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.


We have been and are currently being alerted by affected consumers to the offers of tickets for the Passion Play 2020 via the ticket provider Viagogo.

They offer tickets for the Passion Plays 2020 at prices many times higher than the regular ticket price, stating that performances are "sold out" or that "only a few tickets left". This information is not correct. On all match days there are still enough single tickets for the performances (except for the premiere day) on our website. Depending on the category, the prices are between EUR 30 and EUR 180.

We have taken legal action against Viagogo because of these misleading statements. The Munich Regional Court (Landgericht München) has now issued a temporary injunction, against which Viagogo can appeal, prohibiting Viagogo from providing such information.


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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Announcement of the cast of the Passion Play 2020


Announcement of the Oberammergau Passion Play cast 2020
All the waiting of the past few weeks has come to an end, and the cast for the 42nd Oberammergau Passion Play was presented to the public

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Pre-booking for Ticket Only now available
You can now make a binding pre-booking for tickets only. The pre-sale will start in spring 2019.

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Von wegen unantastbar
Die Musik in der Passion

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For a cup of coffee with... Anna-Lina Knufinke
In our series, we introduce you to participants of the Passion Play 2020 - from ushers to Romans and wardrobes to leading actors.

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