Passion Play and Coronavirus
This is the latest update from the Passion Play site:
The situation is currently being reassessed following today's press conference by Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder. Should the event be cancelled, the statutory rights of return naturally apply and you are entitled to a refund of the ticket price or the package price (arrangement). We will inform you via our website should this case occur and how you can then assert your claim.
In Germany the coronavirus is taken very seriously. For the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the corona risk has increased because there are first cases in the district. So far there is no case in Oberammergau or the neighbouring municipalities.
Due to the spread of the novel corona virus, the Bavarian state government at first wants prohibits [sic] events with more than 1,000 visitors until 19th April 2020. If the situation does not calm down by 19th April 2020, the extension of this measure is explicitly not excluded by the Bavarian state government. The situation is therefore constantly being reassessed by the municipality of Oberammergau. Currently, emergency scenarios for the Oberammergau Passion Play are being developed for the case of an extension of the ban on major events beyond 19th April 2020. As of today we assume that the premiere can take place on 16th May 2020.
Of course, we will guarantee the highest possible standards of hygiene, safety and medical care for this year's Passion Play and Youth Days. The health of our guests and participants is our highest priority. Nevertheless, rehearsals for the Oberammergau Passion Play will continue. Until further notice, rehearsals will be limited to individual rehearsals. Due to photo shootings for the photo book, no more rehearsals with many hundreds of performers will take place on stage until 31st March 2020. Performers of the Passion Play who have been in risk areas in the last few weeks or who have had contact with people who have been in risk areas will be exempted from rehearsals.
As of: 13th March 2020, 11:00 am.