Do you have questions about the Passion Play in Oberammergau? We hope, you will find all the answers to your questions here.
The Passion Play takes place from 14th May to 2nd October 2022 (A total of 103 performances in the indicated time period). Mondays and Wednesdays are free, i.e. there are no performances on those days.
May 14th to October 2nd, 2022
Days of performance
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Monday and Wednesday are free, i.e. no performances take place
Part I 1.30 pm – 4:00 pm
Part II 7.00 pm – 9.30 pm
Protection of the health of guests and participants is essential for us as the organizer. We therefore will take all necessary measures for the protection against infection in order to enable the safe preparation and performance of the event.
We, as the organizer, are subject to the current Bavarian Regulation on the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases. You can find the current regulations here: www.stmgp.bayern.de/coronavirus/rechtsgrundlagen. Please navigate to "Fremdsprachliche Fassungen der BayIfSMV" to view the translated regulations.
Currently, there are no more access restrictions for your theatre visit. The mask requirement also no longer applies. All seats in the theatre can be occupied.
The current status of the infection control measures and any further rules of conduct will be made available at i.a. the Information Centre, the box office, the baggage drop-off and on our website www.passionsspiele-oberammergau.de/en/visit/info-service.
Please inform yourself independently and on your own responsibility about the current status of the measures taken and the applicable rules of conduct before attending the event.
The shows will be exclusively in German and will not be surtitled.
You can buy text books in various languages with a translation of the text on the day of the performance.
You will be able to buy the text book in 2022. The text book will be available in German, English and potentially in other languages.
On performance days, there is an introduction to the Passion Play in German and English. Learn interesting facts and background information about the current Passion Play and its almost 400-year history from the participants.
10.00 a.m. Introduction in English
10.45 a.m. Introduction in German
The introduction lasts about 45 minutes and is free of charge. No tickets are required. Meeting point is in the foyer of the Passion Play Theatre.
For a better overview, we provide a theatre layout plan here:
You can see the detailed theatre layout plan in the booking section:
You can find informationen about arrival and departure here.
There are two large Park & Ride car parks, which you can reach via the signs "P&R Süd" and "P&R Nord". The parking fee is 5€/day. You can purchase parking tickets directly on site or online in advance here. The link to the booking page will be available here shortly. The parking tickets entitle the holder to re-entry during the intermission, for example, and are only valid for one day. Multi-day tickets are not available.
Shuttle buses (blue line) will run from the Park & Ride car parks to the event site.
Please note that the centre of Oberammergau is in parts completely closed to traffic and no parking spaces are available there for visitors to the Passion Play. If you have booked an accomodation in Oberammergau, you can access it with your car.
A limited number of parking spaces are available for people with disabilities near the Passion Play Theatre. As a parking permit you will need the blue parking permit for persons with disabilities of the European Union. All park and ride shuttles as well as the hotel shuttles are disabled accessible.
Please note that you can park your RV in Oberammergau during the Passion Play exclusively in the parking lot on Turnerweg. An overnight stay is not allowed there, the standing time is limited until 11 pm. For overnight stays please contact the Camping Park Oberammergau.
An event area with admission control will be set up in front of the Passion Play Theatre. Please allow sufficient time (at least 1 hour before the start of the performance) and have your ticket ready.
The event area is usually accessible from 12.15 pm.
The access gates are located on Othmar-Weis-Straße, Devrientweg, Theaterstraße and on the footpath of the Passionswiese (disabled parking spaces).
Before you enter the Passion Play Theatre area there will be admission controls. Bag and body checks may be carried out as part of the admission checks. These are to be tolerated to an appropriate extent. Admission into the event area is only permitted of a valid ticket. The ticket must be shown at the entrance to the area as well as the entrance of the theatre. Admission checks will take place.
Please inform yourself before your visit about possible changes to the admission times at www.passionsspiele-oberammergau.de/en.
