PASSION PLAY 2020
Nearly 400 years ago the history of the Passion Play began. The plague raged in many parts of Europe and did not spare Oberammergau.
In 1633 the Oberammergau villagers promised to perform the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ every tenth year, if no none was to die of the plague anymore. The villagers were answered by God and therefore in 1634 the first Passion Play took place. The promise has been kept until today.
C THE WORLD - PASSION PLAY PACKAGES 2020
C the world has various packages available. All packages includes 1 night accommodation in Oberammergau, as well as a ticket to the Passion Play. In addition to the Passion Play, our packages will visit some of the highlights in Europe. Places like the majestic Neuschwanstein Castle, Munich, Innsbruck, Vienna, Salzburg, Budapest and much more.
Packages are starting from R27,950 per person including flights! Please compare this price to ANY other packages available
PLEASE NOTE: Tour prices advertised are based on an exchange rate of 1 Euro = ZAR 16, and a total flight price of R11,000 pp for return flights and airport taxes from Johannesburg.
DEPOSIT / FULL PAYMENT
A deposit of R3,500 per person is required within 7 days of making your booking to secure your space. A further R3,500 deposit is due 1 year before departure. Full payment is required 2 months prior to departure
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It all began with the pledge by the people of Oberammergau to act out the Passion Play once every ten years.
Pastor Daisenberger writes in his village chronicles: “The first decades of the 17th century went by in peaceful calm for the people of Oberammergau. But then followed the Thirty Years’ War with all its hardships from 1618 until 1648, which under the name of the Swedes’ War lives on the memory of the people. As early as 1631, infectious diseases spread in Swabia as well as in Bavaria. This village was spared by dutiful vigilance until the church festival in 1632, when a man named Kaspar Schisler brought the plague into the village. Faced with the great distress that the terrible illness inflicted upon the population, the leaders of the community came together and pledged to hold a passion tragedy once every ten years. From this day forward, not a single person perished, even though a great number of them still showed signs of the plague”.