Oberammergau Passion Play 2020

The Promise. It was during the Thirty Years War that the deadly and contagious disease known as the Black Plague broke out. Before it ran its course, it struck down one in every three persons throughout Europe, and left in its wake untold misery, panic and hunger. But one little village in the south of Germany was spared; Oberammergau. The townspeople of Oberammergau made a vow that if they were spared, they would give a play of the life of Christ every ten years. The fact they were saved is one of the most amazing mysteries in history. Thus, the first Passion Play took place in 1634. For the Oberammergauers, the Play is a labor of love. Their vow is still the most important thing in their lives, and with great pride. If you're interested in learning more about the Passion Play, then you can find out more about the Passion Play history here.



If you're interested in visiting Oberammergau for the 2020 tour, we have put together a couple of different exciting tours. If you have any questions about it or want to learn more read about them below.




Our most recent major travel project was once again a resounding success and Trans World Travel would like to take this opportunity to thank all group leaders and clients, who entrusted us with their tours to the Oberammergau Passion Play in 2010.

We transported more than 2000 guests, booking 16,000 hotel nights, using more than 40 coaches and travelling through 10 different countries.

John Gibbs, President of Trans World Travel said:

"In spite of the difficult economic situation in the years preceding 2010, we were not only able to meet our targets, but also achieve our main objective of providing this lifetime experience for so many travelers. The success of the season can be measured in the large number of group leaders who have already planned future tours with Trans World Travel."

Tour manager and co-ordinator Sue Jackson is based in Europe and was responsible for the day-to-day running of the tours.

"At TWT we spend three years planning the Passion Play tours, then the season seems to fly past in the blink of an eye. Some of this is down to the excellent organisation in Highland Park, which makes our job 'on the ground' so much easier. But also TWT travellers arrive with such a curiosity and thirst for knowledge, that it is a joy to be able share our culture and history with them."

Group leader Fr. Jim Presta had traveled to the Oberammergau Passion Play with TWT already on three previous occasions.

"For such a major event which happens only once in ten years, you have to be sure to work with travel experts you can trust 100% to deliver an unforgettable experience. The expectations of our travelers are that much greater and Trans World Travel always goes the extra distance to ensure complete satisfaction."

Pastor Ken Klaus had this to say:

"It is one thing to lead your flock in prayer, quite another to lead them across the ocean into foreign lands. Trans World Travel was with us every step of the way, planning and advising even the finest details. The breath-taking scenery of the Alps, the historic cities, the cultural exchange, but most of all the spiritual experience of the Passion Play provided us all with a lifetime of memories."


Of course you will have to wait until 2020 for the next Passion Play - if that is what brought you to our website, then you can find out more about the Passion Play history here.


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Trans World Travel, Inc.

734 Central Avenue • Highland Park • Illinois • 60035
Tel.: (847) 432-2400 • Toll-free: (800) 323-8158
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