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German Christmas Museum (Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum)

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Overwhelming, to say the least!

This place goes on forever!! We got totally lost in it looking at all the historical decorations... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aiken, SC

I've never seen anything so Christmassy....in March! From the moment you step inside you are... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
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  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Herrngasse 1, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 9861 409365
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place goes on forever!! We got totally lost in it looking at all the historical decorations and then being shunted into the STORE where you could spend thousands of Euros on all sorts of Christmas stuff!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must to see. Most pretty shop I have ever seen. I have read a reviews before my visit so I expected a nice shop but I was really amazed by reality.

Thank Pavol K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located close to the main square and the town hall, the museum is dedicated to Christmas decorations and ornaments. Exhibits include Christmas decorations across the ages including beautiful Christmas trees, Santa Claus figures, reindeer, sleighs, Erzgebirge pyramids, Candle bearers and Christmas ornaments. Unfortunately, the museum...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a wonderful record of Christmas - German style and the rest of the world. Fascinating exhibits that revealed many secrets of the evolution of this festive period every year. Well worth the entry fee

Thank winter1blues
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Note: The 3* is for the museum itself, the shop is a definite 5*. The museum has an added cost to the shop it resides in and takes maybe 30 minutes to walk through. It describes Christmas customs and has many examples linked to them....More

Thank Feneant
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

As we were wending our way through Germany, this was such a pleasant change of pace after so many churches and historic sites. We were met at the door by a giant nutcracker! The displays of everything Christmas are nicely presented in slightly tight rooms....More

1  Thank lobstaluva
Reviewed 17 July 2018

If it is a European Christmas shop you seek, especially with a German emphasis, this is the best. Repeat - THE BEST. Huge, mind-boggling inventory, majestic and massive stein collection, rare Christmas items of everything size and kind. And they will ship to anywhere in...More

1  Thank Alan W
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

I've never seen anything so Christmassy....in March! From the moment you step inside you are engulfed in a magical world. The only minor negative was how very expensive everything was. but you are not forced into buying anything.

1  Thank peteliz4492
Reviewed 8 July 2018

While visiting Kathe Wohlfarht is an experience in itself, but it’s worth a couple of Euros to go upstairs into the Christmas Museum to see the history of Christmas traditions. Photos not allowed...

Thank austinfamilyof4
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

The museum has many Christmas decorations with over hundreds years of history. Very interesting to walk and it’s only EUR 4 for an adult entry.

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Response from RHF1 | Reviewed this property |
We paid the €4 as it was summertime and the city was busy. The museum was quiet though and we enjoyed seeing all the old decorations. It was enjoyable.
9 February 2015|
Response from RonnieM5 |
Details from their website - Museum is open every day from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. from 1 April to 23 December. Special opening hours apply on the following days: All Saints’ Day, 1 November 2016 Midday to 5.00... More