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Madame Tussauds is the Berlin branch of the famous London Wax Museum opened in 2008. The media storm was caused by the inclusion of the Adolf Hitler figure in the collection, which one of the visitors tore off their heads on the first day of the exhibition. Currently, the figure of Hitler stands behind the glass partition. In addition, we have the opportunity to see the images of dozens of other famous people, including Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Ludwig van Beethoven and Leo Messi.
At the Berlin Wax Museum you can also see an exhibition dedicated to Madame Tussauds herself, i.e.Maria Grosholtz (after her husband Tussauds), a French sculptor who performed, among others wax masks of death of aristocrats guillotined during the French Revolution. She traveled with them in England, Wales and Ireland, and in 1835 she founded a permanent museum that still exists in London.
The figures are made of a mixture of beeswax and wax based on petroleum. They have porcelain teeth, glass eyes and hair implanted one at a time. The cost of producing one wax figure is about 200 thousand. euro.