In 1633, when the small Bavarian village of Oberammergau was in the grip of the Plague, the inhabitants vowed that should they be were spared, then every ten years thereafter they would perform a Passion Play, depicting Christ’s suffering. In 1634 the villagers fulfilled their promise for the first time, and despite dangers and threats, they have loyally kept their vow for hundreds of years since. Pilgrims from all over the world are captivated by the play, a true testimony of religious faith.
Capital of the Germany's southern state of Bavaria, Munich is one of the country's most popular destinations. A modern, cosmopolitan city, the walkable city centre boasts many world-class sights yet retains its small town feel. Extend your trip to the Oberammergau Passion Plays in 2020 with 2 nights in Munich and discover this delightful city.