Postponement of the 42nd Oberammergau Passion Play

The 42nd Oberammergau Passion Play will be postponed due to the current situation caused by the corona pandemic. The basis for this is a decision of the district administration of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, which prohibits the performance of the event planned from 16.05.2020 to 04.10.2020. The health of our guests and participants is our highest priority, therefore the responsible persons have decided to postpone the premiere of the Passion Play, which was planned for 16 May 2020, until 2022.

All existing ticket and package arrangements will automatically be transferred to the new dates, with the premiere on May 21 2022. If this isn’t suitable and you wish to cancel your booking for a refund, please complete this form. Please be advised that cancellations will be subject to administration fees from Worldwide Specialty Travel Pty. Ltd.

Note: All cancellation requests must be sent through by the 29th of May 2020.

The Passion Play Oberammergau 2020

A play of life and death, promised in a moment of mortal threat – so began the history of the Oberammergau Passion Play in 1633. In the middle of the Thirty Years War, after months of suffering and death from the plague, the Oberammergauers swore an oath that they would perform 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. In the year 2020, the Community of Oberammergau will perform the Passion Play, they have preserved throughout the centuries with singular continuity, for the 42nd time.

The premiere of the 42nd Passion Play will be on May 16, 2020. The tradition, maintained and experienced almost without interruption for over 380 years, of putting on the play about the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ every ten years is regarded as the most important passion play in the world.

Oberammergau Travel Packages

Worldwide Ticketing is proud to provide a travel package that will provide everything you need to enjoy the Oberammergau Passion Play. The premiere of the 42nd Passion Play will be in May 2020. You can pre-purchase your package now via the form below and we will stay in contact with you, providing further news and information.

We will also be providing a tour (contact us for more information) and we can supply you with tickets to the Bach Festival in 2020 or the Bayreuth Ring Cycle 2020 Tour.

If you’re a travel agent, please contact us direct to organise travel packages for your customers.

Package Inclusions

  • Accommodation in a 3-5 Star Hotel
  • Ticket in the chosen category
  • Breakfast and Dinner Provided
  • Textbook
  • Bus Services to and from the performance

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Worldwide Ticketing has been helping people to enjoy the Oberammergau Passion Play for the last 30 years. Get in early and reserve your tickets by completing the form below, or enquire with us directly by calling +61 3 9819 4874 to arrange the most suitable package for your needs.