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German Christmas Museum (Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum)

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Address: Herrngasse 1, 91541 Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 49 09861-409365
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I avoided this place during a previous visit to Rothenburg but since it was a week before Christmas this was a stop we could not avoid. It was disappointing that photos were not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Thanks to the German Christmas Museum in Rothenburg, you can enjoy Christmas all year round. This very busy museum is such a treat for the whole family to enjoy, with smiling staff everywhere to help you with your purchases. There is too much to see in one visit, so be prepared to go through it several times during your visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We have visited the Rothenburg ob der Tauber Christmas market four times over the past several years. It is small, but the snow and the ambience of the old medieval town location make it something special. The huge Christmas markets of the cities are nice, but the smaller seasonal markets of the small towns really give you the feeling of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

it was a pretty small museum but it did have some cool old christmas things. it's probably worth a quick run through, but it does close pretty early so make sure you check the hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I visited the Christmas Museum in May 2014 and I can say that with the minute you step in, you can honestly feel that Christmas vibe. There is lots of different and beautiful Christmas decorations small and big ones and so colorful, perfect to visit this place with kids! You can also purchase plenty of stuff which is a little... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Very cool to understand where xmas traditions originated. Like cirque du sole il though. Too much channelling into merchandise. You don't always want to buy!

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I avoided this place during a previous visit to Rothenburg but since it was a week before Christmas this was a stop we could not avoid. It was disappointing that photos were not allowed, but just wandering through the vast spaces will forever be etched into our memories.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

A lot of old ornaments about Christmas. Good and beautiful. You takes pictures before the entrance. Inside the museum can't take photos anymore. Save it to hour memories.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We spent Christmas in Germany so that we could experience all the wonderful decorations and ornaments. We were impressed by the museum's displays and spent WAY more than we planned in the gift shop. Luckily they ship and you can get your VAT tax refunded if you ship back to the US. Worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

An interesting place to visit any time, but especially nice near Christmas. I expected from its name to be a museum about Christmas, but the focus is interestingly on how Christmas decorations developed from the early Christian era and I learnt some new things, such as that apples used to be put on trees to remember Adam & Eve and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This very thoughtfully developed presentation is primarily concerned with the evolution of Christmas trees and their decorations, a very big thing in the country that originated the Weihnachtsbaum. I discovered that some ornaments left to me by my mother are veritable museum pieces. Definitely worth a visit if this Christmas tradition gives you joy.

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