When it comes to getting the best from your time here, remember that Oberammergau is merely the tip of the iceberg; Upper Bavaria is dotted with scenic and cultural delights. Pay a visit to the Hohenschwangau Castle and Neuschwanstein Castle in and around Schwangau, about 16 miles (26 kilometers) to the east of Oberammergau.
While you are on holiday in Oberammergau, why don't you make a day trip to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Approximately 7 miles (11 kilometers) to the south, this regional transport and shopping hub is home to Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort, Casino Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Kramerplateauweg Hiking Trail. Olympic Hill, King's House on Schachen and Partnach Gorge are a number of other places worth visiting for those who find themselves with time to spare.
An excellent way to get to know a region is by exploring its past. Don't miss the historic palaces while you are in the area. Stimulate your mind by spending a few hours at Upper Bavaria's excellent art galleries, nature museums and theaters.
Check out some of the area's best winter attractions. Do as the locals do and have a go at cross-country skiing here. Snow shoeing is also popular. Why not combine learning with pleasure during your stay by joining one of Oberammergau's excellent city walking tours and guided nature walks.
As your vacation finishes, you'll be sure to bid the region a teary "Tschüss"