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Skip the Line: Panoptikum Hamburg

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US$ 7.31
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    What to Expect
    Visit: Panoptikum, Spielbudenplatz 3, 20359 Hamburg Germany

    Skip-the-lines in front of the museum and be amazed by the works of art. See wax figures from showbiz, culture, politics and history during your visit to Hamburg's Panoptikum. Bring your camera and have your picture taken with actress Angelina Jolie, German chancellor Angela Merkel or empress Sisi as you explore the wax museum's grounds.

    The Panoptikum is the oldest wax museum in Germany, looking back on more than 130 years of history displaying historical wax figures, artists and politicians, waxworks of celebrities and megastars as well as athletes and popular contemporaries.

    Providing great entertainment for young and old, the waxworks at the Panoptikum are upheld with devotion and care. A visit to the museum takes on average around 45 minutes up an hour -- guests are welcome to stay as long as they wish to explore the waxworks.

    A audio-guide is available in English and German, providing background information, music and anecdotes about the lifelike wax figures you walk past. A visit of the Panoptikum is suitable for all ages and very recommendable for children.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    St. Pauli, Hamburg
    Departure Time
    1/1/2020 - 1/12/2020Monday:11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
    Tuesday:11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
    Wednesday:11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
    Thursday:11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
    Friday:11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
    Saturday:11:00 AM - 11:55 PM
    Sunday:10:00 AM - 09:00 PM

    1/30/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday:11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
    Tuesday:11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
    Wednesday:11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
    Thursday:11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
    Friday:11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
    Saturday:11:00 AM - 11:55 PM
    Sunday:10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
    Return Details
    The easiest way to get to the Panoptikum is by public transport. Take line U3 to station St. Pauli and follow the signs to the Operettenhaus (3 minutes to walk). Alternatively take line S1, S2, S3 and leave at station Reeperbahn. Follow the signs to the Operettenhaus (10 minutes to walk).
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    • Entry/Admission - Panoptikum
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Your tickets will be held at the museums box office for collection on the day of your visit. Before you enter the museum please go to the box office.
    • The Panoptikum can be visited at the selected date during the following opening hours: Monday-Friday from 11am-9pm, Saturdays from 11am to midnight, Sundays from 10am-9pm
    • Audio-guide available in German and English (additional charge)
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    • English
    This was a fun activity, there were a number of well known historic, American, and yes German figures. Although the museum is small in size there is quite a few interesting pieces. Definitely Recommend if you have some spare time!
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    By: Panoptikum
    376 reviews
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    Hohenfels, Germany
    This was a fun activity, there were a number of well known historic, American, and yes German figures. Although
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    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Very enjoyable
    Compact but very good value and an enjoyable hour. Opportunity to get some nice photos and the whole venue felt
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    London, United Kingdom
    A great little gem just off the Reeperbahn
    We went to the Panoptikum because we were in the area and i'd read about it on some Hamburg guides. I'm actually
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    Warrington, United Kingdom
    Brilliant way to spend an hour or so...
    This museum is quite small but quite brilliant. It is very reasonable priced at €6 and for that you also get a
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    United Kingdom
    Interesting Place!
    Me and the kids popped in here over the weekend and had a good time, obviously there are wax works there that we
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    Houston, Texas
    Just OK
    This museum has some pretty good wax figures, some not so good because they were made a long time ago. Some do not
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    Philip S
    Basingstoke, United Kingdom
    Good value
    Very good welcome from staff and an audio guide supplied at no extra cost. The charge was 6 euros but cheaper with
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    Tamworth, United Kingdom
    Great cheesy fun!
    We had a great time at the wax works! it was a little cheesy and some of the figures were better than others, but
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    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Small - but one of the best wax museums
    Thisn is an old fashionjed type of wax museum - a bit like a smaller version of Madame Tussaud's before it became
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    Hamburg, Germany
    No Madam Tussauds but a good way to spend an hour or so on a rainy day
    Although the museum is quite small there is still enough to see to occupy you for an hour or so on a rainy day.
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    Cristina Z
    I loved it!
    I was there about three weeks ago as I asked my husband to take me there. Everyone from the lady who sells tickets
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    Sunday stroll
    Popped in as part of a Sunday stroll around Hamburg. Very good value at 6Euros though do not expect a Madam
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    Hamburg, Germany
    This museum is not very big, but big enough to entertain without getting bored. The quality of the figures is very
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    Cork, Ireland
    RUDE staff
    I was there in September 2015 and I have to tell you I was shocked. The elder lady on the reception was rude, I
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    Tuttlingen, Germany
    Made with love
    The Price is ok (6€for Adult and 4€ for Kids). Too pity they don't provide a family ticket. But kids were very
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    Key Details
    • Panoptikum
    • Duration: 45m
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    • Languages Offered: English, German
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