Nutcracker Museum

As much a gift shop as a place to peruse, the Nutcracker Museum specializes, as you'd guess, in an exceptional variety (around 5000 at last count) of nutcracker dolls. Ebony, metal, boxwood, ivory and porcelain – who knew cracking nuts could be so much fun?

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