Käthe Wohlfahrt

Shop - Gift

17 - 19 Stonegate, York, YO1 8ZW

Tel: 01904 655080

Käthe Wohlfahrt


Käthe Wohlfahrt is a family owned business founded in 1964 by Wilhelm and Käthe Wohlfahrt. Everything began with a Christmas music box from the Erzgebirge region which was a gift to friends. The business idea grew out of a love for a traditional Christmas, together with an enthusiasm for preserving customs and the associated craftsmanship. Please click HERE to see our website.

In August 2016 the first all year round Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas shop in Great Britain opened its doors in the picturesque city of York.

In the heart of the city and only 200 yards from the impressive York Minster, "Mulberry Hall", one of York's oldest and most iconic houses, became the home to a unique Christmas world over two floors. It is worth a visit to the listed building, dating back to 1434, with its splendid Tudor front and stunning panelled room on the upper floor. 

In the historical rooms, visitors can immerse themselves in a magical Christmas world, with a wide selection of beautifully handmade and hand-painted Christmas decorations and gift ideas made of glass, wood and much more. Here visitors experience a world that transports you back in time to rediscover the well-known and the traditional (for example the Erzgebirge decorations) but also includes modern styles. As Käthe Wohlfahrt's only shop in Great Britain this is the only place where you will find their most popular designs, which are developed in the company's own artist workshop in Rothenburg o.d. T/Germany. The experience would not be complete without a visit to our 1st floor Cuckoo Clock room.  Here you will see a selection of exquisite, genuine cuckoo clocks made in the Black Forest region of Germany.   

Opening Times

* Mon - Sat - 10:00 - 17:30
Sun - 10.30 - 17:30


Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted - Small dogs if carried
  • Gift shop
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted


  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020
  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Tourism Awards Finalist York Tourism Awards Finalist 2016

Road Directions

Käthe Wohlfahrt is situated in a listed building on medieval Stonegate, just a stone's throw from York Minster. Park and Ride There are 5 park and ride services with frequent journeys into the city centre. Further details can be viewed at including location sites and route maps. Marygate Car Park (approximately 10 minutes walk) The nearest car park is Marygate, which is located off Bootham, the main approach road into the City from the North (A19). Pay at meter or by credit/debit card via mobile phone to the number indicated at meter. Alternative car park locations are listed at Walk from the car park via the access road back onto Marygate and turn left. After 40 metres turn right into the Museum Gardens and proceed through the park to the gates at the opposite end, which leads onto Museum Street. Turn left and proceed to traffic lights. Turn right at traffic lights into Blake Street, passing the Assembly Rooms and Macdonald’s on your right. Before Betty’s Tea-rooms turn left onto Stonegate (a pedestrian street). From York station (approximately 10 minutes walk) Turn left from the station concourse and walk east towards the Minster, which can be seen in the distance. Pass  The Principal Hotel on the left and proceed ahead at traffic lights. Follow the pavement under the arch and turn to the left to cross over Lendal Bridge with the River Ouse below and into Museum Street. After 200 metres turn right at traffic lights into Blake Street, passing the Assembly Rooms and Macdonald’s on your right. Before Betty’s Tea-rooms turn left onto Stonegate (a pedestrian street). Accessible by Public Transport: York Train Station station is 0.6 miles away.

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