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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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145 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Houston
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

One of the prettiest Christmas stores I've ever seen. It was beautiful to walk through to look and to shop. They had a lot of German ornaments to choose from. They have two shops in town.

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Brisbane, Australia
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110 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

What a wonderful place to visit and to purchase a decoration to remind us of not only this shop but this beautiful town. The staff are so helpful nothing was too much trouble. A must to visit when in Rothenburg.

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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Be prepared for the Christmas store to end all Christmas stores!!! Unfortunately, the prices are very high -- but so is Europe in general. They will ship to the US and let you charge your purchases in US dollars.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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110 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

It wasn’t long after we signed up for our Viking river cruise that my wife began thinking about what she’d be buying at Käthe Wohlfahrt’s during our Rothenburg excursion. She remembered the establishment from a previous visit to Rothenburg nearly 50 years ago. When we made our return visit last July she was like a kid in a candy store,... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We were in Rothenburg for a week over Christmas and I think my children and I visited this shop about 6 times. We all loved it! Even my husband enjoyed visiting the shop and all of its different sections and wonderfully displayed merchandise.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This shop is outstanding and folks who love Christmas will be enchanted! Unfortunately these Christmas items are expensive since the dollar is weak against the Euro.

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Ellisville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

There are so many things in this store! We always buy something small when we are in Rothenburg but this year we purchased something larger and asked that it be shipped. Upon our return home we learned that the item we had purchased was not available for shipment until a later date. No problem...they refunded our money and said they... More

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