Sunday, February 13, 2011

Oberammergau, Germany

Oberammergau is set in a valley of the Bavarian Alps. It’s a fairly small village surrounded by beautiful mountains including its signature mountain Kofel. In the spring the mountains are covered in green grass and beautiful spring flowers, with lots of hiking trails for people. Down in the village, you see the river Ammer running through with trails to walk along side.

Walking through town, you’ll see businesses covered in pictures of scenes from all types of stories; fairy tails, religion and history. You’ll walk past shops selling woodcarvings because this village is the home of the woodcarving school. There are clothing stores selling lederhosen and dirndls of all sorts. There are tailors and shoemakers. You’ll also walk past some of the most amazing cheese and meat shops as well as bakeries and restaurants.

A fictional character I imagine in this place is woman who used to be a local. She moved to United States and has lived there for about five years. She is coming back to Oberammergau because her father is very ill.

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