Department 56 Alpine Village
This picturesque village is nestled on an Alpine mountainside. The chalets and shops, such as the Neuschwanstein Castle, Ski Lodge, and the Ave Maria Chapel, make up the beautiful Alpine Village. The intricately detailed lighted buildings, people and accessories of this series are as unique and diverse as the towns and hamlets in the Alpine and Bavarian regions they represent. The Alpine Village series was introduced in 1986, and each year more and more Department 56 collectors celebrate the holiday season with the realistic and festive mountain theme.