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A town of southern Germany in the Bavarian Alps south-southwest of Munich. It is famed for its Passion plays, held every ten years since 1634 in thanksgiving for deliverance from the Black Death in 1633.


(German oːbərˈamərɡau)
(Placename) 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)


(ˌoʊ bərˈɑ mərˌgaʊ)

a village in S Germany, SW of Munich: passion play performed every ten years. 4664.
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On the Continent of Europe, indeed, they still survive, after a fashion, in a single somewhat modernized form, the celebrated Passion Play of Oberammergau.
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He picked up a 17-year-old hitch-hiker, Brunhilde, in Oberammergau and they've been together ever since.
In summer 2017, he will conduct a new production of Der Fliegende Hollander at the Passionstheater Oberammergau in Germany.
The Oberammergau Passion Play: Essays on the 2010 Performance and the Centuries-Long Tradition
Oberammergau is well-serviced by bus and train so for a second walk of 15k, head for Staffelsee Lake.
Day 3 Today we travel to Fulpmes via a stop at the pretty Bavarian town of Oberammergau, famed for the passion play performed there since 1634.
Excursions to Linderhof Palace & Oberammergau ?
Gisela Meier, MD, is former Head of the Department of Anesthesia and Interventional Pain Therapy at the Center for Rheumatology, Oberammergau, Germany.
Current Assignment: Commandant of the NATO School, Oberammergau, Germany
BAKE[pounds sterling] (CyHAN)- Oberammergau (Germany) will host introductory courses for staff officers of NATO January 5-9, said the press service of the Azerbaijani defense ministry Jan.