Since 1634, the world’s most famous Passion Play has taken place every ten years in the village of Oberammergau. In 2020, it will be performed for the 42nd time. Insight Vacations offers you the opportunity to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event with a variety of trips featuring ticket and accommodation packages.


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.

Choose from our outstanding vacations itineraries, where you can watch this unforgettable re-enactment of the Passion of Christ, from the best seats in the house.

Insight Vacations has secured hotel accommodation either in Oberammergau or close by in the picturesque villages of the Bavarian Alps. Please note that single and triple rooms are not available for the Oberammergau stay. Solo travelers and triple share guests will be accommodated in a twin room with a fellow solo Insight traveler (of the same gender) for the duration of the stay. Itinerary details such as hotels, meals, sightseeing inclusions, and price are subject to change.

Payment conditions: Individual Deposits - For bookings on reservation $500 per person, nonrefundable deposit is due. 

For bookings from 1 October 2019 onwards, a non-refundable deposit of $700 per person is due on reservation.

Final Payment: Due 90 days prior to trip departure. Bookings made within 90 days of departure must be paid in full when booking.
Deposit protection guarantee is not available on trips including the Passion Play. No Early Payment Discounts, nor any other discounts, are applicable to the Oberammergau portion of the trip. Any fuel surcharges and/or government tax increases will still be payable by the guest.
Please note indicative prices will be given and final prices will be confirmed by 31 August 2019. If the overall Oberammergau & trip price increases more than 15%, guests are eligible to cancel without penalty; if the price
decreases, guests are entitled to the lower trip price.

Book with Escape by Travel to secure your place; as a sought-after event with limited capacity, tickets go on sale years in advance. 

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