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FJ Tours, LLC

in Conjunction with Collette

Present the

2020 Oberammergau Passion Play

Alpine Explorer & the Glacier Express Train with Oberammergau Passion Play

September 13-24, 2020
12 Days • 17 Meals: 10 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 6 Dinners

Hosted by Father John Gatzak

Per Person Rates*:
   Double $6,849
   Single $8,749

Highlights: Lago Maggiore, Island Dinner, Zermatt, Glacier Express Train, St. Moritz, Innsbruck, Salzburg, St. Peter’s Restaurant, Mozart Dinner Concert, Munich, Oberammergau Passion Play, Linderhof Palace, Füssen, Neuschwanstein Castle

Included in Price: Group Transportation to/from Airport, Round Trip Air from New York, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers
Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $500 per person

* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change

IMPORTANT CONDITIONS: Your price is subject to increase prior to the time you make full payment. Your price is not subject to increase after you make full payment, except for charges resulting from increases in government-imposed taxes or fees. Once deposited, you have 7 days to send us written consumer consent or withdraw consent and receive a full refund. (See registration form for consent.)

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About the Passion Play

Brief History of the Oberammergau Passion Play

The first Passion Play took place in a meadow in 1634 with the parts played by local villagers.  The deadly and contagious disease known as the Black Plague had broken out in Europe, but one town in the south of Germany escaped: Oberammergau.

The townspeople of Oberammergau made a vow that if they were spared, they would give a play about the “Passion of Christ” every ten years.  The fact that they were saved, remains one of the most amazing mysteries in history.  The tradition remains to this day, with all of the roles played by locals.

The last performances were held in 2010 to sold out crowds from all over the world.  Now preparations are in full swing for 2020!

The play is an 8 hour event performed into the evening:  Part 1 from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Part 2 from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., with dinner served during the intermission. Like an opera, it is in German with English playbills.

The village of Oberammergau is a fantastic tourist destination every year. Besides the Passion Play, it has breath-taking alpine scenery, a clear, healthy climate, excellent food, comfortable accommodations, lovely paths for strolling, outdoor cafes, wine cellars, and cultural events such as concerts and opera performances.

Historical Performance Dates

1634   The 1st Passion Play was held in thanksgiving to God for sparing the village of Oberammergau, Germany from the Black Plaque.

1644   2nd performance

1654   3rd performance

1664   4th performance

1674   5th performance

1680   6th performance.  In this year the Village of Oberammergau voted to change the performance date of the Passion Play to the 1st year of each decade (zero years).

1690   7th performance

1700   8th performance

1710   9th performance

1720   10th performance

1730   11th performance

1740   12th performance

1750   13th performance

1760   14th performance

1770   15th performance

1780   16th performance

1790   17th performance.  Admission fees are charged for the 1st time.

1800   18th performance

1811   19th performance.  As a result of a ban on all Passion plays by Maximilian von Montgelas, the Oberammergau Passion Play was not performed again until 1811.

1815   20th performance.  A  special performance year to give thanks to the end of the Napoleonic Wars.

1820   21st performance

1830   22nd performance

1840   23rd performance

1850   24th performance.  Is the 1st organized by a democratically-elected “Passion Play Committee" and the 1st published in both English and French.

1860   25th performance

1870   26th performance.  1st time package tours for the Passion Play are offered.

1880   27th performance

1890   28th performance.  Seating is partially covered by a roof and the play is performed theatre-style with realistic historical sets and costumes.

1900   29th performance

1910   30th performance

1922   31st performance.  Performance was postponed for 2 years following Word War I.

1930   32nd performance.  A new stage was built and seating capacity expanded to 5,200.

1934   33rd performance.  Special performance year in celebration of the 300th anniversary of the first Passion Play performance in 1634.

1950   34th performance.  Previous performance was cancelled due to World War II.

1960   35th performance

1970   36th performance

1980   37th performance

1984   38th performance.  Jubilee performance year in celebration of the 350th anniversary of the first Passion Play performance in 1634.

1990   39th performance

2000   40th performance.  520,000 spectators attended.

2010   41st performance.  Over 500,000 people witnessed the 2010 performance, including our group of 88!

2020   42nd performance.  Are you a spectator?