Passion plays, wood carvings and a lot more: Oberammergau in the Upper Bavarian Ammergau Alps is famous all around the world.
First and foremost, Oberammergau is famous for its unique Passion Plays which have been taking place every decade since the middle of the 17th century in the Passion Play Theater holding about 4,700.
But also the art of wood carving, which has been passed since the Middle Ages from generation to generation, makes the small town with its 5,300 inhabitants near Garmisch-Partenkirchen world famous.
However, culture is not everything this Bavarian gem has to offer, - Oberammergau also satisfies all lovers of nature and sports.
The Ammer Valley - welcome to hiker´s paradise!
Take in the beauty of the Ammergau region while cycling or walking the numerous hiking trails and cycle paths (more than 100 km).
Take in the natural beauty of the Ammergau region while cycling or walking on any of the numerous hiking trails and cycle paths available (more than 100 km in total!).
...marvel at the beauty of King Ludwig´s castles in all their magnificent splendor.
Covering an area of 280 square kilometers, the Ammergebirge mountain range ranks among Germany´s largest nature reserves. Together with the Oberammergau panorama trail it offers an unparalleled nature experience - and it´s right at the doorstep!
After an active day out you may well long for some rest and relaxation. So why not soothe your aching muscles in the WellenBerg swimming and leisure center and enjoy magnificent views and vistas while paddling about in any of the pools.
And if you get hungry, there are some 50 restaurants, inns, pubs and mountain huts to choose from. Wherever you go - top-quality Bavarian and international delights and drinks as well as an attentive and friendly service are guaranteed!