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 2010, the Community of
Oberammergau will for the 41st time be performing the play they have preserved throughout the
centuries with singular continuity.
Start planning your Oberammergau experience now. Whether a group, or just you, let the MTS TRAVEL
experts make the arrangements. We can customize your Oberammergau vacation to include other sights
in Europe, or keep it as simple as only the passion play program. Your choice, your dream trip,
our Oberammergau experts!
The Passion Play Program
The play depicts the story of Christ's Passion, beginning with the entry into Jerusalem and ending
with the resurrection and transfiguration. Each performance starts at 2:30 pm and ends approximately
10:30 pm, with a three-hour dinner break/intermission from 5:00 to 8:00. The play is performed in
German, but printed English translations are available. It is a moving and spectacular experience
despite the language difference. The Premier Performance is scheduled for Saturday, May 15, with the
final performance on Sunday, October 3.
The Oberammergau Passion Play program starts with dinner on the day of arrival and ends with breakfast
on the day of departure. It includes the following:
- Two nights of accommodation
- Five meals (2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, and 1 lunch)
- Tickets to the Passion Play
- Entrance to the exhibition Passion Play in the Alps in the playhouse
Make the most of this once-in-a lifetime trip by adding Europe to your Passion Play program. The
possibilities are endless, and your MTS TRAVEL tour specialist can design a dream itinerary for you.
!!! All Packages are sold out !!!
Ready to start planning?
Click on one of the links below
(15 or more passengers traveling together)
(under 15 passengers)
The cast of the Oberammergau Passion Play boasts 2000 members. This is almost half of the entire population of Oberammergau!