Passion Play Tours – On Location 2 of 10
|Oberammergau is a small village, easily walkable, and pedestrian friendly. From the location in the photo, essentially the center of the village, the Passion Play theatre is about 2 blocks away. If you look to the bottom left of the photo you will see one of the many storefronts of the local woodcarvers. Many of them also use their store as their ’studio’ so you can watch them carve as you shop! The history of woodcarving in Oberammergau and the Ammergau region can be traced as far back as the Middle Ages, with records indicating monks returned from the area with wood art and small wood furniture. During your visit you will be able to see that the artisans still practice the traditional methods of the art form. Of course, many of these woodcarvers are also actors in the Passion Play since all participants must also be residents of Oberammergau.
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