Visit to Madame Tussauds in Berlin with many stars, VIP entrance and opening hours. As a blogger, you regularly meet celebrities and VIPs from all over the world, who travels the world like I do, meets many international stars and so you quickly spend a break at the airport with George Clooney or stand on the red carpet next to Julia Roberts, Johnny Depp or even come to an after-show party with Robbie Williams (without wife). It sounds like a dream and yet I was lucky – to be able to meet all the stars really within the shortest blogging time – at Madame Tussauds in Berlin on the street “Unter den Linden”.
In every major city
But once in a row – I knew of course Madame Tussauds already from London and New York and it is also the two cities where I have seen the most as a “tourist” and the practical offer – all tickets from one provider, has been possible there for a long time. For example, in New York I have always bought a CITY PASS, which include the 7 most important attractions. Ordered online – printed at home and past the queue, go directly into the attraction. That’s how I like it!
In Germany, I already know the service of Regiondo, where you can experience many attractions and sightseeing of the cities, in addition to cooking classes, romantic dinners. In Berlin you have the possibility to get the sightseeing buses or SEALife cheaper, to order the tickets for the TV tower (ALEX) or Panorama Punkt directly and you can also order a guide for your personal city tour. Why not explore Berlin in an old Trabbi – or rather the stretch limousine?
The offer is available for many major German cities and I wanted to try it out with the offer from Madame Tussaud. The order is quick and easy – and above all cheaper than buying directly at Madame Tussauds in Berlin.
Madame Tussauds Tickets and opening hours
The tickets of Madame Tussauds in Berlin cost only 21.00 EUR instead of 22.95 EUR – payment by credit card, Paypal, etc. possible – just print them out and enter the wax museum through the VIP entrance on a day of your choice. The great advantage, on a rainy day in Berlin you can quickly still print the tickets in the hotel and directly past the line of people visit the attractions and the decision was good. While several school classes waited outside the building, I was able to walk right through to the start of the tour with my tickets from Regiondo.
Not two minutes – instead of the often described wait time of about 30 to 90 minutes. The opening hours of Madame Tussauds in Berlin are from 10am – 7pm (in August until 8pm). The last admission is 18 o’clock. If you would like to wander through the exhibition at your leisure, you will need about 2 hours and have several opportunities for great snapshots or professional photo shoots. Taking photos in the wax museum of Madame Tussauds in Berlin is allowed, only in one place are prohibited, but more about that later.
Tour of the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Berlin
The makeup of Madame Tussauds in Berlin, as in all cities, is somewhat locally based and has many international stars as well as some figures from contemporary German history or people who have had a significant impact on contemporary Germany.
As in many attractions, in the entrance area of Madame Tussauds in Berlin there is of course first the possibility to have a photo taken together, next to a historic Trabant automobile and the camera is packed in an old historic column. The photos can then be viewed at a later date and of course bought. 🙂
Directly behind the entrance a familiar face, about which I recently wrote, after the art exhibition at the Kempinski Atlantic Hotel Hamburg, Udo Lindenberg stood right next to me. He was not particularly talkative – but allowed a joint photo…. 🙂 … maybe I’ll see him again in the next days or weeks at another place “Live” and not only write about him…
The first part of Madame Tussauds in Berlin also deals with the German past, from Karl Marx, Anne Frank (among others “The Diaries of Anne Frank”) to the Scholl siblings. An impressive room, if you know the history and the fate of the persons.
Directly in the room behind, one finds then a large figure of Sir Winston Churchill (British Prime Minister from 1940-1945 and 1951-1955), who led Great Britain through the Second World War and the person in your bunker, who caused all the suffering and the Second World War significantly. I can only gladly comply with the request of Madame Tussauds in Berlin – the only figure that may not be photographed in the premises of the wax museum. Even if “he” is well taken and really looks a bit scary, so much suffering has been brought upon all the people of the world that there is no need to support the popularity.
Conversation with political celebrities
Who has not always wanted to have a size comparison with current and historical politicians, how much taller was Willy Brandt than me, is John F. Kennedy tall or rather short – how did it seem when Kennedy gave his famous speech in Berlin with the words “Ich bin ein Berliner” and you are standing right next to him at that moment (even if it is only a wax figure).
What is the body shape of Michael Gorbachev or Ronald Reagan? How tall is Barack Obama and how is it to stand next to the German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel?
