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Oberammergau Passion Play 2020

There are few experiences in the world that are truly unique, unforgettable and without parallel, and the Oberammergau Passion Play is certainly one of them.  And so you don’t miss out on this theatrical event - which only happens every ten years and tickets are limited - now’s the time to register your interest.

The story dates back to 1633, when the Great Plague descended on a tiny Alpine village in Bavaria. Many died, but when hope was almost gone, the villagers solemnly vowed that if those who still lived were spared, they would enact a play depicting Christ’s suffering, death and resurrection.

Miraculously, the Plague took no more lives and true to their vow, the villagers enacted their first play in 1634 and have done so ever since, through war and peace, every ten years.

Witness the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play in Bavaria, Germany and discover the delights of the Austrian Tyrol on our fantastic tour. This traditional historic play is performed repeatedly during every year ending in zero and attracts spectators from all over the world, making it an incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience. You’re in luck as we have a few remaining seats on our fantastic coach holiday for 2020, along with a brand NEW tour to enjoy the final performance of the play for another 10 years!

Don’t miss out!

Oberammergau Coach Holidays

Once a decade, the locals of Oberammergau stage a passion play telling the story of Christ, attracting visitors from across the globe. Places are already filling up for 2020, so book now to secure a very special holiday!

Oberammergau Coach Holidays

In 1633, The Great Plague descended on Bavaria. The villagers of Oberammergau made a solemn vow that, if lives were spared the whole village would enact a play depicting the story of Christ’s suffering, dying and resurrection. Miraculously the Plague did not claim any more lives and so true to their vows, the villagers of Oberammergau enacted their first play in 1634. They have continued to do so every decade since in spite of wars and other problems. Famous throughout the world, the Passion Play attracted over 500,000 people in 2010. The play is expected to run from mid-May to the beginning of October 2020.

Oberammergau Passion Play & the spectacular Austrian Tyrol

Oberammergau Coach Holidays

9 days from £1299 per person

Visit the cities of Salzburg and Cologne, enjoy the stunning scenery in Kitzbühel plus, witness the 42nd performance of the spectacular Oberammergau Passion Play 2020.

Tour features: 

Excursions & visits to Cologne, Rhine Valley, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Salzburg, Kitzbühel & Oberammergau, with the option to visit Lake Achensee & the chance to ride on the rack & pinion railway from Seespitz to Jenbach

This exceptional collection of tours combine the 42nd performance of the famous Passion Play and the picturesque town of Oberammergau, with visits to some of Europe's most wonderful towns, cities and stunning scenery.

Oberammergau Bavaria

Oberammergau Passion Play & Bavaria's Fairy Tale Castles

7 Days From £995
Combining impressive architecture and stunning scenery with a visit to the world-famous Passion Play. 

Oberammergau Lake Garda

Oberammergau Passion Play & the Splendours of Lake Garda

12 Days From £1,645
Take in the delights of Germany, Austria and Italy, including Italy's largest lake, Lake Garda.

Oberammergau Rome

Oberammergau Passion Play, Rome & Lake Garda

14 Days From £1,849
Incorporate the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play with an exciting tour taking in some of Italy's finest destinations.

Oberammergau Passion Play & the Austrian Tyrol

Oberammergau Passion Play
& the Austrian Tyrol

9 Days From £1,399
On this incredible fully escorted coach holiday, you’ll see the world famous German Passion Play in Oberammergau, as well as visiting some of Austria and Germany’s amazing cities and sights.

Oberammergau Passion Play & the Magic of Austria

Oberammergau Passion Play & the Magic of Austria

9 Days From £1,349
n this two tiered coach holiday, centred around the world famous Oberammergau Passion Play, we see some of Austria and Germany’s most famous sights and cities.

Witness Oberammergau’s Passion Play in summer 2020.

Every 10 years since 1634, residents of the tiny Bavarian village of Oberammergau stage the Passion Play, a season of performances honouring the Passion of Christ. 2020 marks the 42nd season, with preparations for the open-air production already well underway. It’s a real community event – almost half of Oberammergau’s 5,000-odd residents get involved, designing sets, making costumes, acting and directing.

We’ve put together five unique itineraries incorporating a performance of the Passion Play, teaming this theatrical event with the mountain scenery and chocolate-box villages of Austria, Bavaria and Northern Italy. Take a look at the different options below

Passion Play 2020, Innsbruck & the Dolomites

6 days from £1,899
Enjoy spectacular mountains views, sample Tyrolean specialities and sip coffee in a café overlooking Innsbruck’s ‘Golden Roof’.

Bavaria and the Passion Play 2020

Visit Disneyesque Neuschwanstein Castle, stroll around Munich’s museums and take the cogwheel train up Germany’s highest peak.
7 days from £1,999

Passion Play 2020 and Salzburg

After watching the Passion Play, we’ll head to Salzburg to explore the city and its surrounding lakes and mountains.
6 days from £1,999

Alpine Countries and the Passion Play 2020

Take a horse-drawn carriage through Kitzbühel, stroll around picturesque villages and explore historic Salzburg and Innsbruck.
8 days from £2,099

Italian Lakes and the Passion Play 2020

From Lake Garda, we’ll visit Venice, explore Verona and follow the Bardolino Wine Route – then it’s off to Oberammergau.
8 days from £2,399


The Passion Play

Passion Play
The performers come from 
Oberammergau and its surrounding villages. The year before, all the men taking part grow their hair and beards to make the look authentic.


Oberammergau is a small, medieval village in southern Germany, which is not only known for its production of the Passion Play, but for its beauty too.


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