Oberammergau, situated in the beautiful Ammer Valley is not only famous for its Passion Play history and woodcarving tradition, but it is also known as a holiday resort with sunny slopes and green meadows, offering a wide range of recreation facilities....
Visitors of Oberammergau will find typical Bavarian accommodations as guest houses, cosy inns, but also comfortable hotels as well as a lot of self-catering private homes.
The local restaurants do offer Bavarian good home cooking as well as superior cuisine.
Sports activities are offered the whole year through. In summertime you will find mountain biking routes, and numerous hiking trails will lead you through the unique mountain area around Oberammergau.
You may finish your hiking tour in a typical mountain cottage such as the "Kolbenalm" or "Romanshoehe" with a Bavarian 'weissbier".
It is easy to leave the mountain top either with the "Kolben chairlift" or the "Laber cable railway". Others who like it more adventurous do have the opportunity to do paragliding or to go with a hot-air Balloon to look over the mountains.
Oberammer-gau even offers these facilities. A 45 kilometers long cross country-ski circus requires individual skills.
One special highlight is the famous "King-Ludwig-Lauf" a cross country course taking place every year. Also alpine-skiers will also have a very good time on the local runs.
The Wellenberg recreation centre in Oberammergau offers real fun to all swimmers with its 2 giant slides of 60 and 120 meters length and its indoor and outdoor pool, a fountain and a hot water pool. You will also find their a solarium and sauna.
On demand guides will lead you through the centre of Oberammergau and explain the history of buildings as for instance the Passion Play Theatre (which is at present being rebuilt and therefore closed until spring 2000), the Pilate House and the "vivid workshop" where you can watch the woodcarvers doing their handicraft.
The "Ammergau-House" is not only a meeting point for tourists but gives all necessary facilities for your successful convention. The conference seating offers up to 600 seats at its maximum, the catering service will be at your disposal.
A special place for your evening lounge is the Pilate's House with its historical ambience. Our convention and events department will be pleased to assist you with their Know-how in leading your event to a real success.
Please dial therefore our telephone number: +49-(0)8822-9231-14.
Passion Play 2010
For the 50th time the Oberammergau inhabitants will adhere to their vow taken in 1634 after having survived the black plague which came over their village in 1633.
Since then they kept to their vow that says that they will perform a Passion Play every 10 years in memory to the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Once again this unique tradition will attract spectators from all over the world. What makes this performance even more special is the fact that only those actors are allowed on stage who are inhabitants of Oberammergau. The artistic background of the set and costumes is given through the long and still vivid tradition of woodcarving and painting which always had an impact on the production.
Even in our more and more fast-moving times, the Oberammergau Passion Play did not loose anything of its cultural significance and its contemporary explosive nature. Although facing a continuous development of music and dramaturgy, the Passion Play is still preserving its medieval origin.
Performances take place between May and October. Please ask for admission tickets with or without accommodation: Geschaftsstelle der Passionsspiele 2000 Eugen-Papst Str. 9a D-82487 Oberammergau Phone: +49-(0)8822-9231-0, Fax: +49-(0)8822-923190
Check out the wood carving across from the church for gifts, music boxes, beer steins, special nativity wood carvings, profane and religious wood carving and souvenirs: Ettaler Strasse, 8 D 82487 Oberammergau Telephone 0 88 22 / 3593 Fax 0 88 22 / 3405. http://www.dedlerhaus.de