Christmas Town: Rothenburg ob der Tauber

| October 7, 2014

This is a town known for Christmas.  Its market is robust: indoor and outdoor vendors, food or drink of some sort every few steps, rides, an impressive nativity scene, and, well, a Christmas museum.  We didn’t have time to cattle chute through the Christmas museum.  There’s a large Käthe Wohlfahrt shop in town as well; the company is headquartered in the city.  Here’s a look at the market:

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Town Wall

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And Rothenberg od Tauber on a brighter day:Rothenburg ob der tauber

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At the entrance of the Christmas Museum and shop

Rothenburg ob der tauber

At the entrance of the Christmas Museum and shop

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Marktplatz

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What we brought home from Rothenburg ob der Tauber: wood burned basket, small wooden ornament.  We saw a wide variety of Christmas decorations and other works–jewelry, glassware, crafts made from gems–but we weren’t there to shop.  This market definitely had plenty to offer!

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Kari Martindale is a writer and ESL instructor. She’s visited all 50 states and 37 countries, including many of the big cities of Europe and a ton of Christmas Markets. She spends her days straddling the fence between a sense of adventure and a sense of dread. She is married to what is clearly a patient man and has a daughter who, frustratingly, is just like her. Her academic and professional backgrounds are in linguistics and foreign languages. When she's not teaching ESL, she's writing. When she's not writing, she's thinking about her next trip.

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  1. Adrielle says:

    Totally getting excited about all the Christmas markets!

    • People who have never been in Germany during Advent just have no idea how amazing the time of year is here. Soon I’ll be posting our lineup for this year’s markets. Every time I look at the post, I get excited and want December to come NOW.