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The premiere of the 42nd Passion Play will be on May 16, 2020.
The tradition, maintained and experienced almost without interruption for over 380 years, of putting on the play about the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ every ten years is regarded as the most important passion play in the world. The village at the edge of the Bavarian Alps expects approximately 450,000 visitors for the passion play, over half of which will be international guests. For the next Passion Play, there are 102 performances planned.
Please find below some BASIC INFORMATION about the Passion Play 2020
Time schedule: May 16 – October 4, 2020
Playdays are: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday ( no performances on Monday and Tuesday )
Tickets: Tickets will sold as packages ( 2 bzw. 1 night including accomodation meals and superior ticket categories)
The Passion Play Packages will be accomodated in Oberammergau and neighbouring villages like Unterammergau, Ettal, Garmisch-Patenkirchen and others.
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In 2000 and 2010 we have organized tours for our partner agencies including thousands of Pilgrims in Austria and Bavaria ( in 2010 we looked after 14.000 pilgrims with a total of 115.000 overnights)
THE PASSION PLAY
A promise. Living history. An experience.
Gripped by war, poverty and plague, the villagers of Oberammergau, in Bavaria, southern Germany vowed to put on a 'passion play' every ten years…
That was back in 1633. They survived and performed the first Oberammergau Passion Play in 1634. Ever since their descendants have carried out the pledge.
For the past four centuries the tradition has continued, every ten years. Only villagers are allowed to take part.
A year of their lives is devoted to re-enacting the life, death and resurrection of Christ.
All performers are laymen and pursue their usual careers as wood carvers, house wives and so forth...
In real life for instance Jesus is a psychologist and Mary Magdalene works as a flight attendant.
By taking on their roles in the Passion Play, they fulfil the promise to God made by their ancestors, celebrating their faith and sharing it with the world...
...as the people of Oberammergau have done for some 385 years.
In our opinion this was one of the biggest Incoming projects for the
Austrian and Bavarian Tourism industries in the year 2010
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