Hello everyone. I just got back from our trip to Oberammergau where we saw the Passion Play which has been performed every 10 years from 1634 to 1674 and each decadal year since 1680 (with a few exceptions) by the inhabitants of the village of Oberammergau. Since its first production it has been performed on open-air stages in the village. The text of the play is a composite of four distinct manuscripts dating from the 15th and 16th centuries. The 2020 play was postponed until 2022 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Anyway, it was worth the wait. Such a great experience!
We had the chance to see the town of Oberammergau and met some of their inhabitants. Oberammergau is a municipality in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria, Germany. The small town on the Ammer Sea is known for its woodcarvers and woodcarving and around the world for its 380 years tradition of mounting Passion Plays. Here are some photos I took of the town.
We also had the chance to see the surrounding town of Oberau where we stayed for 2 nights. Oberau is located at the Loisach in the so-called “Zugspitzland”. The distance between the village centre and Garmisch-Partenkirchen is 8 km.