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.
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.
Selah is excited to offer this 7 day/6 night package to Salzburg, Vienna and Oberammergau featuring tickets to the once-a-decade Passion Play in Oberammergau.
The tour begins and ends in Munich making it east for you to get to and from the tour. Our first stop is the quaint village of Oberammergau, nestled in the Bavarian Alps. After enjoying the Play we visit the Neuschwanstein Castle on our way to Salzburg. The tour ends in Vienna with a 2 night stay.
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.
Travel to the Holy Land and walk where Jesus walked. Then continue to the village of Oberammergau in Bavaria, Germany to enjoy the once in a decade Passion Play.
Following the footsteps of Apostles with an amazing tour in Greece and Turkey ending in Oberammergau for the 2020 Passion Play.
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Join Ken & Danielle Allen on a Reformation tour through Netherlands, Germany & Switzerland accompanying the Oberammergau 2020 Passion play experience.
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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.
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.
This tour is guaranteed to depart.
The Reformation was a time when the great truths of Justification by Faith alone, and the Bible as the Word of God, were rediscovered by Christians throughout Europe. This tour will explore how the Reformation spread to Scotland and England in the 16thCentury, how it led to the Evangelical Revival in the 18thCentury, and how it continues to have an impact in the global church today.
Here’s a fantastic opportunity to travel with like-minded people and 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 our thanks to those offered by all the generations that have gone before us. This tour also takes advantage of the European spring season, with the beauty and mild 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.