Passion Play of Oberammergau 2020 Tours with Nawas

The tiny, picturesque town of Oberammergau, Germany is gearing up for their 42nd Passion Play, with the first public performance set to debut May 17, 2020 and run through Sunday, October 4, 2020. As the largest U.S. operator to the Play in 2000 and 2010, NAWAS INTERNATIONAL is again offering the largest selection of Passion Play of Oberammergau 2020 tours. Our programs cover all of Europe, with weekly departures available for most, and all include  GUARANTEED First Class (Category 1) tickets to the Play, with seating among the best available! 

A Once-in-a-Decade Event

Every decade, the Passion Play of Oberammergau draws hundreds of thousands of Christians from around the globe who want to experience the events that played out that fateful week in Jerusalem more than 2000 years ago, events that changed our lives forever. You can be a part of it too!


Villagers in this small Bavarian community have been re-enacting the passion of Christ for nearly 400 years. In 1633, the Black Plague was rampaging through Europe, killing thousands. The surviving villagers of Oberammergau made a vow: if God spared them from further deaths, they would perform a Passion Play every 10 years. According to the story that’s been passed down from generation to generation, no one else in the village died. So to fulfill their pledge, the townspeople performed their play for the first time in 1634. Amazingly, Oberammergau has kept that promise to this day.

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The Play

The Passion Play of Oberammergau (the Passionsspiele) is the most famous place in the world. It’s a musical drama of epic dimensions and regarded as the longest running play in history. The story follows Jesus from his triumphant entry into Jerusalem through His trial, death on the cross, and His Resurrection. The play is staged every 10 years from May to October, five days a week in an open-air theater that seats 4,700. Visitors love the setting, with the beautiful Alpine mountains in the background.

There are more than 2,000 villagers, actors, singers, musicians and stage technicians involved.


Experience You Can Count On

When you see the Passion Play of Oberammergau 2020 with NAWAS, you know you will be in good hands. We offer you the experience and reliability of handling tours to seven previous Passion Plays! In 2010, over 16,000 passengers attended the play with NAWAS.

What makes NAWAS different from other tour operators:

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Tickets Are in High Demand

Tickets will sell out fast! Fortunately, NAWAS has secured the largest allotment of GUARANTEED First Class (Category 1) tickets of any operator in North America. We urge you to reserve your space NOW as our tickets and tour packages are already flying off the shelves!

All our tickets sold out for the previous Passion Play. As in previous performance years, demand for Passion Play 2020 tickets will far exceed supply. It’s critical that you make your plans with a reputable travel company like NAWAS.In 2010, all 16,000 of our passengers attended the Passion Play without issue! In prior years, some companies encountered problems due to ticket shortages and some groups were even cancelled at the last minute! You can be assured that if you book Passion Play 2020 with NAWAS, you will attend the play.

Get Ready Now for Passion Play 2020

While the year 2020 seems far off, now is the time to start planning your Passion Play of Oberammergau 2020 tour. NAWAS is ready! With the heavy ticket demand expected, now is the time for you to start making your plans, too. Space is limited, so don’t miss out on this once-a-decade experience. Contact us now for details.

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