Our History

The Hotel Alte Post breathes the history of Oberammergau. The oldest existing reference dates back to 1612, making it probably the oldest hotel in town. Coats of arms from the days of yore adorn the historic exposed-beam ceiling of our restaurant; a testimony left by the tradespeople who cherished the qualities of the “Löwe” guesthouse, as it was called back then. 

The Hotel Alte Post has been owned by the Preisinger family since the end of the 19th century and is now being run by the fifth generation. In this tradition, we endeavour to make the stay as pleasant as possible for the modern guests of our distinguished hotel. 

A talent for acting runs deep in the family. In the Oberammergau Passion Plays put on in 1950 and 1960, Grandfather Preisinger played Christ, the father Pilatus, and the son Judas. Here we see the three present-day Anton Preisingers during Passion 2000.
It’s a really unique place, our Hotel “Alte Post”, situated in the heart of Oberammergau. We have a total of 72 beds in 38 rooms. Most rooms are accessible by lift. We also provide family rooms with connecting doors and wheelchair-accessible rooms. If you are organising an active stay, you can book our new Bike & Ski Room. You can enjoy culinary delights in our various restaurants or perhaps on the sun terrace. 

We look forward to being your hosts.
The Anton Preisinger family

Information Passion Play 2022

30. October 2019 Information Passion Play 2022

The 42nd Oberammergau Passion Play will be postponed due to the current situation caused by the corona pandemic. The basis for this is a decision of the district administration of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, which prohibits the performance of the event planned from 16.05.2020 to 04.10.2020. The health of our guests and participants is our highest priority, therefore the responsible persons have decided to postpone the premiere of the Passion Play, which was planned for 16 May 2020, until 2022. The premiere is now scheduled for May 14, 2022.

The health of the population is a top priority for the community of Oberammergau and the directing team around Christian Stückl as well. The Corona pandemic has made it impossible to complete this year's play without endangering the performers and guests. Furthermore, the perspective for this year is unclear. A postponement of only a few months seemed unacceptable to everyone involved.

Two options are offered for the reimbursement of tickets and arrangements already purchased: From April 6, reservations for this year's performances can be converted into a reservation for 2022. Another possibility is to cancel tickets and arrangements. In this case you will receive a refund of the ticket or arrangement.

You will find information promptly on the official website www.passionplay-oberammergau.com. Thank you for your understanding that due to the current exceptional situation our booking service is currently not available by phone, mail or e-mail.

We would like to thank you very much for the many warm words and the support! We, too, have to process the resolution first, sort it out and reposition ourselves for 2022. Please be patient, we will try to inform you about the new status as soon as possible. Together we now look forward to 2022 and hope to welcome you in Oberammergau.

Schedule 2022
14 May to 2 October 2022

Days of performance
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

14 May to 14 August
Part I: 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Part II: 8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

15 August to 2 October
Part I: 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Part II: 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Tickets and arrangements for 2020 can be rescheduled for 2022. The tickets are valid for the same day of the week. For example, if you had tickets for Thursday, June 25, 2020, you can have them converted to tickets for Thursday, June 23, 2022. Please fill out the form (PDF download). If you do not actively convert or cancel your 2020 booking, our booking service will contact you in the coming weeks.

Please note that tickets for 2022 cannot be purchased at this time, as bookings for 2020 must first be cancelled. We will inform you about the start of advance sales in due time.