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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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Christmas history - must see if you like Christmas

The Christmas Museum has the same entrance as the Christmas Shop, do not take one for the other. In the Museum (6€ entrance fee) they explain us how the Christmas celebrations as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Cristina V
Lisbon, Portugal
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Fairmont, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

WOW! This is never-ending Christmas! Fantastic! Just like visiting Santa's workshop outlet for Christmas decorations and supplies. Words don't do justice to the magic of this place; both for the gift shop and for the history of Christmas celebration/traditions in different countries over the years. There is a fee to visit the museum, but the shop admittance is free. They... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum is in the shop and you have to pay to go round it (the shop is free) , it's very interesting and show's you the history of decorations etc the shop is magical we went in on a very hot August day BUT still felt festive well worth a visit

Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Christmas Museum has the same entrance as the Christmas Shop, do not take one for the other. In the Museum (6€ entrance fee) they explain us how the Christmas celebrations as we known them began, and how Christmas ornaments evolved. It's very interesting, and there are some amazing collections of old ornaments. When you leave the Museum you go... More 

Thank Cristina V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I usually write a lot on my reviews...not for this one. I simply felt like a child in there. The entrance is small and guarded by a german trademark ... an oversized Nutcracker. The interior well it like the Santa's factory. Pretty big and everywhere you look there are Christmas decorations and wooden toys. I must say that it's not... More 

Thank Andrei C
Queens, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Christmas museum is beautiful. The exhibits depicting the history of Christmas decorating were done very well. After visiting the museum the Christmas shopping in this store is incredible.

Thank CNGGoTravel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As I said, it is a shop, not a museum. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it. You can visit it in August and still feel like it's Christmas. There's a magical atmosphere.

Thank morr1ssey
Chesterfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rothenburg was the eighth city stop on our great rivers of Europe river cruise. We had a program director tour guide who led us on a fascinating tour of Rothenburg and its historic attractions. The Christmas Museum is actually a combination museum and retail Christmas store. There is an admission fee but it was included in our shore excursion. Both... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

The museum was completely empty when we went there - all people were only visiting the shop (which is a very smart choice). The shop (located in the same building) itself is absolute amazing btw and you should be prepared that you won't leave without buying some nice christmas stuff. The museum costs 4 euros/pP and if you're not 100%... More 

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Mons, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

If you love Christmas this is a must see. It's enchanting and even in July a visit will put you in the Christmas spirit. Couple it with a shopping spree at Kathe Wohfahrt for the ultimate holiday experience.

Thank Zosia B
Norristown, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

The Christmas museum is a highlight of a visit to the medieval gem of Rothenberg. It is worth the visit but so is all of the city. We climbed the tower, walked the city walls, and had a great time even though our 3 hours as part of our Vantage river cruise was too short.

Thank CoachLo

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