Hejsan! Maerose here. It’s a beautiful Friday, and it’s time to write another entry about my escapade in the grey city of Berlin. I have covered almost all the main sites and attractions in the city — the Brandenburger tor, Berlin Wall, Holocaust Memorial, Potsdamer Platz, Tiergarten, the Reichstag, among others (see previous posts). My sister and I got tickets to two tourist attractions as well, the Berlin Dungeons and Madame Tussauds wax museum. We were pretty occupied by the scary experience in the dungeons, so I didn’t manage to take lots of photos there. But with the legendary wax museum, it would be a miss if I let the camera down!
Madame Tussauds, born Marie Grosholtz in 1761, was a French wax sculptor. She inherited Dr. Philippe Curtius’ wax exhibit in 1794. The doctor also was the one who taught her the art of wax modelling.
In the 1800s, Madame Tussauds took her exhibit on tour to the British Isles, and in 1972, the second wax exhibit opened in Amsterdam. Soon after, Madame Tussauds wax museums were opened in Las Vegas, New York. Hong Kong, Shanghai, Washington D.C., Berlin, Hollywood, Bangkok, Vienna and Blackpool.
Inside the museum are wax figures of famous TV personalities, celebrities, historical figures, scientists, musicians, etc.
We purchased a combo ticket for the Berlin Dungeons and Madame Tussauds for 26 euros. For more information, click: Madame Tussauds. It was fun to pose around with the wax figures. Fangirling at its finest! I even had a photo with German chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Obama! 😀
This is all for now. It’s Friday, just Friday, and I gotta get back to business! Cheers! ❤ #spreadlove