A Pilgrim’s Guide to Oberammergau and its Passion Play – new edition for 2020/22

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Helping you prepare for your Passion Play Oberammergau 2022 visit, enabling you to make the most of your stay. This handy guide will be a valuable reference whilst you are there and for the future a splendidly colourful souvenir of a memorable experience.

THE OBERAMMERGAU STORY

The history, traditions and development of the Passion Play. Beginning in 1634, through the centuries, leading to its relevance today. How the Play is organised and administered and the impact it has had on the village and the area.

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PASSION PLAY 

Taking you through each of the components of the text, the music, the stage sets and costumes, and concluding with the chronology of the story. You will therefore gain a good understanding of the Play you will go to see.

THE THEATRE 

Taking you behind the scenes. From the wardrobe rooms and “props” to the Stage. The history of the building, and the recent renovations and alterations.

THE PEOPLE

Read about the creative team behind the Passion Play. The impact the Play has had on the many local families whose history is most closely connected with it. You will be able to read about the leading actors you will see performing in the Passion Play Oberammergau 2020/2022.

A  SYNOPSIS OF THE PLAY   

The sequence of the acts and scenes, with the Old Testament Tableaux, are described. Most importantly, this will enable you to follow the story without difficulty.

THE VILLAGE AND AREA 

What to see in the village and the surrounding area. The new edition includes expanded coverage of the Romantic Road, Munich, Salzburg and the Austrian Tyrol, resulting in more of the places visitors are likely to include.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Maps of the village and wider area. Hints on what to buy. Ticket and performance details.  Accommodation arrangements etc.   

Illustrated in full colour.  108pp.  A5 format. ISBN 9780995561540

The 2010 edition is also available.

About the Author

Ray Goodburn has led and organised tour groups to Oberammergau and the Passion Play over many years. An ordained pastor who studied at Wesley House, Cambridge, Ray’s ministry went on to enrich a series of parishes. More recently, Ray has worked for a leading Christian tour operator, with experience of several countries. He put his considerable experience to good use as an author, the result being three more guides in this Series: The Holy Land; the Lands of St Paul; and Rome and Assisi.

1 review for A Pilgrim’s Guide to Oberammergau and its Passion Play – new edition for 2020/22

  1. Jane Mawdsley (verified owner)

    Super book……very informative about the Play itself from how it started to the cast to the village and surrounding areas to visit…..great souvenir and I cant wait to go

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