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Department 56 Alpine Village Series

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The intricately detailed lighted buildings and accessories of this series are as unique and diverse as the towns and hamlets in the Alpine and Bavarian regions they represent. A combination of craftsmanship and imagination comes together to create this classic array of hand-painted buildings and accessories filled with nostalgia and charm.


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Christmas Market, Black Forest Clocks New for 2016
Item Sku: 4054960

Christmas Market, Black Forest Clocks

Set of 2 includes vendor accessory with man assembling a clock. Black Forest Clocks, carved by hand using wood from the Bavarian region are a German Tradition dating back centuries. Heavy metal weights gently tugged the clockworks for continual movement. Ninth in a Series of Alpine Market booths. LED lit; battery operated; uses 2 “C” batteries, not included. Adapter #55026 compatible. Introduced May 2016.
3.03” x 3.74” x 4.84”H
Alpen Woolen Mill New for 2016
Item Sku: 4050904

Alpen Woolen Mill

Animated – Waterwheel rotates! This animated mill features a turning water wheel which spins over the adjacent brook. Window boxes filled with sculpted greens and berries, along with sculpted garland and bows, add a festive trim. Coordinates with item #4050906 “Shepherding the Flock” Lit with LED lights; adapter included. Introduced 2016.
7.25” x 5.75” x 6.5”H

Alpine Ski Lodge New for 2016
Item Sku: 4050903

Alpine Ski Lodge

The D56 artists have meticulously captured the charm of the Alpspitze inns with the details on this darling lodge. Flower boxes, 2nd story balcony, and scalloped details on the window hoods and roof fascia and just part of the iconic elements found. Coordinates with item #4050905 “Love On the Slopes” Uses replacement bulb #99244. Introduced 2016.
9” x 4.5” x 5”H
Shepherding the Flock New for 2016
Item Sku: 4050906

Shepherding the Flock

The shepherd accompanied by his sheep herding dog, is bringing the flock home after a day on the mountainside. Coordinates with item #4050904 “Alpen Woolen Mill” Introduced 2016.
4.75” x 2.25” x 2.75”H

Love On the Slopes New for 2016
Item Sku: 4050905

Love On the Slopes

This couple is dressed in traditional Tyrolean costumes out for an afternoon of cross country skiing. Coordinates with item #4050903 “Alpine Ski Lodge” Introduced 2016.
3”x 2.75” x 2.5”H
Letters To Santa, Alpine Village New for 2016
Item Sku: 4050902

Letters To Santa, Alpine Village

Getting a boost in height from his bright red sled, this youngster is posting a very special letter to Santa Claus. Santa is known as St. Nicholas in most Bavarian countries. Exclusive 40th Anniversary Piece. Introduced 2016.
2.25” x 1.75” x 2.25”H

Christmas Market, The Holiday Smoker Booth Item Sku: 4049188

Christmas Market, The Holiday Smoker Booth

Set of 2. Over sized smoker greets visitors with the “Offnen / Open” sign while the included vendor accessory carefully makes each Smoker ready for the day. LED Lighted. Eighth in a Series. Battery pack included, adapter #55026 compatible. Uses 2 "C" batteries, not included. Introduced May 2015.
Neuschwanstein Castle Item Sku: 4044781

Neuschwanstein Castle

Built in the late 19th century by Ludwig II of Bavaria, this iconic landmark is visited by millions of visitors from all over the world each year. It was the inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle and the name translates to "Swanstone Castle". Coordinates with item #4044785 “Plein Air Painter” and item #4049189 “Our Enchanted Kingdom”. Introduced 2015. Uses replacement bulb #99244.
6.5” x 7.25” x 12”

Violin Maker Item Sku: 4044782

Violin Maker

The Klotz family is began building stringed instruments in Middenwald, Germany during the 17th century. This was the same time that Statavari became well known in Italy. Born in 1656, Matthias Klotz founded a school for violin making in Middenwald. His son, Sebastian, and grandson, Joseph, both followed the family trade, and teaching others so that Middenwald became well known for finely crafted instruments. Look through the large front and side windows at a detailed sculpted interior scene. The display includes several dimensional stringed instruments including violins, and a cello. Decal art depicts a harp, mandolin, and viola. Outside, holiday greens overflow from the beautiful flower boxes which line the upper story windows and fill the flower pots that welcome guests through the front door. Introduced 2015. Uses replacement bulb #99244.
6” x 5” x 5.75”
Rüdesheim Turmbrücke Item Sku: 4036485

Rüdesheim Turmbrücke

Centuries ago, bridges over waterways made a significant difference to early transportation. In order to protect areas from invasion, bridges were guarded and often included towers to watch for approaching travelers. Today, the large bridges are also a gathering spot for the present day community, where vendors offer specialty treats and wares. Our covered bridge tower is LED lit and named for a beautiful town, Rudesheim, located on the Rhine River in Germany. “Rüdesheim tower bridge.” Introduced 2014. Adapter included.
5.25 x 8.25 x 7.5”

Spieluhr Geschäft Item Sku: 4036484

Spieluhr Geschäft

The Bavarian region is known for so many iconic hand-crafted items, including music boxes. This highly detailed building reflects that craftsmanship in the sculpting details and angelic dimension figure found in the window. “Music box business.” Coordinates with item #4036486 “A Little House Music” Introduced 2014. Uses replacement bulb #99244.
4.5 x 4.25 x 7.5”
Our Enchanted Kingdom Item Sku: 4049189

Our Enchanted Kingdom

Although King Ludwig II never had a princess, little girls love imagining a fairy-tale story of arriving on horseback with their prince. Coordinates with item #4044781 “Neuschwanstein Castle” Introduced May 2015.

Plein Air Painter Item Sku: 4044785

Plein Air Painter

"Plein Air" is a French expression used to describe painting in the open air. Popularized in the mid- 19th century, painting in the open air became an important when the use of natural light in painting became important. This method, using a box easel was an important part of the art scene and was used by painters such as Monet, Renoir and Pissaro. Our plein air painter with his box easel, is using the natural light to paint the famous Bavarian Neuschwanstein Castle which we can see taking shape on his canvas. Coordinates with item #4044781 “Neuschwanstein Castle” Introduced 2015.
3” x 1.75” x 2.5”
Christmas Market Musicians Item Sku: 4044786

Christmas Market Musicians

Sweet music fills the air in the marketplace when our musicians begin to play. A concertina, cello and violin make up the trio. From a time when the only music heard was in church or in the market square, and it was always performed by local musicians. Introduced 2015.
3” x 2” x 2.75”

Christmas Market Dance Item Sku: 4044787

Christmas Market Dance

The male dancer is dressed in traditional lederhosen (German for leather britches), the attire worn by the working-class in Bavaria and Germany. Knee pants were made of leather because leather would withstand hard physical labor better than cloth. Today, lederhosen are worn for folk dancing. The female partner is dressed in a dirndl, the traditional dress of an Alpine peasant woman or girl. Consisting of a blouse, skirt and apron, the colors can indicate the section of the country where she is from. Wearing traditional Bavarian costumes, our couple are dancing to the music of the local market place musicians. Introduced 2015.
2” x 1.5” x 2.75”
A Little House Music Item Sku: 4036486

A Little House Music

Dressed in traditional costume, young man presents a music box to his friend. Coordinates with item #4036484 “Spieluhr Geschäft” Introduced 2014.
2 x 1.25 x 2.5”
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