Culture and Tradition in Bavaria

Oberammergau is known for its passion plays, returning in a 10-year cycle. But a lot happens in the years between at the Oberammergau Passion Theater (www.passionstheater.de).
Again this year, Christian Stückl will be directing “Joseph and his Brothers” after a book by Thomas Mann.

The Murnau castle museum (www.schlossmuseum-murnau.de), offers numerous treasures: Gabriele Münter, the blue riders and Ödön von Horváth.

Not too far away is the Gleinleiten open air museum (www.glenleiten.de).
There you are invited to enjoy the museum’s spacious area including woods, pastures and historic gardens.
The museum features around 60 buildings – farm houses, mills, workshops and much more.

Equally rich in culture are the Buchheim Museum (www.buchheimmuseum.de), in the neighboring town of Bernried and theFranz Marc Museum (www.franz-marc-museum.de) in Kochel am See.

Always worth a visit: the local folk theater (www.gemeinde-bad-kohlgrub.de) in Bad Kohlgrub. Four talented theater groups stage 4 performances each year, with a strong traditional background and an element of comedy.

The King’s palaces appear like a romantic dream in the landscape. Linderhof palace (www.schlosslinderhof.de) with its extensive parks and the imposing Neuschwanstein Castle (www.neuschwanstein.de)with the famous paintings and motifs inspired by Richard Wagner operas.

Where Pfaffenwinkel (www.pfaffen-winkel.de) and Ammergau Alps meet, are some of the most beautiful Bavarian Baroque churches - one of them the famous Wieskirche (www.wieskirche.de) – part of the Unesco world heritage.
The Ettal Monastery (www.kloster-ettal.de) with the show cheese dairy of the Ammergau Alps.
The Kloster Andechs Monastery (www.andechs.de)is equally impressive.