|Aside from the Passion Play (Passionsspiele), Oberammergau is also known for its painted houses or Luftlmalerei (fresco paintings) and wood carvings. |
|Luftlmalerei painting is characteristic of houses in the Alpine region.|
|Picture taken from the Passionsspiele 2010 poster.|
That left us then with the more challenging way of getting the tickets. Ticket-only purchases can only be ordered AND mailed within Germany. So, who do we know in Germany who can get the tickets for us? Call it providence or it really was a sign. Our good friend who was our wedding's best man (who happens to be a woman, but that's another story) lives in Wiesbaden with her family. And she took care of it for us. Problem solved!
|The play started at 2:30PM and was 8 hours long with a 2 hour and 45 minute intermission for dinner. And yes, the entire play was in German. Even with the play's textbook translation there was no need for it since we all know Jesus Christ's story.|
|Check out the beards. If they look real that's because they are. All of the actors are so passionate about their roles that they stop shaving at least a year before the play starts. We're talking about the men, of course.|
|This 4,700 seat capacity theater was purposely built to accommodate the growing audience of the play's ever increasing popularity.|
|Yup! That's how close we were to the stage. Great seats! Thanks, Joey!|
|A mad dash for dinner during intermission.|
In 2010 the play was staged from May to October. The next production will be in 2020. Where will you be?
How to get to Oberammergau.