from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A town of southern Germany in the Bavarian Alps south-southwest of Munich. It is famed for its Passion plays, held every ten years since 1634 in thanksgiving for deliverance from the Black Death in 1633.


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  • Then after 13 months I was transferred to a ski resort in Oberammergau in the Bavarian Alps to teach at the US Army (NATO) School Europe.

    No Bells?

  • In contrast the Passion Play in the German village of Oberammergau, is performed on a huge, tidy stage once every ten years.

    The passion of Christ in Ixtapalapa, a Mexico City neighborhood

  • Later, when I moved to Bavaria to teach at the US Army and Nato School in Oberammergau Germany, I noticed that my students, from the other nations all spoke English plus their native tongue.


  • With NL it sure was a lot easier for me to learn Bayerisch (I lived in Oberammergau, "Frei Stadt Bayern" for 5 years)

    Pete Johanson on Mexican News

  • But right now, deep in Bavaria, a small town called Oberammergau is displaying the kind of community theatre that doesn't fall into either of these categories - and showing the kind of creative engagement that you rarely glimpse in the UK.

    Culture |

  • My NL helped me to learn Hoch Bayerisch when I moved to Freie Stadt Bayern (Actually Oberammergau) many years ago, but it sure didn't help me to learn Spanish.

    No Bells?

  • He had responded to an army circular looking for Russian-speaking officers to volunteer for liaison duty in Berlin or Vienna but instead had been assigned to the Military Intelligence Service and sent to a training school in Oberammergau in Bavaria.

    A Covert Affair

  • James Shapiro, an English professor at Columbia University who has written about Oberammergau, says the directors and actors can't make too many more changes without straying too far from the original material.

    Germany's Mega Passion Play Is Back, And Jews Are Watching

  • With the enthusiasm, the history and the numbers, Oberammergau is no ordinary Passion play, Rudin said.

    Germany's Mega Passion Play Is Back, And Jews Are Watching

  • But there's another reason: Oberammergau is one of the few remaining Passion plays and, by far, one of the largest.

    Germany's Mega Passion Play Is Back, And Jews Are Watching


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