Our first new Alpine church since 2008 is truly beautiful. With the traditional Alpine onion dome tower, lots of icon details destine to make this a best seller. A gentle paint pallet compliments the stucco style with the added charm of a unique corner door.
Basel is a growing tourist town located on the Rhine River in Switzerland. Visitors stop to sample the fine Swiss cheese offered from local dairies and farms and that are centuries old. This is the second of shops in our little Swiss series, and typical of the charming merchants lining the streets of Swiss hamlets.
Like the 2010 Snow Drop Cottage, Black Forest Tower is taken from a Brothers Grimm story. For 2011, it's Rapunzel who might be found living in our newest fairy tale cottage. The sign over the door, "Schwarzwald Tower", German for Blackforest Tower. This last December, Disney released "Tangled", the latest animated version of Rapunzel.
I added this tower to my Alpine Village. Beautiful piece. Its different from the usual houses.
Item #: 56.49956
Blanket Of New Fallen Snow
2' x 5' x 1''
Introduced December, 1990
This acrylic blanket of artifical snow rolls out easily to complete any winter scene. The piece measure 24 inches by 60 inches and a fluffy 1 inch thick. Can easily be cut to customize your scene. Apply 'Real Plastic Snow - item 56.49981' over the top to create the most realistic effect.
Midyear 2013 Includes:
Bier Stein Booth and Accessory
Set of 2 - 6th in a series. Lit accessory.
Introduced May, 2013
Perhaps the coolest market booth yet. Taking from the popular Christmas Markets in Germany, each booth
specializes in a particular traditional item. This year we have the beautiful hand crafted beer steins. True to
beer stein form, the booth is round with hand sculpted and painted detail - the roof resembles the pewter top.
LED lit interior and lantern above the window. Set of 2 includes the vendor, a beautiful madchen (young lady)
shows one of the beer steins, to be cherished by the lucky buyer.
I purchased this for myself- a wonderful addition to my Alpine Village collection.
By: Alicia F. (Riverside, CA) on October, 2010
Haven't open the package yet as its a Christmas present for my husband. Am sure it will be beautiful.
By: Joyce H. (Pittsford, NY) on October, 2010
I had collected a few
pieces of the Alpine Village in memory of a really great trip to Austria.My kids and I visited the Christmas Markets in Vienna during our trip so I can't resist collecting the little booths to add to my display.
Item #: 804441
Christmas Market, The Ornament Booth
3.25 x 2.5 x 4.75", 1.75 x 1.25 x 2.75
Adapter compatible with 56.55026 or 56.53500 adapters.
Midyear for 2011
4th in a continuing series of Christmas Market Booths.
All 4 are still available.
Very traditional in Germany to include stars on the Christmas Tree.
Here stars of many sizes and colors are available.
Dressed in traditional costume, the vendor shines a star with her apron.
This charming "guesthouse" was inspired by the beautiful Bavarian hamlet, Mittenwald. Known for the elaborate paintings on many of the buildings, our new inn has a detailed image on the side depicting a scene from the nativity story, when angels appeared to the shepherds keeping watch over their flocks.
Reit - pronounced "right" - is a postcard perfect area in Bavaria, Germany, near the Austrian border. The steam powered Ludwig rail system opened in that region in 1835. Railways were used not only to transport goods and people, but other noted advantages were to strengthen defense, unify the nation, and spread knowledge and talent. Note the details of the large warehouse door used to store products.
The Rhine river flows through Germany into Switzerland . The valley of that area is well known for the fine wines produced. This is 1 of 2 shops in our little Swiss series, and typical of the charming merchants lining the streets of Swiss hamlets.
Replacement Cord & Bulb: Standard cord with Standard bulb: 56.99244
Introduced January, 2013
The sign "Die Ziege Hutte" or goat hut is connected to the Goat Herders dwelling as many barn and farm houses of the mountain regions are designed. Helps to the keep the house warm and makes caring for the animals easier when the deep snow falls. Cute little goat waits in the door. Braces on the roof reinforce the shingles from the elements.
The sign "Die Ziege Hutte" or goat hut is connected to the Goat Herders dwelling as many barn and farm houses of the mountain regions are designed. Helps to the keep the house warm and makes caring for the animals easier when the deep snow falls. Cute little goat waits in the door. Braces on the roof reinforce the shingles from the elements. Complete the set with its coordinating accessory, Cute children dressed in traditional Alpine attire attend to the baby goats.
Village Details Secondary Market Value Guide Greenbook
Keep track of your village collection value.
Great to use for Insurance claims and value guide.
Keep up to date with the newest prices and offerings.
Village D-Lights published a new version of the Greenbook, which is no longer being published.
Similar in format to the 2006 edition of the Greenbook, Village D-tails includes trusted information that has been the industry "bible" for years. It is a soft cover book (8.5" x 5.5") with 600 pages and includes every Department 56 village and Accessory piece ever made.