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.


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

You can also reach us by phone, Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm, under: +49 (0) 8822 83 59 330

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Clarifying note on Viagogo

We have been and are currently being informed by affected consumers about the offer of tickets for the 2020 Passion Play via the ticket provider Viagogo.

A large number of tickets for the 2020 Passion Play are offered via the Viagogo ticket platform. Please note that Viagogo is a ticket provider in the secondary use market, i.e. Viagogo is not an official ticket provider. The prices offered are not original prices! Depending on the category, the original prices are between EUR 30 and EUR 180. Viagogo sometimes charges a multiple of these original ticket prices.

Please also note that Viagogo does not specify seats or at least categories currently. Especially the distance from the stage is not indicated. Even if you buy an expensive ticket, it is therefore still possible that you will end up sitting in the cheapest category for EUR 30 original price.

We were able to enjoin Viagogo successfully from advertising the tickets with misleading statements such as "sold out". However, Viagogo continues to offer the tickets.

You can simply check our website to see if tickets are still available for your needs.

Youth Days of the Passion Play 2020

For the first time Youth Days to the Passion Play will take place in Oberammergau from 7 to 10 May 2020.

The focus for young adults will be the visit of an final rehearsal, supplemented by a varied and colourful accompanying programme.

Tickets are available from 8 euros.

Information & Tickets

Youth Days of the Passion Play 2020

Announcement of the cast of the Passion Play 2020


Christian Stückl wird der Abraham-Geiger-Preis 2020 verliehen
Rabbiner Walter Homolka: „Stückl verdanken wir Oberammergauer Passionsspiele ohne christlichen Antijudaismus“

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Vorstellung des Konzepts für Bühne und Kostüme der Passionsspiele 2020
Stefan Hageneier entwirft für die Neuinszenierung ein komplett neues Kostüm- und Bühnenbild

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Alle zusammen
Peter Stückl und David Bender haben Hauptrollen in Oberammergau. Der eine spielt zum 10. Mal bei den Passionsspielen mit, der andere zum ersten Mal.

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Ready, steady, go!
Rehearsals for the people of Jerusalem began in the Passion Play Theatre at the end of January

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