Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum, Rothenburg
(4.1/5 based on 440+ 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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  • More than Museum, is a very large decorative articles for Christmas, I expected something different, more spectacular, ms informative, is an as is.
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  • No Christmas stalls but Christmas trees (and all associated with it!). Very interesting how this tradition started. Tip: take a family card!
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  • An interesting Museum, with curious objects, as heads decorating Christmas trees. Telling the story of Christmas decorations of the past, over the centuries, it's not a big place, but it is interesting to lose some minutes and 2 euros, on-site value of the ticket.
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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.