If you're looking for a real bucket-list experience to have next year, we've got just the thing. 2022 is your next chance to witness the legendary Oberammergau Passion Play, which, if you miss, you'll be waiting another decade to see.
The Passion Play began in 1633 after villagers in the Bavarian village of Oberammergau were struck by the plague. Once the disease took hold of the area, the local people made an eternal promise to God that if he spared the village of its deadly grasp, they would honour and thank Him by acting out his life, suffering, death, and resurrection every ten years.
Incredibly, the promise has been kept all these years and next year will mark the Passion Play’s 42nd performance since its debut in 1634. It truly is a transcendent experience and one that will stay with you long after you return home. We spoke to actor and villager Frederik Mayet (pictured below), who will playing the role of Jesus in the 2022 production about what the play's legacy means to him.