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					                      THE PASSION PLAY 2010
                           OBERAMMERGAU




passionsspiele 2010
oberammergau
                                      THE PASSION PLAY
The history of the Oberammergau Passion Play begins in 1633.         The new production, under the direction of Christian Stückl and
During the Thirty Years' War, after much suffering and also many     the artistic team of the Passion Play in 2000, the stage designer
deaths caused by the plague, the surviving population of Ober-       Stefan Hageneier and the music directors Markus Zwink and Mi-
ammergau vowed that they would perform the "play of the suf-         chael Bocklet, reflects the tremendous community achievement.
fering, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ" every ten   For ten months the villagers playing the roles of Jesus, Mary, Pon-
years if they were spared from extinction. At Whitsun in 1634        tius Pilate and the apostles, of the children, soldiers and priests
they kept their promise for the first time. As early as the middle   will be rehearsing the newly revised text whilst the orchestra and
of the 18th century spectators came to Oberammergau from all         the singers will be studying the exceptional music created for the
parts of Germany, attracted by the great power and mystique of       performance by the composer Rochus Dedler.
the play. In 2010 the village will perform the play for the 41st
time, maintaining the continuity of this unique world-famous         In 2010 the performance will, for the first time, begin in the af-
event.                                                               ternoon and the second part will be performed in the evening
Over 2000 participants bring the story of Jesus of Nazareth to       hours. For 2010, the Oberammergau people will maintain the tra-
the ears and eyes of the audience in a five-hour presentation on     ditions that have kept the play valid for 376 years, making it a
the imposing open-air stage. Almost half of the inhabitants of       brilliant cultural and religious event.
Oberammergau enact with great devotion the story of Jesus,
whose message gives billions of people hope and strength. The        The premiere takes place on Saturday, 15 May 2010.
play covers the period of Jesus entering Jerusalem and continues     The Passion Play will be staged for a total of 102 days.
up to his death on the Cross and his resurrection.




Further information is obtainable from:
Office of the Passion Play 2010
Oberammergau and DER Reisebüro oHG
Eugen-Papst-Str. 9a
82487 Oberammergau
Germany
info@passionsspiele2010.de                             Telephone ++ 49 88 22 92 31- 0
www.passionsspiele2010.de                              or Fax.: ++498822 9231-52
     THE PASSION PLAY 2010 OBERAMMERGAU
           15TH MAY– 3RD OCTOBER 2010
PACKAGES TO THE PASSION PLAY 2010
We offer packages for performances on Friday, Sunday, Tuesday and                       ticket to visit the Oberammergau Museum. Your physical well-being
Thursday in 13 different accommodation categories. You can choose                       will also be taken care of. Before the play begins an ample meal
between staying overnight in a luxurious hotel or in a                                  awaits you, and during the interval from 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm you will
lovingly furnished private room. The accommodation is situated in                       enjoy the best of Oberammergau gastronomy during dinner. We offer
Oberammergau, in the region of the Ammergau Alps or in the                              our guests a free transfer service in Oberammergau and the nearby
nearby surroundings. On arrival at your accommodation you will be                       villages.
given your admission ticket to the Passion Play, an informative
programme book with the text of the Passion Play and an admission                       THE FOLLOWING PACKAGES ARE AVAILABLE TO CHOOSE FROM:



    1-NIGHT PACKAGE DAY OF PERFORMANCE: FRIDAY
For Friday1 performances a one-night package is offered. Arrivals are                   INCLUDED SERVICES
Friday morning before 12 o'clock2. You will be served a brunch or                       • One overnight stay including breakfast
lunch in your hotel/guesthouse or a nearby restaurant. After the meal                   • Hot lunch or a lavish brunch before the play
transfer to the Passion Play in Oberammergau, if you are not ac-                        • Hot dinner with several courses during the play interval
commodated in the village. The Passion Play begins at 2.30 pm. You                      • Shuttle service in Oberammergau and the nearby villages
will be served dinner during the 3-hour interval in a restaurant in                     • Local assistance
Oberammergau. At the end of the play, at around 10.30 pm, you will                      ARRANGED SERVICES4
return to your accommodation. Departure is after breakfast on Sa-                       • Admission ticket to the Passion Play in the respective category
turday3.                                                                                • Programme book of the 2010 Passion Play
                                                                                        • Admission ticket for the Oberammergau Museum
                                                                                        • Local tax
                                                                                        ADVANCE BOOKING FEE



