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.
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