Passion Play

Oberammergau Passion Play 2020

The spectacular Passion Play that has made this town famous is a lifetime experience. Watch from your premium seat as local villagers perform as they have since 1634 in this once in a decade event. An emotive and critically acclaimed performance depicting Christ’s last days. You’ll be captivated by the old world charm of Rothenburg and Nuremberg, the mountain scenery of Bavaria and the re-birth of Dresden to its former Baroque splendor.

The Passion Play happens only once every 10 years and is booking now for 2020!


As the plague spread across Europe in 1633, the villagers of Oberammergau vowed that they would put on a ‘Play of the Suffering, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ’. Since the vow was made, no one died from the plague.


As a result of a special law, all play participants (including actors, choir members, orchestra members, firemen and ushers) must have been born in Oberammergau or lived there for 20 years.


The planning is well underway for the 42nd Passion Play with over 500,000 visitors expected.

2015 – Preparations begin
The Oberammergau Council appointed the production team of the 2020 Passion Play and the preparations for the 2020 Passion Play began.

2017 – Schedule decided and confirmed

2019 – Actors announced
In spring, actors will be announced. More than 2,000 Oberammergau villagers will be participating in the 2020 Passion Play. By Ash Wednesday, in accordance with a long tradition, the ‘Beard and Hair Edict’, all participants in the play let their hair grow. In Autumn, rehearsals for the 42nd Passion Play will start.

The first performance of the 2020 Passion Play will be in May. The 2020 Passion Play ends in October.



In conjunction with Insight Vacations, we are offering offering our travellers a variety of exclusive itineraries including ticket and accommodation packages. Come with us and experience the Insight difference!


Tours available include:

  • 10 Days – Best of Germany
  • 11 Days – Country Roads of Bavaria Switzerland & Austria
  • 12 Days – Road to Rome
  • 13 Days – Easy Pace Italy
  • 15 Days – Italian Elegance

Groups are booking now! Group bookings require 9 or more people travelling together. If your group reaches 35 (maximum 40), you will have an Exclusive Insight Coach.

And individual bookings are also available! Your booking requires an initial non-refundable deposit; second deposit February 2019; balance in September 2019.

This event happens once every 10 years and is booking now for 2020! Don’t miss out! For more information and to book these itineraries, contact Melanie – 416-309-0452;


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