Countdown to Oberammergau Passion Play 2030

In 1633 the small village of Oberammergau, Germany was under threat of the plague and also surrounded by conflict of the Thirty Years War. And so a promise was made. The people of Oberammergau prayed to God for deliverance and protection, and in return pledged to perform “a play about the suffering, death, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ” once every ten years. Since 1634, the most famous Passion Play in the world has taken place in Oberammergau.
World Events
Oberammergau Events
1600s
1618 – The Thirty Years’ War begins
1618-1648 - The Thirty Years’ War
1626 – St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome is completed.
1631 – Diseases abound surrounding Oberammergau
 
1632 – Quarantine is breached
 
1633 – Relief is sought
 
1634 - Pentecost Sunday - 1st play
 
1644 – 2nd Passion Play Season
 
1648 – The Thirty Year’s War Ends
1650 – Passion Plays throughout Europe
1654 – 3rd Passion Play Season
 
1664 – 4th Passion Play Season
 
1666 – Great Fire of London
1674 – 5th Passion Play Season
 
1680 – 6th Passion Play Season
 
1690 – 7th Passion Play Season
 
1700s
1800s
1900s
2000s

43rd Passion Play Performance

2030 will be the 43rd rendition of the Passion Play. This great tradition, maintained and experienced almost without interruption for over 380 years, continues to bear witness to the beauty and truth of the Paschal Mystery. The village at the edge of the Bavarian Alps expects over half a million pilgrims to come and witness this largest amateur drama in the world, so begin making your plans soon.



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