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You have questions about the Youth Days of the Oberammergau Passion Play? Here you will find the answers to all your questions about the Youth Days.

General Information about the Youth Days 2020

When will the Youth Days take place?

The Youth Days will take place from 07 to 10 May, 2020. You can either visit the Passion Play (final rehearsal) on 8 or 9 May, 2020.

When does the Passion lay takes place?


Friday, 08. resp. Saturday, 09. May, 2020

1st part 2.30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
2nd part 8 p.m. – 10.30 p.m.

Is the Passion Play available in other languages?

The shows will be exclusively in German.

You can buy text books in various languages with a translation of the text on the day of the performance.

Will there be an introduction?

On 08 May at 10.30 a.m. there will be an introduction to the Passion Play in German, at 11.30 a.m. in English. On 9 May the introduction will be in German at 11.30 a.m. and the introduction in English at 12.15 p.m.. Learn from Stage Director Christian Stückl and participants in the Play interesting facts and background information about the current Passion Play and its almost 400-year old history.

Where do I find a seat map?

You find a seat map as PDF download here.

Accompanying program

What does the accompanying program include?

Around the Passion Play there will be a multitude of events: In addition to an introduction to the Play by Stage Director Christian Stückl and a panel discussion with actors from the Passion play, there will also be a common prayer for peace, an ecumenical service and a party.

Where do I find the complete program?

Parts of the accompanying program have already been published. You can find them under the "Visit" tab in the "program" menu item. We will provide the complete program in spring 2020 and inform you about it in the newsletter. The accompanying program consists partly of cooperation events between the Eigenbetrieb Kultur of the municipality of Oberammergau and the Catholic and Protestant churches in Bavaria or is offered by one of the two partners independently.

Do I have to register for the accompanying program?

At the ticket counter you will receive a wristband with your Passion Play ticket. With this wristband you can visit any accompanying program you want - as long as there is room.

Tickets and accomodations


The youth days cost between 8-24€ per ticket, depending on the category. You must be between 16-26 years old. One ticket includes a visit to a final rehearsal of the Passion Play on the respective day of validity as well as a visit to the accompanying program. Upon arrival, you will receive a Youth Day wristband and your Passion Play Ticket upon presentation of your booking confirmation and your identity card (age will be checked).

For groups there is a care formula of 10:1, which means that for every 10 young adults between 16 and 26 years one older accompanying person can participate. Young people under the age of 18 must nominate a supervisor of full age and carry a written declaration of consent from their legal guardian.

Tickets and accomodation in hotels, guesthouses and holiday apartements

Thanks to our partner hotels, guesthouses and holiday apartements, we can offer such rooms at extremely competitive prices. A ticket with accommodation is available as a 2- or 3-day arrangement and costs between 25-92€ per person including breakfast.

Shared accomodation

Shared accommodations are sleeping places in schools and gymnasiums and are only available from Fr 8 May - Sun 10 May (2 nights). In a triple gymnasium about 300 people are accommodated, in a school about 15 people in a classroom.

Rules in the quarters:

  •     Guests bring their own sleeping bag, mattress and towels.
  •     Smoking ban on the entire area of the quarter 
  •     no alcohol
  •     no loud music
  •     no liability for theft or damage

Unfortunately, there are not enough showers in all shared accommodations. We have agreed with the municipality of Oberammergau that all Youth Day participants will receive a ticket (7th/8th/9th/10th May 2020) for the Wellenberg leisure pool for 4 € per day (payment on site). There are showers.

For 5 € breakfast is available in the large tent next to the Passion Theatre.

We will inform you in good time before the Youth Days in which shared accommodation you are staying in and where it is located.

Private accomodation

The Youth Days are a place for exchange and encounter. The easiest way to show hospitality is to stay in a private accommodation. Private accommodations are simple sleeping places in private households, which are offered by people from Oberammergau out of hospitality. This can be for example guest beds, couches or sofa beds - similarly as also friends or relatives are accommodated. If possible, a small breakfast is offered.

You will be informed in good time before the Youth Days where you will be staying.


For tents and camping buses, there is a meadow right next to the Passion Theatre Oberammergau in good weather, as long as there is space. Unfortunately, we cannot offer any other camping facilities like showers etc..


  •     camping is not possible without a ticket
  •     no cars on the meadow, also not for delivery
  •     no glass on the meadow
  •     no loud music
  •     no generators on the meadow
  •     no hard alcoholic drinks
  •     no liability for theft or damage
  •     no open fire, grilling only in proper appliances (no disposable aluminium trays), not on the floor
  •     no gas cartridges!!

Only caravans, trailers and camping buses may be parked here. No station wagons! There are no exceptions.

Unfortunately there are no washrooms, showers, etc., who needs this, can use the Furthermore, we have agreed with the municipality of Oberammergau that all Youth Day participants will receive a ticket (7th/8th/9th/10th May 2020) for the Wellenberg leisure pool for 4 € per day (payment on site). There are showers.

For 5 € breakfast is available in the large tent next to the Passion Theatre.



Those who stay overnight in shared accommodation, private accommodation or camp, can have breakfast in the tent at the Passion Theatre for the price of 5 €.


There are a lot of restaurants, butcher shops, kebab stalls etc. all over Oberammergau, which surely have something to eat for every hungry stomach. We will publish a list of restaurants that offer a discounted Youth Day menu in December.

