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Designpanoptikum

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Address: Torstr. 201, 10115 Berlin, Germany
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Amazing fun!

Had a great time here! The owner/curator is very entertaining and engaging. You are also encouraged to take pictures, unlike many other far more stuffy museums.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time here! The owner/curator is very entertaining and engaging. You are also encouraged to take pictures, unlike many other far more stuffy museums.

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Thank travis w
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For lovers of design, the Surreal, the quirky. This place is absolutely a must. You'll be introduced to the concept of the gallery by its owner/curator /photographer. An incredible collection of industrial design taken out of context will teach you our to observe, question and study the nature of design close up. Not a suitable place for children, there's lots... More 

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Exeter, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2017

The Designpanoptikum is the physical manifestation of the wonderful mind of the museum's Director, Vlad. This carefully curated industrial design collection is enhanced by clever and thought-provoking layout. Vlad's knowledge and infectious enthusiasm add to the eclectic range of artefacts on display. The museum also contains a gallery of his stunning photographs which blend human and machine in a series... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 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 December 6, 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 November 23, 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 November 15, 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 October 14, 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 October 8, 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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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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