Admission is only permitted upon presentation of a valid ticket for the performance day. The name of the visitor must be entered on the back of the ticket. At the request of the admission staff, the identity card must be presented in order to check whether the person entered on the ticket is the same as the ticket holder entering the theatre. For safety reasons, the Passionsspiele Oberammergau Vertriebs GmbH & Co. KG must have all the names of the visitors.
During the performance, the ticket must be carried at all times and presented on request.
Commercial sale of the ticket is not permitted.
All reduced tickets must be accompanied by proof of entitlement to the reduction. The entitlement must exist on the day of the performance. Reductions in the case of reduced fees for pupils, students and persons with disabilities must be proven at the time of admission with a valid student card, student identity card or severely disabled person‘s identity card as well as the identity card at the time of admission. If the proof cannot be provided, the difference to the respective fee must be paid without reduction before admission.
Admission to the Passion Play Theatre itself is approximately 30 minutes before the performance begins. Seating must be taken 15 minutes before the performance begins.
Please note: No admission is possible after the performance has started. Admission to the theatre is only possible upon presentation of a valid ticket.
Please allow sufficient time for people to be checked at the locks. We recommend at least 1 hour.
In case of ticket loss you will receive a duplicate of your ticket at the office (Dorfstraße 3) or via phone +49 (0)8822 835 93 30 for a fee with corresponding proof.
There is a luggage storage facility at a short distance from the four access gates to the event site, for which a fee is charged. Please note that currently only the baggage storage facilities in Othmar-Weis-Straße and Devrientweg are in operation.
The following items can be left here:
The following items may not be left here:
11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; the luggage storage in Othmar-Weis-Straße is already open from 9 a.m.
Fee per piece of luggage: 3,00€ (prices subject to change)
The fee must be paid again if the items are taken out of storage and returned, for example during the break.
Payment methods: Cash, American Express, MasterCard, Maestro, Visa, Visa Electron, JCB, UnionPay, Discover, Diners Club, V Pay, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, Contactless, Chip card with PIN entry
Items found in the area of the Passion Play Theatre are to be handed in at the "Lost & Found" luggage storage on Othmar-Weis-Straße or at the information desk on the event site. The items are regularly handed over to the lost property office of the Oberammergau municipality, where they can be collected by the entitled person.
The loss of items is to be reported at the "Lost & Found" point or at the information desk.
Please note that the Passion Play Theatre is an openair stage with roofed seats. Therefore, please wear seasonal comfortable and weather-depending clothing. Wardrobe can be left in a baggage drop-off point on site. Unfortunately, we are not allowed to provide you with rental blankets for hygienic reasons.
The following items may not be brought into the venue:
Only resealable plastic beverage bottles up to 0,5 litre and mini umbrellas may be taken into the theatre. Prohibited objects can be deposited in a luggage storage point on site.
Blankets and seat cushions that can be folded to A4 size may be brought into the theatre. Unfortunately, we are not allowed to provide you with rental blankets for hygienic reasons.
During performances any electronic devices (e.g. mobile phone, smartphone, tablet) must be set up in such a way that they do not interfere with the performance by sound, vibration or light signals (airplane mode).
For safety reasons, the parking of walkers is not permitted in the theatre. These can be parked in designated areas outside the theatre. No liability is accepted for objects left there. The carrying of walking sticks, crutches and canes for the blind is, of course, permitted throughout the performance area, including the theatre. Due to the cramped conditions in the theatre, we have created holders throughout the theatre where the aids can be safely stowed during the performance. Our admission staff will be happy to do this for you and bring your aid to your seat at the end of the performance and during the interval.
A limited number of wheelchair spaces are available. Unfortunately, wheelchair hire is no longer possible for liability reasons.
Please note that admission is only possible for persons with a valid ticket. Accompanying persons should contact the office in advance.
Sound, film, photo and video recordings of any kind are prohibited at the venue for copyright reasons.Recording devices and cameras of any kind must be handed in at the baggage depot for storage for a fee.
