Oberammergau Passion Play
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In 1634, the citizens of a small Bavarian town called Oberammergau made a vow that if God would spare them from the plague, they would perform the Passion Play at regular intervals. This vow has been faithfully kept. Click here to read the history of the Oberammergau play.
In 1980, TourMagination first took tours to see the Passion Play at Oberammergau. We took tour groups again in 1984, 1990, 2000 and 2010. We are already planning for the 2020 season where we will take a variety of tours to see this faith-enhancing performance. Performed in a beautiful weather-protected outdoor theater, the Oberammergau Passion Play is a dramatic, all-day performance. You will not want to miss it. We plan to have a tour at the season’s very first performance. It is amazing to think that young children in Oberammergau today will grow up to take key roles in this play – perhaps in 2020. How it must shape their lives in such wonderful ways!
Here are comments made following the 2010 Passion Play:
1. “The living images, scenes from the Old Testament, that were interspersed with the passion story, were very meaningful.” – Jake Balzer
2. “The sun shining against the choir as Jesus was arrested, a very dark scene, was such a contrast.” – Erna Doell
3. “At different times I found myself shivering or having goose bumps. It was not from the cool weather.” – Russell Mumaw
4. “The suffering of Christ and his cries out to his Father made me cry.” – Nenita Dillera
5. “Judas as a victim of the religious and political system casts a different perspective for reflection.” – Ed Doell
6. “The music and orchestra added so much to the setting in understanding the biblical story.” – Anna Mae Lantz
7. “The denial of Peter and observing the disciples at Jesus’ arrest made me think of my response in following Christ.” – Bill Stout
8. “The facial expressions of Jesus.” – Allan Recto