The “Weihnachtsdorf” at Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Fascination “Christmas Village” … throughout the year!

Käthe Wohlfahrt’s Christmas Village is located in the center of the romantic medieval town of Rothenburg, just off the Market Square. In Käthe Wohlfahrt’s “Christmas Village” you will find the largest selection of German Christmas decorations WORLDWIDE! And we’re open all year-round!

“You do have a lovely store!”, “It’s incredible!”, “I’ve never seen anything like it!”… are just some of the comments we hear when our customers walk through the store. An area of over 16,000 sq. ft. is used to display items of almost every type of traditional German Christmas like Pyramids, Nutcrackers, Incense Smokers, Schwibbogen, Ornaments of Glass, Wood and Pewter, Table Linens and
But what makes them so enthusiastic about a shop? What attractions does Käthe Wohlfahrt’s Christmas Village have to offer? In the doorway “guarding” the Christmas Village is a giant nutcracker, Christian I. Posing for photographs with Christian I is one of the favorite pastimes, especially for families with children. Upon entering the Christmas Village, you are immediately “enveloped in Christmas” by the sights and sounds of the shop. The heart of the village is designed like a Franconian village with snow covered houses, thousands of twinkling stars and winding cobble stone “streets”. A 16 ft. tall revolving white Christmas tree, decorated with over 1,000 glass balls and 12.500 sparkling lights, draws the immediate admiration of all who enter. Another giant Nutcracker, the 12 ft. tall Christian II, stands at attention to greet all visitors.

An 18 ft. tall revolving Christmas Pyramid, weighing over 2 metric tons, is another marvel of admiration. Over three miles of Christmas garland and over 122.000 artificial lights have been used to decorate the Christmas Village.

Parked directly in front of the “Weihnachtsdorf”, you will find the Käthe Wohlfahrt Gift Express, a popular photo motif. People from all over the world take pictures of this colorful bus to take home as an original souvenir from their visit at Käthe Wohlfahrt’s.

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Das Weihnachtsdorf
Herrngasse 1
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber


Opening Hours thru November 24

Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Sunday November 20:  closed


Opening Hours November 25 thru December 23

Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
4 Advent Sundays:  10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Opening Hours December 24 thru January 7

Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
We are closed on all Sundays and Public Holidays between
Christmas and Easter Monday.

December 25 & 26 and January 1 & 6 are Public Holidays in Rothenburg.
Christmas Eve, December 24 & New Year’s Eve, December 31:
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


On December 26 and January 6 although the Christmas Village will be closed, you can visit the German Christmas Museum in Herrngasse 1 with it small Museum shop.

Opening Hours of the German Christmas Museum on these days:
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.            Last entry into the Museum 4.30 p.m.


Please call our customer service during weekdays before your visit to check the actual opening times. Tel: 09861/409-0

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber 1