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Oberammergau Passion Play 2022

The world-famous Oberammergau passion play, traditionally held every ten years, returns to draw audiences from across the world in the summer of 2022.

The 2022 season, comprising 102 performances over 5 nights a week, runs from May 14th to October 2nd. We recommend the 2-night package, with performances on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and we have limited availability on packages.


Oberammergau - Chor ©Copyright by Gemeinde Oberammergau

Oberammergau – Chor ©Copyright by Gemeinde Oberammergau

Oberammergau Passion Play 2-night package performance dates in 2022

30 May 2022 x 2 nights

05 September 2022 x 2 nights

Email us on or Call us on 0161 928 3242 for more details on our 2 night packages, alternatively join onto our set departures with a flights and an additional 2 nights in Munich included which you can book online.

Click here to book onto our final set departure and secure your place!

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A Brief History of Oberammergau

In 1633, when the small Bavarian village of Oberammergau was in the grip of the plague, its inhabitants vowed that if they were spared, they would in future perform every ten years a Passion Play depicting Christ’s bitter suffering. In 1634, the villagers fulfilled their solemn promise for the first time. For hundreds of years since then, despite dangers and threats, they have loyally kept their vow. Pilgrims from all over the world are captivated by the Play, which is not only a testimony of religious faith but also an outstanding cultural event.

Although the text and music have been adapted many times over the years, the traditional concept has remained intact. With inner conviction, the amateur actors, all locals, represent time and again the life and sufferings of Our Lord. The last major changes to the text of the Passion Play were made between 1850 and 1860, by the parish priest of Oberammergau, Alois Daisenberger, building on the work of Father Othmar Weis. The structure of the Play, with its living pictures from the Old Testament and acted scenes from the New Testament, has been retained to this day.

The music for the Play was composed in the early 19th century by the Oberammergau school teacher, Rochus Dedler. Revised and extended in 1950 by Professor Eugen Papst, it employs a large choir and orchestra and frames the entire spectacle. The Play shows the story of Christ’s Passion, beginning with the entry into Jerusalem and ending with the Resurrection and Transfiguration. The performances are usually during the afternoon and evening with a break for dinner. Lunch arrangements and bus transport around the village are included in the package, making the whole day a relaxing, as well us an uplifting, experience.

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