About 65 kilometers South of The Munich Marriott (Or CY), is a most interesting place to visit. The quaint town of Oberammergau, is host to it's famous "Passion Play", once every ten years. Have never been to the famous play, but have enjoyed the town on numerous occasions. Most memorable are the Christmas visits to Oberammergau. The shopping and dining are easy and the stores are very friendly. It is a great stop on your trip thru Bavaria. From Munich go South on Autobahn A-95, and don't worry about speeding. I was cruising at 135 mph, and many cars were passing me. That is the fastest I have ever driven! When you see flashing lights coming up from behind, you will learn early, to get over!
Here are a few pictures for you to enjoy!
The is the main staging building for the Passion Play. You can walk around this friendly village and enjoy the interesting shops and dine in a relaxing manner.
Sidewalk cafe's and great ice cream shops are well worth a visit!
My favorite for ice cream, and a real treat for travelers!
Festive place! Imagine this at Christmas?
Never been to Rothenburg, but I sure respect SS and NU's opinion, However, I sure enjoyed Garmisch and spent 6 Christmas's in the area. They really kick off Christmas early, and get things going with downtown festivals the day after Christmas. They sang songs in English and German, it was wonderful when they sang 60's songs in English.
This is a most special place for Christmas.
SS, Husker and Jerry,
Very much appreciate the feedback. Will be spending Christmas in the big "B" this year, so really good to know. Rothenburg is only about a half hour away. Oberammergau only about 3.5 hours. Can make a pit stop in Munich. Perhaps then, enjoy the Christmas Markts in Rothenburg before Christmas, and then the festivals in Oberammergau after. Will be hoping for mild weather and good road conditions.
Husker, with so many Christmas Markts throughout Germany, I appreciated hearing your favorite. SS, sounds like R odT soars way above the rest for you. Just curious as to why. Jerry, the singing in Ober sounds truly festive and fabulous. I may not be dreamin' of a white Christmas, but I am dreaming of a German one!
The singing is actually in Garmisch! They block the downtown main street and the festival kicks off the day after Christmas. The stage is set up in front of the Casino, and about half the songs are done in English. It is a very festive time, and it lasts for a week.
Pluto, if you are going to spend and evening or so in this area, make your reservation NOW! The traffic coming from Munich to this area will back-up for a long way. You can commute from Munich, and it will take about an hour.
Are you familiar with Munich? If you need any more hints on what to see or do, let us know. You are in for a great time!
Jerry, but the pictures you posted are of Ober---, yes? I went to Munich two summers ago, but still do not consider myself familiar with it, if that makes any sense.
Very glad to know about making reservations now. Thanks. Since Munich really won't be a destination point during the Christmas trip, perhaps it needs to be avoided altogether, what with the traffic you mentioned. Perhaps better to take the A9 down from the north. Have you stayed in Ober- or mostly Garmisch? Any hotels or B&B's you can recommend? How is parking? And how has the weather and the road conditions been for you during Christmas?
Yes, the photo's are from Oberammergau!
I have always stayed in Garmisch at this hotel, it used to be a Ren., and is situated on the lower side of The Zugspitzer. The hotel was really a clean and lovely place, but I have not stayed there since they dropped the Ren. name. The had a wonderful indoor pool, dining room and very helpful staff. Likewise, I want to share with you another great "Christmas" place to visit. From the hotel, drive to The Lift (Gondola) that takes you to the top of the mountain, (If you want to?, it is pretty unforgettable! Now going or coming from the hotel, stop at a very popular, "Christmas Exhibit", where they have booths set up and you can all enjoy a holiday festive group of people. It's like a Christmas "Bazaar", and is free and people are dressed up in outfits to reflect the time of year. Again parking is free, and you can have a great time for very little money. You can't miss the place as it is right on the way from the hotel.
Pluto, one problem you may want to "Head off", is the issue of "More than two people" to a room. We always had a rollaway brought in the hotel and never had a problem but be prepared. Here are photo's that might be of interest:
This is a lovely hotel, Probably goes by just Riessersee Hotel. Parking is free and here are some more pictures.
This is right behind the hotel, That is the Zugspitzer!
Here's Christmas Day atop the Zugspitzer! It was a "White Christmas"!
This picture is from the hotel!