Top Attractions in Oberammergau
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- We visited this church during the 2.5 hour break between Part 1 and Part 2 of the Passion Play. Beautiful and inspiring, it has a plexiglass exhibit of the original list of people killed by the plague in the 1600s and then the pledge to present the passion Play every 10 years. After that, no one died.
Sure was a beautiful place to say a prayer and leave a donation. High rococo style, similar in a way to Wies Kirche.Written 28 July 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This is the most beautiful, quaint little city ever. Gorgeous frescoes on many of the houses, alpine charm, a beautiful church, and of course thePassion Play.Written 18 July 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The garden front of the house is painted with a fresco by Franz Zwinck, 1784, depicting the denunciation of Jesus by Pontius Pilate (hence how the building got it's name). Frescos on buildings are very unique to Oberammergau and have been meticulously maintained over the centuries by extremely talented artists. And, there are many talented artists who work in the building who you can talk to about their work. We ate our takeout lunch on a bench in the garden and it was nice to get some Vitamin D and enjoy he flowers. I'm grateful that the plan to turn the house into a parking lot didn't happen.Written 31 May 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Last time in Munich in 2004, we missed to take a daily bus tour of the amazing Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace. This time in 2019, we booked a guided bus tour of the castle with Gray Line Munich tours of Neuschwanstein Castle that also included a tour of the beautiful Linderhof Palace and a short stay in cute village of Oberammergau. The tour lasted about 10.5 hours and was very good and is highly recommended. I have reviewed the Neuschwanstein castle and Linderhof Palace separately.
After visiting the Linderhof Palace, the tour took us to the charming village of Oberammergau in the Alps for a short stay to have ice cream or a quick lunch. We had brought sandwiches with us that we had during this short break and also had delicious ice cream. The village is really beautiful and is famous for houses with very colorful paintings on their walls and cute small shops. The famous Passion Play event also occurs in the village once every 10 years with participation of local actors and actresses. Next one will be in 2020. The short stop was very nice and gave us a break to stretch out, have a quick lunch and ice cream and take some photos. Recommend to combine the visit of Oberammergau Village with a guided bus tour guide of the Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace (e.g., Gray Line Munich tours).Written 8 October 2019
- Another fairytale town in Germany. Small, but cute. Really nice to walk around, the view of the closeby mountains makes the visit much more pleasant.Written 4 December 2019
- This lift gives you a very relaxed trip to halfway. At the end, there is a nice restaurant with decent coffee. You can walk a bit through the forest above (which is kind of flat), and with a challenging climb at the end. When you go down, you can use the lift but also a coaster, which is fun and twice as fast.Written 28 September 2019
- I'm always impressed by the great amount of thought and passion that German museums put into the art of display. Here, not only did they reuse stage costumes from the last 20 years to create an outdoor artstallation*** that surrounds the museum, but one artist got the interesting idea to take all the hair cut off villagers after the last play and use it to form an ultra long tress that guides visitors from one display to the next.
The exhibits were interesting, especially the woodcarver's room...and the Roman remains found in a cave near the village...and the magnificent displays of the church nativity and the Marriage at Cana!
***these individual panels are evidently for sale after the run of the Passion Play!!Written 7 August 2022
- Amazing panoramic views of the town and surrounding areas. The hike to the summit is not for the faint of heart, but worth the effort. If you love alpine hiking, you will not be dissapointed.Written 3 February 2020
- Our ski lift ticket at Kolbensattel included 3 free hours at WellenBerg. We went over and really enjoyed our visit. Hopping into the water post skiing was very relaxing. There is a large indoor swimming pool. Then a smaller swim area with warm water. The warm water pool has a channel you can follow to go to a warm water pool outside. There is seating in the outdoor pool - even pads where you can lean your head back. We really enjoyed the warm water post skiing : - ) The view from the outdoor pool and from inside (given the lovely large windows) is just wonderful - overlooking the snow covered mountains. There is a changing area with lockers when you arrive. In the swim area there is a snack bar. There are also nice lounges facing the great views that you can enjoy. Not sure how towels work there so I would suggest that you bring your own. Seemed to be a popular town spot for all ages. We had great fun.Written 13 February 2019
- Excellent place. Friendly owner. A lot of different snakes. I would recommend to visit. Open even on weekends and holidaysWritten 7 January 2022
- You have to walk a narrow, reasonably steep path through some "woods" to get up to the Monument. This dates from 1875.
The weight of the base is 48,000 pounds. The weight of Christ and the Cross is 60,000 pounds. How was this transported up this narrow steep hill? Just amazing that it was accomplished.Written 10 October 2021
- I went running by the river in this spectacular-views place. Panoramas and peaceful nature are best characteristics of this area.
If you go there in a sunny day, don't forget to take the camera with you, you will take memorable photos.Written 27 October 2017
- Turns out the family who owns/runs the collection had a long-time friendship with Eisenhower. The father was the manager of the military recreation center in Garmish during and after WWII. Father is no longer alive, but the collection of Eisenhower memorabilia is lovingly cared for and exhibited by his son. You have to see it to believe it.Written 19 October 2016
Frequently Asked Questions about Oberammergau
- The best day trips from Oberammergau according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace Day Tour from Munich
- Private Mini Van Tour to Neuschwanstein Castle, Linderhof, Ettal & Oberammergau
- Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castle Day Trip from Munich
- Exclusive SKiP-THE-CROWDS Neuschwanstein & Hohenschwangau Castle Tour fr. Munich
- VIP tour to the royal castles Neuschwanstein and Linderhof from Munich