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German Christmas Museum (Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum)

Herrngasse 1, 91541 Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
49 09861-409365
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Ranked #7 of 36 Attractions in Rothenburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We were a bit weary about paying the entrance fee of €4 as nobody seemed to be going into the museum, but we really enjoyed learning about the history of Christmas trees and the various decorations. The huge shop attached to the museum is a great store. Very hard to leave the store without buying anything, but it is pretty... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Its Christmas all year round and the most beautiful stuff you can image. We purchased so many items especially the smokers - they are all hand made and beautiful. Can't forget the nut crakers as all are handmade too. Bring your money as these items can be a bit expensive but so worth it as they can not be found... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Some interesting information, but in the end, we felt like it was a waste of money. There wasn't really a ton to see. I enjoyed the actual store much more than the museum.

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Los Altos, California
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A cute idea, but these types of shops/museums are everywhere. It was difficult to differentiate between the museum and the christmas shop most of the time.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a very good museum about christmas and even in summer you can feel inspired by its spirit. The museum is huge and you can learn about the evolution of the christmas celebrations during the centuries, especially, of course, in Germany, the christmas tree's cradle. After your visit, you will enter inside a massive store of christmas gifts and... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you love Christmas, then you will likely enjoy this museum. If you think Christmas is just alright, then I would say skip this museum and just enjoy the shop. The shop in itself has a lot of displays, but the museum actually explains some of the history. The signs in the museum are in German and English. The museum... More

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United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is an interesting exhibition about christmas. It was informative and the displays were beautiful.

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Noosa, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It gives you an idea on how Christmas was celebrated over the centuries - highly recommended and worth doing.

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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Unless you are into the celebration of Chistmas, you can give this museum a miss and just visit its Christmas store (which is tastefully and beautifully designed and decorated).

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The museum is interesting, but the real highlight was the store! There is so much merchandise, and not what you can find normally in stores. The staff is very helpful! They also have higher end German merchandise, not all Christmas decor.

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