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Address: Ludwig-Thoma-Strasse, Oberammergau, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 0882294136
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This is the place to visit to watch wood carving and other crafts men at work. Also possible to buy some of their lovely craft works.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2016
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

This is the place to visit to watch wood carving and other crafts men at work. Also possible to buy some of their lovely craft works.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

The place is quite difficult to find because there is no obvious sign around. We missed it for twice! After entering the wooden house, an experienced and friendly old sculptor was there doing his work. Works are beautiful and special. But as a tourist spot, it is a bit disappointing due to its small scale.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Worth to visit, a lot of woodart and so beautiful.. Go there for people love the art of wood working 👍🏼 i will be go back to this place for sure

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Norristown, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

In Oberammergau, as part of a GCT tour, on our free time, we visited the Pilatushaus which features some amazing wood carvings. Ad mission is free and it opens at 1:00 PM each day. There is usually an artist doing some carving or painting. It is worth a short visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Great place to visit! Entrance is free, and you get to see the woodworkers carve different things. There is a beautiful garden outside, and a gift shop in the store with works created by local carvers. Worth seeing!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The outside of the building, with its ornate 3-d painting work is a fascinating view. Inside, the artists were busy spinning tops, carving wood or painting. It was fun to watch them create a piece of art right in front of you, but it gave me an unsettled feeling like I was expected to buy one of their works. That... More 

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Essex,UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

we visited on a very quiet, but hot, afternoon. There were numerous examples of local artistic skills, but the 'stand out' element was upstairs where you can see examples of reverse glass painting. I have seen this art before but had no idea how it was done until I visited the Pilatushaus.

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Hastings UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Fantasic murals outside and a lovely garden to sit in and admire and just have a rest in. Also watched a wood carver for a while, I'm not sure if the reverse painted glass is anything particularly special as I've seen some fine examples elsewhere in europe., but interesting upstairs to see the old room heater come cooker.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The artwork is amazing on this house. Definitely worth a look. Also look out for Red Riding Hood house and Hansel and Gretel house.

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Thank M H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I stopped in here to see a woodcarving demonstration and was asked to come back the next day. When I did, he gave me a DVD of a German news story done on his technique. I use this in my classroom. Many talented artists can be found here.

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