Kaethe Wohlfahrt: "Stands Alone" Bamberg Shopping Tip by Maryimelda

Bamberg Shopping: 11 reviews and 19 photos


All of Kaethe Wohlfahrt shops all over Germany are eye catching to say the least. They are amazing to browse and are dressed and displayed with obvious meticulous care and attention to detail. A gift shopper's delight, you might say.
So why do I say that Kaethe Wohlfahrt stands alone? Well, in this instance, I was in Bamberg on a rainy Sunday and the only store open (and selling umbrellas) was Kaethe Wohlfahrt. This is probably one of the many reasons for the huge success of this chain of stores. I know that it is the norm in Germany for shops to close on Sunday, but what about the visitors? On this particular Sunday there was money to be made, if only the proprietors of the other stores could see that. Kaethe Wohlfahrt is on top of the heap because the proprietors are prepared to go that extra mile. Good luck to them.

What to buy: The stores are particularly well known for the amazing array of dolls of all shapes and sizes to be had.

What to pay: A little or a lot depending on what you are looking for.

Directions: Right next to the Alte Rathaus on the Old Town side.
Theme: Gifts

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 17, 2010
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