Sunday, 10 November 2013

General Impressions of Oberammergau, a collection of wall paintings

Oberammergau looks like an open air museum with paintings. Don’t misunderstand me, it is a charming little mountain village. Most houses have a wooden roof and the walls are decorated with paintings telling stories of every day life: a farmer sowing his land, family life, a court council, religious stories, wood carving, animals, parties, horseback riding and a farmer’s orchestra.

Oberammergau lijkt wel een open lucht museum voor schilderijen. Begrijp me echter niet verkeerd het is een romantisch klein bergdorpje. De meeste huizen hebben een houten verdiep en de muren zijn allen beschilderd met levensverhalen: een boer die zaait op zijn erf, familie taferelen, een gerechtszitting, religieuze gebeurtenissen, houtbewerking, dieren, feesten, paardrijden en de boerenorkest. 
 
Oberammergau mountains Alps

Oberammergau houses

Oberammergau Painting farmer sowing

Oberammergau wall paintings

Oberammergau wall paintings

Oberammergau painting Jesus

Oberammergau wall paintings

Oberammergau wall paintings

Oberammergau wall paintings

Oberammergau farmers orchestra

Oberammergau

Oberammergau donkey statue

Oberammergau church

Previous Oberammergau article: Wood carving and crafts in Oberammergau

Previous Painting article: The wall paintings on the houses of Garmisch-Partenkirchen

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21 comments:

  1. de prachtig beschilderde huizen in deze streek kunnen vele verhalen vertellen. Ze zijn echter ondenkbaar in België en Nederland. Fijne avond Filip en Kristel, Dietmut

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  2. wow! quite fascinating. murals everywhere.

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  3. Karakteristieke foto's!
    Fijne avond nog,
    Mirthe

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  4. Ze maken er wel altijd iets moois van he Filip.

    Groetjes, Joop

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  5. Beautiful are the frescoes on the walls of houses in Oberammergau.
    I wish you have a nice week.
    Greetings.
    Lucia

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  6. It is a lovely town, the paintings are extraordinary too. It reminds me slightly of a town in Michigan, Frankenmuth, that we used to visit a lot. Their style was very Bavarian like, my mother always said, but their buildings looked much like this.

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  7. It is a quaint custom and similar to some Swiss villages.

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  8. I see a Cultured Society so different from ours ! There is a big difference between 1st, 2nd world and the 3rd world countries, indeed ! Too bad I have been living in a 3rd world country. In my part of the world, Murals painted on the wall are usually vandalized in a short time, streets are with rubbish everywhere except those foreigner tourist destinations !

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  9. nice picture sharing, i never been to there before..

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  10. Those buildings do look really lovey and certainly different for me to see.

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  11. Oberammergau..... I think I have problem pronouncing that :p

    Anyway, it sure is a beautiful place.

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  12. Hi Filip,

    I love the outdoor cafe concept, I do wish my country here is suitable place for such concept when the weather allowed.
    Love the painting of the building. :)

    mt
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  13. You could link this to Monday Murals,

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  14. Hoe krijg je het toch voor elkaar om elke keer van dit soort mooie berichten te posten. jullie maken in een week meer mee dan ik in een jaar :-))

    Groeten uit Sneek,
    http://dzjiedzjee.blogspot.com

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  15. It really is a very picturesque little village Filip, I should imagine the tourists love visiting here..

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  16. Je ne connaissais pas du tout ce petit village il est vraiment splendide merci du partage! De très belles photos!! Bisoussss

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  17. I really love this town. And I love very much those buildnings, they are so happy colors and frames.
    I would like to be there.
    Greetings

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  18. it reminds me of Garmisch:-))) very beautiful blog entry....

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