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Oberammergau (ō´bəräm´ərgou), town (1994 pop. 5,343), Bavaria, S Germany, in the Bavarian Alps. It has been a noted center of woodcarving since the 12th cent. Oberammergau is famous for the Passion play performed there every 10 years (most recently in 2000), originally (1634) in fulfillment of a vow made during a plague in 1633. Tourism is the town's major source of income. There are numerous fresco-decorated houses and a rococo church.

See study of the town's Passion play by J. Shapiro (2000).

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Oberammergau

Oberammergau a village in the Bavarian Alps of SW Germany, which is the site of the most famous of the few surviving passion plays, which has been performed by the villagers every tenth year (with few exceptions) from 1634 as a result of a vow made during an epidemic of plague.

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Oberammergau Village in upper Bavaria, s Germany, famous for its passion play. The performance takes place once every 10 years, in fulfilment of a vow made by the inhabitants in 1634 during an outbreak of the plague.

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Oberammergau (Passion play): see PASSION.

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Oberammergau •hoosegow • Oberammergau

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