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German Christmas Museum (Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum)

Herrngasse 1, 91541 Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
49 09861-409365
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Ranked #8 of 34 attractions in Rothenburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

We had see a few shops along the way and bought a couple of Christmas decorations but should have waited til we got to this shop. We didn't go to the museum( actually didn't even see it) the shop was so big just when you thought you'd reached the end, it gets bigger. We did go overboard on deco's but... More

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Wentworth Falls, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The German Christmas Museum is attached to Kathe Wohlfarht’s main Christmas Shop in Rothenburg ob d Tauber. My husband and I both enjoyed our visit, as the museum explains the evolution of the celebration of Christmas, especially of the Christmas tree and its ornaments. It has several trees decorated with beautiful handmade decorations dating back 100 years or more. Also... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I spent around 1 hour in this museum during my visit to Rothenburg. I really enjoyed its various displays that showed many interesting historic Christmas items. There were also detailed explanations (in English) for each display. For example, there was a section dedicated to the wooden Christmas pyramids (which you will see in Germany), Christmas trees, Christmas cards, advent calendars,... More

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Colorado Springs, CO
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A bit disappointing considering it costs 4 euro to get in. It's nice, but so small. The store itself is probably more interesting.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Just forget about the museum - there is a huge Christmas store at the end of it, probably bigger than a Wal Mart or Tesco! Children, youngers, olders, no matter the age will get emotionally envolved with thousands of special gifts for Christmas trees, walls, etc. Time goes by very quickly and if were not for me my wife would... More

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