Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum, Rothenburg

(4/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web)
Learn about the history of Christmas and the traditions that take place all over the world in Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum. This festive museum specializes in old Christmas decorations from Germany and also explores different Christmas customs, such as gift giving, around the world. Admire decorations, cards, lights, and nativity sets. The Erzgebirge wooden pyramids collection includes some that are 1.8 m (6 ft) tall. To visit Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum on your holiday in Rothenburg, and find out what else Rothenburg has to offer, use our Rothenburg tourist route planner.
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  • So many santas, holiday lights, and ornaments to see! There is a "free" portion and a "for pay" area. Always crowded. If you don't just LOVE Christmas, and are obsessed with all things Christmas, you ...  more »
  • A small but very interesting Museum, around the topic of Christmas. A look at the Christmas village built up is the Christmas heart beat faster in the summer. Entrance fee is very human.
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  • I love this site. Since the decoration that makes us feel at Christmas even if it is in the middle of summer, through articles that sells excellent quality to the incense that remind us the Christmas candy. The back whenever you can.
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  • Most people seems to write about the store, and not the museums within the store. The museum was very nice and talks about the development of Christmas from pre-christian till today (although not going deep enough over the Roman ancestor that also was the largest holiday in the Roman world pre Christianity). It talked a bit about different versions and how it have come together. I definitely think it was worth the time. Also gives a greater understanding to all parts of the store.
  • We 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 a large variety of traditional handmade ornaments, many from private collections on loan to the museum.It is not boring if you are interested in the Christmas tradition. ****
  • If you love Xmas you will enjoy this place. You can buy Christmas decorations all year long
  • Overload of Christmas items. Very pretty even to just browse. Prices are high, but lots of multi lingual staff on hand who are eager to help. Gets flooded with tour boat bus loads.
  • A all-year-around Christmas shop! All kinds of Christmas decorations. There is also a Christmas museum.