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Category: Oberammergau

A Passion Project

I don’t recall too many conversations in my life beginning with the words: “When I was on the cross last night…”. But there was one the other week in Oberammergau, as the entire Bavarian village geared up for the opening of this year’s Passion Play. It was nigh impossible to walk into a bar or

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Passion Play makes a post-pandemic return in Oberammergau

In 1633, at the height of the Reformation, the Black Death was sweeping through Europe, including the southern German region of Bavaria. The terrified people of one small village decided to do something to protect themselves from this pandemic: The villagers vowed that every 10 years they would perform a “Passionsspiel” — a play depicting the Passion of Christ — should their hamlet be spared.

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