April 26th, 2013 – Oberammergau – Bavaria, Germany

Today we traveled to Oberammergau, which is a municipality in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.  The town is famous for its production of a Passion Play, its wood carvers, and the NATO School.  The Oberammergau Passion Play was first performed in 1634 and is the result of a vow made by the inhabitants of the village that if God spared them from the effects of the bubonic plaque they would perform a passion play every ten years. The play is now performed in years ending with a zero, and involves over 2000 actors, singers, instrumentalists and technicians, all residents of the village.  Leslie (the junk food queen) managed to find a gummy bear display in the middle of all this history so she had to pose with it.

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2 thoughts on “April 26th, 2013 – Oberammergau – Bavaria, Germany

  1. Let’s hear it for Gummi Bears!

  2. Judy Campbell

    ‘The play is now performed in years ending with a zero, and involves over 2000 actors, singers, instrumentalists and technicians, all residents of the village’.
    I can hear the music and the excitement now…. would be wonderful to see and hear this!

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