Great feel, fresh air
one day bad weather, rental cars are expensive
Great city to visit any time.
After having lunch in town we continued walking around admiring the beautiful painted buildings when we happened upon the Church of Saints Peter and Paul. It is one of the main churches in Oberammergau and from the outside was very plain looking but inside was just a gem. The church was built between 1736 and 1749. It was designed by Joseph...more
Oberammeragau is another one of those delightful Bavarian villages with homes covered in beautiful frescoes [Luftlmalerei.] No need really to pick up a map, I didn't, I just went walking and found plenty of them. Quite a few have religious themes, but no wonder!...This is where the famous Passion Play is held every 10years, the last being held in...more
The Passion stage is one of the largest open air stages in the world. The original text of the play stems from more than one source and has been altered several times in the course of its 350 year history. The staging of the play has changed very little since the 1920's. The impressive massive scenes call for up to 800 actors on stage at the same...more
Visiting the museum you will see 350 years of local art in one building. Some of the pieces leave you breathless and you cannot believe the fine detail that went into the pieces. Obviously done with great love and care. Do not miss the crib collection which is absolutely outstanding.more
great location due that its right in the city centre. Great hosts, who help you a lot finding your...more
We came to stay at the Parkhotel Sonnenhof since we were in town to see the world famous Passion...more
This hotel has stunning views. Parking is available. Rooms are adequate and spotless Breakfast is...more
This is a favorite place with the locals and you will find locals and tourist here almost everynight.
The food offered here is traditional local and is very very good as well as being cheap.
Most eat early so if you show up about 1930 (7:30pm) you should be able to get a table.
Favorite Dish: The soup was real good here and the bread was nice and warm.
Leaving Oberammergau we used the train as we were going to Memmingen. We had to change trains in Munich, but it was very easy to do that. Good website to use for train times is www.bahn.de. It is also a good idea to purchase you tickets online a few days before your trip as you can get your ticket for up to 50% cheaper.more
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What a wonderful Xmas shop this was! First, I looked in the prettily decorated windows, and thought they were nicely set out, then I went into the shop.This shop is amazing, it is absolutely stocked full with xmas decorations of all kinds plus some other giftware. I didn't find anything at a reasonable price, so didn't buy. I still spent quite a...more
In Oberammergau there are lots of shops selling wood carvings. Good competition and plenty to choose from, including Nativity sets, Madonna's, Crucifixes, many types of household necessities, I guess anything that can be made from wood.Wood carving in Oberammergau, goes back to 1111. Today there are about 120 wood sculptors in Oberammergau, carving...more
Please pick up your trash.
There are steep fines if you do not and the country side will look so much better if you do.
There are Christmas decorations everywhere in Oberammergau and it looks like every single store has some sort of Christmas decoration for sale in it. After a while you just cannot look at another decoration and each decoration looks just like the next one. Although it is nice to have a feel of Christmas in the summer time.
Unique Suggestions: Watch out for the decorations that are made in China and only buy the ones made in Germany.
Fun Alternatives: The ones made in China can be found anywhere in the world so why pay the big price for getting it in Oberammergau?
Buy them someplace else.
Luggage and bags:
Back pack, day bag and something plastic to keep things dry when it rains.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good walking shoes
Photo Equipment: Digital camera and normal camera
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: A poncho for when it rains
Miscellaneous: Dry socks for after the hikes
Situated among the rolling mountains of Bavaria 12 km west of Oberammergau is Linderhof Palace and its magnificent gardens. It was built by the mad king Ludwig II. Swimming against the tide of constitutional monarchies developing in the Europe of his time, Ludwig was a firm believer in the divine right of kings and modeled himself after Louis XIV....more
There are plenty of trails to go hiking and biking on around the area.
Try renting a bike and riding down the main road along the river. There is alot of wild life to see along the river and many nice places to take a picnic.
This area of Germany is known for its hiking and biking trails and it's fresh air so get out to see it when you visit Oberammergau.You will find many locals walking in the forest and riding down the bike trails all year round. The forest here is so clean and it is always a pleasure to hike the many trails that are here.more