Is 2020 Your Year to Witness the Passion Play in Oberammergau?
Excitement is mounting as the nearly 400 years ago the history of the Passion Play began.
For centuries the tradition of celebrating and witnessing the Passion Play was an answer to the residents of Oberammergau prayers that if the plague would stop killing their people, “It all began with the pledge by the people of Oberammergau to act out the Passion Play once every ten years.”
Starting in 1634, “During the Whitsun celebration, the people of Oberammergau held the first presentation of the “Play of the Suffering, Death, and Resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ” on a stage which they erected on the cemetery over the fresh graves of the Plague victims.”
Should you attend?
If you are not familiar with the region, take a quick look at this video:
There are several options on how to incorporate your witnessing the Passion Play into your trip to Germany. Some wrap the event around a tour, others get there by river cruise ships, while others simply direct their attention on getting to the event for that one day.
If you are interested in finding your way, give us a call. We can certainly go through the options of making this once-in-a-lifetime event come to life for you.
VIKING RIVER CRUISE: Newly Added.
To celebrate this once-in-a-decade event, VIKING RIVER CRUISES have added this specific itinerary to allow you to capture the event while on your journey.
Savor a rich landscape of beauty and culture as you explore one of Europe’s best-loved rivers, the Rhine. Sip the region’s renowned white wines, the roots of its terraced vineyards reaching back to Roman times. Visit the picturesque city of Innsbruck, nestled in the Tyrolean Alps, and take in a dramatic performance of The Passion Play, celebrated once every ten years. Limited availability; please reserve today.