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Pilatushaus Review

You'll find many wood-carvers at work in town, and shop windows are crammed with their creations. From June through October a workshop is open free to the public here at Pilatushaus; working potters and painters can also be seen. Pilatushaus was completed in 1775, and the frescoes—considered among the most beautiful in town—were done by Franz Seraph Zwinck, one of the greatest Lüftlmalerei painters. The house is named for the fresco over the front door depicting Christ before Pilate. A collection of reverse glass paintings depicting religious and secular scenes has been moved here from the Heimatmuseum. Contact the tourist office to sign up for a weeklong course in wood carving (classes are in German), which costs from about €450 to €600, depending on whether you stay in a Gasthof or a hotel.

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  • Address: Ludwig-Thoma-Str. 10, Oberammergau, 82487 | Map It
  • Phone: 08822/949–511 tourist office
  • Cost: €6
  • Hours: Mar. 23–Nov. 11, Tue.–Sun. 10–5; Nov. 30–Dec. 23, Tue.–Sun. 10–1
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  • Location: Oberammergau
Updated: 11-26-2013

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