Nearly 400 years ago the history of the Passion Play began. The plague raged in many parts of Europe and did not spare Oberammergau either.

In 1633 the Oberammergau villagers promised to perform the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ every tenth year, in so far as no one was to die of the plague anymore. The villagers were answered by God and therefore in 1634 the first Passion Play took place. The promise has been kept until today. From May 16th to October 4th 2020 the 42nd Passion Play will take place in Oberammergau.

Announcement of the cast of the Passion Play 2020


1,830 people of Oberammergau want to participate in the 42nd Oberammergau Passion Play in 2020
1,830 citizens applied to a place on stage in 2020 at the world’s most famous and largest Passion Play

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A village and its passion for the Play
Press conference with director Christian Stückl - Package sales for private individuals startet at ITB

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You can now purchase Arrangements for the Oberammergau Passion Play 2020.

You can also reach us by phone, Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm, under: +49 511 54 38 90 47 

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