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village in S Germany, in the state of Bavaria: site of a Passion play performed usually every ten years: pop. 4,700
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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.