At the suggestion of the Rick Steve's Travel Book, we went to the Anneliese Friese Shop in Rothenburg. They do have a good selection of steins and clocks and souvenirs in the small shop. The shop owner greeted our American family kindly at the door. I showed him my travel book and he gave us a special map of the city as he gives everyone. He showed us around the shop, reminded us of the discount he would give us due to Rick Steves and seemed friendly.
But, then the most shocking things happened. The next group that arrived at the door was Oriental. The owner immediately began to close the door in their faces and told them that the shop was closing. The owner turned to my son and said, "We want you to have a nice shopping experience. Those people just bump into everything and then don't buy anything." The people stood outside for a just a second and went on their way saying nothing. He then reopened the door to the shop. The next group of people was also Oriental and he also told them the shop was closing. He again closed the door on them. The next group actually got in the door. They had dark skin. The owner told them the shop was closing and asked them to leave.
My son saw all this happen and left the shop with his wife. He did not tell me what happened until we had left the shop. He was afraid to say anything while inside the shop. I am appalled by the shop owners behavior and would never return. I would suggest that others beware of this shop owner and his racist behavior!