Passion Play Erl
Culture - Nature - Craftsmanship - Erl
The origin of the Passion Play in Erl can be traced back to a vow from the time of the plague and has demonstrably shaped the community of Erl and its people since 1613. This makes Erl the oldest passion play location in the German-speaking area. They performed at various venues. The current passion play house, which cannot be heated, with its unique architecture by Robert Schuller and its incredible acoustics, was constructed specifically for the performance of the passion play and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009. These days, the play is performed every six years (alternating with Thiersee), with almost the entire village community being actively at work with much enthusiasm. Some 600 lay performers out of the around 1,450 residents of Erl community are actively involved in the passion play.
In 2013 the passion plays celebrated their 400th anniversary – the next performances are in 2025
For more than 400 years, the passion plays have been performed in Erl at regular intervals, and over 600 people from the Erl community impressively convey the life and death of Jesus Christ. A feature of the Erl plays is a distinct scene of the Stations of the Cross, an updated, modern text by Felix Mitterer, and specially composed passion play music performed live by a choir and orchestra.
Especially attractive for English-speaking guests: There is an option to listen to scene descriptions on headphones, allowing you to follow the performance more completely.
The next passion plays will take place in Erl in 2025.
Facts about the performances:
- Start at 13:00
- Doors open: 12:30
- Duration: approx. 3 hrs.
Ticket prices Passion Play Erl: