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“Wow!” 5 of 5 stars
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Oberammergau Church
Oberammergau, Bavaria, Germany
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Owner description: This massive church is frequented visited by Catholic pilgrims.
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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“Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

We dropped in here while we were strolling around town and could not believe our eyes. The interior is fantastically ornate and colourful. Really beautiful. My husband and I looked at each other and said WOW at the same time. It was very cool (very hot outside) and peaceful and free! So it's a must to visit.

Visited August 2011
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“Quaint Bavarian town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

Oberammergau was a beautiful little Bavarian town. The church was so lovely. All the buildings in the town have paintings on the walls. Wood carving shops everywhere.

Visited June 2011
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“passion play-check your seats”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2010

I travelled from Ireland for the Passion Play in Oberammeragau-a life time ambition. I booked a year in advance-it only happens every 10 years. The play lasts for 5 hours and is in German so you need to know what is going on. HOWEVER, where I was seated I could see only the odd bit of activity which happened side stage. I saw the crucifixion but did not see the Resurrection-kinda defeats the purpose! The theatre is huge but in reality only those seated in middle seats can see whats going on. Too bad.
Recommend but check your seats.

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“Well Worth a Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2009

Oberammergau suffered the loss of many lives between the Thirty Years' War (1618-48) and the plague of 1632 and came close to reducing the population of the village to near extinction. The survivors pledged in 1633-34 that if they were saved from the plague, they would stage a passion play every ten years forever. They have kept their word and every ten years a six-hour extravaganza about Christ's Passion is held at the Pilatushaus. The next is in 2010.

The church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in the center of town is a splendid Rococo building put up between 1735-1740. Its spire can be seen from most vantage points and is part of the charm of Oberammergau. The interior is quite small and when dark, you can put a coin into a small machine to illuminate the church. Make sure you take a turn around the churchyard outside to see the graves. Plaques commemorate those who died in the plague.

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