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Oberammergau Passion Play

The 42nd Oberammergau Passion Play will be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Originally planned to premiere May 16, 2020, it is now scheduled for May 21, 2022. We are reaching out to our affected guests as information becomes available.

When 2022 itineraries and dates are released, we’ll display that information on this page.

A tradition in the Bavarian Alps for nearly four centuries, the famed Passion Play of Oberammergau, Germany, attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators from around the world. A massive undertaking, this elaborate production runs from May through early October and is produced only every 10 years.

The story behind Oberammergau’s Passion Play began in 1633. Amid the turmoil of the Thirty Years’ War and the devastating Black Death plague -- which claimed one or more members of nearly every family in Oberammergau -- the townspeople made an oath to perform a play depicting the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ every 10 years. They fulfilled this promise for the first time in 1634. In 2010 more than 2,000 local actors, singers, musicians and stage technicians brought this story to life.

Itineraries that include tickets to the Oberammergau Passion Play often visit other cities in Germany and the rest of the Europe. Our trips cover tickets to the show, accommodations, transportation, guided sightseeing and many meals in the upfront price.

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Trips are rated according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered. The vacations below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any vacation name for the itinerary, dates and prices.

Vacation Name Days Starts In Ends In Travel Style Company Quality*  

Oberammergau Passion Play - Europe and Britain
Shrines of Alpine Europe with Oberammergau 2022 7 Zurich, Switzerland  Vienna, Austria  Escorted Cosmos Budget Dates and Prices
Munich, Salzburg & Vienna with Oberammergau 2022 8 Munich, Germany  Vienna, Austria  Escorted Globus First Class Dates and Prices
German Vista with Oberammergau 2022 8 Berlin, Germany  Munich, Germany  Escorted Globus First Class Dates and Prices
Bavarian Highlights with Oberammergau 2022 9 Munich, Germany  Munich, Germany  Escorted Globus First Class Dates and Prices
Top of Switzerland with Oberammergau 2022 9 Zurich, Switzerland  Munich, Germany  Escorted Globus First Class Dates and Prices
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* Key to Quality Ratings

These vacations are classified according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered.

Budget = Budget vacations that typically range from $50 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
First Class = First class vacations that typically range from $80 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
Deluxe = Deluxe vacations that typically range from $200 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.

** The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.