Oberammergau Passion Play: Germany, Switzerland, Italy & Rome (SOLD OUT)

16 June 2020 to 24 June 2020

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About the Pilgrimage

Brochure & Itinerary


We have an amazing pilgrimage to Oberammergau Germany for the Passion Play– a play that is only offered every ten years.

Contact Miranda at footprintsofgod@ctscentral.net or at ‭(866) 468-1420‬ for more info, pricing or to sign up.

Our dates are:
June 16-24, 2020 for the main trip, with Passion Play performance on June 19

We have put together an amazing itinerary chock full of history, beauty, culture and the Catholic Faith.

Stay tuned here for firm dates in June and August and more info. Contact Elizabeth for more info or to be put on our list (emarkey@ctscentral.net or 800-727-1999, ext. 150).

Here is the itinerary. Check back for more info as we finalize everything.

-Swiss Guard Commander, Daniel Anrig (retired) – speaking to the group in his native Switzerland
-Gianna Molla, daughter of St. Gianna Molla
-Steve & Janet Ray’s conversion story and their tales of living in Switzerland as Protestants

Day 1
Overnight flight USA to Munich

Day 2
Arrive Munich
Welcome Dinner

Day 3
Munich City Tour
Dachau, known as the “Priests Camp”
Alte Pinakothek Museum (Rembrandt’s Life of Christ)
Overnight Munich

Day 4
Munich to Oberammergau
Enroute stop at Wieskirche for Mass
Afternoon/Evening Passion Play in Oberammergau (5 hours with 2 hour intermission)
Overnight Oberammergau

Day 5
Oberammergau to Zurich, with stops enroute:
-Fussen, Germany
-St. Gallen, Switzerland with talk by Swiss Guard Commander, Daniel Anrig. History of the Swiss Guard and the Catholic Faith in Switzerland
Overnight in Zurich

Day 6
Zurich sightseeing tour
Free time to relax

Day 7
Zurich to Milan, Italy

Day 8
Milan sightseeing in the morning, with Cathedral Duomo
St. Ambrose Church (Doctor of the Church) to venerate his relics
St. Gianna Molla in the afternoon, in her home town of Magenta
Overnight Milan

Day 9 Return to USA


The men of Oberammergau have begun a “fast” that will last over a year


As Christians worldwide began a 40-day regimen of fasting, prayer and almsgiving, men in a small town in southern Germany began to give up something in addition to food and drink for Lent.

Their sacrifice will continue for over a year.

What they are bound to give up, according to a local custom, is a shave and a haircut. That’s because the people of the town, Oberammergau, have begun preparations for next year’s mounting of the famous Passion Play that has been produced in the Bavarian town since 1634.

The Oberammergau Passionsspiele was born out of a vow that if God spared the town from the ravages of the plague that was tearing through Europe at the time, they would honor the Passion of Jesus Christ every 10 years. God heard their prayer.

After the initial performance, the town mounted the play every decade, in years ending in zero. The only time they failed to keep the pledge was in 1940, due to the Second World War.

Preparations are well underway for the 2020 round, which will run from May to October. The performance requires about 2,400 participants, so that each role can be shared among several actors and the rehearsals and performances don’t interfere too much with anyone’s job or normal activities. The town’s population is only about 5,000, and according to a longstanding rule, one has to have been born or have lived in Oberammergau for at least 20 years to get a role in the play. So the Passionsspiele is a community effort, in every sense of the term.

“Those looking to keep their hair on the short side have enlisted to play Roman soldiers—requiring a clean shave—or stagehands and members of the orchestra,” reported the German news outlet Deutsche Welle. There’s been “quite a run on the Roman roles,” according to play director Christian Stückl. He’s had 400 applications for the 60 Roman characters.

“The only other exception is the apostle John, who was too young to have a beard,” DW said.

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*See brochure for complete details. Child discount available.

Brochure & Itinerary


Contact Miranda at footprintsofgod@ctscentral.net or at ‭(866) 468-1420‬ for more info or to register