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Established in 1879, Hamburg’s family-owned answer to Madame Tussauds is the oldest waxworks museum in Germany; divided into several sections, it features an entertaining romp through the world of celebrity as well as a look back over the last century or so of history. Many international stars grace the collection, from Angelina Jolie to Madonna, The Beatles to Karl Lagerfeld, while figures from the world of international politics include President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Historic displays review the dictators of the 20th century, from Hitler to Che Guevara, and there’s room full of a rather gruesome waxen medical exhibits tucked away at the rear of the museum that may startle those of a nervous disposition. Special guided tours for children aged between seven and 12 can be arranged in advance.
Spielbudenplatz 3. Open Mon–Fri 11am–7pm, Sat 11am–12 midnight, Sun 10am–7pm. Admission adults €6, seniors & students €5.50, children €4; free with the Hamburg Card.
Address: Spielbudenplatz 3, Hamburg 20359, Germany
Hours: Mon–Fri 11am–7pm, Sat 11am–12 midnight, Sun 10am–7pm
Admission: Adults: €6; Children: €4
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3 Tours and Activities to Experience Panoptikum
Enjoy swift entry to Germany’s oldest wax figure exhibition with this skip-the-line Panoptikum ticket in Hamburg. With your ticket in hand, beat the queues to this popular attraction and head inside to begin exploring. See life-like waxworks from the silver screen alongside your favorite pop stars and important figures from the worlds of politics and culture. During your visit, snap a selfie with Angelina Jolie, pose for a photo with German chancellor Angela Merkel or gaze longingly into Robbie Williams’ eyes! The Panoptikum is suitable for visitors of all ages.
Taking safety measures
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Explore the seedy side of vibrant Hamburg on this 2-hour St Pauli and red-light district walking tour. Follow a guide through the bustling streets of Hamburg’s St Pauli district, where vibrant bars jostle for space among neon-lit sex shops. Head along Herbertstraße to the bar where the Beatles started their career. Discover top local attractions and hidden gems known only to the locals, and see a side of Hamburg many visitors miss. Along the way, admire fine views over the pretty waterfront and gain insight into Hamburg’s colorful past.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Save as you sightsee around Hamburg with the Hamburg Card, yours for one great-value price. With your card, enjoy free or discounted entry to over 150 attractions and tours, including the City Hall (Rathaus); cruises around the harbor and scenic Lake Alster; last-minute theater tickets; and more. Plus, enjoy valuable discounts on select city tours, shops and restaurants, and enjoy unlimited city-wide bus, train and ferry travel, so you can hop between the sights with supreme ease. Choose the 5-day Hamburg Card to suit your schedule.
Explore the best Hamburg has to offer with this sightseeing pass and a one-day hop-on hop-off bus tour. Select a 1-, 2-, 3- or 5-day Hamburg City Pass, and then visit many of the city's top attractions. Also, save time with skip-the-line entry to Hamburg Dungeon, the Speicherstadtmuseum and more. Board at any of the 27 stops and get to know the city in custom fashion, with live on-board commentary in English and German. Includes a 1-hour sightseeing cruise on the Alster River.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Panoptikum hours of operation?
Panoptikum hours of operation: Mon–Fri 11am–7pm, Sat 11am–12 midnight, Sun 10am–7pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Should I book Panoptikum tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Panoptikum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 3 Panoptikum tickets and tours on Viator.
How much does it cost to visit Panoptikum 2021?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Panoptikum costs USD 8.48. Guided Panoptikum tours start around USD 8.48 per person. See all 3 Panoptikum tickets and tours on Viator.
What's the best way to experience Panoptikum?
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