[ oh-ber-ah-mer-gou ]

  1. a village in S Germany, SW of Munich: famous for the passion play performed there every ten years.

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How to use Oberammergau in a sentence

  • East Side tradition has it that every tenth year exacts the largest share of human toil—this might have been Death's Oberammergau!

    Just Around the Corner | Fannie Hurst
  • Her husband treated her in the same way as he treated the crucifix from Oberammergau that he kept in a triptych by his bed.

    The Vanity Girl | Compton Mackenzie
  • Here the church has some remarkable modern woodwork from Oberammergau, the gift of Mr. Athelstan Riley.

  • We still see a relic of this primitive art form in the Oberammergau Passion Play.

  • For a while the village of Oberammergau was favored, while neighboring villages were stricken.

    Birdseye Views of Far Lands | James T. Nichols

British Dictionary definitions for Oberammergau


/ (German oːbərˈamərɡau) /

  1. a village in S Germany, in Bavaria in the foothills of the Alps: famous for its Passion Play, performed by the villagers every ten years (except during the World Wars) since 1634, in thanksgiving for the end of the Black Death. Pop: 5363 (2003 est)

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