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. 2020 the Passion Play had to be postponed for two years due to the corona-pandemic. The 42nd Oberammergau Passion Play will now take place from 14 May to 2 October 2022.


The advance ticket sales for the Oberammergau Passion Play 2022 start on 5 October 2020.

You can also reach us by phone, Monday - Friday, 9am - 5 pm, at: +49 (0) 8822 835 93 30.

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Clarifying note on Viagogo

A large number of tickets for the 2022 Passion Play are offered via the Viagogo ticket platform. The advance ticket sales for the Passion Play 2022 start on 5 October 2020. 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.

Advance ticket sales for the 2022 Passion Play will begin on 5 October 2020. Tickets will be available on our website or by phone at +49 8822 835 93 30.


Youth Days of the Passion Play 2022

For the first time Youth Days to the Passion Play will take place in Oberammergau from 7 to 8 May 2022.

The focus for young adults aged 16 to 28 will be the visit of an final rehearsal, supplemented by an introduction to the Play and its history as well as panel discussions with participants.

Tickets are available from 8 euros.

Information & Tickets

Youth Days of the Passion Play 2022

Announcement of the cast of the Passion Play


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