WITNESS THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS PASSION PLAY
As the plague spread across Europe in 1633, the villagers of Oberammergau vowed that should they be spared, they would put on a ‘Play of the Suffering, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ’. After the vow was made, no one died from the plague. The following year the pledge was fulfilled for the first time performed on a stage built in the cemetery above the graves of plague victims.
Due to a special law, all participants, from actors 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.
5 REASONS TO CHOOSE THIS TOUR
WATCH THE PASSION PLAY FROM THE BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE:
our long-standing relationship with the play organisers means our Category 1 tickets cannot be beaten.
DEPARTURES BETWEEN MAY AND SEPTEMBER:
we offer a range of departure dates across the Passion Play’s full run.
STAY IN THE HEART OF THE ACTION:
at hand-picked hotels in either Oberammergau or nearby in the picturesque Bavarian Alps. Insight guests always stay in the best locations.
TRAVEL IN STYLE:
in smaller groups on board our exclusive Insight 40-seat luxury coach, with extra legroom and complimentary Wi-Fi.
DISCOVER THE INSIGHT DIFFERENCE:
from unique Insight Experiences, deliciously authentic dining, to seamless, stress-free travel thanks to your highly-skilled Travel Director, enjoy personal and stylish travel.