Info & Service

Do you have questions about the Passion Play in Oberammergau? We hope, you will find all the answers to your questions here.

General Information about the Passion Play 2022

When will the Passion Play take place?

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.

How is the schedule?

Schedule
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

Performance times
May 14th to August 14th:
Part I 2.30 pm – 5.00 pm
Part II 8.00 pm – 10.30 pm

August 15th to October 2nd:
Part I 1.30 pm – 4:00 pm
Part II 7.00 pm – 9.30 pm

Is the Passion Play available in other languages?

The shows will be exclusively in German.

You can buy text books in various languages with a translation of the text on the day of the performance.

When can I buy the text book and which languages are available?

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.

Will there be an introduction?

There will be a daily 45-minute 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 local participants. The planned starting times and the exact prices are not fixed yet. The tickets can be purchased on site at the office, Dorfstr. 3.

Where can I find a theatre layout plan?

For a better overview, we provide a theatre layout plan here:

https://www.passionsspiele-oberammergau.de/en/tickets/schedule-performance-dates

 

You can see the detailed theatre layout plan in the booking section:

https://www.passionsspiele-oberammergau.de/en/tickets/book-here

Booking Information

When will the advance ticket sales for the Passion Play 2022 begin?

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:
https://www.passionsspiele-oberammergau.de/en/tickets/book-here

or via telephone (Mondays - Fridays 9 am - 5 pm) at: +49 8822 835 93 30

When do I receive my tickets?

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.

Are there any discounts?

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.

I had tickets for the Passion Play 2020, what do I have to do?

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 support@oberammergau.de or by phone at +49 8822 835 93 30 (Monday - Friday: 9am – 5pm).

Why do I receive a new invoice for my rebooked tickets?

This is a legal requirement, as a new security certificate must be issued. Therefore your deposit is insured until 31.12.2022.

Arrangements

When and where can I buy arrangements?

From October 5th, 2020,You can book arrangements at Passionsspiele Oberammergau Vertriebs GmbH & Co. KG at:
https://www.passionsspiele-oberammergau.de/en/tickets/book-here

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:

https://www.passionsspiele-oberammergau.de/en/tickets/tour-operators

What are the prices for the arrangements/package deals?

You can find the prices for the arrangements here:

https://www.passionsspiele-oberammergau.de/en/tickets/tickets-arrangements

 

Where can I find a list of the qualified traveling agencies where I can book arrangements?

You can find a list of the qualified traveling agencies where you can book arrangements here:

https://www.passionsspiele-oberammergau.de/en/tickets/tour-operators

 

Can I choose my hotel/guest house/holiday home?

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:
https://www.passionsspiele-oberammergau.de/en/tickets/tickets-arrangements

 

I wish to stay in a specific hotel/guest house/holiday home. Is my requested accommodation facility included in the arrangement?

You can find a list of all participating hotels, guest houses and holiday homes here:

https://www.passionsspiele-oberammergau.de/en/tickets/tickets-arrangements

 

What can I do if my preferred hotel is not included in the arrangement?

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.

I wish to stay overnight in (the region around) Oberammergau, but I wish to stay longer than one or two nights.

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.

Which options will there be for the 3-course-meal?

There will be the following options: Meat, Fish, Vegetarian.

When do I receive my tickets and travel documents?

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.

Ticket Insurance & Ticket Redemption

Shall I take out a ticket insurance?

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

  • Death, severe accidental injury
  • Unexpected severe illness, Intolerance to a vaccine, pregnancy
  • Damage to your property as a result of fire, elementary event or intent criminal of a third party
  • Loss of job as a result of an unexpected redundancy by the employer
  • Commencement of a job if the person was unemployed when booking the journey

Is there a ticket redemption protection?

What services does the ticket redemption protection include?
In case of non-arrival of the travel/non-use of the rental object: Reimbursement of the contractually owed cancellation costs if an insured event has occurred. Non-deductible!

Arrival

How do I get to Oberammergau?

You can find informationen about arrival and departure here.

