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. The 42nd Passion Play successfully ran from 14 May to 2 October 2022, after having to be postponed in 2020 due to Covid.

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That was the 42nd Oberammergau Passion Play

Trailer of the Passion Play 2022


Press release on the last performance of the 42nd Oberammergau Passion Play
110 performances will have been held successfully on the stage come October 2nd 2022. The responsible persons draw a positive balance.

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Christian Stückl to Receive American Jewish Committee Isaiah Award
On August 10, Rabbi Noam Marans, AJC’s Director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations, awards the prize in Oberammergau

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That was the Oberammergau Passion Play 2022!
On October 2nd the 42nd Passion Play ended after 110 performances and more than four years of preparations.

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The sound makes the Play
Rudolf Pirc and his team have developed a completely new location and sound system for the Passion Play 2022.

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Announcement of the cast of the Passion Play