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'''Oberammergau''' is in the [[Germany|German]] state of [[Bavaria]]. It is famous for its Passion Play every 10 years as well as the "Luftmalerei" (when they paint mural-type illustrations on their houses and buildings).
 
'''Oberammergau''' is in the [[Germany|German]] state of [[Bavaria]]. It is famous for its Passion Play every 10 years as well as the "Luftmalerei" (when they paint mural-type illustrations on their houses and buildings).
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
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You can reach Oberammergau by train from Munich central station (München Hauptbahnhof), you have to take the train headed to Innsbruck (a regional train that departs on daily basis) and switch trains in the Murnau train station (the train to Oberammergau is the only other train in the station), the trip from Murnau to Oberammergau shouldn't be a problem, since Oberammergau is the last station to be reached.
 
You can reach Oberammergau by train from Munich central station (München Hauptbahnhof), you have to take the train headed to Innsbruck (a regional train that departs on daily basis) and switch trains in the Murnau train station (the train to Oberammergau is the only other train in the station), the trip from Murnau to Oberammergau shouldn't be a problem, since Oberammergau is the last station to be reached.
  
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==Get around==
 
==Get around==
Getting around Oberammergau shouldn't be a problem since it's a relatively small town. You can get around (as most locals do) walking, but you can also take the bus (there are a couple of bus stops in town), you could also get around by car, and like most of youth by bicycle.
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Getting around Oberammergau shouldn't be a problem since it's a relativly small town. You can get around (as most locals do) walking, but you can also take the bus (there are a couple of bus stops in town), you could also get around by car, and like most of youth by bicycle.
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
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*Visit the Kreuzigungsgruppe (Cruxifixion Group) a monument in the Oberammergau Mountains. The monument was a present from King Ludwig II, after witnessing the town's Passion Play in 1870.
 
*Visit the Kreuzigungsgruppe (Cruxifixion Group) a monument in the Oberammergau Mountains. The monument was a present from King Ludwig II, after witnessing the town's Passion Play in 1870.
 
*The Passion Play is staged every 10 years, the next being in 2020. Estimated Passion Play 2020 Timeline: Beginning of 2018: Start sales of packages, Ash Wednesday 2019: The "Hair Decree" - from this date on all the men in Oberammergau taking part in the play are requested to let the hair on their heads and faces grow, April 2019: Leading actors are chosen for the play , May - September 2020: The 42nd Passion Play takes place [http://atlassue.hubpages.com/hub/Oberammergau-Passion-Play]
 
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
  
 
* Take a tour near Oberammergau in Linderhof castle, maps and photos [http://www.trekinu.com/viewtrek.aspx?trkid=pwr3clpbyw9r4k7].
 
* Take a tour near Oberammergau in Linderhof castle, maps and photos [http://www.trekinu.com/viewtrek.aspx?trkid=pwr3clpbyw9r4k7].
* Make a 7km walk to the village of Ettal to visit the fantastic, working monastery that still operates its own brewery.
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* Walk the 7km walk to the village of Ettal to visit the fantastic, working monastery that still operates its own brewery.
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
 
If there is something that anybody who has been to Oberammergau should have it is a Wooden souvenir. Wood carving is an ancient art practiced in Oberammergau (there's even a couple of schools in town), a usual Oberammergau souvenir is a wooden cruxifix. There are two kinds of wooden clocks that can be purchased, the first is a cuckoo clock (which may vary in size and price) and the second one is a Bavarian clock, which goes in the opposite sense of conventional clocks with the inscription "In Bayern gehen die Uhren anders" (In Bavaria the clocks run differently).
 
If there is something that anybody who has been to Oberammergau should have it is a Wooden souvenir. Wood carving is an ancient art practiced in Oberammergau (there's even a couple of schools in town), a usual Oberammergau souvenir is a wooden cruxifix. There are two kinds of wooden clocks that can be purchased, the first is a cuckoo clock (which may vary in size and price) and the second one is a Bavarian clock, which goes in the opposite sense of conventional clocks with the inscription "In Bayern gehen die Uhren anders" (In Bavaria the clocks run differently).
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==Eat==
 
==Eat==
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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
For such a small town Oberammergau presents quite a variety of hotels, with prices between €45 per night to €200 per night. Location is really irrelevant since the town is quite small, some of the hotels are pretty basic in what they offer. You can stay in places like bed and breakfasts (which have a more "family oriented" feeling to it) or you can stay at a 5 star hotel like '''Maximilian Hotel''', you may also want to consider which hotel is adaquate to your needs, for instance if you're traveling alone, if you're bringing children with or even pets, because some hotels are more suited than others.  
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For such a small town Oberammergau presents quite a variety of hotels, with prices between €45 per night to €200 per night. Location is really irrelevant since the town is quite small, some of the hotels are pretty basic in what the offer. You can stay in places like bed and breakfasts (which have a more "family oriented" feeling to it) or you can stay at a 5 star hotel like '''Maximilian Hotel''', you may also want to consider which hotel is adaquate to your needs, for instance if you're traveling alone, if you're bringing children with or even pets, because some hotels are more suited than others.  
  
 
For backpacking travelers you may want to check the local '''Youth Hostel''' out, it has 29 rooms, conference rooms, winter sport equipment rental, and you are able to have breakfast (buffet), lunch (buffet), dinner and packed lunches in the hostel (they will take into consideration the nutritional requirements of different cultures and religions, if such requirements are cleared when the booking takes place), the price on a hostel room can vary from €17 to €25 per person, per night (the variation comes from including meals in your accommodation).
 
For backpacking travelers you may want to check the local '''Youth Hostel''' out, it has 29 rooms, conference rooms, winter sport equipment rental, and you are able to have breakfast (buffet), lunch (buffet), dinner and packed lunches in the hostel (they will take into consideration the nutritional requirements of different cultures and religions, if such requirements are cleared when the booking takes place), the price on a hostel room can vary from €17 to €25 per person, per night (the variation comes from including meals in your accommodation).

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