    2-NIGHT PACKAGE DAYS OF PERFORMANCES: SUNDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY
For Sunday5, Tuesday and Thursday performances we offer a two                           INCLUDED SERVICES
night package. We also offer this package for Saturday, 2nd October.                    • Two overnight stays including breakfast
In all cases, you arrive the day before the performance. The package                    • Hot dinner on the day of arrival
begins with dinner in the place of your accommodation. In the mor-                      • Hot lunch in Oberammergau before the play starts
ning of the day of your performance you are free to do as you wish.                     • Hot dinner with several courses during the play interval
Use the time for a leisurely stroll through the                                         • Shuttle service in Oberammergau and the nearby villages
village of Oberammergau or a visit to the local sights such as the                      • Local assistance
Oberammergau Museum, the Pilatus House or the Roman Catholic                            ARRANGED SERVICES4
Parish Church of St. Peter and Paul. Lunch will be served in                            • Admission ticket to the Passion Play in the respective category
Oberammergau before the play begins and dinner during the inter-                        • Programme book of the 2010 Passion Play
val. You will leave the next day after breakfast3.                                      • Admission ticket for the Oberammergau Museum
                                                                                        • Local tax
                                                                                        ADVANCE BOOKING FEE


                                                                                                                                             DAY OF PERFORMANCE:
    ADMISSION TICKETS WITHOUT A PACKAGE                                                                                                      SATURDAY

On Saturdays6 and on Friday, 1st October and Sunday, 3rd October, admission tickets are on sale without a package. These are intended for our
guests who can reach Oberammergau conveniently in a day's journey. The advance sale of tickets without a package begins in spring 2009.
1
 Except on Friday, 1st October. 2It is often the case that rooms cannot be accessed until the early afternoon. You can deposit your luggage for safekeeping in your accom-
modation. 3The rooms must be vacated on the day of departure by 9.00 am at the latest. 4These services are arranged by the Municipality of Oberammergau. 5Except on
Sunday, 3rd October. 6Except on Saturday, 2nd October.
PROGRAMME OF PERFORMANCES                                            ACCOMMODATION
AND TICKET CATEGORIES                                                CATEGORIES

