Oberammergau Church

Oberammergau Church

Oberammergau Church
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This massive church is frequented visited by Catholic pilgrims.
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urbanguy
Richmond, VA3,913 contributions
They Don't Build Churches Like This Anymore
Sep 2021
........it would be too costly. This church, the Parish Church Sts. Peter and Paul, dates from the 1730s. It is beautiful from the outside. You have to walk through a small cemetery to gain entrance to the church.

The painted ceilings and paintings are magnificent. But, with regard to the statuary and the golden angels and cherubs, which are in great quantity, I would call them gaudy. But, in looking around, the one thing that I kept on thinking about was how many artists, sculptors, painters, and artisans were kept busy and for how many years. For some, this may be the most beautiful church you've ever been in. For others, the interior may be way over the top.

With that said, it was probably the most uncomfortable church I've ever been in. We were there for a 10 AM Sunday Mass. Near the top of each pew, there's a wooden "bar" that sticks out......right into your upper back. You can't lean back and be comfortable. Oh, maybe that was the intent, i.e., keep the parishioners alert.
Written 7 October 2021
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NATOschool student
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Beautiful church
Feb 2020 • Solo
Beautiful church, amasing for a small village.
The bell seems to ring every hour, some like it and some don't. I find it charming.
Open at all (most?) hours.
Written 26 February 2020
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G B
Newcastle, Australia84 contributions
Amazing
Feb 2020 • Couples
Attended this church as we were staying nearby. Prior to entering church, had a walk through the surrounding cemetary with some family plots going back to the mid 1700's. Very interesting. Inside the church we were amazed at the beauty of the statues and paintings on the walls etc. A very humbling experience. Would definitely recommend visiting this place for a visit, without any pressure to any particular belief.
Written 22 February 2020
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Andrei S
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Lovely church, beautifully decorated and cosy!
Dec 2019
We visited a Christmas service, wonderful, spiritual, magnificent service, nice atmosphere, pleasant people....
Written 19 February 2020
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Sue H
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States18 contributions
40th Anniversary Trip
Dec 2019
This is a beautiful, old church, well taken care of! Pink, white & gold shine brightly and frames very old statues. Our breath was taken away!
Written 30 January 2020
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Sandra G
Brisbane, Australia62 contributions
Stunning church
Dec 2019
Don't judge a book by it's cover. From outside this looks like nothing special but inside it is a beautiful, ornate church so unexpected in such a small town. You could easily spend quite a bit of time exploring stunning details in every inch of this building.
Written 7 January 2020
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gatorgirls
Los Alamos, NM58 contributions
Beautiful small Bavarian church
Sep 2019
I prefer small local churches for truly appreciating German culture and getting in touch with your faith.
Written 9 December 2019
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Ken T
Glen Oaks, NY512 contributions
Beautiful church and cemetery
Oct 2019 • Solo
I was blown away by this small town church and all the art details of paintings on the ceiling and walls. The cemetery is well kept and a beauty to walk as well.
Written 16 October 2019
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Brian M
Montrose, UK1,553 contributions
Very beautiful
Sep 2019
This is a must see location if you like churches. It is beautiful inside. Originally women sat on the left of the church and the men sat on the right. I had never heard that before in a Christin church. It does not happen these days.
Written 16 September 2019
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David190343
Wetherby, UK429 contributions
Splendidly Rococco Altar Setting
Aug 2019
A little out of the main town area with a very well maintained churchyard. It's also very unusual to see pink used in the decor of a church, but it offsets beautifully the highly decorated choir and altar area.
Written 31 August 2019
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