Oberammergau, Germany

Oberammergau

Oberammergau is located in Bavaria, Southern Germany near the border with Austria.

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Oberammergau, Germany Oberammergau is known for its Passion Play, performed every ten years on years ending in zero. In 1633, the residents vowed that if God spared them from the effects of the bubonic plague ravaging the region, they would produce a play thereafter for all time depicting the life and death of Jesus.
Oberammergau Passion Play is performing since 1634 as a tradition. It was written by Othmar Weis, J A Daisenberger, Otto Huber, Christian Stuckl, Rochus Dedler, Eugen Papst, Marcus Zwink, Ingrid H Shafer, and the inhabitants of Oberammergau, with music by Dedler. The play is a staging of Jesus' passion, covering the short final period of his life from his visit to Jerusalem and leading to his execution by crucifixion. Oberammergau, Germany
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Oberammergau's location makes it ideal for a winter visit. In summer it is a pleasant town known for its woodcarvers, a craft practiced here since medieval times.
There are plenty of shops offering good quality woodcarvings, some. Many of the houses in the historic center are decorated with "Luftlmalerei" or frescoes featuring Bavarian folktales or religious themes. Oberammergau, Germany
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Oberammergau, Germany The town is in a wide valley surrounded by forests, green meadows, and mountains.
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It offers first-class hotels and cozy inns, and has long been known for the skill of its woodcarvers. Numerous hiking trails lead through the nearby mountains to hikers' inns.

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Oberammergau is often used as a base for visiting Linderhof Catsle, the Benedictine monastery at Ettal, or the fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle and Hohenschwangau Castle.

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