Oberammergau Passion Play 2020 – Bernese Oberland & Interlaken
Tours for Groups
As we’ve just celebrated Easter, the sacrifice of Jesus Christ is fresh in our minds. See the famed events unfold as you relive the Easter story at the 2020 Oberammergau Passion Play.
In 1633, when The Plague was ravaging Europe, the villagers of Oberammergau turned to God, asking that no more of their inhabitants should succumb to this terrible illness. Their prayers were heard and answered. The following year, the villagers performed a Passion Play out of gratitude for their survival. This powerful act of worship and devotion has been performed every tenth year since.
Through the Passion Play, over 2000 participants express their religious conviction and bring the story of Jesus of Nazareth to life. From his entry to Jerusalem to the Last Supper, the crucifixion and his glorious Resurrection, be drawn into these events of this most significant life. Watch the events we remember each Easter unfold before you.
For more than 2000 years, this man’s life has brought hope to people across the globe. In 2020, the 42nd Passion Play season will offer a solemn reenactment. This inspirational performance is powerful, touching and leads to deep reflection.
Oberammergau and Europe for Groups (15+ persons)
Combine the Oberammergau Passion Play with other highlights of Europe! Our packages will include 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast in Oberammergau or surrounding villages with ticketed seating for the Passion Play. Lunch is also included on performance day, and you’ll receive Passion Play text books. Category 2 seating is still available but selling fast! Act now to secure your group’s place!
Combine this spectacular event with pre or post tours to splendid destinations. Head to the Austrian Lake District or the Rhine and Moselle Valleys for dramatic landscapes, pristine scenery and leisurely boat trips! For sunshine, cuisine and fantastic architecture, perhaps journey south to Italy’s magnificent Lake Garda. Whether you wish to travel by coach or by air, we can take care of all the details. Let us tailor your perfect group tour!
Arrive in Germany
Arrive in Germany, perhaps spend a night in Munich exploring the Bavarian capital.
Oberammergau Passion Play
Head to the village of Oberammergau. Spend the morning at leisure and enjoy lunch before the Passion Play performance. The play is set in two acts with a break for dinner. Overnight in Oberammergau.*
Depart Oberammergau and head towards Switzerland to your chosen resort for the next 4 nights. Arrive at your hotel and familiarise yourself with the area and the hotels facilities. Dinner at the hotel.
Lake Cruise and Sherlock Holmes
Leisurely cruise across Lake Brienz. Drive to the nearby Swiss Open Air Museum in Ballenberg. Continue to Meiringen, made famous by Sherlock Holmes and ride on the Reichenbach Funicular to see the spectacular falls.
Enjoy a day to relax and enjoy your hotel and surroundings.
The Schilthorn mountain has the world’s first revolving restaurant. Famous for being the host to one of the James Bond films, there is an exhibition dedicated to the film.
Commence your journey home, or why not extend your visit? Explore Swiss cities or perhaps visit Lake Maggiore on the Italian border.
Hotel City Oberland, Interlaken ***
The City Hotel Oberland is situated in the heart of Interlaken, at the foot of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. The hotel occupies a traditional building with an ornate, balcony-lined facade. The rooms come with free Wi-Fi, a TV and tea and coffee-making facilities. There is an Indian restaurant, a cosy bar and a cocktail lounge, plus a chocolate shop.