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Aug 26, 2019 - Linderhof and more

Good news. I'm on the verge of finding the way to post photos, but it will have to wait until we get into Rothenburg. I think I understand how; I just need to move a file. Our main task today was to see King Ludwig II's Schloss Linderhof. It is only about 20 minutes away from where we are staying in Oberammergau. But first, a really nice German breakfast at the Hotel Wittelsbach. By 0920 we were on the way. We pulled into the parking lot, and got ready to do some walking. This castle is spread over a fairly large area, with attractions...

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Aug 25, 2019 - The Passion Play theater

We decided last night to get a relatively early start to today. Our goal was to get to Oberammergau, south of Munich, in time to join the English-language tour of the Passion Play Theater. We met for breakfast at 0830, and then checked out of the hotel. There was lots of construction on the Autobahn on the way toward Garmisch, and as the detective on "Get Smart" used to say, we missed the tour by "that much". That turned out to be by five minutes. The man at the ticket counter was actually a bit rude when he told us they could not hold up...

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Aug 11, 2013 - Oberammergau

On our final day in Garmisch- Partenkirchen we headed just up the road to the small village of Oberammergau. The village is famous world-wide for its Passion Play, which depicts the life of Jesus, which is performed every 10 years. It was Sunday and the village was quiet. As we stopped outside the Passions Theatre we realised that there was an English tour of the theatre at 11am and it was 10.50am. We quickly asked at the desk and bought our tickets and we were told that Daisy was welcome on the tour. In fact we were the only people on the...

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Aug 22, 2010 - Day 1: Linderhof Palace, Oberammergau

Our first day was great!! We took a tour of the Linderhof Palace and then Oberammergau. Linderhof Palace was one of King Ludwig II's "fairy tale" palaces. Although it was the smallest of his various castles, it was the one he most often visited. It was built in 1874-1878l The lavishly furnished place is Ludwig's tribute to France and Louis XIV and is decorated in the French Baroque style. The surrounding gardens are modeled after the Palace of Versaille. There is an artificial grotto (built 1876-1877), complete with a lake, stage and...

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May 18, 2010 - Tue 18 - The Passion Play

Today’s the day At last the event that was the catalyst for this odyssey. Was the Passion Play worth the trip ?- definitely. The only word that can be used to describe the play is extraordinary. Oberammergau and its surrounding region contains 5000 locals. Between May & September of this year 500,000 visitors will witness the story of Christ’s last week, 4500 at a time, in a huge theatre with a huge stage and a retractable stage roof, with locals as the characters. It appeared at times as if every local was involved from the smallest to the...

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May 17, 2010 - Mon 17 - to Oberammergau

Today we discovered Bavaria This corner of Germany (a very large corner) is beautiful. Green slopes, snow shrouded mountains, picturesque villages nestled against the slopes, majestic firs - picture postcard stuff. I think when God made this part of the world he was checking out how green, green can get and how many shades of green there were on his pallet. Dark green, almost black, firs stood shoulder to shoulder with almost lime green trees; a more striking contrast I doubt you would find anywhere, and everywhere around any number of...

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