The passion Play of Erl in Tyrol (Austria) is the oldest passion play in the German speaking countries. Documents prove that already in 1613 pilgrims on their way to Altötting made a stop in Erl to see a passion play.
Again in 2019, 600 out of the 1,450 inhabitants from Erl will be on stage to illustrate the life, death, and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Of course actors, choir, and orchestra will be live on stage. The 2019 production will follow the same script like at the last passion play in 2013 when Erl celebrated the 400th jubilee of the passion play tradition. The Erl Passion Play Theater has seats for 1,500 visitors.
Start planning a tour of Germany and Austria in 2019 now, and include the Erl Passion Play!
All photos taken at the 2013 Passion Play in Erl. Photo credits: Passionsspielverein Erl. Used by permission.
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