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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 35 Attractions in Rothenburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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30 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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15 helpful votes 15 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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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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