Oberammergau

[oh-ber-ah-mer-gou]
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noun

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

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Oberammergau

noun

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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