German Christmas Museum (Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum), Rothenburg

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Learn about the history of Christmas and the traditions that take place all over the world in German Christmas Museum (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. Work out when and for how long to visit German Christmas Museum (Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum) and other Rothenburg attractions using our handy Rothenburg road trip planning tool .
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  • Definitely a store to check out any time of year if you love Christmas! I grew up in Canada but my grandparents are both German and so I have had similar ornaments on my trees growing up, they're just...  more »
  • Be sure to pop in and explore this little museum/store even if it isn't Christmas time! It's very charming and beautiful.  more »
  • Here you can really feel the real atmosphere of the holiday season, a wonderful, beautifully dressed Christmas tree from different historical times. Nativity scenes, ornaments, baubles and toys related to the traditions of the area-all of this fills every inch of the historic building in which it is a museum. Not only that, on the occasion of visit you can't refuse to buy any particular decorations.
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  • Awesome place for Xmas shopping. So beautiful
  • Great Christmas shop, and even better Christmas Museum upstairs. Really interesting to see how the Christmas traditions have evolved over the years.
  • 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.
  • 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. ****
  • 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.

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