It’s getting close to the most wonderful time of the year. For some that means the same songs on repeat for a few weeks. Imagine if you had to work in an environment where Christmas carols were a daily occurrence all year round. If you love Christmas more than others, you might want to visit the Christmas Museum in Rothenburg, Germany.
Opened in the early 1990s this museum details the history of Christmas on both a religious and secular stance. You can find out just why Christmas is celebrated at this time of year, the reasons why so many cultures have similar holidays and how Christmas is celebrated around the globe.
You’ll feel like you’re walking through one giant tree as you see hundreds of decorations hanging from the wall and thousands of lights line the exhibits. Never before will you have realised that tree stands can be an interesting subject to broach.
Right in the middle of the museum is a mini town square with its own centrepiece tree. It’s an area lit up by nothing but christmas lights. Tiny stalls offer you the chance to buy themed food.
The gift shop was just as outstanding as the rest of the building. They had everything from cheap fridge magnets to elaborate(expensive) ornaments that will hang on your tree. Whatever your budget can stretch to, you should definitely give this place a look in any time of year. It’ll bring a warm, cosy feeling that will have you wishing it really was Christmas every day.
If you are looking for a traditional German Christmas Market, Frankfurt is without doubt a must. Boasting the largest Christmas market in Germany the Weihnachtsmarkt is also one of the oldest dating back to the 14th century.
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