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 email@example.com 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.