Dear Travellers,

Seeing the Oberammergau Passion Play in 2022 offers a unique experience for you to remember for years to come. This spectacular event, which doesn't take place again until 2030, gives you an opportunity like no other to share in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.

Now is the last chance to book if you would like to see the 2022 Passion Play.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Independent Short Breaks

For independent travellers we offer Oberammergau stays with top category tickets and acommodation within 15 minutes walk of the Passion Play Theatre. Short breaks are available for three days from £595 per person (excluding transport).

McCabe offers all this

Unlike other companies we included Top Category tickets for the play which come with accommodation in Oberammergau village itself – plus you get unrivaled service from us and all this:

This is what our travellers say:

"An experience not to miss. Such a privilege to visit and experience Oberammergau and sample the Passion Play. I hope to return with another group for them to experience the beauty, generous hospitality and spiritual uplift. McCabe’s team takes wonderful care before, during and after the tour experience. Nothing is any trouble and I always return time after time."

Doreen D, Co Antrim

"After 75 pilgrimages, my first experience with McCabe and certainly the best yet all round performance both in minute details and visionary planning with excellent communications and outcomes. A sheer delight and tremendous to have such personal staff support."

Revd. John R, Kent

"I’ve been to the Holy Land with McCabe and have met many clergy who’ve said they wouldn’t use anyone else. I’m following the same principle myself! I have booked a group to come to Oberammergau in 2022 with McCabe and can’t wait!"

Revd. Dawn J, Essex

You could also enjoy Austria’s Lakes & Mountains with Oberammergau

We also offer one-week holidays combining a stay in Austria with one or two nights in Oberammergau village. We have top category performance tickets and all holidays include an excursion programme with a pilgrimage theme and opportunities for group worship. Here you can see some of the last groups of the season which have very limited availability.

Fischerwirt Hotel in Achensee

from £1,810

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What is Oberammergau’s Passion Play?

During the 17th century, when the bubonic plague was sweeping Europe, the inhabitants of the small village of Oberammergau made a promise to God that if their village was spared, then they would perform a passion play every ten years. The first play was performed in 1634.

Who are the performers?

To be a part of the Passion Play, participants have to be born in Oberammergau or have lived there for at least 20 years. The cast was announced on 20 October 2018 and according to tradition by Ash Wednesday 2019 the male cast (apart from those playing Romans) will start growing their beards.

Where does it take place?

Originally the play was performed on a stage in the cemetery next to the parish church. Now with increasing numbers of people wanting to see performances, a large purpose-built theatre has been created, and today the theatre seats over 4,700 people. The stage is still in the open air with the Bavarian mountains as a back drop – stunning.

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Here's what our customers say

Great experience

"It was an excellent experience. We visited so many places. The best experiences were where we were only amongst a handful of other visitors. It was amazing to think we were where Jesus had lived and walked."

By Churchwarden on 6 November 2018

Amazing life experience

"6 days in Jerusalem, 3 days in Galilee connecting the Bible to the Holy Land guided by the most amazingly knowledgeable guide who really brought Bible to life. Loads of never-to-be-forgotten experiences which will linger long in the memory. How do you follow that holiday!"

By Dave on 3 November 2018

Out of the ordinary and stunningly beautiful scenery

"McCabe pilgrimages arrange travel to really interesting places and its runs smoothly, with excellent guides and arrangements."

By AliT on 2 November 2018