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Panoptikum

Spielbudenplatz 3, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
+49 40 310317
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Likeness is no coincidence.these are works of art.Whether glamorous, stunningly beautiful or scary,meticulous attention to detail is evident in every figure.Lifelike, at close quarters. Historical figures, artistsand politicians, celebrities and megastars. Athletesand popular contemporaries.Hamburg’s PANOPTIKUM looks back on over 130years of history. It is the oldest waxworks in Germany.A family business in which tradition is upheld withdevotion and care. In keeping with our slogan: Greatentertainment for young and old alike.
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Spielbudenplatz 3, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
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+49 40 310317
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Thisn is an old fashionjed type of wax museum - a bit like a smaller version of Madame Tussaud's before it became super trendy. This museum has people who had to do something to become famous or of historical importance and does not appear to...More

Thank Gordon103
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Although the museum is quite small there is still enough to see to occupy you for an hour or so on a rainy day. Some of the figures are quite realistic although some are just creepy. Others do not represent the person very well at...More

Thank sjr182
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I was there about three weeks ago as I asked my husband to take me there. Everyone from the lady who sells tickets to the receptionists were so amazing. I loved looking at the quality of the wax figures and I also learned a lot...More

Thank Cristina Z
panoptikumhamburg, Geschäftsführer at Panoptikum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Dear Cristina Z, Thank you for your visit and your review here on tripadvisor.com. We are happy, that you enjoyed your visit at our museum! We appreciate that you mentioned in your review the friendliness of our employees. We will forward this praise to our...More

Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Popped in as part of a Sunday stroll around Hamburg. Very good value at 6Euros though do not expect a Madam Tussauds experience! There are approx 130 figures some of which as German/European are not very familiar however all well done and imaginatively laid out....More

Thank DavidM299
panoptikumhamburg, Geschäftsführer at Panoptikum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Dear David M, Thank you for your visit and your review here on tripadvisor.com. We are happy, that you enjoyed your visit at our museum. We appreciate that you mentioned in your review it's good value for money. Additionally, we would like to thank you...More

Reviewed 5 January 2017

This museum is not very big, but big enough to entertain without getting bored. The quality of the figures is very good.More

1  Thank Simonetta8721
panoptikumhamburg, Inhaber at Panoptikum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

Dear Simonetta8721, Thank you for your visit and your review here on tripadvisor.com. We are happy, that you enjoyed your visit at our museum. We appreciate that you mentioned in your review the good quality of our waxworks! Thank you again for your visit and...More

Reviewed 27 December 2016

I was there in September 2015 and I have to tell you I was shocked. The elder lady on the reception was rude, I asked her a few questions about taking pictures, and she basically yelled at me and she said to me that I...More

Thank LolaBrennt0406
panoptikumhamburg, Inhaber at Panoptikum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

Dear LolaBrennt0406, Thank you for your visit and your review here on tripadvisor.com. We are really sorry that you didn't had the chance to enjoy the visit due to our employees. We know that the friendlyness of our employees is an important factor, maybe even...More

Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The Price is ok (6€for Adult and 4€ for Kids). Too pity they don't provide a family ticket. But kids were very happy and satisfied visiting this wax cabinet. From the main room to upstairs and downstairs were fascinating. Queen Elizabeth is like real and...More

Thank Gaganawati
panoptikumhamburg, Geschäftsführer at Panoptikum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2016

Dear Silvia E, Thank you for your visit and your review here on tripadvisor.com. We are happy, that you enjoyed your visit at our museum. We appreciate that you mentioned in your review it's good value for money. Additionally, we would like to thank you...More

Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

There were a few good figures but most of them were not really realistic and halfbof them we didn't know who the wax figures are.More

1  Thank Yankı B
panoptikumhamburg, Geschäftsführer at Panoptikum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2016

Dear Yankı B, Thank you for your visit and your review here on tripadvisor.com. You're right that we show in our exhibition also some waxworks which are not as good as others in our exhibition. In the 1960s and 1970s we had sculptors who produced...More

Reviewed 10 May 2016

Run by the eccentric Vlad, curator, collector and photographer of this exhibition his warm welcome and surreal sense of humour are certainly part of the experience. This sizeable collection is wonderfully displayed for exploration as a living still life- though Vlad shuns the term sculptor....More

Thank Amy K
Reviewed 4 April 2016

The Panoptikum is a wax museum with many German famous personalities as wax figures - from Otto to Schmidt. It also includes many international personalities. The figures are not always very accurate, but the whole ambience is really interesting...and in parts a little creepy from...More

1  Thank gelatogirl72
panoptikumhamburg, Geschäftsführer at Panoptikum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2016

Dear Silvia E, Thank you for your visit and your review here on tripadvisor.com. We are happy, that you enjoyed your visit at our museum. We appreciate that you mentioned in your review the atmosphere and the attention to detail in our exhibition. You are...More

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