Admittance

How does the admittance to the Passion Play Theatre area work?

An event area with admission checks is set up in front of the Passion Play Theatre. Please allow sufficient time (at least 1 hour before the start of the performance).

Are there any admission checks?

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 theatre is only permitted of a valid ticket. The ticket must be shown at 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.

Do I need an identity card to my personalized ticket?

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.

Do I need to proof the entitlement of ticket reduction?

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.

When starts the admission to the Passion Play Theatre?

Admission to the Passion Play Theatre takes place approx. 30 minutes before the start of the performance. The seat must be taken 15 minutes before the beginning of the performance.

Please note: Admission is not possible after the start of the performance.

We recommend you to count in at least 1 hour for identity checks.

What do I do if I lost my ticket?

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.

In the Theatre

How shall I be dressed?

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. Blankets will be provided for you on site.

Which objects are permitted in the theatre?

The following objects are not permitted in the event venue (theatre):

  • Food and beverages more than 0,5 litres and all glass receptacles
  • Bags exceeding the DIN A4 format
  • other objects (such as walking sticks, umbrellas, etc.)


Only resealable beverage bottles (no glas!) up to 0,5 litre and mini umbrellas may be taken into the theatre. Prohibited objects can be deposited in a baggage drop-off point on site.

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).

As a disabled person, may I bring a support?

Please note that admission is only possible for persons with a valid ticket. Accompanying persons should contact the office in advance.

Are sound, film, photo and video recordings permitted?

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.

Is smoking allowed?

Smoking is forbidden in the theatre but it is okay at the event area.

May I bring pets?

Animals are prohibited in the Passion Play Theatre. In particular, dogs must not be taken along.

Are drinks and snacks available during the break?

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. 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.

Break times May 14th to August 14th
Expected between 5 pm and 8 pm

Break times August 15th to October 2nd
Expected between 4 pm and 7 pm

Where do I find the house rules?

Further information can be found online in the house rules.
 

In Oberammergau

When do church services take place?

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.

Where do I find the Tourist Information?

Tourist-Information Oberammergau
Eugen-Papst-Str. 9a, 82487 Oberammergau
Tel. +49 (0)8822 / 92 27 40
www.ammergauer-alpen.de/en​
www.ammergauer-alpen.de/oberammergau/en

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

Is there an exhibition accompanying the Passion Play in the Oberammergau Museum?

(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

May 1st, 2022 - November 1st, 2022

The Oberammergau Museum is one of the oldest and most beautiful cultural history museums in Bavaria. A part of the museum will be rebuilt with the laminated folk costumes of the Passion Plays 2000 and 2010. The interior, which is thus covered, will become a space for experience and reflection. A large part of the small sculptures in the collection from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries depict the birth, life, suffering, death and resurrection of Christ. Through veiling, alienation and light projections, the view is directed to individual exhibits. The path begins in the nativity scenes department, leads through the historical rooms, which were furnished in 1910, and ends in a large room installation. The visitor enters and leaves the alienated area again and again. The museum becomes a place of reflection on one's own imprints, fears, ideas and the question of redemption. Finally, each visitor receives a small piece of fabric from the former costumes of the people of Jerusalem as a symbol of (im)material exchange and community between people.

 

Oberammergau Museum, Dorfstr. 8, 82487 Oberammergau, +49 (0)8822 94136, www.oberammergaumuseum.de

Opening hours

Museum:
1.5. – 13.5.2022 10am – 5pm
14.5. - 14.8.2022 on performance days 9am-2pm and 5pm – 7.30pm
15.8. – 2.10.2022 on performance days 9am-1.30pm and 4pm-6.30pm
On days without performance 9am - 6pm
3.10. – 1.11.2022 10am – 5pm (Tue-So)

Exhibition and shop at the Passion Play Theatre:

on performance days 9am - 2pm and 5pm - 8pm
on days without performances 9am - 6pm

Entrance fee
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.

Visitor Information for Ticket Only

Here you can find our visitor information for Ticket Only as PDF download.

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