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German Christmas Museum (Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum)

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Herrngasse 1, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 9861 409365
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 February 2015

it was a pretty small museum but it did have some cool old christmas things. it's probably worth a quick run through, but it does close pretty early so make sure you check the hours.

3  Thank r0gerthealien3
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Reviewed 19 February 2013

So here's the deal. This woman Kathy Wolhardt, while technically not eventing or owning Christmas, seems to have licenced Christmas in Germany. Everywhere you go there is a Kathy Wolhardt Christmas shop. The granddaddy of all these Christmas shops is a double or triple storefront...More

5  Thank th001
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Christmas museum and store are connected. That is convenient. I did expect more from the museum. It does give information on the first ornament, Christmas tree, nutcracker, etc...but I was underwhelmed with the displays.

Thank cms0141
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Christmas trees first gained popularity in Germany and the German Christmas Museum will tell you all about its origins. The museum is upstairs with the shop on the main level. Both are good size. As a Christmas lover, this was a must see for me.

Thank kcbarbie
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Beautiful and informative. A must see museum. A great place for all ages to look and learn. Especially at Christmas. Magic.

Thank Oldspider
Reviewed 28 September 2018

We did a bus trip to this lovely town and couldn't miss this Christmas shop. We were very impressed and if you are interested not to be missed.

Thank SandyFord16
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

I thought I knew a lot about the history of Christmas things, but this museum showed me how much I did not know. What a vast collection of so many aspects of Christmas and the decorations used over time. For anyone who collects Christmas decorations...More

1  Thank Ellen4719
Reviewed 8 September 2018

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!!

Thank TravlinWee
Reviewed 4 September 2018

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 1 September 2018

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

1  Thank TAIN2013
Reviewed 14 August 2018

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

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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