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Oberammergau Germany

The world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play is performed by the locals of Oberammergau in Germany just once a decade. In 1634, the Black Plague devastated Europe’s population. Oberammergau remained untouched until a homesick villager returned one night, unknowingly bringing with him the dreaded plague. Almost 100 villagers died as a result. Frightened survivors vowed that if God saved them from the plague, once every 10 years, they would reenact the agony and crucifixion of Christ. From then on, there were no further deaths from the plague, and the villagers have fulfilled their pledge ever since. In 2020, join the Globus Family of Brands to watch this spectacular event that only happens once every 10 years! The play will run from May through to October and runs for 8 hrs, including a 3-hour intermission for dinner. The play portrays the Passion of Christ, from His entry into Jerusalem to the Resurrection. The play is spoken in German, with no English translations. The Passion Play usually consists of 2,000 actors, singers, musicians, and technicians a of which are residents of Oberammergau. The Passion Play Theater has an open-air stage framed by magnificent alpine scenery - Cosmos guests will enjoy first-class seating. Comfortable accommodation is conveniently located in the heart of the town.

Active: Engaging Experiences

Everyone likes to watch the passing scenery. For those who fancy themselves in the scene, Avalon offers a host of expert-guided, yet self-powered excursions in the centre of it all. You might find yourself leisurely pedalling around an ancient village, peacefully paddling down a legendary river, or tranquilly traipsing through a storied vineyard. From light hiking to speedier strolls, these included excursions get the juices and the imagination flowing.

Discovery: Interactive Pursuits 

For those who believe that life is about trying new things, Avalon presents an inspiring selection of interactive excursions created for the different kind of “doer.” These hands-on experiences include joining a painting class in an art studio, creating your own signature confection at a chocolate factory, or tasting fresh oysters at a local oyster farm. Regional traditions come to life as you shift from observer to participant in a variety of creative outings. 

Oberammergau Passion Play 2022

An opportunity that arises once every ten years is an opportunity not to be missed. A theatrical tradition since 1634, the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play is a much-anticipated re-enactment of the crucifixion of Christ – from His entry into Jerusalem to the Resurrection – performed only once a decade in the quaint Bavarian village of Oberammergau.

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