Oberammergau - Passion Play


The town of Oberammergau is located in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Oberammergau enjoys prominence in particular because of the the Passions Plays. But also it is is a popular destination with tourists for its handicrafts and the Baroque Lüftlmalerei Oberammergau. The now well-known Oberammergau woodcarving dates back to the middle ages. The first trade of woodcarving was done in the 16th century. In the following 200 years, the woodcarving expanded into international offices in St. Petersburg, Sweden, Denmark, Spain and the Netherlands.


Pilatis-house in the village Oberammergau

Oberammergau Bayern Pilateshaus

The art concept of Lüftlmalrei describes the art of mural paintings. Initiated by the Oberammergau family Zwinck, the Baroque Lüftlmalerei still dominates the cityscape of Oberammergau. Main motifs on the facades are mainly Christian motifs, such as the Passion of Christ, but also scenes from the daily life of that time. Since 1634, Oberammergau is the venue for the Passion Play. These take place every ten years, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Passion Play Theatre of the Upper Bavarian community.


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Oberammergau is located not far from the castle Linderhof and both destinations can be combined optimally



Close to Oberammergau

Schloss Neuschwanstein - Neuschwanstein Castle Schloss Hohenschwangau - Hohenschwangau Castle Schloss Linderhof - Linderhof Castle Zugspitze

Travel Directions to Oberammergau

by car

From Munich Autobahn to Garmisch-Partenkirchen:
A 95, after the End of the Autobahn drive to Oberau, right direction to B 23 direction Augsburg to Oberammergau. 

by train:

From Munich to Murnau than with the Regionalbahn to Oberammergau
or train to Oberau, than RVO-Bus (in front of the railwaystation) to Oberammergau.

Map of Oberammergau

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Oberammergau Bayern Pilateshaus