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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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All reviews christmas museum store downstairs santa claus gift shop beautiful shop entrance fee interesting history year round kathe wohlfahrt trees tradition ornaments revolution german erzgebirge toys evolved
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Christmas museum and shop were very cool places to visit in Rothenburg. I didn’t enter the museum, but the shop was awesome. My friend visited the museum and loved the history! Merry Christmas!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 857kirstenm
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

German Christmas history with decorations is rich, long and is well exhibited in this museum. At the cash desk on the entrance to the museum you can take an interesting handbook "Christmas in the Ore Mountains" (with descriptions of Christmas decorations, folklore, events, recipes and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
4  Thank KemikOjstra
Reviewed 5 December 2018 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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank traveling_with_kathy
Reviewed 24 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Phatsoundz
Reviewed 26 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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!!

Date of experience: August 2018
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13 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.
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