THE BEST WAY TO OBERAMMERGAU

From LAX, Lufthansa flies nonstop to Munich. Air France, United, British, Delta, US Airways and KLM offer connecting service (change of planes). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $1,040.

WHERE TO STAY

During Passion play summer, most hotel rooms in the village are sold as part of packages by the town of Oberammergau.

THE PLAY

The Passion play, 9a Eugen-Papst St., 82487 Oberammergau, Germany, http://www.oberammergau-passion.com, is performed on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 3. The performance begins at 2:30 pm and lasts for six hours, with a three-hour break for dinner.

Advance tickets can be purchased at http://www.muenchenticket.de; prices begin at $61.