Oberammergau Museum
Oberammergau Museum
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Phledd
Fort Lauderdale, FL193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
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
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global-traveller48
London, UK546 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This looks quite weird from the outside, nut we were glad that we did visit (you get a reduction if you show your play ticket.
The outside of the museum is swathed with blue cloth: these are pieces of the costumes from the 2010 play. Once inside you follow what looks like string, but it is in fact the hair from the characters in the 2010 play which has been made into rope. When you get inside the museum you will get a full explanation - I won't spoil it here!
Written 3 August 2022
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iklog98
Mount Juliet, TN2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Oberammergau is a very small town in Germany. They have been showing the Passion Play every May-Oct. it has been showing since 1600 until now, except 2 times. The play is in German, but you get a book in English so you can follow. Although it is in German, I was still amazed with the players. It starts with 75-100 people on the huge outside stage singing. It starts around 2-5 and the second part is 7-10:45 pm. We were told that the men start in Jan and cannot cut their hair or beards until after Oct. so, as I said although this play is in German, I still was amazed with it. If you do not want the play. There are several Cristian stores to shop. I was able to buy a book in English, but not at the museum in person. I had to order it and they shipped it to my home. The museum is free but not the play.
Written 6 July 2022
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Richard M
Peoria, AZ6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Sharing with the public decades of information and history of the passion play. The why and when it all began. Pictures of past presentations.
Written 27 June 2022
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Barbara S
Krakow, Poland1,886 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The museum is strickly connected to Passion Plays tradition. It presents several exhibitions, but also is very deeply rooted in the local culture. The building itself is covered by the fabric used for the clothes of the actors. Inside there is a man preparing stuff from hair of people participating in the event. At the end of the visit there is a digital installation, imitaiting a salvation, after you get inside.
Written 8 June 2022
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KAM
New York569 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
The exhibits are well done. The signage is helpful - offered in both German and English. Great displays of locally carved nativity scenes. Also other great wood carvings on display (toys, animals, religious, etc) There are also some archaeological items on display found in the region. There is an excellent film offered which covers the Passion Play - be sure to view it - it is very well done. The individual at the reception desk was very friendly and helpful. You can spend at least an hour here. We enjoyed our visit - a good overview and orientation of Oberammergau.
Written 12 February 2019
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Alistair M
Leeds, UK36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
This is a small local muse, with the focus squarely on the town. It will help orient you on the wider history of the region as well, though - including Roman and pre-Roman times. The focus is on local crafts, so plenty of wood carving on show from different eras and from different genres. There is a film, available also in English, which offers an excellent orientation on the Passion Play and the art it plays in village life and maintaining identity from one generation to the next in a creative way.
Written 16 September 2018
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grannywells
Oberammergau, Germany84 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Not a huge museum but worth dropping in for the Roman history and the history of the Passionspiel. A room is located at the end of yhe corridor where you can rest a while and take in the film telling the story of the Passionspiel.
On two floors with many nativity scenes made from wood.
Be good for a wet morning or afternoon.
Written 7 August 2018
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Archana Kakar
New Delhi, India957 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
🎋♨️✈️ Oberammergau, or Upper Ammer Vale, is a municipality in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in Bavaria, Germany. Located about 100km away from Munich. A day trip or a tour to Ludwig II Palaces via the village can be organised.
The moment you amble into the village, you are awed by the beautifully decorated building facades and richly painted houses or art of Lüftlmalerei.
Oberammergau is a quaint mecca or a religious hamlet known for its Passionsspiele or passion play, its
tradition of fresco painting
woodcarvers.The woodcarving shop in Oberammergau depicts Christ's crucifixion on its facade.
Oberammergau tradition goes back to the 12th century. 
Lüftlmalerei refers to the art of opulent adornments of ornately painted building facades that are more in the lines of ‘fresco' tradition. A tradition that has essentially spilled over from baroque Italy into the snug southern Bavarian foothills and which are almost a hallmark of a typical Bavarian village.
The originator of Lüftlmalerei,Franz Seraph Zwinck (1748-1792), earned his name from his work here. His house,was known as “Zum Lüftl”, townspeople called him Lüftlmaler: the 'Lüftl painter'. It is also believed that Lüftlmaler got its name as,by working outside in the fresh air or 'luft' (the German word for air) made the paint dry much faster than usual. 
One must also visit the Pilatushaus, that features a gallery and several workshops that are a dedication to the ethnic crafts, and possibly the largest collection of glass paintings in Europe.
Oberammergau is also endowed by spectacular scenic view and is thronged by tourists as well as sports adventurists for outdoor activities . To taste rich ethnic Bavarian art a tour to fairytale Oberammergau is a must.
Written 26 July 2018
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Bobbie G
New Hampshire Lakes Region, NH296 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
First I must say a hearty thanks to the Museum Director for mailing to the US my coat that I left on the coat rack and was unable to retrieve the next day prior to our leaving on the early train. What a gracious and hospitable thing to do. My heartfelt thanks for that kind gesture!
We thoroughly enjoyed about 2 hours in the museum. Don't miss the well done movie all about the passion play and the involvement of most of the town in the production. It explained the history of the Passion Play and showed many of the scenes protrayed by the town's people. There were many dioramas, and other historical displays, as well as a changing exhibit of local artists on the upper floor. A very worthwhile visit.
Written 28 April 2018
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