Almdorf Ammertal

Almdorf Ammertal is situated in Bad Bayersoien, Germany; a little Bavarian village 30 km away from the Neuschwanstein castle. It is a famous woodcarving gift shop producing and selling beautiful woodcarvings and other Bavarian souvenirs since 1975. Hundreds of tourists from around the world visit this store each year.

Almdorf Ammertal store front

Entering Almdorf Ammertal brought me to an enchanted world with Alpine folk music yodeling in the background and displayed items reflecting centuries of Bavarian tradition. Inside the store, you can find a wide array of fine woodcarvings and collectibles; all selected for uniqueness, quality, usefulness, and price.


Wooden horse for cowboy wannabes

Nativity scene set of woodcarvings (each sold separately)

The bigger ones are displayed on an "island" at the center of the store

Beer steins, musical cuckoo clocks from the Black Forest (a wooded mountain range in southwestern Germany), music boxes, nutcrackers and smokers, pewter, Christmas collectibles, and Alpine jewelry are among the specialties of Almdorf Ammertal.

Cuckoo clocks

Magnets, keychains, board games, and hats are also available in the store. My favorite items are the music boxes that play songs from The Beatles (I’m a Beatles fan) and the miniature animals.


This small woodcarving looks like my dog, Mateo, and
costs € 16.50. Too pricey for me. A photo is enough :)

(RediscoverMore is a blog also maintained, but no longer updated, by me.)

26 comments:

  1. What a fascinating wood carving shop! I especially love the nativity figurines (I collect them!) Would love to visit someday! :)

    Blessings,
    Denise

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  2. Wow! It looks like they had some very intricate things there. I can only imagine how much work went into some of those pieces. Beautiful.

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  3. How marvelous it must have been to wander through this shop! The rocking horse was darling ... but it was the nativity set that was truly captivating for me! :)

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  4. I could spend some time in this place! The large cockoo clock is what I would walk out of the shop with.

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  5. This amazing beautiful carvings.
    Last photo of the dog is great, very well made.

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  6. Nice and funny things! Were you in Neuschwanstein castle too?

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    1. Yes, Majoros! You've been there, too? Thank you :)

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  7. That looks like an interesting place to shop. What did you select?

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    1. The smaller souvenirs, a bucket hat. Thank you, Jill!

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  8. How many beautiful things!
    I love the dog :)

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  9. What beautiful things! I've always wanted a cuckoo clock. :)

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  10. Ja, ja, die Bayern. :D
    I like the first image most, because of the Schuhplattler Couple.

    Isn't it adorable & awe-inspiring how beautiful & versatile these works are?

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    1. Correct! Thank you, PinkPanthress!

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  11. Oh I would just love to wander around that lovely shop, some gorgeous things in there :)

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  12. I find woodcarving shops fascinating. Maybe because my father was a joiner by trade, so I got to love the smell and feel of wood. I didn't see one on my visit to Germany but Austrians do similar work. I have a 'professor' reading a book whilst standing on a pile of them. Apart from his reading specs he was carved from one block of wood. Thank you so much for sharing these delightful pictures.

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    1. Wow, your wooden professor must be really nice, Valerie! Thank you :)

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  13. Buenas noches Lea!!!!
    Me gustan muchísimo los relojes de cuco. Son muy entretenidos. Esperar a que salga la figurita.
    La última foto no es Mateo es Yaika, mi westie. Preciosa.
    Kisses

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  14. Lots of creative talents shown here.

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