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Sunday May 17th, 2015

Citystay Travel Tips: Madame Tussauds in Berlin

Everyone here at the Citystay Hostel are travelers, adventurers, and most of all, passionate about the wonderful city of Berlin! So for today’s blog post, we’ll be hearing from one of our favorite former interns Luna Rodriguez Natal, a 24-year-old traveler from the city of Móstoles in Madrid, Spain.

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For today’s Citystay Blog post, she writes about her visit to Madame Tussauds in Berlin!

Read her blog entry below:

Hallo alle Zusammen! Today we are writing to recommend an impressive interactive museum in the city of Berlin! Two weeks ago I had the chance to visit Madame Tussauds Berlin, and I have to say after visiting Madrid’s Wax Museum and London’s Madame Tussauds I thought I saw all that I needed to see in wax museums, but I was definitely wrong.

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This museum opened its doors in 2008. It’s located in an old building in Unter den Linden Straße, 2 minutes from the famous Brandenburger Tor. It has several floors, quite wide and and it’s also perfectly equipped for disabled people. Though it is not as big as the Londoner equivalent and doesn’t have that many figures, it has something totally different from the rest of the two museums named on top!

 

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Photograph by Neon Nero via Flickr Creative Commons

The exhibition is divided into several distinct parts, each of them very focused on the theme that they are trying to convey. Here’s a rundown of what you can expect to encounter: important figures of German history; world most featured politicians; the greatest minds and creative people in history; movie and sport stars; the latests trendy musicians and also a very interesting sector dedicated to the preparation of wax figures. Also depending on the different events of the year they open new exhibitions.

The duration of the visit depends on each person but I would say it’s about one hour and a half and 2 hours. There is a lot to do in this museum, not only you can take pictures with every single figure, but also touch them and what’s cooler, you can get dressed as some of them, and take pictures too! It’s very interactive! Also there’s one section in which you can create wax hands and another one in which you can see step by step how the figures and their personal details are being created! That’s something you can not miss!

About the figures I have to say I was quite shocked. I didn’t expect finding some of them in the museum. A good example is Hitler’s figure, located inside a bunker room; quite impressive. But you can also find Barack Obama wax figure, E.T figure, Einstein, Michael Jackson, Sigmund Freud, Miley Cyrus or Lady Gaga among others. Oliver Kahn is the most expensive figure because it has the mouth open and they had also to create every teeth the same as the goalkeeper has (the employees explained). Miley Cyrus is the latest figure that arrived to Madame Tussauds Berlin.

Employees in this museum are very proffesional and are always helping every visitor. They are ready to answer every question you could have, and always in the mood of giving you extra information about the figures. They seem to actually love to explain visitors all about the museum.

To sump up I have to say is a very recommended museum if you have already visited the Museums Island in Berlin, or if you like visiting wax museums as well. My global impression was very positive and under my view is even better than the Londoner Madame Tussauds. The price could be a little high but there is always the possibility to buy your tickects online, and save a 40% of it. So if you’re coming to Berlin, don’t hesitate! A visit Madame Tussauds in Berlin is a great way to rub elbows with prominent (wax) figures in history.