Passion play house Thiersee
Lots of wood. Borrowings from a farmhouse. A piece of the jigsaw in the landscape of Thiersee, blending in harmonically with the Tirolean alpine world and more than surprising in its interior. The passion play house Thiersee.
Christ as a master builder
In the year 1926, today's festival hall was built in Thiersee for the passion plays. Quite unremarkable to the outside, the melodious building impresses in its interior. An architectural masterpiece of wood. Whereby the masterpiece takes place above the heads of the visitors. An elaborate, wooden roof construction realised by Alois Kaindl, a Thiersee carpenter, who also shone as an avid passion actor and Christ-player. The arched ceiling is an elaborate, pointed arch construction. Four artful arches. Stephan's Arches. A combination of static requirements and attractive appearance. The Gothic-seeming appearance brings to mind pompous cathedral buildings. Guided tours through the passion play house are available on request.
Practised Tirolean tradition
The Tirolean tradition of the passion plays has been maintained in Thiersee for more than 200 years. In 1799, Thiersee residents vowed to perform the suffering and death of Jesus in the form of a mystery play, in order to ward off wartime misery from their valley. The passion plays Thiersee are held every six years.