Harry Potter: The Exhibition – Potsdam, Germany

The Exhibition‘s 19th worldwide stop landed in Potsdam, Germany. It remained open at the Caligari Hall at Filmpark Babelsberg from October 13, 2018, to March 10, 2019. Read more about this tour stop here.

Press Release


International Touring Exhibition will Open on October 13, 2018

Tickets on Sale Now at www.harrypotterexhibition.de

June 20, 2018 – Potsdam, Germany: Exciting news for Harry Potter™ fans! Harry Potter: The Exhibition will return to Germany this fall, offering fans in the region a second chance at an up-close look at thousands of props, costumes and creatures from the Harry Potter films. Opening on October 13, the exhibition will be hosted in the Caligari Hall at Filmpark Babelsberg in Potsdam. Tickets are on sale now at www.harrypotterexhibition.de.

In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, GES Events created the 1,600-square-meter traveling exhibition, where visitors are able to enjoy dramatic displays inspired by the Hogwarts™ film sets and see the amazing craftsmanship behind authentic costumes, props and creatures from the films. AWC AG are partnering with GES Events to present the exhibition in Potsdam. The Caligari Hall at Filmpark Babelsberg in Potsdam will be the exhibition’s next stop on its European tour following Milan at Fabbrica del Vapore.

Since its highly successful premiere at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago in 2009, it has been presented in a variety of major cultural and entertainment institutions and museums in cities around the world including Boston, Toronto, Seattle, New York, Sydney, Singapore, Tokyo, Cologne, Paris, Shanghai, Brussels, Madrid and Milan, welcoming more than 4.5 million visitors. From the moment guests enter Harry Potter: The Exhibition they are immediately drawn into the world of Harry Potter. Guests are greeted by an exhibit host who sorts several lucky fans into their favorite Hogwarts™ houses, then leads them inside the exhibition where their journey to favorite scenes from the Harry Potter films begins.

The exhibition features settings from the films’ most popular locations—including the Gryffindor™ common room and dormitory; classrooms like Potions and Herbology; and the Forbidden Forest—which are filled with thousands of authentic props, costumes, and creatures used in the filming of the iconic series. In addition to the beautiful environments and displays, there are several interactive elements. Guests can enter the Quidditch™ area and toss a Quaffle ball, pull their own Mandrake in the Herbology classroom vignette, and even tour a re-creation of Hagrid’s hut and sit in his giant-sized armchair.

Harry Potter: The Exhibition will be shown from October 13, 2018, for a limited time in Caligari Hall at Filmpark Babelsberg in Potsdam. Exhibition Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 5pm, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until 6pm Special opening hours and further information is available at www.harrypotterexhibition.de.


Entrance Caligari Hall: Marlene-Dietrich-Allee 9 – via Emil-Jannings-Str./G.-W.Pabst Str. – D-14482

Adults (from 16 years): 19,95€ (Mo. – Fr.) and 23,95€ on weekends (Sa. – So.)
Child: 4 – 15 years: 14,50€ (Mo. – Fr.) and 19,50€ on weekends (Sa. – So.)
Family (2 Adults, 2 Kids): 49,95€ (Mo. – Fr.) and 69,95€ on weekends (Sa. – So.)
Adolescents up to the age of 16 are admitted to the exhibition only when accompanied by an adult, children up to the age of 3 receive free admission.
Special rates for groups of 15 persons or more: hpe-gruppen@deag.de.

Timed-entry tickets are required, and the last entry will be 60 minutes before closing of the exhibition. Tickets to the exhibition are on sale now at www.harrypotterexhibition.de or at Ticket-Hotline: 01806 - 999 000 220* (Note on telephone charges: 0,20€ landline; max.0,60€ mobile line). A separate ticket for admission to the Filmpark is not needed. Audio tours are available, limited to a daily allotment. Advance purchase is strongly recommended.

Opening Hours Local Box Office: Daily from 10am to 5pm, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until 6pm Special opening hours and further information at www.harrypotterexhibition.de. Last entry to the exhibition on closing of local box office.


Since 1997, the world has been captivated by the magic of the Harry Potter stories from J.K. Rowling. When Harry Potter learns on his eleventh birthday that he is, in fact, a wizard – he is quickly swept up into the spellbinding world of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry alongside new best friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. As the three friends get to grips with Levitation Charms and the rules of Quidditch, one of the darkest wizards of all time, Lord Voldemort, returns to threaten the very future of the wizarding world. The trio must summon all the courage they can for their extraordinary journey from finding the Philosopher’s Stone, battling Basilisks, to turning back time and the terrifying trials of the Triwizard Tournament. The discovery of a devastating prophecy and a perilous hunt for Horcruxes lead them to face the Dark Lord himself when Harry and his friends must fight to save Hogwarts and the entire wizarding world.


Prior to founding AWC Consulting, a project development company specialized in visitor attractions, in 1989, Managing Director Andreas Waschk worked in the music business as a promoter for international artists such as the Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson and Luciano Pavarotti. The company was renamed AWC AG in 2006 and subsequently participated in various successful projects. These include the founding and management of the original Titanic exhibition in Hamburg, the bedrock of blockbuster exhibitions as well as the development of Germany's largest and most famous children's museum - the Explorado in Duisburg and one of the most successful German science centers - the ODYSSEUM in Cologne. With almost 30 years of industry knowledge and a steadily growing network of international contacts, AWC AG was the founder and is the engine of EXPLORADO GROUP, which offers comprehensive services for visitor attractions and family entertainment in the 360 ° model. One focus is on international blockbuster exhibitions, such as the presentation of Harry Potter™: The Exhibition (2014 in Cologne and 2015 in Paris) and STAR WARS™ Identities (2015 in Cologne), as well as the development of its own exhibition concepts such as The Strong Four (2016 in Cologne) and, in cooperation with 20th Century Fox, the Exhibition ICE AGE™: A Mammoth Journey (2017 in Cologne). Further information at www.awc-ag.de and www.explorado-group.com.


Filmpark Babelsberg Potsdam-Babelsberg, in the south-eastern part of the city, was already a major film production studio before the 1930s and is still successful and well-known as being one of the major centers of European film production since the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Film Studio Babelsberg is the oldest large-scale film studio in the world with 320,000 visitors per year. The tradition as a media center goes back to the past and until today internationally renowned films were produced in the Film Studios Babelsberg. Films like e.g. The Blue Angel, The Pianist, Around the World in Eighty Days and Inglourious Basterds were made here, but also one of Germany’s most popular daily pre-prime time serials “Gute Zeiten, Schlechte Zeiten” has its production base in Potsdam-Babelsberg.


GES Events, is part of GES, a Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI) company, and a global, full-service provider for live events, producing corporate events, exhibitions, conferences, congresses, exhibits and entertainment experiences. GES provides a wide range of services, including official show services, audio visual [sic], cutting-edge creative and design, marketing and measurement services, and event registration services – all with an unrivaled global reach. GES partners with leading shows and brands, including Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Spring Fair Birmingham, MAGIC, and CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE. GES’ National Servicenter® has been recognized with certification under the J.D. Power Certified Contact Center Program℠ for the past nine years, and for the eighth year in a row Ad Age has named GES as one of the “World’s 50 Largest Agency Companies.” For more information visit www.ges.com.


Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in[-]class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi (opening 2018). With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world. HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and ©Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights ©JKR. (s18)

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