How long does the Oberammergau Passion Play last?
Performances are a test of stamina, even for the audience. The first “act” lasts 2.5 hours. After a three-hour meal break, the second half is another 2.5 hours. Although the story is familiar, the words are in German, so it is worth buying an English version of the script on site.
Is Oberammergau Passion Play in English?
The Oberammergau Passion Play is performed in German. But don't worry, you'll receive a book to follow along with.
Where is the Oberammergau Passion Play performed?
The Oberammergau Passion Play is performed in an open-air stage in the Bavarian town of Oberammergau, Germany, 20km from the Austrian border and 90km from the city of Munich.
What time does the passion play start?
The play starts at 2.30pm (1.30pm from mid-August)
Is Oberammergau passion play worth it?
An event that can only an experienced every 10 years is a testament to how large in scale is unique it is. In a town of around 5000 people, the play involves a quarter of the town with a quarter of it being on stage at once. It's an incredible cultural event that has lasted hundreds of years, something of this stature is absolutely worth it.
How much are passion play tickets Oberammergau?
With 500,000 visitors, the logistics are massive. Tickets range from €30 to €180 depending on seating. The play goes for 5 hours until late evening, so staying in the village makes sense. But as local accommodation is limited,accommodation is scattered throughout other villages within a 15-20km radius.
How often is the passion play performed at Oberammergau?
The passion play is performed Every 10 years.
Religious history Oberammergau passion play?
The people of Oberammergau made a vow to God that if he spared their town from the inevitable plague they would regularly perform the Passion Play as a sign of repentance. After this pledge, no one died, so the first Passion Play was staged in 1634 and every 10 years since.
Where to buy Oberammergau tickets?
Tickets for the Passion Play Oberammergau 2020 are sold as as part of a tour – these tickets are sold only to bona fide tour operators. Individuals may only buy these tickets from resellers as part of a longer group tour.
- Package deals – these arrangements include tickets to the passion play, meals, and overnight hotel stays. These package deals for the Passion Play Oberammergau 2020 are sold directly to customers by the event organisers like Selah
- Passion Play performance tickets only – tickets to only the Passion Play Oberammergau 2020 without any accommodation, meals or transportation. These performance-only tickets are sold directly to individuals and are extremely difficult to get!
When is the next passion play in Oberammergau Germany?
The performance season for 2020 is from mid May – early October 2020.
Is the Passion Play worth it?
In short, yes! However read more here
What is Oberammergau passion play 2020?
The play is a staging of Jesus' passion, covering the short final period of his life from his visit to Jerusalem and leading to his execution by crucifixion. It has been criticized as being anti-semitic, but it is the earliest continuous survivor of the age of Christian drama
We have hand crafted a number of unique cultural tours to make the most of your experience with the Passion Play. Tickets are included in all tours.
The Protestant Reformation is a movement that has shaped Christian faith and life in ways that remain critical and relevant for today. We invite you to participate in a unique tour which will enable you to engage with the vital biblical truths rediscovered at the Reformation as well as experience the world famous Passion Play in Oberammergau.
Discover the life and work of great heroes of faith such as Martin Luther, John Calvin, Johannes Gutenberg, and Ulrich Zwingli, and be inspired and encouraged in your own faith.
The tour commences in Germany’s vibrant capital city of Berlin. The following days will be spent exploring the picturesque and historic Luther towns of Wittenberg and Erfurt, as well as enjoying a relaxing morning cruise on the beautiful Rhine River. After some shopping in the medieval town of Rothenburg we will visit the fascinating city of Nuremberg, site of many important events associated with World War 2. We will then travel to Oberammergau for the Passion Play ( a play that is only held every 10 years and has been running since the 1600s). Continue to Switzerland to experience the history and beauty of Zurich and Geneva, key cities for the Swiss Reformation and the work of Calvin, Zwingli and the Anabaptist movement.
Sail through Central Europe’s splendid capitals and charming towns in Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany. Then travel to the Bavarian village of Oberammergau for the performance of the Passion Play. Performed once a decade, the Passion Play is a stunning theatrical event with a history dating back to 1634. The perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and inspiration, this is truly a once in a lifetime experience.
The river cruise begins in Budapest, then sets sail for Bratislava, the Slovakian capital. Continue to Vienna, the world’s most livable city before continuing to Linz and the cobblestones streets of Passau. After docking in Innsbruck you will have 2 nights there before driving to Oberammergau for the Passion Play performance.
Continue to Munich for the conclusion of the tour.
Archdeacon Emeritus Ray McInnes and his wife Glenys have had over forty years’ experience serving the Anglican Church in Parish Ministry. Ray and Glenys both retired from full time work last year. Ray was previously the Vicar at the Albert Park parish for 12 years during which time they successfully led four Christian pilgrimages and tours overseas.
They have a passion for travel and enjoy sharing new experiences and places with fellow travellers. Their daily reflections in this context often become a highlight of the journeys they lead. As always, their contribution to the journey is teamed with the marvellous support and planning of the Mission Travel/Selah Team.
Ray and Glenys recently cruised the River Danube and look forward to revisiting with fellow travellers this beautiful part of the world and adding to it the famous Passion Play at Oberammergau staged only once every ten years.
The Very Revd Dr Andreas Loewe has been Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne, since 2012. He is passionate about people, and prays that the Cathedral may be a place where many can experience the transforming love of God.
Andreas’ academic research centres on theology, as well as ecclesiastical and music history. He enjoys thinking about the Bible and Theology, in particular the way in which Scripture can be communicated through music, and has published widely in the fields of ecclesiastical history and music.
He is a Fellow and Lecturer at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Prior to coming to St Paul’s Cathedral, Andreas was Senior Chaplain of Trinity College, The University of Melbourne, and Gavan Senior Lecturer in Theology at Trinity College Theological School, the University of Divinity, where he taught undergraduates and graduates, and mentored students preparing for Anglican ministry.
Andreas grew up in Germany and was educated in the United Kingdom. He is widely travelled, especially throughout Europe, fluent in German, and takes great pleasure in introducing people to his homeland.