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Enchanting Wonders Await: Unravel the Magic of Rothenburg ob der Tauber Christmas Market – A Spellbinding Fairy Tale of Beauty

Rothenburg ob der Tauber - fairy tales and Christmas
Christmas Museum Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Embark on a timeless journey: Rothenburg ob der Tauber - Where the Christmas Spirit reigns eternal! Immerse yourself in the enchanting Christmas Museum and delight in the year-round wonderland of a Christmas Shop. Step into a magical winter wonderland as the charming Christmas Market unfolds its delights!

Tourist Information

TypeChristmas market
Date15th Century
Getting thereAlthough slightly off major modern trade routes, transportation to Rothenburg ob der Tauber is easy by car, train, or bus from other major centers in Germany such as Frankfurt am Main, Heidelberg, Nuremberg (Nürnberg), and Munich (München)
By train: Frankfurt am Main Hauptbahnhof – 2h30 to 3h00
Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) – 2h45 to 3h15 Würzburg – 1h10
Nuremberg (Nürnberg) – 1h10 to 1h50
Munich (München) – 2h30 to 3h30
Heidelberg – 4h00
Info centerMarktplatz 2, 91541 Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber
Tel. +49 (0) 9861 404 800
Fax +49 (0) 9861 404 529
Opening timesFrom November 27th  to December 23rd, 2020
Monday – Thursday: 11 am – 7 pm
Friday – Sunday: 11 am – 8 pm
LocationAnsbach, Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany, Europe


Rothenburg ob der Tauber Christmas market location

Between the Marktplatz, Grüner Markt, and Kirchplatz

What not to miss

Rothenburg Horseman

Many cultural events take place throughout the duration of the market.

The highlight of the event is the arrival of the “Rothenburger Reiterle” (Rothenburg Horseman) which also gave the Market its name. The “Reiterle´s” historical origin extends back into prehistory. Our ancestors were under the belief that he was a descendant from another world who during the winter months glided through the skies with the souls of people past. Throughout the centuries, however, the horseman’s image changed from a ferocious character people feared to a warmly welcomed ambassador of the Christmas season.


Guided Tour of the Old Town 9E/person

Guided Tour with the Night Watchman 8E/person

Details about Rothenburg Tours: HERE

Christmas Museum, Käthe Wohlfahrt

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is home to a veritable Christmas Museum, Käthe Wohlfahrt. There are a shop and a museum. Both the shop and museum are open all year, which means you can get your ornaments whenever you want. Entering Käthe Wohlfahrt is like entering a fairytale.

About the author


I am Catalina, and my passion for travel, mysteries, legends and archaeology drives me to explore the world and uncover its hidden wonders.