Animals are prohibited in the Passion Play Theatre. In particular, dogs must not be taken along.
If you booked an arrangement, a 3-course-menu is included and a table is waiting for you.
For ticket only guests: Please make an early reservation for a table. In our gastronomy guide you will find a list of restaurants in Oberammergau and surroundings where you can reserve a table for the break. In the Orangerie right next to the theatre you can order a Passion Play menu or grab something to eat at the street stall and lounge area. The gastronomy guide for groups is available here as a PDF download.Please consider the waiting times at the entrances and exits of the theatre and the security area. We recommend an early table reservation! Please note the waiting times at the entrance and exit of the theatre or the security area.
Intermission times August 15th to October 2nd
Expected between 4 pm and 7 pm
Further information can be found online in the house rules.
St. Peter und Paul (catholic)
Herkulan-Schwaiger-Gasse 5, 82487 Oberammergau
St. Nikolaus Unterammergau (catholic)
Pfarrgasse 2, 82497 Unterammergau
At the moment there are no fixed times for the services. Information at www.pfarrverband-oberammergau.de.
St. Martin - Bad Kohlgrub (catholic)
Hauptstrasse 21, 82433 Bad Kohlgrub
St. Antonius – Altenau (catholic)
Eckweg 6, 82442 Altenau
St. Franziskus (catholic)
Höhenweg 1, 82442 Saulgrub
At the moment there are no fixed times for the services. Information at www.pfarrverband-bad-kohlgrub.de.
Kloster Ettal (catholic)
Kaiser-Ludwig-Platz 1, 82488 Ettal
At the moment there are no fixed times for the services. Information at www.kloster-ettal.de.
Evangelisch- Lutherische Kreuzkirche (protestant)
Theaterstr. 10, 82487 Oberammergau
Sundays and Holidays: 10 a.m. Service with Holy Communion
Monday to Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Service with Holy Communion
St. Georg - Bad Bayersoien (protestant)
Brandstatt 6, 82435 Bad Bayersoien
At the moment there are no fixed times for the services. Information at www.oberammergau-evangelisch.de.
Opening hours (subject to change)
May 14th to August 14th, 2022
Monday & Wednesday: 9 am to 6 pm
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 9 am to 7.30 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10 am to 7.30 pm
August 15th to October 2nd, 2022
Monday & Wednesday: 9 am to 6 pm
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 9 am to 6.30 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10 am to 6.30 pm
(IM)MATERIELL– Stoff, Körper, Passion
(IM)MATERIAL – fabrics, body and passion
Eine Gebäude- und Rauminstallation zur Passion 2022
A building and room installation for the Passion Play 2022
April 23rd, 2022 - October 16th, 2022
The Oberammergau Museum, one of the most important cultural history museums in Bavaria, is being transformed into a spectacular complete work of art with building and space installations as well as an exhibition for the 42nd Passion Play with the title „(IM)MATERIAL – Fabric, Body and Passion“.
A large blue cube, made of the costumes worn by the lay actors of the Passion Play 2000 and 2010, cloaks the building and slices through the rooms within. The new tapestry-like walls transform the 1910 museum into an art object clearly visible from afar. The fabric stretches in the interior across all three floors, creating new spatial structures: a normal outside and an inside, which is distorted and unfamiliar. The visitor wanders between these worlds, entering and leaving the cube. Within, a small selection of exhibits is highlighted, exhibition objects are wrapped, changed and subjected to light projections. The core of the collection are wooden sculptures over four centuries that take as their theme the life, suffering, the fears, worries and the hopes of people and relate them to the Passion. By focussing the collection, the museum becomes a place of reflection on regional, cultural and societal notions and character.
