Oberammergau Passion Play 2020 – Now Available To Book
This tradition has been maintained and performed with almost no interruption for over 380 years. The play demonstrates the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ and is widely regarded as the most important passion play in the world.
A play of life and death, promised in a moment of mortal threat - so began the history of the Oberammergau Passion Play in 1633. In the middle of the Thirty Years' War, after months of suffering and death from the plague, the Oberammergauers swore an oath that they would perform the "Play of the Suffering, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ" every ten years. At Pentecost 1634, they fulfilled their pledge for the first time on a stage they put up in the cemetery above the fresh graves of the plague victims. In the year 2020, the Community of Oberammergau will perform the Passion Play, which they have preserved throughout the centuries with singular continuity, for the 42nd time.
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