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Panoptikum, Hamburg

3.6
#10 of 64 in Museums in Hamburg
Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
Open for more than a century, Panoptikum holds court as the oldest wax museum in Germany. Get up close to more than 120 figures, including political ones like Barack Obama, religious ones like the pope, and personalities from art and music, such as the Beatles and Mozart. Popular culture is represented, too, with characters like Harry Potter. A separate section holds the museum's original works, designed to educate people with displays about widespread diseases. This section is kept separate for those who would prefer not to see graphic displays. Unlike many museums of this kind, flash photography is permitted. Take a look at our Hamburg vacation planning tool to schedule your visit to Panoptikum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Compact but very good value and an enjoyable hour. Opportunity to get some nice photos and the whole venue felt historic with a good ambience.  more »
  • We went to the Panoptikum because we were in the area and i'd read about it on some Hamburg guides. I'm actually so happy that we went, it was a little last day highlight of our trip. The entrance...  more »
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  • Its is a small museum and and there are many wax idols of different Famous people doesnt matter the country they belong. From Donald trump to Beatles. There are many idols and they also provide a small phone like guide Where you press the number assigned to individual idol they the phone will brief you about the idol. It is a nice experience. And yes the entry is paid.
  • Expected something better, but for such price is ok..
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