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JOIN US ON A HOLIDAY TO OBERAMMERGAU
Once a decade, in accordance with a solemn oath sworn by their forefathers nearly four hundred years ago, some 1500 residents of the Bavarian village of Oberammergau re-enact the last week of the Life of Jesus, His Suffering, Death, Resurrection and Transfiguration.
This, the world renowned Passion Play, incorporating a massed choir and orchestra, takes place each day on a vast open-air stage, accompanied by choir and orchestra, in front of a covered auditorium that can hold up to 5,000 spectators, drawn from all over the world to witness this truly moving and extraordinary event.
Over 2000 villagers are involved in the production, acting, singing or playing in the orchestra. While the auditorium is covered, the stage is open to the elements is open to the elements, adding to the authenticity of the performance. Such is the quality of the acoustics that no microphones are used, as the dialogue and music is carried to the furthest seats. The unfolding drama, of Old Testament scenes and the Passion, takes place over two acts, with an early evening interval.
Travel with Newmarket Holidays and head to the beautiful village, for a rare opportunity to experience Oberammergau. There’ll be the opportunity to perhaps visit the museum, which depicts the story of the Passion Play down the years.
It's an astonishing endeavour and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for those lucky enough to see it, so join us and experience Oberammergau on an unforgettable holiday.