The Passion Plays in Oberammergau 2020

The Passion Plays in Oberammergau attract hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world every ten years - the premiere of the 42nd Passion Plays will take place on 16 May 2020 in the Passion Theatre Oberammergau. The Passion Plays in Oberammergau go back to a vow made in 1633. At that time, the Oberammergauers promised to perform the suffering and dying of Christ every tenth year, as long as no one should die of the plague any more. The people of Oberammergau kept their word and also in 2020 there will be more than 2000 local amateur actors, singers and musicians on the stage of the impressive Passion Theatre in Oberammergau and thus almost half of the villagers.

For the Oberammergauer Passion Plays 2020, 103 performances are planned for the period from May 16 to October 4. The Passion Theatre in Oberammergau has 4,500 seats, making it the largest open-air stage in the world with a covered auditorium. Around 450,000 spectators from all over the world are expected in Oberammergau in 2020.


So that visitors can enjoy the Passion Play in a relaxed way, the village traditionally offers arrangements. These packages include an entrance ticket and one or two overnight stays including dinner.

The Alpenhof Murnau is an officially authorised partner of the 2020 Passion Play Oberammergau and can be booked as accommodation during the games. Tickets can be purchased directly as an arrangement through the sales department of the Passion Plays Oberammergau 2020.
You will find the Alpenhof Murnau in category A | 5-star hotel.

More information about the Passion Play and ticket sales

Further activities

Our gallery