Deep-rooted in the heritage of Oberammergau

Rich family tradition and a deep bond with our home town are the fundamental values that underlie a remarkable family history. Our family tree is documented back to the year 1556. Each of the prior generations has lived in Oberammergau and pledged themselves to the destiny of the “magical mountain” village. Our ancestors Franz-Xaver-Joseph and Paul Älbl even survived the plague in 1633, vowing in thanksgiving to regularly stage a passion play in memory of being spared. In addition, the Albl family has always had an anchor, whose strength has not weakened over time:  THE ART OF WOODCARVING.

1556
ÄLBL FRANZ-JOSEPH

Woodcarver

1589
ÄLBL FRANZ-XAVER-JOSEPH

Woodcarver

1611
ÄLBL PAUL

Woodcarver

1633
Vows of Passionplay in the year 1633

When woodcarving becomes destiny

In the meantime, thirteen generations have found their vocation in an art, which has shaped the identity of a place nowhere more strongly than in Oberammergau. And so we live and breathe woodcarving anew every day, sustained by an irreplaceable wealth of experience and the core values of our ancestors.  

 

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1636
ALBEL/ÄLBL ALEXIS

Woodcarver

1663
ALBL DAVID

Woodcarver

1701
ALBL FRANZISKUS

Woodcarver

1735
ALBL FRANZISCUS-ANTONIUS

Carver

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1775
ALBL FRANZ-XAVER

Woodcarver

1801
ALBL JOSEPH

Woodcarver

1830
ALBL MATTHIAS

Academic sculptor

1873
ALBL JOSEF

Woodcarver

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1929
ALBL JOSEF-GEORG

Woodcarver

1955
ALBL JOSEPH-CHRISTIAN

Woodcarver

For centuries, woodcarving has been the foundation of our family and has become our way of life.

Connected by common values 

In the meantime, we have established a small family business and gathered carvers, painters and friends around us. Each of them shares our passion for the art of sculpturing and supports us with know-how, skills and talent.