Me at the rail station.
I hadn't been to Oberammergau
before. Stepping of the train, I knew I'd like it immeadiately. Initially all you seem of the town is a long street rising up and over a hill. A chalet-style building with the name Oberammergau greets you as you make your way up the street. I was a little rattled when I saw a place advertising itself as a real Tex-Mex cantina! Neither of us were brave enough to try it! ;) Other than that nothing seemed out of place. We would be staying the night here so we checked into the Ammergauer Hof. A nice little hotel just about a block up from the rail station (see review). We dropped our stuff and headed out to take in the sights around town. Oberammergau is the home to a Passion Play. An event held every ten years, if I remember right. The majority of the towns inhabitants put on 2 shows a day for a full year! And you have to live in the town in order to take part in it. They have built and dedicated a huge playhouse, Passionsspielhaus, for this event. Elaborate costumes and sets, live animals too are part of it. We also saw the Rotkappchenhaus, painted with scenes from the story "Red Riding Hood". The Dorfstrasse Pilatushaus and the Pfarrkirche of St. Peter and Paul. It's a pretty little place, with parks, statuary and painted houses depicting everything from fairy tales to scenes from the Passion Play. We were even entertain by drovers moving their cattle down one of the main streets through town on to greener pastures! We grabbed a bite to eat and got a good nights rest. The next day would see us cross many miles.
Oberammergau Hotels & Accommodations review
I stayed here overnight on my last trip to the area. The hotel is a block from the train station, if that. It was clean, comfortable and convenient to… read entire review