Catering during the break

Those who have decided to order tickets for the food & drink offer for 9€ in the tent at the Passion Theatre will be served here during the break ( 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.). As the capacity of the tent is limited to about 800 persons, we will divide you into 2 groups of 750 persons each. Group 1 comes for dinner at 5 pm, group 2 at 6:30 pm. You will find out which group you are in in time before the event.

Those who would like to cater for themselves will find here from December 2019 a list of Oberammergau restaurants offering a discounted Youth Day menu. In addition, there are some localities such as butcher's shops, kebab stalls, etc. throughout Oberammergau, which certainly have something to eat for every hungry stomach.


After the game, drinks and sandwiches will be offered for sale in the large tent at the Passion Theatre. In addition, there will also be a corresponding range of drinks at the party.


How do I get to Oberammergau?

You can find informationen about arrival and departure here.


How does the admittance to the Passion Play area work?

On the Passion Theatre grounds you will receive a Youth Day Ribbon and your Passion Play Ticket at the ticket counter upon presentation of your booking confirmation and your identity card (age check). Please ensure sufficient time (at least 2 hours before the start of the Play).

Are there any admission checks?

Before you enter the Passion Play Theatre area there will be admission controls. Bag and body checks may be carried out as part of the admission checks. These are to be tolerated to an appropriate extent. Admission into the theatre is only permitted of a valid ticket. The ticket must be shown at the entrance of the theatre. Admission checks will take place.

Do I need an identity card to my personalized ticket?

Admission is only permitted upon presentation of a valid ticket for the performance day. The name of the visitor must be entered on the back of the ticket. At the request of the admission staff, the identity card must be presented in order to check whether the person entered on the ticket is the same as the ticket holder entering the theatre. For safety reasons, the Passionsspiele Oberammergau Vertriebs GmbH & Co. KG must have all the names of the visitors.

During the performance, the ticket must be carried at all times and presented on request.

Commercial sale of the ticket is not permitted.

When starts the admission to the Passion Play Theatre?

Admission to the Passion Play Theatre takes place approx. 30 minutes before the start of the performance. The seat must be taken 15 minutes before the beginning of the performance.

Please note: Admission is not possible after the start of the performance.

We recommend you to count in at least 1 hour for identity checks.

What do I do if I lost my ticket?

In case of ticket loss you will receive a duplicate of your ticket at the office (Dorfstraße 3) or via phone +49 (0)8822 835 93 30 for a fee with corresponding proof.

In the Theatre

How shall I be dressed?

Please note that the Passion Play Theatre is an openair stage with roofed seats. Therefore, please wear seasonal comfortable and weather-depending clothing. Wardrobe can be left in a baggage drop-off point on site. Blankets will be provided for you on site.

Which objects are permitted in the theatre?

The following objects are not permitted in the event venue (theatre):

  • Food and beverages more than 0,5 litres
  • Bags exceeding the DIN A4 format
  • other objects (such as walking sticks, umbrellas, etc.)

Only resealable beverage bottles up to 0,5 litre and mini umbrellas may be taken into the theatre. Prohibited objects can be deposited in a baggage drop-off point on site.

During performances any electronic devices (e.g. mobile phone, smartphone, tablet) must be set up in such a way that they do not interfere with the performance by sound, vibration or light signals (airplane mode).

As a disabled person, may I bring a support?

Please note that admission is only possible for persons with a valid ticket. Accompanying persons should contact the office in advance.

Are sound, film, photo and video recordings permitted?

Sound, film, photo and video recordings of any kind are prohibited at the venue for copyright reasons. Recording equipment and cameras of any kind brought along must be returned to the baggage drop-off points for storage for a fee.

Is smoking allowed?

Smoking is forbidden in the theatre but it is okay at the event area.

May I bring pets?

Animals are prohibited in the Passion Play Theatre. In particular, dogs must not be taken along.

Where do I find the house rules?

Further information can be found online in the house rules.

In Oberammergau

Where do I find the Tourist Information?

Tourist-Information Oberammergau
Eugen-Papst-Str. 9a, 82487 Oberammergau
Tel. +49 (0)8822 / 92 27 40​

Opening hours
May 16th to August 16th, 2020
Monday & Wednesday: 9 am to 6 pm
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 9 am to 7.30 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10 am to 7.30 pm

August 17th to October 4th, 2020
Monday & Wednesday: 9 am to 6 pm
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 9 am to 6.30 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10 am to 6.30 pm

Is there an exhibition accompanying the Passion Play in the Oberammergau Museum?

May 5th to November 1st, 2020
The Oberammergau Museum is partly surrounded by a cube, which continues inside and cuts through parts of the building. The resulting space becomes an exhibition of the inner passion. A large part of the small sculptures in the historical collection from the 18th and 19th centuries depict the life, suffering, death and resurrection of Christ. Light, projections and veils direct the viewer‘s gaze to individual sculptures; the tour ends in a spatial sculpture. The museum thus becomes a place for reflection on one‘s own projections, fears and the  question of salvation.

Museum of Oberammergau
Dorfstr. 8, 82487 Oberammergau

Opening hours
May 16th to August 16th, 2020
at performance days from 9 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm
On days without performance from 9 am to 6 pm

August 17th to October 4th, 2020
at performance days from 9 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 7 pm
On days without performance from 9 am to 6 pm

Admittance: The exact prices are not fixed yet.