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Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop

Address: Herrngasse 1, 91541 Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 49 09861-40 90
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Specialty Shops, Shopping & Fashion
Owner description: This famous shop brings all the glitz and glamour of the Christmas holidays year round.
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Specialty Shops, Shopping & Fashion
Owner description: This famous shop brings all the glitz and glamour of the Christmas holidays year round.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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413 reviews 413 reviews
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223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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London
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

A city of decorations in a wonderful 12th Century building, the home of Christmas decorations from the very traditional to the more modern. Get there early to avoid the queues!

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Forster, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

If in Rothenberg, dont miss this store. It has the most amazing displays of every Christmas decoration imaginable. The store appears smallish from the outside but is a veritable tardis within, with room after room opening up, jammed pack with Christmas joy. Just inside the door is a huge display behind glass of tiny, old fashioned mechanically animated toys whirring... More 

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Edgewood, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you like Christmas, then this store is certainly for you. Located in the medieval, walled town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, this store is filled with every kind of Christmas decoration you could think of seeing, many hand-made and precious. The room with the rotating, white Christmas tree is rather spectacular and the museum upstairs is worth a visit.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

A must see when in Rothenburg. The store features wonderful hand made and commercially produced christmas ornaments, cuckoo clocks, souvenirs, and more. Purchase a Schwibogen, Pyramide, Nativity, or a wonderful table decorations for your home. OK for children, but be careful items are easily broken. Don't take little children who like to touch everything. Take your time and enjoy the... More 

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Fulshear, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

What a charming town and store. We were told not to miss this and I'm so glad we allowed the time to go thru. It was amazing! We had to go around twice!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

Wow! I was so excited to visit after reading about online. My partner and I went (I'm the christmas lover for sure) and I was so disappointed. The place is beautiful, the decorations amazing but horrible customer service. They walk around like you're going to steal something and very unhelpful!! I'm very disappointed but lovely store!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This shop is beautiful. We walked out with many very unique Christmas piece. If you love Christmas yo will love this shop

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Bath, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

There are several of these stores in town and they are so fun to walk through. Even if you aren't shopping, the displays bring back memories from childhood when the old department stores would put up such fun Christmas displays. Worth the visit even if you aren't buying.

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