Passion Play Oberammergau
14 May – 2 October 2022
The history oft he Oberammergau Passion Play starts in 1633. In the middle of the Thirty Years‘ War, after years of suffering and dying of the plague, the people of Oberammergau vowed to enact the „Play of the suffering, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ“ every ten years.
At Pentecoste 1634, they fulfilled their promise for the first time. Even in the middle oft he 18th century, spectators travelled from all parts of Germany to Oberammergau, attracted by the great power and charisma of the Play. Nowadays, the Oberammergau Passion Play is considered one oft he most important religious and cultural events in Germany.
Following the 10 year rythm, the 42nd Passion Play would have taken place in 2020. Due to the Coronavirus-pandemic, it had to be postponed for two years. 103 perfomances are planned for the Passion Play in 2022. The village expects around 450,000 visitors from all over the world.
More than 2,400 local amateur actors, singers and musicians and thus almost half of the villagers, will give a voice and face to the story of Jesus of Nazareth in a five-hour performance on the impressive open-air stage of the Passion Play Theatre.
tel.: +49 (0) 8822/ 9498852