Oberammergau


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Oberammergau

(ō'bəräm`ərgou), town (1994 pop. 5,343), Bavaria, S Germany, in the Bavarian Alps. It has been a noted center of woodcarving since the 12th cent. Oberammergau is famous for the Passion playPassion play,
genre of the miracle play that has survived from the Middle Ages into modern times. Its subject is the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Passion plays were first given in Latin. By the 13th cent.
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 performed there every 10 years (most recently in 2000), originally (1634) in fulfillment of a vow made during a plague in 1633. Tourism is the town's major source of income. There are numerous fresco-decorated houses and a rococo church.

Bibliography

See study of the town's Passion play by J. Shapiro (2000).

Oberammergau

a village in S Germany, in Bavaria in the foothills of the Alps: famous for its Passion Play, performed by the villagers every ten years (except during the World Wars) since 1634, in thanksgiving for the end of the Black Death. Pop.: 5363 (2003 est.)
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Scholars of theater and German literature discuss the 2010 production of the passion play that the Bavarian village of Oberammergau puts on every decade.
The Hotel Feldmeier was our home from home for seven nights in Oberammergau, world famous for the Passion Play, which is performed every 10 years.
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In November 1945, the European Theater Intelligence School moved to the Hoetzendorf Kasern in Oberammergau, Germany.
HANS SCHWAIGHOFER, director of the Oberammergau Passion Play in Germany, resigned in January 1966 after the village council refused to change parts of the play that are thought to be anti-Semitic.
An avid traveler, she was thrilled to visit Alaska, Russia and a particular highlight was seeing "The Passion Play'' at Oberammergau, Germany.
After Rome, the five journalists also attended a 2-day seminar on "Sharia Law and Military Operations" in the town of Siracusa in Sicily organised jointly by the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences (ISISC) and the NATO School Oberammergau in Germany.
Price includes: Return to Munich from Birmingham, five night's bed and breakfast in the Prinzregent an der Messe Hotel in Munich (1 night) and the Grand City Hotel in Rosenheim (4 nights), a guided tour of Munich, guided visits to Neuschwanstein Castle and Oberammergau & the services of a Newmarket Tour Manager.
Price includes | Return flights to Berlin | Return airport-to-hotel transfers | Two nights' bed and breakfast accommodation at the three-star Hotel Tiergarten in Berlin, and two nights' bed and breakfast accommodation at the three-star Park Inn Hotel in Dresden | Included tours of Berlin, Leipzig and Dresden | Guided visit to Colditz | The services of a Newmarket Tour Manager Escorted Holiday Departures 4| Castles, Lakes and Mountains of Bavaria A guided tour of the exquisite Bavarian capital and visits to Neuschwanstein's fairy-tale castle and famous Oberammergau are the highlights of an escorted holiday that also includes four nights in the 'lakes and mountains' heartland, and the opportunity, on optional excursions, to visit Berchtesgaden and the 'Sound of Music' city of Salzburg.
Also in the area are the quaint town of Oberammergau, famous for its ten-yearly Passion Play, and the Wieskirche pilgrimage church, an oval rococo structure.
After the Reformation they declined before re-emerging in the 19th Century with the Passion Play at Oberammergau and elsewhere.