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Rothenburg is a good place to load up on Bavarian memorabilia. Friese-Kabalo Kunstgewerbe OHG, Grüner Markt 7 (tel. 09861/7166), specializes in cuckoo clocks and also carries Hummel figurines, pewter beer steins, music boxes, and dolls. Käthe Wohlfahrt's Weihnachtswerkstatt (Christmas Workshop), Herrngasse 1 (tel. 098614090), is a national institution with shops in towns around Germany and stalls at Christmas markets. Shelves are filled with everything from clothing and accessories to cuckoo clocks, but the real attractions are toys and Christmas ornaments. If you collect teddy bears, you’ll love Teddyland, Herrngasse 10 (tel. 09861/8904; www.teddyland.de), which stocks more than 5,000 of them, the largest teddy bear population in Germany. Bear images are printed on everything from T-shirts to bags and watches.

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