The power and the passion

TRAVELLERS looking for a one-in-10-year experience shouldn’t miss a performance of the world famous Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany.

The religious production was first performed in 1634 as a result of a vow made by the townspeople of Oberammergau that if God spared them from the Black Plague, they would in exchange produce a play every 10 years.

The popular five-hour long performance is a dramatic recreation of Jesus’ passion, covering the final days of his life from his visit to Jerusalem to his crucifixion and resurrection.

The Passion Play is performed every 10 years, from May through to October, on an open-air stage. The performance involves over 2,000 people including actors, singers, musicians and technical support, who are all required to be residents of Oberammagau.

To find out more or to book tickets, visit www.gate1travel.com.au.

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