Taking place just once every decade, the Oberammergau Passion Play is worthy of being described as simply legendary. The 2020 event marks the 42nd performance and it first began back in 1633. The Great Plague had descended upon the residents of the small village of Oberammergau, and citizens made a solemn vow that if their lives were spared, they would perform a play depicting the story of Christ's life, suffering and resurrection once every ten years. Amazingly, there were no further deaths as a result of the Plague, so – a year later in 1634 – the Passion Play officially began.
The next time you can witness it is 2020 and we are running three departures. Join us for the bucket-list worthy Oberammergau Passion Play in May or August (either departing 10th or 12th) and experience it for yourself.