Since Don and Leone had photos from Oberammergau in 1957, we retraced their steps on our way back from Garmisch in an attempt to locate buildings from their photos.

Two specific ones that we wanted to recapture were the Wolf Hotel and the Marie-Mattfeld-Haus, a former orphanage with elaborate paintings. Success!

Wolf Hotel 1957

Wolf Hotel 1957
Don’s photo from their trip in 1957, scanned from slides


Wolf Hotel 2020

Wolf Hotel 2020
60 years later, not that much has changed!


Hansel and Gretel 1957

Hansel and Gretel 1957
Don’s photo of the Hansel and Gretel House in 1957, scanned from slides.


Hansel and Gretel 2020

Hansel and Gretel 2020
The Hansel and Gretel House in 2020


Hansel and Gretel House

Hansel and Gretel House
The Hansel and Gretel House was originally a children’s home founded by a local society. Their mission was to care for children orphaned during WWI. Still operational today, it is currently run by the city of Munich. The artist Throll painted scenes from the story of Hansel and Gretel on the facade of the house between 1922 and 1925. If you look closely, you’ll also see a painting of opera singer Marie Mattfeld, a generous donor during the time of the war.


The Wolf

The Wolf
The front of the Wolf Hotel in Oberammergau



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