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2020 Passion Play Postponed to 2022

It has just been announced: The Passion Play in Oberammergau is postponed to 2022. 

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. The premiere is now scheduled for May 21, 2022.

The health of the population is a top priority for the community of Oberammergau and the directing team around Christian Stückl as well. The Corona pandemic has made it impossible to complete this year's play without endangering the performers and guests. Furthermore, the perspective for this year is unclear. A postponement of only a few months seemed unacceptable to everyone involved.

The history of the Oberammergau Passion Play begins in 1633. In the midst of the Thirty Years’ War, after months of suffering and dying from the plague, the people of Oberammergau pledged to act out the play of the suffering, death and resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ once every 10 years. 

The small village will receive over a half million visitors to attend one of the 102 performances performed by the villagers. Maintained and experienced almost without interruption for over 380 years, the tradition of performing the play about the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ every ten years will be continued for the 42 nd time in 2020 and is regarded as the most important passion play in the world.

It is highly encouraged to purchase your tickets on your own very soon. It will sell out in the next few weeks or months. We will not be reselling any tickets, they need to purchased through the website below. We can make a hotel arrangements for you at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort over the phone for any of the play dates May 16th to October 4th 2020. Oberammergau is only 30 minutes drive or bus ride from Edelweiss Resort. 

Tickets and Information

Two options are offered for the reimbursement of tickets and arrangements already purchased: Presumably from April 6, reservations for this year's performances can be converted into a reservation for 2022. Another possibility is to cancel tickets and arrangements. In this case you will receive a refund of the ticket or arrangement price. 

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photo credit @ Passion Play Obergammergau 2020