the auditorium (marked in orange on the seating plan above).