The town of Oberammergau, Germany puts on a dramatic Passion Play every 10 years. If you want to see this once every decade event, it's best to act sooner rather than later.

Every 10 years, the locals in the German town of Oberammergau perform a dramatic rendition of the Passion Play. Since this event happens so infrequently, it's on many bucket lists. The 2020 play will be the 42nd to take place, in fulfillment of a promise to end a plague. Traveling to Europe from May to September 2020 offers many opportunities to learn about the local culture in the beautiful Bavarian region of Germany, experience the Oberammergau Passion Play with premium seating, and explore other European cities like Amsterdam, London, Paris, and Rome. The five-and-a-half-hour performance will be held 102 times in 2020. Since the passion play is a major tourist attraction, the only way to attend is to buy a tour package that includes tickets. Pre-planned itineraries range from 9 to 14 days and can be combined with river cruises or train treks to create a truly amazing European experience.


The itineraries that include the Oberammergau Passion Play typically depart from London, Rome, Munich, and Zurich. Flights to Europe from the United States involve long hours and time zone changes. Arriving a few days before your trip is scheduled to start allows ample time to explore the city before departure and lets your body adjust to the time difference.


This intensive European itinerary includes sights like Neuschwanstein castle - home to King Ludwig, the famous Hofbrahaus and Marienplatz in Germany. Dive into Europe's centuries old history and Gothic architecture when you visit the St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague, the Chain Bridge in Budapest, and the State Opera House in Vienna.

Each city allows you to explore and admire the grand views and beautiful Gothic and Baroque architecture on guided sightseeing tours with local guides. You will also have free time to explore and soak up the local culture on your own.

Meals, Transportation, Accommodations

All accommodations, and most meals are included in these pre-planned itineraries. You may even get a chance to eat dinner with a local family. Transportation to each city on the itinerary is also included. The only thing you have to worry about is flights to and from the European departure cities for your tour. Currently, there are over 400 nonstop flights to seven German cities from the US. Munich, Frankfurt, and Stuttgart are easily accessible by car or via Germany's highly efficient rail system.