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Panoptikum

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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...more
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Spielbudenplatz 3, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 13 December 2018

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 is 6.50 Euro each but with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GraceH123
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

This museum is quite small but quite brilliant. It is very reasonable priced at €6 and for that you also get a free audio guide which came in handy to explain some of the lesser known figures. It has quite a range of wax figures,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nicola T
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Me and the kids popped in here over the weekend and had a good time, obviously there are wax works there that we didn't recognise but there was enough there to keep us all entertained. Cant remember exactly how much it cost but we had...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jamesv150
panoptikumhamburg, Geschäftsführer at Panoptikum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Dear James V, Thank you for your visit together with your family and your review. We are happy, that you enjoyed your visit at our museum and has an entertaining time in our exhibition. We appreciate that you mentioned in your review the good price-performance...More

Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

This museum has some pretty good wax figures, some not so good because they were made a long time ago. Some do not resemble the originals at all. Overall, OK experience but nothing too special. As a tourist from the USA, however, I was appalled...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank paulina_lip
panoptikumhamburg, Geschäftsführer at Panoptikum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Dear paulina_lip, Thank you for your visit and your review here on tripadvisor. We appreciate that you mentioned in your review the good quality of our waxworks. You're right that we show in our exhibition also some waxworks which are not as good as others...More

Reviewed 21 October 2017

Very good welcome from staff and an audio guide supplied at no extra cost. The charge was 6 euros but cheaper with a Hamburg Card. Although some of the waxworks were of local and national heroes and personalities there were enough familiar faces to make...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Philip S
panoptikumhamburg, Inhaber at Panoptikum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Dear Philip S, 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 value for money. We appreciate that you mentioned in your...More

Reviewed 20 October 2017

We had a great time at the wax works! it was a little cheesy and some of the figures were better than others, but good fun. Took us roughly 30 mins to go round, but you could spend longer if you wished. Good value for...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank pennyr579
panoptikumhamburg, Inhaber at Panoptikum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Dear pennyr579, 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 value for money. You're right that we show in our exhibition...More

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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Gordon103
panoptikumhamburg, Geschäftsführer at Panoptikum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Dear Gordon103, 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 our audioguide. We personally think, that the audioguide is a very useful tool...More

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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank sjr182
panoptikumhamburg, Geschäftsführer at Panoptikum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Dear sjr182, 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 wax...More

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

Date of experience: April 2017
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

Date of experience: February 2017
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

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