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A town of southern Germany in the Bavarian Alps south-southwest of Munich. It is famed for its Passion plays, held every ten years since 1634 in thanksgiving for deliverance from the Black Death in 1633.
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(Placename) a village in S Germany, in Bavaria in the foothills of the Alps: famous for its Passion Play, performed by the villagers every ten years (except during the World Wars) since 1634, in thanksgiving for the end of the Black Death. Pop: 5363 (2003 est)
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O•ber•am•mer•gau(ˌoʊ bərˈɑ mərˌgaʊ)
a village in S Germany, SW of Munich: passion play performed every ten years. 4664.
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