We invite you to Oberammergau!
For the next Passion Play, Youth Days will take place for the first time in Oberammergau with over 8,000 young visitors. Come and experience the world's most famous Passion Play together with other young guests from all over the world.
The Youth Days will take place from 7 to 10 May, 2020 in Oberammergau and are aimed at young people between 16 and 26 years of age.
The focus will be on a visit to a Passion Play final rehearsal. Accompanying it among other things introductions into the Play as well as panel discussions with Stage Director Christian Stückl and participants of the Passion Play take place. There will also be an accompanying church program with prayer for peace, ecumenical service and workshops. In the evening we all want to celebrate together.
You can find more information about the program here:
Almost 400 years ago the history of the Passion Play began in Oberammergau. The plague raged in many parts of Europe and did not stop at Oberammergau. In order to put an end to the misery, the Oberammergauer decided to take a vow. In 1633 they swore to perform the suffering and death of Christ every ten years, as long as no one died of the plague. The village was heard and so the Oberammergauer played the first Passion Play in 1634. The people of Oberammergau have kept their promise to this day. The 42nd Oberammergau Passion Play will take place from 16 May to 4 October, 2020.