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Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop

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Address: Herrngasse 1, 91541 Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 49 09861-40 90
Description: This famous shop brings all the glitz and glamour of the Christmas...
This famous shop brings all the glitz and glamour of the Christmas holidays year round.
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One of the nice things about this shop, was that there were benches outside for our friends not-so-interested-in-a-Christmas-store (HA!) Lots of ideas for decorating for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Surf City
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

One of the nice things about this shop, was that there were benches outside for our friends not-so-interested-in-a-Christmas-store (HA!) Lots of ideas for decorating for the Holiday, besides ornaments etc. The building in tall and slender - as you shop you go up a spiral walkway, very different. Staff were so pleasant and wrapped my new treasures for travel and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Plan on spending at least 15 minutes but more like 30 exploring. They don't allow photos. Some of the decorations were absolutely stunning. I've been twice to the one in rothenberg and had to stop at the one in Heidelberg. It wasn't nearly as nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I have been to this store multiple times. I highly recommend you visit this store if you have the opportunity. The first time is a great experience. The return trips are OK. Once is enough for me. My return visits was to purchase gifts to take back home while on business trips. I took the family here this time and... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

One of the coolest Xmas stores I have been in. Some of the decorations and set ups in the store took some talent to complete. Easy to spend a bunch of money.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Visited Rothenburg as part of our Christmas River Cruise. Seen other Kathe Wohlfahrt's stores in Bamburg and Nuremburg but saved my visit to a Kathe Wohlfahrt's until I got to Rothenburg as I was told it was "not to be missed"...I am glad I did. In front of the "Weihnachtsdorf” the store was the Wohlfahrt Gift Express, an old style... More 

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I have been to this store numerous times. The first time I went was magical- the other times, not so much. There are a couple of important considerations; first, the time of year that you visit is crucial. During busy seasons (over the summer, Christmas time) the store is very crowded yet out in its full glory. I made the... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Love this place its Christmas all year round i could spend hours in there but you have to be careful with your money because you might find out when you leave you don't have any left. Being in Germany i had to buy a Oktober Fest nutcracker i love him and he fits in well at home he was quite... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

... or remember the size of your luggage. The Christmas Shop is a huge year-round marketplace with "all things Christmas". I enjoyed the walk through and could not resist a couple of small ornaments that I had never seen anywhere else. They will bring back good memories when they adorn our tree next Christmas.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We went into the shop, but it was so crowded, and this was not even a very busy day in Rothenberg. Pictures are not allowed. There's a one-way flow around the store. There was no entrance fee for us. We went to the Christmas Museum in the top of the store, and this did cost a few euro each. Unfortunately,... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We first visited Kathe Wohlfahrt's in 1990. Seems like little has changed since then except for the 1 Euro entrance fee. The crowds were overwhelming so I didn't spend a lot of time inside but I would recommend everyone visit this store. Truly one of my favorites although I didn't appreciate the entrance fee.

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