The Passion Play takes place every 10yrs – 2020 is the year!
Since 1634, the most famous Passion Play in the world has taken place in Oberammergau. In 2020, the Community of Oberammergau will perform the Passion Play for the 42nd time.
The time is 1633 in the middle of the Thirty Years War, and the villagers of Oberammergau in Southern Germany, after months of suffering and death from the plague, vowed to put on the ‘Play of the Suffering, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ’ every ten years. At Pentecost 1634, they fulfilled their pledge for the first time on a stage they put up in the cemetery above the fresh graves of the plague victims.
All actors of the world’s largest amateur dramatic performance come from the village, since a special play law is in effect. All participants, from actors through to members of the choir, orchestra members, firemen and ushers, must have been born in Oberammergau or have lived there for at least 20 years.
Insight Vacations have a selection of tours that will include 2 days in Oberammergau with premium seating to this once a decade event. An emotive and critically acclaimed performance depicting Christ’s last days, this is an event not to be missed.
We love working with Insight vacations because they look after Solo Travellers. If you like any of these journeys and would like to book then you will not be forced to pay the single supplement if you are happy to share. If you would like to join a departure with other Travel with Me Solo Traveller members then give us a call for further details.
Do not delay in booking your tour as these tours will sell out long before 2020
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