Since 1634, the most famous Passion Play in the World has been presented every 10 years in Oberammergau, Germany. The worldwide virus pandemic of 2020 forced the Play organizers to move the production to 2022 – only the 4th time in almost 400 years that the Play has been canceled or postponed.
EO invites you take part in this historic tradition with the villagers of Oberammergau and visitors from around the world. The world’s largest dramatic and musical Passion Play fulfills the promise made by the village in 1634, while enriching the faith of theatergoers in 2022.
This is a rare second chance for a journey of a lifetime to the beautiful Bavaria and Tyrol regions of Germany and Austria for the event of the decade. Make your plans today for the 2022 Oberammergau Passion Play while tickets are still available.
New Experiences for 2022
2022 Oberammergau Passion Play Tours
Early Registration Discounts are available. See the brochure for each experience for details.
Passion Play & the Best of the Holy Land
Passion Play & Best of Switzerland
Explore the beauty of Bavaria, Austria, and pristine Switzerland paired with the Passion Play!
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Why travel with EO to Oberammergau?
- Largest distributor of tickets since 1980
- Exclusive hospitality teams in Oberammergau and the surrounding area to assist our guests
- Travel experiences include a full ticket to the Play, round-trip airfare from the NYC area, daily breakfast and dinner*, deluxe motor coaches, many (but not all) excursions, first class hotels, English speaking guides, exclusive Passion Play resources.
- EO provides the best value for your dollar.
- EO provides generous host travel benefits while handling all the details.
*On most programs
More about the Oberammergau Passion Play
Since 1634, the most famous Passion Play in the world has taken place in Oberammergau.
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, will be continued for the 42nd time in 2022 and is regarded as the most important Passion Play in the world. The village at the edge of the Bavarian Alps expects approximately 500,000 visitors for the passion play, over half of which will be international guests.
A special law is in effect to insure that all actors of the world's largest amateur dramatic performance come from the village. All participants, from actors playing the big speaking parts such as Jesus, Mary or Judas, through members of the choir, orchestra members, firemen and ushers, must have been born in Oberammergau or lived there for at least 20 years. Over 2,000 Oberammergau villagers will participate in the 2022 Passion Play.