As we write this in August 2018, it would seem that signing up for a pilgrimage to the famous Oberammergau Passion Play in 2010 would be a bit premature. The small town of Oberammergau, in Bavaria, is transformed every 10 years as the famous Passion Play is enacted every day from May 16 to October 4, 2020. The villagers fill the many roles in the play that are often handed down from generation to generation.
If you wish to attend, you can make your own arrangements and buy your own tickets, or you can book with many of the tour companies offering pilgrimages to the play. Some of these tours are just a few days long, but many others combine other locations as well.
One itinerary we find particularly interesting is combining the Holy Land with Oberammergau. You will travel to the Holy Land and see where it all began, from the Annunciation to the Crucifixion, and then on to Germany to visit the Ettal Monastery, the Weiss Church, Munich and then the highlight of the trip: witnessing the passion Play. This itinerary, offered by Select International Tours, has six departures scheduled in 2020…..and two of them are already sold out! So now you see how important it is to sign up early. There are a limited number of seats and a limited number of performances, so once they are gone, they are gone until 2030.
You can check out the Official Oberammergau Passion Play website here.