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Oberammergau 2020

Be a part of the once-a-decade Passion Play

Oberammergau…where passion lives on forever.


Preparations are already underway for the next Passion Play in the tiny Bavarian hamlet of Oberammergau. The shows in 2020 may seem distant but the excitement is already building for the next production. Demand for tickets is high and space on tours will be limited.

Over the decades, Collette has brought thousands of guests to Germany to enjoy this once-in-a-decade event. Building on years of experience, our team is hard at work developing new tours that showcase must-see European destinations and the epic Passion Play that depicts the life and death of Jesus.

It began all the way back in 1633

Oberammergau was suffering from the Bubonic Plague. The surviving villagers appealed for Divine intervention to save their families. They vowed that if God were to spare them, they would perform a Passion Play every ten years. They say not a single person fell victim to the Plague after that. Keeping their promise, the people of Oberammergau performed the first play in 1634 and have continued to do so throughout the centuries.

Today, many of Oberammergau's residents still take part in this powerful work of art featuring dramatic performances, beautiful music and choral accompaniment.

The residents of Oberammergau will again perform The Passion Play in 2020. Collette will be there, sharing in the magnificence of this performance with a variety of itineraries that showcase the charm and beauty of central Europe. Will you be there?

Passion Play Theater

The first performance of the play took place in 1634 on a simple wooden stage in the village cemetery, above the graves of recent victims of the Plague. In the early 19th century the performance was moved to the theater's current location, due to the growth in the number of visitors coming to see the play from around the world. The play now takes place in Oberammergau's large, open air, purpose built theater with covered seating so performances can take place whatever the weather.

The auditorium seats around 4,500 people, with the comfortable seats set on an incline, providing everyone with a good view.

Itineraries featuring the 2020 Oberammergau Passion Play

Collette is the #1 Passion Play Tour Company

Collette had the largest allotment of tickets in 2010
We run tours to Oberammergau year round so we know the destination
Collette's tours will feature 4 star accommodations*
Our seating options will be among the best available
We are one of the industry's oldest and most trusted companies
Even with Collette, tickets will be limited
Available to book space now!

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April 13, 2017

Delightful Oberammergau Awaits Your Discovery

Nestled in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, less than two hours' drive from Munich, the quaint little village of Oberammergau is one of Europe's most unique destinations. Every decade since 1634, it has hosted a Passion Play - an epic event that traces Jesus' life, death and resurrection with a moving feast of drama and music. The next play is in 2020 - and you'll be able to experience it on several of Collette's special European tours. Read More

January 6, 2017

Your Ticket to the 2020 Oberammergau Passion Play

It’s time to get ready. The year 2020 may seem like it’s a long time away, but the tiny Bavarian hamlet of Oberammergau is already preparing for their world-famous Passion Play.   Read More

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