The Bavarian village of Oberammergau’s 389-year-old Passion Play - a staging of the story of the last days of Jesus Christ - will bring in over half a million visitors over 100 performances from May to October. Photo: Peter Neville-Hadley
The Bavarian village of Oberammergau’s 389-year-old Passion Play - a staging of the story of the last days of Jesus Christ - will bring in over half a million visitors over 100 performances from May to October. Photo: Peter Neville-Hadley
Germany

Germany’s Covid-delayed 389-year-old Passion Play brings half a million visitors to a village, as a cast of 1,800 fulfils a promise made during plague

  • Oberammergau in Germany has been putting on the play every 10 years since 1633, fulfilling a promise made during an outbreak of the plague
  • It is one of the oldest package tourist attractions, after Thomas Cook promoted the play in 1880, and now adds Covid-19 to the list of diseases it has survived

The Bavarian village of Oberammergau’s 389-year-old Passion Play - a staging of the story of the last days of Jesus Christ - will bring in over half a million visitors over 100 performances from May to October. Photo: Peter Neville-Hadley
The Bavarian village of Oberammergau’s 389-year-old Passion Play - a staging of the story of the last days of Jesus Christ - will bring in over half a million visitors over 100 performances from May to October. Photo: Peter Neville-Hadley
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