Culture & Tradition

Theater, music, folk costumes, wood carving, arts and crafts, castles and churches. Hardly any other region offers such an abundance and diversity of culture and traditions.


Discover the charming village of Oberammergau with its picturesque centre, winding alleys and squares. Cute boutiques and stores invite you to shop. In small cafes, pubs and Bavarian restaurants you can join the village life.

Castles, churches and museums

Already King Ludwig II appreciated the valley of the river Ammer. The heavenly peace, the breathtaking scenery and the fabulous nature have inspired him to build his castles. In Linderhof, Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau and at his hunting lodge Schachen you can walk on the footsteps of King Ludwig II.

Discove  the bavarian piety in the churches of the Pfaffenwinkel:

Ettal Abbey, the church of St. Peter and Paul in Oberammergau, the collegiate church Rottenbuch, the Welf minster in Steingaden and the World Heritage - the pilgrimage church of Wies. Experience more than 1000 years of church history.

A rich array of unique museums awaits you in our region.

Whether it is the history of woodcarving at Oberammergau Museum or the Art of the Blue Rider group in Murnau and Kochel am See. You have the opportunity to experience history where it originated.

Passion Play

Since 1634, the Passion Play has been performed in Oberammergau every 10 years. It is one of the oldest and most famous of its kind. The last Passion Play took place in 2022 with great success. You can relive the nearly 400-year history in the exhibition at the Passion Play Theater.

With director Christian Stückl, the Oberammergau Summer Theatre Festival has become a true cultural highlight in recent years.
On the 40-meter-wide open-air stage of the Passion Play Theater, unique plays and operas of high quality are produced in the years between the Passion Plays, featuring mostly local actors, as well as the popular Heimatsound Festival.