What a painted alpine village looks like

What a painted alpine village looks like

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Oberammergau is a small Alpine village that attracted us with its fabulous painted facades. Just a few narrow streets, but each house is like a work of art. All the murals are drawn very well, the shadows and contours are worked out. It seems as if the houses are really decorated with columns, shutters and other decorative elements. These are mostly traditional Bavarian ornaments, fairy tales, or religious motifs.

What a painted alpine village looks like

What a painted alpine village looks like

This unusual technique was first invented by the local artist Franz Zwink. As an advertisement for himself, he decorated the walls of his house with such unusual frescoes, well, and then orders fell to him one after another.

What a painted alpine village looks like

We start the tour from the very beginning of the village and will move deeper — to the most interesting.

What a painted alpine village looks like

The village is located in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, close to Munich.

What a painted alpine village looks like

At first glance, there is nothing unusual.

What a painted alpine village looks like

But as soon as you turn the corner, the first frescoes meet. We stare at it intently, at first I can't even believe that everything is drawn.

What a painted alpine village looks like

The closer to the center — the more interesting it is.

What a painted alpine village looks like

Instead of ugly signs — a beautiful painting.

What a painted alpine village looks like

One of the main themes of the painting is fairy — tale motifs. Here, for example, it is easy to guess the plot of "Little Red Riding Hood".

What a painted alpine village looks like

And here it is very similar to the "Bremen Town musicians".

What a painted alpine village looks like

Just ordinary residential apartment buildings.

What a painted alpine village looks like

But in addition to the painted houses here is just very beautiful.

What a painted alpine village looks like

In this house, for example, lives a collector of all sorts of skulls, horns and animal skins.

What a painted alpine village looks like

At the end of the XVIII century, a local doctor lived here, who ordered the painting of his house, following the fashion of those times. Now it is a residential apartment building.

What a painted alpine village looks like

A sign on the house says that a certain German writer Ludwig Thoma lived here.

What a painted alpine village looks like

The oldest hotel in the city. It was built in 1612 and still belongs to the descendants of the same family.

What a painted alpine village looks like

The second theme of the paintings is biblical stories.

What a painted alpine village looks like

In fact, such a painting can be found in many towns throughout Bavaria, but here the concentration of all the most beautiful is concentrated.

Keywords: Alps | Bavaria | A village

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