Almost 400 years ago, the villagers of Oberammergau, Bavaria promised God that if he would spare them from the bubonic plague that was ravaging their region, they would depict the life and death of Jesus in the form of a play. God kept his side of the promise and the villagers performed their first re-enactment of the Passion of Christ in 1634 to fulfill their vow. 2020 will mark the 42nd time the villagers have performed the play over the past 384 years.

From May to September in 2020, about half of the 5,400 residents of Oberammergau will participate in this epic re-enactment as actors, singers, instrumentalists and stage technicians. READ A SYNOPSIS OF THE PLAY that includes Old and New Testament scenes woven together to tell the story of Jesus on a broad canvas. WATCH A SHORT TRAILER for the 2020 Play.

Though there are many performances, because it only happens once every 10 years, Oberammergau Passion Play tickets are in great demand!

TourMagination is offering group tours in conjunction with the Passion Play to make your visit to Europe as enriching as possible.

Choose the tour that best fits your interest! We can also book Oberammergau Passion Play tickets and hotel stays, as well as airport transfers, for independent travellers.

Even if you are not quite ready to commit, please let us know about your interest so we can continue to alert you about the status of the Passion Play tickets and the tours.

Tour and Passion Play Options:


Sights, Sounds & Sacred Spaces of Ireland with Bob & Margaret Nally, May 27-June 7, 2020

Passion Play tickets with a 2-night hotel stay, June 8-10, 2020

Jordan, Palestine, Israel: A Journey of Hope with Nelson Kraybill, June 10-20, 2020


Anabaptist Story in Europe Tour, with Ayold Fanoy, July 28-August 10, 2020

Passion Play tickets with a 2-night hotel stay, August 10-12, 2020  SOME AVAILABILITY

European Anabaptist Heritage Tour with John Sharp, August  12-25, 2020 SOLD OUT, see the Anabaptist Story in Europe Tour instead


Danube River Cruise in Austria, Germany & Hungary, September 3-12, 2020 (proposed dates, subject to change)

Germany & Switzerland: A Hiking Extravaganza with Len and Mary Friesen September 5-14, 2020

Passion Play tickets with a 2-night hotel stay, September 14-16, 2020

Cultural & Natural Landscape of Germany Tour with Rod Zook, September 16-24, 2020