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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  • Must pay to go inside but kids will love the animals and decorations. Be prepared to buy a toy or two kids and grown ups can’t resist.  more »
  • Husband was here for 40 years ago and wanted to revive so we went there. It's really the Christmas spirit. The museum is nice and we were almost alone. It's fun to read about the gnomes, Christmas trees, etc. The deal, however, is not so pleasant. Most of it probably depends on all the staff who carefully check that you do not touch anything and we are still a middle-aged couple. My tip is if you have smaller children do not go here.
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  • If you love Christmas and enjoy reading about the history of Christmas decorations, you'll enjoy this small museum that ends in an impressive store. My husband could have stayed here longer; I was done in about 35 minutes.
  • Amazing. I never knew so much of our Australian Christmas traditions were straight from Germany. Well, since so much of early Australia was settled by Germans I probably shouldn't be surprised. I loved this experience though. I hadn't ever even heard or Krampus until I visited this museum!
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