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Showcasing an enchanting façade, Pilatushaus features a stunning interior comprising several art and craft workshops that lend it a beguiling charm. The rustic nuance of the historic building beckons tourists to explore its well-ornamented rooms and picturesque garden, evoking a picture of the past. Take an immersive tour of the old building and admire the 18th-century frescoes created by painter Franz Seraph Zwinck. A studio located inside the Pilatushaus allows visitors to interact with local craftsmen and buy their artwork. The first floor of the building is also home to a stunning collection of glass paintings.
Oberammergau is a charming Bavarian village tucked away in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. For more than 380 years, the village has been putting on Passion Plays, a tradition that has continued as a result of a legendary vow. Mounted every ten years at the historic open-air Passion Play Theater, the plays attract many offbeat wanderers from all over the world to the sleepy town. Oberammergau is also famous for its wood-carving heritage along with being home to traditional craftsmen families, including potters, glass painters, and sculptors. Dotted with quaint cafes and local artisans' shops, Oberammergau is a beautiful mélange of art, tradition, and culture that awaits to be explored.
Höllentalklamm gorge is an incredible natural spectacle, which is a must-see if you're in the area. With a micro-environment forged by the flow of water, the unique landscape provides a novel hiking experience for amateurs and avid hikers alike. The marked trails are simple to follow and allow you to enjoy the scenery around you. Follow the trails through tunnels, past waterfalls, Ice and rock and steep canyons. Follow the romantic, winding Hopfleitenjoch path to the Höllental-Eingangshütte which allows stunning views of the valley and the Höllentalferner glacier.
Since 1930, the Michael-Ende spa gardens has been offering music from world-famous classical pieces, opera, swing and jazz. The big trees in the garden make any event a wonderful day or night.
Ever wondered what goes on behind the making of an umbrella? Well, your questions will be answered here at Museum der Schirme. Dedicated to the history of umbrellas and their making in Sonthofen, witness a fascinating exhibit from the earliest, 19th century version to more modern makes. Cotton, lace, whalebone, ivory and all manner of curious items were used to fashion these everyday devices, which will enthrall any visitor.
The Franziskanerkloster St. Anton (Pilgrimage Church of St Anthony) was built between the years 1708 and 1738 in the Rococo style. The 1738 addition features a cupola that can be seen from across the town. The cupola or onion dome features a beautiful fresco by Johann Evangelist Holzer. The walk up to the church allows visitors to appreciate the panorama below, and the views of the mountains peeking through the trees is enchanting. The park surrounding the Franziskanerkloster St. Anton is perfect for a leisurely afternoon stroll.