   MAY           JUNE     JULY        AUG      SEPT         OCT      Accommodation categories are based on the size and furnishings of
                                      Su 01                          the rooms and not according to the stars allocated to the establis-
                                                                     ments by the German Hotel Classification. Thus rooms in one esta-
                 Tu 01                Tu 03
                                                                     blishment may be allocated in different categories. Categories were
                 Th 03   Th 01        Th 05    Th 02                 determined after an official inspection of the rooms.
                 Fr 04   Fr 02        Fr 06    Fr 03
                                                                     HC – HOTELS
                 Sa 05   Sa 03        Sa 07    Sa 04        Fr 01
                 Su 06   Su 04        Su 08    Su 05        Sa 02    HC 1 Luxuriously furnished, spacious rooms of the highest standard
                                                                     in de luxe hotels with shower or bath/WC and a corner seating unit.
                 Tu 08   Tu 06        Tu 10    Tu 07                 They are equipped with: a safe, minibar or a range of drinks, colour te-
                 Th 10   Th 08        Th 12    Th 09                 levision, radio, direct-dial telephone, internet access, hair-dryer, cos-
                 Fr 11   Fr 09        Fr 13    Fr 10                 metic articles, bathrobe
                                                                     In combination with admission tickets in Category 1A
  Sa 15          Sa 12   Sa 10        Sa 14    Sa 11        Su 03
  Su 16          Su 13   Su 11        Su 15    Su 12                 HC 2 Spacious, comfortably furnished rooms of high standard in
                                                                     superior hotels with shower or bath/WC and a corner seating unit.
  Tu 18          Tu 15   Tu 13        Tu 17    Tu 14
                                                                     They are equipped with: minibar or a range of drinks, colour television,
  Th 20          Th 17   Th 15        Th 19    Th 16                 radio, direct-dial telephone, internet access, hair-dryer, cosmetic
  Fr   21        Fr 18   Fr 16        Fr 20    Fr 17                 articles, bathrobe on request
  Sa 22          Sa 19   Sa 17        Sa 21    Sa 18                 In combination with admission ticket in Category 1A
  Su 23          Su 20   Su 18        Su 22    Su 19                 HC 3 Comfortable rooms with shower or bath/WC in superior
  Tu 25          Tu 22   Tu 20        Tu 24    Tu 21                 middle-class hotels. They are equipped with: minibar or a range of
                                                                     drinks, colour television, radio, direct-dial telephone, hair-dryer, cosme-
  Th 27          Th 24   Th 22        Th 26    Th 23                 tic articles
  Fr   28        Fr 25   Fr 23        Fr 27    Fr 24                 In combination with admission ticket in Category 1
  Sa 29          Sa 26   Sa 24        Sa 28    Sa 25                 HC 4 Well-kept rooms in middle class hotels with shower or
  Su 30          Su 27   Su 25        Su 29    Su 26                 bath/WC. They are equipped with: colour television
                 Tu 29   Tu 27        Tu 31    Tu 28                 In combination with admission ticket in Category 2
                         Th 29                 Th 30                 HC 5 Adequately furnished rooms in tourist class hotels with
                         Fr 30                                       shower or bath/WC. They are equipped with: colour television
                                                                     In combination with admission ticket in Category 2
                         Sa 31
                                                                     GC – GUESTHOUSES, INNS AND BOARDING HOUSES
                             STAGE                                   GC 1 Large, comfortable rooms (some of them apartments) for dis-
                                                                     cerning guests with shower or bath/WC and a corner seating unit.
         2                                              2
                                 1                                   They are equipped with: minibar or a range of drinks, colour
                                                                     television, radio, direct-dial telephone, internet access, hair-dryer,
                    1                         1
                                                                     cosmetic articles
                                                                     In combination with admission tickets in Category 2
                                                                     GC 2 Comfortably furnished, cosy rooms with shower or bath/WC.
             1                   1A                 1
                                                                     They are equipped with: minibar or a range of drinks, colour television,
                                                                     radio, hair-dryer, cosmetic articles
                                                                     In combination with admission ticket in Category 2
             1                                      1
                                                                     GC 3 Adequate, well-kept rooms with shower or bath/WC. They are
                                                                     equipped with: colour television, radio
                                                                     In combination with admission tickets in Category 2
             1                   1                 1
                                                                     GC 4 Modestly furnished, well-kept rooms with shower or bath/WC.
                                                                     In combination with admission ticket in Category 2
                                                                     PC – PRIVATE LANDLORDS AND
             2                                     2                 HOLIDAY APARTMENTS
                                                                     PC 1 Beautiful, large rooms or holiday apartments with shower or
                                                                     bath/WC and first-class furnishings
                                 2                                   In combination with admission ticket in Category 2
             3                                      3                PC 2 Comfortable rooms or holiday apartments with shower or
                                                                     bath/WC and high-quality furnishings
                                 3
                                                                     In combination with admission ticket in Category 2
From all seats you have a good view to the stage. The acoustics in
the whole Passion Play theatre are excellent. Altogether there are   PC 3 Adequate, well-kept rooms or holiday apartments with
4,720 seats in the Passion Play theatre.                             shower or bath/WC (private shower maybe on the landing).
TICKET CATEGORIES               Including 10% advance booking        In combination with admission ticket in Category 3
IA               €       165.00 fees, which will not be charged      PC 4 Simple, well-kept rooms or holiday apartments with shower or
I                €       137.50 if you buy the ticket at the box     bath/WC (private shower maybe on the landing).
2                €        93.50 office on the performance day.       In combination with admission ticket in Category 3
3                €        49.50
       OBERAMMERGAU AND ITS SURROUNDINGS
The Passion Play village of Oberammergau is situated in one of       Play that takes place every ten years but also for its wood car-
Bavaria's most beautiful areas, nestling in the wonderful land-      vings and the so-called Lüftlmalerei, the paintings that decorate
scape of the Ammergau Alps. It is not only the beauty of the         many of the walls of the old houses. In the nearby areas you will
landscape but also cultural treasures that await the visitor. King   find some of Bavaria's finest monasteries and churches. The Be-
Ludwig II succumbed to the magic of this district and built his      nedictine Ettal Monastery is a gem of Bavarian rococo, and
favourite palace Linderhof in the mystical seclusion of Gras-        wonderful frescos by the baroque painter Matthäus Günter
wang Valley. Oberammergau is known not only for its Passion          adorn Oberammergau's Parish Church.

				
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