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Lüftl art. Magical worlds of make-believe.

Lüftl art. Magical worlds of make-believe.

From a distance it may look like architectural finesse, but as you get closer you can see it's elaborate paintwork. In many towns and villages in Upper Bavaria, houses are adorned with traditional Lüftl murals that depict a wide variety of enchanting scenes. In the 18th century, a painter by the name of Franz Seraph Zwink brought enormous skill to this art form, and soon became the definitive Lüftl artist of the Oberammergau region. You can still see some of his murals in places such as Oberammergau.

The premiere of the 42nd Passion Play will be on May 16, 2020.

A play of life and death, promised in a moment of mortal threat - so began the history of the Oberammergau Passion Play in 1633. It is considered one of the most important religious and cultural events in Germany.

Over 2000 participants present the story of Jesus of Nazareth to the ears and eyes of the audience in a five-hour performance on the imposing open-air stage. The theater seats 4,500 and is the world's largest open-air stage with covered auditorium. Since 1634, the Oberammergauers have been playing with great devotion the story of Jesus whose message over 2000 years gives many people hope and strength. The play covers the period of Jesus entering Jerusalem and continues up to his death on the Cross and his resurrection. The village at the edge of the Bavarian Alps expects approximately 450,000 visitors for the passion play, over half of which will be international guests. 

Upcoming dates:

16.05.2020 - 04.10.2020


Passionsspiele Oberammergau
Othmar-Weis-Straße 1
82487 Oberammergau


Eigenbetrieb Oberammergau Kultur
Ludwig-Thoma-Str. 10
82487 Oberammergau
Fon: 08822 - 949 88 77
Fax: 08822 - 949 88 56

All information on prices, dates and opening times are subject to change without notice.


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