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Designpanoptikum

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Address: Torstr. 201, 10115 Berlin, Germany
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+49 1577 4012991
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 18:00

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A 'surreal collection of industrial objects' in Berlin

Designpanoptikum (€8 per person) is a private museum featuring a 'surreal collection of industrial objects' which fill a handful of rooms the ground floor venue situated along... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Designpanoptikum (€8 per person) is a private museum featuring a 'surreal collection of industrial objects' which fill a handful of rooms the ground floor venue situated along Torstraße between Rosenthaler Platz and Oranienburger Tor U stations. Entry times are somewhat organised upon the hour when the museum owner (photographer/collector/artist) gives a brief introduction to those who have arrived at that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A highlight of our trip to Berlin. The owner/guide was very enthusiastic and spoke perfect English. He showed us around and asked us lots of questions making sure the experience was as perfect as possible. Cannot recommend highly enough. The owner alome is worth a visit to speak to, a really interesting and lovely human being.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing place comprised of ecelctic pieces both found and made.. make sure Vlad shares some of his many stories!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

A very intimate setting with the charming owner, but also with the fascinating pieces. When we arrived, we were greeted by the owner/curator himself, who is full of experience and legends of how he came to be with the collection that currently sits. Imagination and creativity needed!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We were so glad we've visited Vlad's museum. Inside you will find many interesting and funny objects, it's like an art of engineering. Definitely must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Surrealism is alive and well in Berlin! An eclectic collection of unusual technical and industrial objects from the past century, arranged and combined in a way as to thoroughly disguise their function and to suggest bizarre uses, some of which the Marquis de Sade might have been proud of. Every display looks fantastic and the Russian/French owner/guide (Vlad) is every... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Absolutely incredible museum of weird and wonderful objects from the last 100 years. The owner is probably the most magical entertaining man I have ever met and he has his visitor's spiel down to a T. Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing place. The owner is very entertaining and informative. He is a very talented artist. If we are in Berlin again, we will go back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We visited DesignPanoptikum museum on the advice of good friends & we were so glad we did. We were greeted by Vlad, the artist & owner who was entertaining, engaging & very witty! His designs are mainly clever, unusual & quirky spins on industrial equipment. His guided tour was just the correct level of guided. He introduced the museum &... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This place is totally underated online - i urge everyone to go see it! Its a personal collection of industrial objects collected by a photographer, and made into beautiful and strange surreal pieces. Half the charm of this place is the curator himself, a proper interesting, hilarious guy. €8 entry fee and you can wander around and take pictures as... More 

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The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighbourhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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