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Designpanoptikum

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Address: Torstrasse 201, 10115 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 157 74012991
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This is a must see in Berlin. The owner of the museum has done a wonderful job in creating a surreal experience that is incredibly mentally stimulating. Worth every penny.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Owner greets you and essentially tells you to use your imagination to figure out what all the bizarre machines in the place are for. If one is not techy minded, it's more a trip into the surreal. That's interesting, but a little more info would be helpful. OK if you're in the area, but wouldn't make a special trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This is a must see in Berlin. The owner of the museum has done a wonderful job in creating a surreal experience that is incredibly mentally stimulating. Worth every penny.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The owner shows small groups around his collection of strange, & not so strange objects. He is as interesting as some of his artefacts!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

A nice exposition of industrial tools/objects taken out of context. The intent of the owner of the museum is to train one's phantasy: goal pretty much achieved!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A unique museum that puts old products for display. Everything is displayed out of context so you can challenge yourself to discover it's real purpose. The host is funny and gives interesting explanations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Very impressed by the owner Vlad's tour of the museum and all of the fascinating objects he has collected! Loved the environment of the museum - Definitely a nice change from the conventional museum!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Beautiful pieces, great host. This quirky gallery is a museum of oddities that seemed out of time, like a 1920s version of a dystopian future as imagined by a somewhat perverse scientist. I loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Loved it! If you enjoyed Teufelsberg (my Berlin highlight), you'll absolutely love this place. Great museum, surrealism at its best!

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essex England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Junk shop? scrap yard? museum of torture? photographic museum? seems to appeal to the Brits for some reason, perhaps because Vlad is Russian, and sees everything differently including Germany and the Germans. He works hard to give you an entertaining visit to his small but hugely interesting Museum. The cost is 7 Euros. Well worth it, and you will leave... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We've been to Berlin twice now and each time we have found that one attraction that many don't know about but is definitely not to be missed. Two years ago it was the Boros collection and this year it was the quirky Design Panoptikum. The owner Vlad was not in the day we visited but his able assistant Nicholas gave... More 

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Mitte
The center 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 neighborhood’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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