Käthe Wohlfahrt offers a year-round Christmas experience
The year-round “Christmas-Village” store in Rothenburg is a Christmas Winter Wonderland with more than 30,000 traditional German Christmas decorations and on the 2nd floor of the Kaethe Wohlfahrt Christmas Village store in Rothenburg is a very unique is a very unique German Christmas museum.
Kaethe Wohlfahrt Christmas Village Store in Rothenburg
The year-round Kaethe Wohlfahrt “Christmas-Village” store in Rothenburg is a Christmas Winter Wonderland. The unique Christmas store with more than 30,000 traditional German Christmas decorations was opened in 1981 and has attracted millions of tourists from all over the world. But it’s not just the large assortment that fascinates visitors of all ages; it’s the extraordinary presentation of these items amidst an indoor Bavarian village with snow topped roofs, thousands of tiny lights and a 16ft-high white Christmas tree decorated with more than 1,000 glass ornaments. The special Kaethe Wohlfahrt designed items created in the “Rothenburg-Workshop-Studios” are masterfully hand-painted figurines and ornaments that stand for genuine craftsmanship, quality and creativity. They are true originals and only available at Käthe Wohlfahrt.
German Christmas Museum in Rothenburg
On the 2nd floor of the Kaethe Wohlfahrt Christmas Village store in Rothenburg is a very unique German Christmas museum. Shortly after the grand opening of the world famous store, Harald Wohlfahrt started to contemplate traditional Christmas celebrations during the era of our forefathers. He believed that the various facets of this traditional celebration and the historical development were well worth being documented. This museum presents wonderful old Christmas decorations from Germany as well as the history of this festivity and its secular customs for all visitors interested in learning more about Christmas.
Käthe Wohlfahrt and Oberammergau
There are two Kaethe Wohlfahrt stores in the village of Oberammergau. The Christkindlmarkt at Dorfstrasse 25 carries a full range of traditional German wood craftsmanship and Christmas decorations as well as quality German table linens. Käthe Wohlfahrt at Dorfstrasse 8 specializes in Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks, Hummel Figurines, Steiff, Coeur de Lion jewellery and of course Käthe Wohlfahrt’s own exclusive designs.
Other Käthe Wohlfahrt locations in Germany/Europe:
- Bruges in Belgium and
- Riquewihr in Alsace, France