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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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Expensive but had to buy

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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78 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
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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Moose Jaw, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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242 helpful votes 242 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
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9 helpful votes 9 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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