The route through the exhibition begins at the crib section and leads through the historic rooms on the first floor, ending with a projection and sound installation in the roof space. On leaving, the visitor is given a piece of the cloth taken from the 2000 and 2010 Passion costumes– a symbol for (im)material exchange and community amongst people. Not least at all, this project is a homage to the museum’s collection and to popular art in general. It is a homage to the generations before us who, with courage and artistic sensibility, created beautiful artefacts in this barren region in order to survive.
+49 (0)8822 94136
23.4 – 13.5.2022 10am–5pm
14.5 – 14.8.2022 on days performances are held: 9am–2pm and 5pm–7.30pm
15.8 – 2.10.2022 on days performances are held: 9am–1pm and 4pm–6.30pm;
on days when there are no performances: 9am–6pm
3.10 – 16.10.2022 10am–5pm (Tues–Sun)
Exhibition and shop at the Passion Play Theatre:
on performance days 9am - 2pm and 5pm - 8pm
on days without performances 9am - 6pm
Single price museum regular: € 3,50, with ticket Passion Play € 2,50
child: € 1,50
Guided exhibition and village tours
Please contact us at +49 (0)8822 94136 or get more information at www.oberammergaumuseum.de/en/guided-tours.
Arrangements/Package deals (Ticket with overnight-stay and board) can be booked from October 5th, 2020, at Passionsspiele Oberammergau Vertriebs GmbH & Co. KG in Oberammergau at:
or via telephone (Mondays - Fridays 9 am - 5 pm) at: +49 8822 835 93 30
After we received the full amount of your payment the booked tickets will be sent by mail to the customer's specified billing address. Please note, these are the original tickets, so please keep them easily found until the date of the event.
For pupils, students (up to 26 years of age) and people with disabilities (from 70% disability) there is a quota of tickets on which they receive a reduction of 30%. Excluded from the reduction are tickets in price category 1. If the contingent is exhausted, unfortunately no reduction can be granted on tickets at the full price.
You can cancel your tickets for the Passion Play 2020 or rebook them for 2022. Please contact our booking service. You can reach them by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +49 8822 835 93 30 (Monday - Friday: 9am – 5pm).
This is a legal requirement, as a new security certificate must be issued. Therefore your deposit is insured until 31.12.2022.
From October 5th, 2020,You can book arrangements at Passionsspiele Oberammergau Vertriebs GmbH & Co. KG at:
or via telephone (Mondays - Fridays 9 am - 5 pm) at: +49 8822 83 59 330
You can also purchase arrangements from qualified tour operators, a list of tour operators can be found here:
You can find the prices for the arrangements here:
You can find a list of the qualified traveling agencies where you can book arrangements here:
Yes, you can choose your preferred hotel or guest house/holiday home if it is included in the arrangement.
You can find a list of all participating partner accommodation facilities here:
You can find a list of all participating hotels, guest houses and holiday homes here:
If you have any questions on other hotels and accommodation facilities in the region, please contact the region Ammergauer Alpen at:
https://www.ammergauer-alpen.de/en or at: +49 8822 922740.
Individual tickets will be available from October 5th, 2020.
If you have any questions on overnight stays that don’t concern the arrangement, please contact the region Ammergauer Alpen at:
https://www.ammergauer-alpen.de/en or at: +49 8822 922740.
Individual tickets will be available from October 5th, 2020.
There will be the following options: Meat, Fish, Vegetarian.
Once you have made your booking and payed the full amount, all your necessary documents for your booked package will be sent within 30 working days prior departure:
a) by email to the given e-mail address
Please note, If you can't find your documents it's always worth checking your Spam, Junk or Trash folders first.
b) by mail to the given specified billing address
The travel documents we will be sending you by email must be printed out completly and must be provided to the supplier of the services. This email includes your accommodation voucher, ticket voucher and all the other services booked in your arrangement.
Please note: Your original entry tickets will be given to you on your day of arrival at the check-in desk of your choosen hotel. Please give the corresponding voucher to the receptionist.
We recommend that you take out a ticket insurance.
What is insured?
The commencement of the journey is unreasonable for the policyholder/insured person due to the following events