Christmas market in Oberammergau

Oberammergau - a lovely village that is home to the world-famous Passion Play and a long tradition of wood carving.

Tradition and customs are inseparably connected with Oberammergau in the romantic alpine region of the Ammergau Alps, which took center stage this year when the world-famous, decennial Passion Play was performed during the summer months.

Oberammergau Christmas Market –Nativity Scenes in a Nutshell

Oberammergau is world-famous for being home to the decennial Passion Play. In 2016, the Oberammergau Christmas market takes place December  10 to 11 and is where you will find: homemade jams, hand-knitted socks and hand carved nativity scenes so small that they fit in a nutshell - all in the middle of a traditional Bavarian snow-covered village, surrounded by mountains and fresco painted houses. A new program takes place as well with local singers, regional alphorns.
The Christmas Market opening times are 3 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is free!

Winter is a wonderful time for delighting in culture in this region. The nearby Linderhof Palace, one of King Ludwig II's marvelous masterpieces, is regarded as even more beautiful in the winter than in other seasons. The crib (Christmas nativity scene) exhibit in the Oberammergau Museum is truly exceptional – particularly its show-piece, the historic church nativity scene from three centuries ago, which is an absolute must-see for visitors.


Further Information:

Tourist-Information Oberammergau & Ammergau Alps Tourist Board
Eugen-Papst-Str. 9a
82487 Oberammergau
Telephone: +49 (0)8822 922740

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Christmas market in Oberammergau © Ammergauer Alpen/ Horst Preisenhammer