Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum, Rothenburg

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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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  • Here in 2011. Back again in 2017. There is no more amazing collection of christmas thru the ages followed by the ability to purchase an heirloom for the tree. a must see  more »
  • This is two floors crammed with every possible Xmas ornament and decoration that could possible exist.  more »
  • I entered this museum only because my visit wanted to see it. For me it was the first time too. It is a small museum with old christmas decoration and for that you have to pay 4€ each person, but at t...  more »
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  • Nothing to do in Easter Day , this museum is open do we go visit. I love shop of mesuem for tourist just visit the shop and you will get everything you need.
  • 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. ****
  • 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.
  • If you love Xmas you will enjoy this place. You can buy Christmas decorations all year long