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Panoptikum Wax Museum

Buy your entry into the Panoptikum Wax Museum here – or visit the Panoptikum for free with the Hamburg City Pass, save 7,50€.

Front view of Panoptikum wax museum by night View inside Hamburgs Panoptikum wax museum Wax figure of pink dressed Queen Elizabeth at Panoptikum wax museum Mother and daugther gaze at the Wax figure of Queen Elizabeth at Panoptikum wax museum Visitor facing at wax figure of German comedian Otto Waalkes Two young visitors gazing at wax figue of popular singer Udo Lindenberg. Man taking selfie with drag queen Olivia Jones Wax figure of singer Adele at Panoptikum wax museum

Germany's oldest wax museum is the perfect place to meet famous people from the worlds of history, politics, sport and music. Over a surface area of 700 square meters, you'll encounter Barack Obama, Harry Potter, and Karl Lagerfeld – without their bodyguards! Perhaps you'll be surprised to learn how short Robbie Williams is! You'll never get up close and personal with the stars like this again – with the singer Adele, being yet another celebrity for you to meet!

Your ticket to the Panoptikum Wax Museum

Buying your ticket for the Panoptikum wax museum is simple and convenient. It only takes a few clicks, and you’ll soon be getting your hands on your entrance ticket to the popular wax museum, allowing you to relax and enjoy planning your visit! 

Or, why not take things a step further and, at the next stage of the online booking process for your Panoptikum ticket, combine it with tickets for additional attractions and tours inHamburg. Simply add the attractions that are of interest to your shopping cart and collect tickets to anunforgettable experience in a customized collection that suits your own personal needs. 

Hamburg City Pass: Get your ticket for the Panoptikum wax figure museum included in the convenient Hamburg City Pass bundle. In addition to free entry to the Panoptikum Wax Museum, you’ll also enjoy free entry to many more popular attractions, museums, and other sights – and it even gives you unlimited travel on the local public transport in the beautiful port city. 

The entrance charge for the Panoptikum Wax Museum varies with different age groups and, as such, it’s a good basis for comparison. Adult visitors to the popular wax figure exhibition on the Reeperbahn pay an entrance fee of € 7.50, while children and young people under eighteen are charged a fee of € 6.00. 

Opening hours Panoptikum Wax Museum

Monday to Friday: 10AM–8PM
Saturday: 10AM–10PM
Sunday and public holidays: 10AM–8PM

Please note: The Panoptikum will be closed from 15 January to 31 January 2024 for renovation work.

Admission fee Panoptikum Wax Museum

Adults: 8.90 €

Children and teens 6-17: 7.50 €
Seniors as of 65th birthday: 8.50 €

Address Panoptikum Wax Museum

Spielbudenplatz 3
20359 Hamburg
+49 (0)40 310317

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Direction Panoptikum Wax Museum

U3 to St. Pauli
Bus 6, 36, 37 to St. Pauli

Special conditions of use

Closed: 24 Dec./ 11 Jan.–27 Jan.

Highlights of the Panoptikum Wax Museum

  • 120 wax figures from history, politics, sport, and music 
  • Rallies for children, young people, and adults 
  • Horror corner and medical and anatomically correct dummies 

In the area around the Panoptikum Wax Dummy Exhibition

Panoptikum Wax Museum

The Panoptikum in Hamburg has plenty of international stars, sporting legends, politicians and historic figures on display. Get up close to some of the most famous people of our era in Germany’s oldest wax museum, which has been a fixture on the Reeperbahn for over 130 years, and which is now run by the Faerber family.

The collection of 120 wax dummies not only includes current celebrities but also old favorites that young and old fans will love to visit. Your journey through the wax exhibition is an opportunity to discover many famous faces from the worlds of movies and music: Madonna and Michael Jackson still reign as queen and king of pop, while Elvis Presley drops in for a visit. Naturally, it wouldn’t be a museum without Marilyn Monroe, nor can the museum miss out on “Pretty Woman” Julia Roberts. 

If you would like to get to know some Hamburg legends, the Panoptikum on the Reeperbahn is exactly the right place for you. You’re sure to meet true-to-life wax figures of Udo Lindenberg and Otto Waalkes, while Jan Fedder also casts a waxy eye over the visitors. 

The Panoptikum Hamburg provides history enthusiasts with the chance to look back over the history of Germany. As well as Germany’s first female Chancellor, Angela Merkel all her predecessors can be seen engaging in debate in the political section. Our German politicians are joined by international politicians including Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States of America. 

The wax museum display on the Reeperbahn is home to more than just politicians and megastars: artistical and musical geniuses are also immortalized in wax. The German winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921, Albert Einstein, is joined by the wunderkind of classical music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and the famous German poet, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. 

In addition to many celebrities from times gone by through to the modern era, there are also medically and anatomically correct body parts on display in Hamburg’s Panoptikum. These include a man with three eyes and a person with a second face. Who wouldn’t want to see that? The origins of these exhibits remain unclear: did they really live like that, or are they simply the creations of a fanciful imagination? 

The lowest floor of all is where things get truly gruesome, however, where Count Dracula works his evil spell. Could he be waiting for his next victim? 

A fascinating stroll through the Panoptikum Hamburg takes around thirty to sixty minutes, with the option of a bilingual audio guide in English and German providing background information about the individual personalities. 

Did you know that a model maker needs around nine to twelve months to complete a single wax model? 

The wax figure museum offers two different events for mystery lovers and children alike: the “Panoptikum News” for teenagers and adult fans of the wax figures, and the “Pauli P. Tour for Kids.”A large helping of fun is on the menu at both rallies. 

The Panoptikum also makes a great combination in conjunction with a walking tour through St. Pauli. 

Buy your entry tickets for the Hamburg Panoptikum online, saving time and money. Combine multiple individual attractions with the City Pass combo bundle and save money from the second attraction on. Entrance to the Panoptikum Hamburg is already included with the Hamburg City Pass

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