Come with us to experience the world’s most famous Passion Play – see the incredible story of the last weeks of Jesus’ life, his death and resurrection performed in Oberammergau in 2022.
This is a rare opportunity as the Oberammergau Passion Play is only staged every ten years; thrill to the unforgettable spectacle of a large stage filled with dramatic group scenes, interspersed with music and the glorious singing of a large choir. Making the production even more unique is the fact that it is the world’s largest amateur dramatic performance since all the 2000 plus participants – actors, musicians, stage technicians etc – must be residents of the village.
This Passion Play has a long history, one borne from the suffering and death that villagers endured during the Thirty Years War. In 1633 the inhabitants in the small Bavarian community of Oberammergau entreated God to save them from the bubonic plague that was ravaging the region. They vowed that if God answered their prayers they would produce a play about the life and death of Jesus every ten years.
At Pentecost 1634 they fulfilled their oath and the tradition has been preserved throughout the centuries with 2022 being the 42nd time the Oberammergau Passion will be staged.