As opportunities for travel tentatively begin to open up, the village of Oberammergau in Bavaria is inviting young people 16-28 from all over the world to take part in a new initiative, ‘Youth Days’ in the lead-up to the next performance of its famous Passion Play in May 2022.
The Youth Days will take place on May 7 and 8 2022 in Oberammergau, with over 8,000 young visitors. This is an amazing opportunity to explore and experience the world’s most famous Passion Play, together with other young guests from all over the world. The first performance took place in 1634, following a sacred vow made by the people of Oberammergau at the height of the 17th century plague, which strikes quite a chord with our present-day world.
The focus will be on a visit to a Passion Play final rehearsal, and will include introductions into the Play as well as panel discussions with Stage Director Christian Stückl and participants in the Passion Play to learn more about the performance and the background to the play.
Tickets for the Oberammergau Passion Play are usually very expensive, but for interested teens and students up to the age of 28, the Youth Days of the Passion Play offers an affordable option to visit the play and explore the region. There are various ticket options and there is the possibility to purchase a ticket with accommodation in Oberammergau as well. For example, the usual ticket price in category 1 is about 200€, but a ticket for the Youth Days in the same category costs only 24€. If accommodation for an overnight stay is included, the price would be between 47€ and 58€, depending on the kind of accommodation.
Tickets for the Youth Days are now on sale and accommodation packages can be booked on the Youth Days website.