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.
Following the footsteps of Apostles with an amazing tour in Greece and Turkey ending in Oberammergau for the 2020 Passion Play.
This tour is a GUARANTEED to depart. We have approximately 12 places left.
Travel to the Holy Land and walk where Jesus walked. This 11 day tour of Israel and Palestine covers all of the key Christian sites as well as many Old Testament/Jewish sites. This tour will change how you read the bible!
Then you have the option to continue to the village of Oberammergau in Bavaria, Germany to enjoy the once in a decade Passion Play, that is only performed once a decade!
Bookings close Friday 7 February 2020.
Here’s a fantastic opportunity for independent travellers to attend the once-a-decade renowned Oberammergau Passion Play. The play itself is a powerful and deeply moving religious experience. There is a rich 385-year history surrounding the small village in Bavaria fulfilling the vow to God to perform the Passion Play.
The package includes 1 nights accommodation in a 4 star property and the Passion Play tickets in Category 2 seating. Opening night is on 16 May (reserved for VIPs & dignitaries) so this performance will be only the second of the season!
Bookings close Friday 14 February 2020
Selah is excited to offer this 7 day/6 night Oberammergau Adventure to Munich, Vienna, Salzburg and Oberammergau featuring tickets to the once-a-decade Passion Play in Oberammergau.
The tour begins and ends in Munich making it easier for you to get to and from the tour. Our first stop 2 nights in the vibrant capital of Bavaria, Munich. We then take a high speed train to Vienna, the home of the Waltz and considered to be the world’s most liveable city. Enjoy 2 nights there before driving to Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and famed for the Sound of Music for a 2 night stay . We then cross the border into Germany to the village of Oberammergau for the famous Passion Play performed by the village every 10 years since 1634.
We then return to Munich via Neuschwanstein Castle along the Romantic Road.
Tread up the stone steps and down the grand boulevards of Italy’s capitals – the pavement café culture, enchanting Renaissance frescoes and incredible feats of classic architecture are all must-see highlights of this leisurely jaunt through the cities of Rome, Assisi and Venice. Explore the centuries-old Rialto food market, admire the embrace of Bologna’s Kissing Towers and enjoy 3 glorious nights in a Tuscan Villa. Continue through to Austria and onto Oberammergau to experience the once in a decade Passion Play. An experience not to be missed.
Here’s a fantastic opportunity for independent travellers to attend the once-a-decade renowned Oberammergau Passion Play. The play itself is a powerful and deeply moving faith experience. There is a rich 400-year history surrounding the small village in Bavaria fulfilling the vow to God to perform the Passion Play.
Arrive and depart from Munich with a 2 night stay in Oberammergau in a 4 star category hotel.
Join Ken & Danielle Allen on a Reformation tour through Netherlands, Germany & Switzerland accompanying the Oberammergau 2020 Passion play experience.
WE HAVE 2 ROOMS LEFT ON THIS TOUR!
Here’s a fantastic opportunity for independent travellers to attend the once-a-decade renowned Oberammergau Passion Play. The play itself is a powerful and deeply moving religious experience. There is a rich 400-year history surrounding the small village in Bavaria fulfilling the vow to God to perform the Passion Play. Our tour is designed to help us better appreciate this context and join in our thanks to those offered by all the generations that have gone before us. This tour also takes advantage of the European spring and summer season, with the beauty and warm weather. There’ll be plenty of time to enjoy some of the great German-speaking cities of central Europe – Berlin, Dresden and Vienna; experiencing the life, culture, religion and history of these cities.
The ONLY date we have left is 7-10 August 2020.
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.
Selah is excited to offer this 9 day/8 night package to Switzerland, Germany and Austria featuring tickets to the once-a-decade Passion Play in Oberammergau.
The tour begins in Zurich, Switerland and ends in Vienna, Austria with stops in Oberammergau, Munich and Salzburg.