I have to admit, some politicians at Madame Tussauds in Berlin have been really well shot, with others there has been some creative freedom or in the last two to three years there have been some physical changes.
At the end of the political round through history, of course, a visit to the Federal President in Bellevue Palace can not be missed, as well as the visit to the former Pope John Paul II. As you can see, even Barack Obama had a short time for a #Selfie 🙂
Education, culture and art
On the upper floor of the wax museum of Madame Tussauds in Berlin, there are then the fine arts, as well as stars from sports and show business. Directly at the entrance you are welcomed by Ludwig von Beethoven, who, however, is more busy with the next compositions and does not like to be photographed 🙂 – in contrast to Albert Einstein.
The figure of Einstein is perfectly met and you really have the feeling you could talk with the scientist once again about the theory of relativity and ask questions for everyday life and directly behind Einstein a memory from my school days was waiting for me.
Siegmund Freud invited directly to sit down on his couch and talk about the things that preoccupy me. For a little moment, you certainly have the feeling at this point of Madame Tussauds, you would really sit with the psychologist. Great design and a nice trip back in time, just like the works of Thomas Mann and Berthold Brecht.
One room further at Madame Tussauds in Berlin, two special figures await the visitor, on the one hand Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II and on the opposite side “E.T.”. A special combination and E.T. also directly invites to a ride on his bike and who knows where the journey would have gone.
But I declined the offer and decided to have a short talk with David Garrett.
Afterwards, of course, you also have the opportunity to visit the big sports stars from Germany and directly in the entrance area probably Manuel Neuer, as well as Oliver Kahn share the big gate. Of course, Dirk Nowitzki, Jürgen Klinsmann, Franz Beckenbauer, Mesut Özil as well as “Messi” and from the tennis sport Boris Becker and Steffi Graf are also represented.
Creation of the wax figures
After the whole impressions of the stars it becomes then very interesting and thus there is the possibility, by the example of Herbert Grönemeyer, to look at the emergence of a figure once more exactly.
How are the impressions taken, which tools are used and above all how are the stars measured – each hair is inserted by hand. Almost unbelievable – 140 working hours only for the head hair to use and daily the figures are again “refreshed”. One can imagine then only, which value in the figures is.
If you then consider that the first figures of Madame Tussaud were already created at the end of the 18th century (although not yet in the present form) the admiration becomes even greater. The first wax museum was built in London in 1802, and the current rooms of Madame Tussauds in London have existed since 1864.
Show stars, television stars and cinema stars
The last major area within the wax museum of Madame Tussauds in Berlin are the cinema stars and show stars. Starting with a visit to Stefan Raab’s famous TV couch at TV-Total including the working desk, to Wetten dass (with Thomas Gottschalk) and “Wer wird Millionär” with Günther Jauch, as well as Matthias Schweighöfer and Michael “Bully” Herbig.
Of course, the biggest crowds were in the rooms with the international show stars, and who wouldn’t want to be photographed with Rihanna, the late Michael Jackson or Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Britney Spears or Beyonce.
For me always interesting also there to be able to estimate the sizes and figures of the stars a little more accurately. Even with the biggest platform high heels Miley Cyrus is still a clear piece smaller than me – just like Britney Spears – who would have expected that.
At the end, as already visible in the cover picture above, the absolute A-celebrity was waiting for the visitors, Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Tom Cruise and of course Robbie Williams.
The invitation to a cozy round on his sofa I just could not refuse – briefly take a seat and a nice souvenir photo and let’s see, maybe we see each other again at a concert in the future.
Conclusion – Madame Tussauds in Berlin
The wax museum of Madame Tussauds in Berlin on the street “Unter den Linden” is a good alternative for exploring Berlin, especially on rainy days. The combination with the Brandenburg Gate is perfect for a day in the German capital.
I can only recommend you to do Madame Tussauds in Berlin right in the early morning when there are less tourists around or 2-3 hours before the wax museum closes.
To get the tickets cheaper and easier, I can recommend you to order and print them directly at Regiondo. If you are already in a hotel in Berlin, just ask at the reception and most hotels will gladly print out the tickets for free.
I will certainly discover Berlin and other cities in this way again and also present you more travel tips for Berlin in the future. What else you can do in Berlin, you can find on my travel guide “Top 10 travel tips and sightseeing for Berlin”.
I wish you a lot of fun in Berlin and at the visit of Madame Tussauds in Berlin and maybe we will see us once in front of the Brandenburg Gate or on the street “Unter den Linden”.