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Best Hotels in Oberammergau

About Oberammergau

Oberammergau is quiet and quaint: a collection of traditional alpine houses, cheerfully painted, in a valley spreading out to the Bavarian Alps. This is a great place for walkers and lovers of an alpine spa break, but it’s probably best known for its Passion Play, which happens once every ten years, and has been happening since 1634, when the town’s inhabitants promised God that if they were spared from the plague they would produce a place thereafter - and for all time - about the life and death of Jesus. There are around two thousand people involved in the production.

The best places to stay in Oberammergau are either the wonderfully muralled B&Bs in the heart of town, or the big beautiful spa resorts in the valleys outside of town. So choosing the best places to stay in Oberammergau really depends on why you’re visiting.

The Best Places to Stay in Oberammergau and Surrounds

  • Das Kranzbach Hotel & Wellness Retreat is a stunning country house hotel at the foot of the Bavarian Alps with an excellent spa and a gourmet restaurant specialising in locally sourced produce. There are 131 eclectic but luxurious rooms, five pools, six saunas, steam baths and a range of specialist spa treatments.
  • Schloss Elmau is an impressive spa resort with excellent service and all he trimmings. The location, in a lush valley below the Bavarian Alps, is peaceful and very beautiful and there are 140 contemporary rooms looking out onto this wonderful vista. There are three restaurants, one with a Michelin star, and a choice of family or adults-only spas.
  • The Hotel Staudacherhof looks like a cross between a fairy-tale chateau and an alpine chalet, and offers 39 rather charming rooms, with balconies facing the alps, in the Bavarian town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The terrace restaurant specialises in regional dishes and theatre’s a deluxe hydrotherapy spa.

Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Oberammergau for you? Browse though our list of all the best places to stay in Oberammergau, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.