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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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Reviewed 4 January 2016

The price for the tickets is pretty good, considering what you get to see at Panoptikum. Some figures look a bit unrealistic but in total it is a nice museum.More

Thank bree-1709
panoptikumhamburg, Geschäftsführer at Panoptikum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2016

Dear bree-1709, 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. You're right that we show in our exhibition...More

Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

I stumbled upon this museum while walking downtown in Hamburg, and since it caught my attention I decided to try it out. The entrance fee is cheap (6 Euros if I remember correctly) and the staff was very friendly. Even though I did not recognize...More

1  Thank Garðar E
panoptikumhamburg, Geschäftsführer at Panoptikum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2015

Dear Garðar 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 and the our friendly employees. You are...More

Reviewed 2 October 2015

Some of the figures are bit unrealistic but most of them are very real :) Good price (6 EUR for adults, 4 for students) and there were plenty of impressive waxworks. Many of them were famous Germans who are mostly unknown to people of other...More

Thank PikkuMyy15
panoptikumhamburg, Geschäftsführer at Panoptikum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2015

Dear PikkuMyy15, Thank you for your visit and your review here on tripadvisor.com. We are happy, that you enjoyed your visit at our museum. You're right that we show in our exhibition also some waxworks which are not as good as the ones at other...More

Reviewed 21 September 2015

We went here on a recommendation from one of the staff members at our youth hostel and we were not disappointed. Very good value, (5 euros for adults, 4 for students) and there were plenty of impressive waxworks. Many of them were famous Germans who...More

Thank Matt G
panoptikumhamburg, Geschäftsführer at Panoptikum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2015

Dear Matt G, Thank you for your visit of the Panoptikum and your review here on tripadvisor. We are pleased that you enjoyed the visit of our museum. You are right, the beatles are not the best waxworks in the exhibition: Therefore they will be...More

Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

I was expecting a bit more modern figures. Most of the statues were made before the mid forties. So you get to see the dictators of the time. They are also a few other interesting figures though also. Adults € 6.00, Kids 4 €.More

Thank slowdiver72
panoptikumhamburg, Geschäftsführer at Panoptikum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2015

Dear slowdiver72, Thank you for your visit of the Panoptikum and your review here on tripadvisor. You are right, we have a number of older waxworks, but the majority of our figures is not as old as mentioned by you. We are an old company,...More

Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

Just visited as it was part of the Hamburg Turbopass would maybe not have paid otherwise. The figures were nowhere near as good as Madame Tussauds but it is a family run waxworks and is run with love and care. An enjoyable visit!More

1  Thank alydavies
panoptikumhamburg, Geschäftsführer at Panoptikum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2015

Dear alydavies, 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 main characteristic of the Panoptikum, the fact that it is still family...More

Reviewed 18 November 2014

If its a grey day in Hamburg, and, well, Hamburg has its fair share of those, then this place is well worth the 5.50euros- I found it to be hours of fun. There are quite a few German historical and celebrity figures that I didn't...More

1  Thank Deagle769
Reviewed 14 May 2014

I visited the Panoptikum with my grandmother and great-uncle while in St. Pauli for the day. I'd never visited a wax museum before, so it was great to see many of the historic German figures on display, as well as some of the Hollywood stars....More

Thank Holidayer3994
Reviewed 13 May 2014

This wax museum was pretty interesting to see. It has some german historical figures from 2nd WW, german celebrities, Angelina Jolie, The former german pope, beatles, Madonna, Che guevara, Tolstoi... All this near the bohemian area of Hamburg, St. pauli.

Thank Pri_Fagundes
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Panoptikum is the cheaper version of Madame Tussands which cost you only €5.50(normal rate) per entrance. With lots of semi realistic wax figures from Politician,artist,musician,performer or even movie scene with characters etc. Worth visiting,is cheap and nice.

Thank morinaga
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