Nearly 400 years ago the history of the Oberammergau Passion Play began. 

It began all the way back in 1633…the bubonic plague raged in many parts of Europe and did not spare Oberammergau either.   The villagers promised to perform the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ every tenth year, in so far as no one was to die of the plague anymore. They say not a single person fell victim to the Plague after that. Keeping their promise, the people of Oberammergau performed the first Passion Play in 1634 and have continued to do so throughout the centuries.

The promise has been kept until today. The 42nd Oberammergau Passion Play successfully ran from 14 May to 2 October 2022, after having to be postponed in 2020 due to the worldwide Covid19 Pandemic.

Today, many of Oberammergau’s residents still take part in this powerful work of art featuring dramatic performances, beautiful music and choral accompaniment. The residents of Oberammergau will again perform The Passion Play in 2030. Guidepost Tours can take you there, sharing in the magnificence of this performance with several itineraries that showcase the charm and beauty of central Europe. Will you be there?

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