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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 7 September 2018
TravlinWee
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Aiken, SC
Christmas history

Beautiful and informative. A must see museum. A great place for all ages to look and learn... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Oldspider
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North Sydney, Australia
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Herrngasse 1, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Oldspider
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 7 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 3 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 31 August 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

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 16 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

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Marlaflood
12 November 2017|
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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.
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msd107
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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
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