Passion Plays in the Burgenland
A mystical religious and cultural event
The local population has pledged to stage the Passion Plays in the Burgenland every five years against the impressive backdrop of the historic Roman quarry in St. Margarethen.
The Passion Plays in the Burgenland were staged for the first time in 1926 at a farm. In 1961, these pious plays surrounding the suffering and death of Jesus Christ were moved to their natural stage in the historic Roman quarry in St. Margarethen.
Authentic Passion Plays in the Burgenland
The Passion Plays in the Burgenland are not an ‘event’ as such; they are the result of a need to understand the last days of Jesus Christ depicted on stage. The Oriental-like backdrop of the Roman quarry in St. Margarethen lends the plays an authentic feel. The performers are all amateur actors from all different age groups and professions. The proceeds from the Passion Plays in the Burgenland are donated to charities of the actors’ choice.
Traditional Passion Plays in the Burgenland
These plays in St. Margarethen take place every five years during the summer months. You can purchase tickets for the three-hour performance at http://www.passio.at.
Dates: May - June
Duration: approx. 3 hours (incl. break)
Holiday at the 4-star independent hotel 'Das Schmidt'
Spend your summer holiday in Moerbisch by Lake Neusiedl with top-class cultural events and savour the impressive Passion Plays or the Opera Festivals in the Burgenland. Your hosts, the Schmidt family, are happy to help you purchase tickets. St. Margarethen is only a short distance away by car. There are plenty of free parking spaces available by the open-air stage.
Send a non-binding enquiry to the 'Das Schmidt' hotel now to secure your room.