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. Book onto one of our set departures below and experience this historic city first-hand, followed by a 2-night stay in a town dwarfed by the Bavarian Alps to attend the Oberammergau Passion Play