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Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop

Herrngasse 1, 91541 Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
49 09861-40 90
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Ranked #1 of 4 Shopping in Rothenburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops, Flea/ Street Markets
Traveler Description: Kathe Wolfahrt's Christmas Shop is just off the main square in the charming medieval walled town of Rotenberg and easy to find. There are puppets and... more »
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Wow, christmas heaven. This shop is amazing, many different levels of christmas delights, from reasonably priced baubles to amazing hand carved christmas villages, we spent a considerable amount of time in this shop and bought lots for ourselves and gifts too, I would come back again and again!

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3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Yes if you like christmas things this is a nice store.... but the staff are so grumpy .. I too dont understand the no pics rule ... they need to get into the present as it is costing them. Today if I was to pin or post some pics they would get many orders but why not be just become... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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183 reviews 183 reviews
50 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I LOVED this store & love this village. My husband has German heritage in his family & we really felt the authenticity of the items in this store, not just touristic junk made in china were you see in a lot of major German cities. This is authentic, so you get what you pay for. We ordered a beautiful music... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We purchased five beer mugs for friends and family back home. The offer of Worldwide Shipping sounded good because the mugs were heavy, and would be difficult to pack into our luggage. Also, with shipping there is no VAT. However, as you can see in the attached photo, the packing was very poor. Only two mugs made it home in... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This shop is worth a visit to look at the beautiful decorations and displays, but also to gasp at the astronomical prices of some of the things!! We were quite disappointed as we were keen to purchase something to remember Germany by, but unless you are willing to spend hundreds of euros, there is very little of good quality. We... More

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Bilpin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We did a River cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest and saw many attractions along the way and this was a highlight. In such a delightful old building in one of Germany's beautiful medieval towns was the Christmas Shop. It had everything one could possibly want for you to take home or ship out for Christmas. It was an escape from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We enjoyed visiting both the Christmas Shop and the Cuckoo Clock Shop while in Rothenberg. The Christmas Shop rivals any world class shopping experience. The displays are incredible, and the service is impeccable. We also had occasion to visit the Cuckoo Clock Shop. We were greeted with superior service and ended up making an impulse purchase of a clock. The... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This shop is rather expensive. There was a lot that I wished I could have bought, but it was so expensive that I couldn't afford a lot of it. Many of the wooden ornaments cost as much as 15 EUR. It is certainly nice, and I have a tradition of buying a Christmas ornament relevant to my travels (and I... More

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Denver
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Words can hardly describe the place. If you are looking for something having to do with Christmas, it is here. There must be hundreds of thousands of ornaments and decorations. The place is huge. I don't know how you could not walk through without a smile on your face. The German Christmas Museum is also located within the shop, but... More

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Tallinn
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

31 degrees in the summer and you enter Xmas world as soon as you step into the shop of "Käthe Wohlfahrt". Amazing the choice of decoration. Expensive, but beautiful.

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