Every decade, the picturesque town of Oberammergau re-enacts the Passion of Christ – better known as the Passion Play – in honour of an age-old promise. This world-famous performance is carried out by more than 1,500 villagers and involves years of planning and preparation.
In 2020, Insight Vacations guests have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience this unforgettable event while on select escorted journeys through Germany or Italy.
“We are thrilled to be able to take Canadians to see the Oberammergau Passion Play for its 42nd performance in 2020 with a variety of exclusive European itineraries,” said Cris David, president, Insight Vacations Canada. “With planning underway and tickets already for sale, we are pleased to offer premium reserved seating exclusively for your clients.”
Located 60 miles from Munich, Oberammergau, surrounded by mountains and meadows, carries an age-old tradition dating back to 1634 during the time of the plague. The villagers pledged to perform the ‘Play of the Suffering, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ’ every 10 years, if spared from the same fate that plighted so many others. In accordance with a special law, all participants, including actors and choir members, must have been born in Oberammergau or have lived there for at least 20 years.
The first performance will take place in May 2020, running until October 2020, and will be performed five days a week in an open-air theatre that seats about 4,700 people. Clients on the following Insight Vacations escorted journeys will be able to take in this momentous performance: Country Roads of Bavaria, Switzerland and Austria; Best of Germany; Italian Elegance; Road to Rome; Easy Pace Italy.