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Designpanoptikum

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Address: Torstrasse 201, 10115 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 157 74012991
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OPen your mind to Vlad , if you dare !

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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essex England
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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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Iowaman1959
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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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

What a cool museum! Vlad, the lovely owner starts you off on a 10-15 minute intro to get your creative juices flowing. Literally, industrial objects are taken out of context and are seemingly randomly placed throughout the museum. Some objects are placed together in a manner that you will have a really hard time figuring out what the object's former... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

A friend told us about this place, and as it sounded interesting we decided to head over and have a look. The space is well used and even though it is quite small Vlad has used the space well to be able to exhibit truly original pieces of work. Like he said, all these things once had a real-life function... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It might not be something monumental, or stated as a must in Berlin, but I had a great experience there. Vlad is the collectionist and photographer who runs the museum. He has collected uncommon inventions and he will gladly explain their stories, sometimes mixing some objects to create surreal sculptures. He's a great storyteller and makes the visit very exciting,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Amazing place to see a different type of art. Very confusing (in a good way) and challenger. The guide (I guess he is the owner) was very anttentive. I've paid 7 euros to see it. There is no explanations for the pieces so you must think about what are you seeing. I recommend the visit for those who want to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Probably, the best museum I've ever seen... Vlad is the best host. Just try it, if you are tired of typical museum!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is a densely displayed collection of unusual industrial and medical artefacts - reassembled into a wonderfully bizarre display of surrealism. We loved it!

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I by accidents found this very very unique museum on the way to Mitte. You can easily find this place because the sign of this Museum is very big and Red colour. The staff which is the owner him self is very friendly man and willing to explain you about the collection. He was a photographer in Medium format era... More 

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Fantastic museum with a tour from the owner which really inspires the imagination. A lot of interesting objects to look at, the owner is obviously very passionate about what he does and he gives a great insight into his collection.

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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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