Hamburg: Ticket to the Panoptikum Waxworks
- Valid: 1 day
- Optional audio guide
Discover the fascination between waxworks and reality at the Panoptikum in Hamburg – the oldest waxworks in Germany. Experience the fascinating world of wax, merging reality with fantasy, across 700 square meters. Meet more than 120 personalities from history, art, and politics as well as celebrities and superstars – all lifelike and closely replicated as wax figures. Whether Michael Schumacher, Queen Elizabeth II, Vitali Klitschko, Karl Lagerfeld, or Helmut Schmidt – they're all waiting for you! You can also discover the giant woman Mariedl with a height of 2.27 meters as well as a man with 3 eyes and other extraordinary people. A scary corner and a medical-anatomical cabinet complete the exhibition.
it's not Mme Tussaud but it's ok. Good value for money. Many German characters not so well known to the rest of us foreigners.
Take a voyage of discovery across nine 'decks' at the impressive International Maritime Museum. Housed inside the oldest surviving warehouse in Hamburg, the museum gives you a comprehensive view of the sea and oceans, and how cultures have explored them throughout the millennia. Meet pirates, find out how captains mastered navigation, look at hundreds of nautical uniforms and connect with Hamburg's important nautical history. The exhibition includes more than 40,000 pieces, making it the world's largest private maritime collection. An absolute highlight of this museum is the floor dedicated to marine biology research. This portion of the exhibit was developed in collaboration with leading scientific institutions and is constantly updated. Research instruments, samples from the sea bed, films taken by diving robots, an actual wall of ice and fascinating underwater audio samples deliver...
Go on an imaginary journey to the 1960s and 70s, across the Atlantic Ocean to Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires and back again. Experience life as a lookout on the bridge or stand deep within the Machine Room to feel the steady pulse of the engines. Relax with the passengers in the saloon to the sound of light music while on a fun-filled voyage to South America. Cap San Diego is the largest civil museum ship in the world. It is the last surviving ship in a series of six fast general cargo ships, which were built in 1961/62 for the shipping company Hamburg South and drove to South America until the end of 1981. Hamburg's unique maritime monument has been a museum ship since 1988 and can be visited from bridge to hatch and from heart to head. During your self-guided tour, watch the documentary "A Suitcase Full of Hope - Emigration Port of Hamburg" about the fate of emigrants between 1850 a...
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The panopticum contains about 150 wax figure, most of them are international but about 25 are mainly for German visitors, some of them with relation to Hamburg like former soccer player Uwe Seeler or German pop star Udo Lindenberg. You can spend in the wax figure museum about an hour/ 90 minutes, then you have seen almost everything. Nevertheless I recommend a visit as the price is fair.
Nice atmosphere. The figures are integrated into suitable scenes. The newer figures look better. Everything is lovingly designed. At the checkout we would be offered to store the suitcases. That's great.
Visiting Cap San Diego on your own (with audio guide) is a great opportunity :-) It is highly recommended and was a great tour between Elphi and Landungsbrücken .... Thank you very much !!!
The figures look really lifelike. Especially the representation of historical people on the top floor is really good!
A nice and interesting place to learn about ships.