During our first trip to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, we couldn’t help but fall in love with the town itself and also the wealth of Christmas decorations available from the ‘Christmas Capital of Germany’.
Rothenburg is home to Käthe Wohlfahrt, an empire of traditional German Christmas decorations which dominates the town, earning it its prestigious title!
The town boasts not only a Christmas Village and various other stores selling thousands of Christmas decorations, it also hosts the official Christmas Museum!
The range of decorations is vast and varied, from traditional Nutcrackers, incense smokers and music boxes to collections of fine glass baubles and table decorations. Here are some of our favourites:
These stunning wooden decorations come in a variety of sizes and themes, from nativity scenes to Christmas trees and Santa Claus! The larger pyramids stand up to nearly a metre tall, but there’s also plenty of smaller table top versions to suit all room sizes and budgets!
They are based around a series of candles which, when lit, make the blades on top of the pyramid gently turn, casting a magical glow in the room! Find out more here
We have several of these decorations in our own collection, they look very realistic on a traditional Christmas tree! The Käthe Wohlfahrt team make sure all their decorations are true to German Christmas traditions and these are the perfect example!
This charming little watering can hangs in our kitchen all year round, and if you read our other blog, you’ll understand why!
Many of the items in this collection are ideal decorations at anytime of year, and some would look lovely in a child’s bedroom or nursery!
Something completely different, stylish and simple! This collection of olive wood decorations and affordable and look beautiful as part of a modern Christmas display!
The first Christmas item that the Wohlfahrt family began selling over 50 years ago!
The range of music boxes available varies as much as the pyramids do, from traditional designs to quirky takes on different Christmas themes!
This post has only scratched the surface of the Käthe Wohlfahrt range and is very much reflective of our own personal taste, but if your choice of Christmas decorations leans more towards traditional baubles and garlands, or is modern and minimalistic, you should take some time to browse their online site, or visit one of their Christmas stores situated across Europe!
This post isn’t sponsored, we just like Käthe Wohlfahrt! The product images are all taken from the official website.