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German Christmas Museum (Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum)

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Herrngasse 1, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 9861 409365
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed my walk through the Christmas Museum located inside the main Käthe Wohlfahrt. I learned of the origin of Christmas trees, decorations, candle/lights and Santa..they have a wonderful collection of decorations from the 1800 and 1900s. Old decorations made of cotton, glue, paper, lead and...More

Thank traveling_with_kathy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

basically the title says it all. This was the most thorough Christmas museum that I've ever seen and included the artifacts to back it up. It was fascinating to see it presented in a chronological order. And of course, when you're finished, youre in the...More

Thank Phatsoundz
Reviewed 25 October 2018

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 15 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 27 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 20 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

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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

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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.
8 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