Oberammergau Passion Play 2020
Become a part of history
Witness Oberammergau’s Passion Play in summer 2020.
Every 10 years since the 1600's, residents of the tiny Bavarian village of Oberammergau stage the Passion Play, a season of performances honouring the Passion of Christ. 2020 marks the 42nd season, with preparations for the open-air production already well underway. It’s a real community event – almost half of Oberammergau’s 5,000-odd residents get involved, designing sets, making costumes, acting and directing.
We’ve put together five unique itineraries incorporating a performance of the Passion Play, teaming this theatrical event with the mountain scenery and chocolate-box villages of Austria, Bavaria and Northern Italy.
A unique theatrical experience
It’s just over a year until Oberammergau’s famous Passion Play begins its 42nd season.
The roles have been assigned (Jesus will be played by an aerospace engineering student and a PR officer, while the part of Mary is shared between a sculptor and a stewardess), revision has begun and participants have started growing out their hair according to the ‘Hair Decree’.
The play will run for 20 weeks, with 103 performances played out to around 500,000 lucky visitors. It’s a real community affair – almost half of Oberammergau’s 5,000-odd residents get involved, designing sets, making costumes, acting and directing.
Enjoy spectacular mountains views, sample Tyrolean specialities and sip coffee in a café overlooking Innsbruck’s ‘Golden Roof’.
6 days from £1,899pp
Take a horse-drawn carriage through Kitzbühel, stroll around picturesque villages and explore historic Salzburg and Innsbruck.
8 days from £2,099pp
Visit Disneyesque Neuschwanstein Castle, stroll around Munich’s museums and take the cogwheel train up Germany’s highest peak.
7 days from £1,999pp
From Lake Garda, we’ll visit Venice, explore Verona and follow the Bardolino Wine Route – then it’s off to Oberammergau.
8 days from £2,399pp
After watching the Passion Play, we’ll head to Salzburg to explore the city and its surrounding lakes and mountains.
6 days from £1,999pp
After a few days in Bavaria, marvelling at fairytale castles and watching the Passion Play, enjoy a week’s river cruise from Passau to Budapest.
11 days from £2,849pp
The Oberammergau Passion Play is only performed every 10 years, and this is your chance to be there in 2020.
8 days from £2,124
Every itinerary includes VIP door-to-door travel service, breakfast and evening meals, excursions on each day of the tour and Passion Play tickets.
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