Oberammergau Passion Play and Theatre
The Oberammergau Passion play Season has been re-scheduled to 2022 and we are now confirming bookings and taking new group registrations for this very special event. 
More than 380 Years of Tradition
The World famous Oberammergau Passion Play, traditionally held every 10 years, is due to be performed again throughout the summer of 2022.  The history dates to 1633 when Bavaria was swept by plague.  In Oberammergau alone more than 80 lives were lost.  The elders vowed that if the village was purged of plague they would perform the ‘Play of the Suffering, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ’ every ten years.  The epidemic came to a standstill, and in 1634 the villagers fulfilled this promise for the first time.  Ever since they have kept their solemn vow.  2022 will see the 42nd Passion Play season.  The play follows the story of Christ’s Passion, beginning with His entry into Jerusalem and ending with His Resurrection and Transfiguration.
A Truly Memorable Experience
The Passion Play is a testimony of religious faith.  It is an outstanding cultural event of considerable religious and secular interest.  The 2010 Passion Play season saw over 100 performances, directed by Christian Stükl.  More than 2,000 local residents participated.  Under Markus Zwink, the musical director, 120 choir members and the 70 members of the Passion Play orchestra performed.  More than 500,000 visitors travelled from all over the World to the Bavarian Alps to take their place in the magnificent Passion Play Theatre and returned home with lasting memories of a unique and moving experience.  The 2022 Passion Play season will continue in the same tradition, welcoming audiences for this unforgettable event.
Oberammergau 2022 Passion Play Season
The season will start with a first performance on 14 May 2022 and end with the final performance on 1 October 2022.  Our tours feature Oberammergau ‘Arrangements’ that include: a 2 night stay in the Ammergau Alps in a choice of accommodation categories, meals, a reserved seat to your selected Passion Play performance and, on the day of the performance, light lunch before the play and dinner during the interval.
Oberammergau Passion Play & Norman Allen Group Travel
Norman Allen Group Travel was founded in 1972 and 2022 will be our sixth Oberammergau season.  It follows the very successful tour programmes we operated to the Passion Play in 1980, 1984, 1990, 2000 and 2010.  Tours to this event require careful planning with close attention to detail.  We have long experience of the complex procedures in obtaining Oberammergau ‘Arrangements’ and can offer you reassurance of a first class reliable service for your Oberammergau 2022 tours.
It may seem a long way off, however planning for Passion Play tours must take place well in advance.
The advantages of early registration include:
  • We will update you with information as and when it is received.
  • We will plan your itinerary well in advance.
  • We can assist you to market your tour, providing an itinerary, high quality images and expert advice.
  • You can in turn, stimulate interest, taking advance registration from your group/clients.
Your tour to the Oberammergau Passion Play 2022
              Ziller Valley (Paul Suerth)                                     Bernina Express                                             Lake Maggiore
We offer tours to Oberammergau combined with a choice of second centre destinations. All tours are tailor-made to your specification, and are typically between 10 and 12 days duration.  Ferry crossings and overnight hotels will be arranged to suit your preference and we can also arrange tours by air (ATOL3683) from a number regional airports.
Popular tour combinations include Oberammergau Passion Play &:
  • The Austrian Tyrol - Eastern Tyrol and the Western Tyrol/Arlberg
  • The Alpine Quartet - Feldkirch on the Austrian/Swiss border, near Lake Constance
  • Salzburg and the Austrian Lakes - the Traunsee area, close to Salzburg
  • The Black Forest - highlights include Titisee and Freiburg
  • The Swiss Alps - stay in the heart of the Bernese Oberland
  • The Rhine Valley - highlights include Boppard and the Rhine Gorge
  • The Italian Lakes - with a choice of locations in the Northern Lakes
We look forward to hearing from you.

With kind regards,


Paul Mallon
Managing Director