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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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Moose Jaw, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Once inside, it doesn't matter the time of the year. It is always Christmas! Some of the goods displayed are truly unique; many are things we can find in our home countries. Well, reproductions of them anyway. The German craftsmanship is superb. Some of the carvings are so tiny, it is hard to imagine hands being steady enough to carve... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I'd heard of this store upon arriving in Rothenburg but almost skipped it (who needs more christmas stuff?) . That would have been my loss. My husband actually enjoying browsing the many rooms ! This store has a lot more than xmas and i bought several nice gift items including classic engraved peuter shot glasses and a quality coffee mug.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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Germany
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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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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