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. In 2020 the 42nd Passion Play will take place in Oberammergau.


Appeal to the public to participate
The exact number of actors for 2020 will be determined in the upcoming months. The participation call will commence on October 1st.

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A first assessment after the sales launch
Six months after the starting signal for the first of three sales phases, the two managing directors draw up a first interim balance.

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Here you can make a non-binding reservation for the Passion Play 2020. We will send you information in time before the start of advance booking.

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