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Oberammergau, Germany --- 2010 Passion Play

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Oberammergau, Germany --- 2010 Passion Play

Will be in this area the first week of June and not going to the play. Was hoping someone could tell me if the tourist sites will be extremely busy because of the play or if they're always busy. Would it be better to wait and visit when the passion play is not on? We had planned this before we realized 2010 was the date! We really want to see Munich, Salzburg, the castles. Thanks!!!

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1. Re: Oberammergau, Germany --- 2010 Passion Play

The passion play has no that big effects.

E.g. Oktoberfest in Munich is 16 days and draws 6 million visitors. The Passion Play has 100 play days and draws 0,5 million visitors.

Main effects are on accommodation in and around Oberammergau. But also this is "sorted out" as they sell now only passion play tickets together with accommodation. And latter is all in the Ammergauer Alps, i.e. in an area served by trains or shuttle buses after the end of the play.

But for sure no effects as far as to Munich or Salzburg. Not even till Füssen (Neuschwanstein Castle).

However places like the Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Neuschwanstein Castle, and Salzburg are always busy with tourists.

Just one example of "effects" of big events: June 2006 during the football world cup was in Berlin the June with the lowest hotel bed occupancy rate in the last 10 years.

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2. Re: Oberammergau, Germany --- 2010 Passion Play

Thanks for the information and for responding so quickly. We've decided to keep our original plans and visit Germany. There are many things to take in and the distance between sites is reasonable. We feel much better about the decision and look forward to visiting your homeland.

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