Oberammergau


Oberammergau stands in a a wide valley surrounded by forests and mountains, sunny slopes and green meadows. It has long been known for the skill of its woodcarvers. Here, in this village right under the Kofel, you'll find intact farms as well as first-class hotels, cozy inns, and family boarding houses. In addition, the world-famous passion play is presented every 10 years, the next one scheduled for the year 2010 (May through October). Surely the world's longest running show (in more ways than one), it began in 1634 when the town's citizens took a vow after they were spared from the devastating plague of 1633. The performance lasts about 8 hours. The play is divided into episodes, each introduced by an Old Testament tableau connecting predictions of the great prophets to incidents of Christ's suffering.
excerpt from
Frommer's Germany The Complete Guide to the Cities and Countryside

23 - 24 May 2000






woodcarver shop










Pension Reiser






Passionsspiele
24 May 2000






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