I went to the Harry Potter exhibition in Cologne yesterday with my friends Kukki and Kim. The Exhibition is currently at the Odysseum in Cologne and it only shows part of the costumes and things used on the filmsets. It's definitly worth seeing if you are a Potterhead as I am. I was so happy to finally go there. I remember that the exhibition opened in Tokyo after I left and I was really sad about it. So now I could see it close to where I live.
I won't write that much about it, posting more pictures for you. I just want to tell you, if you can, go on a normal weekday. We went on a saturday and there were so many people there. You should get tickets in advance and you will be able to choose the time you want to enter, but we entered half an hour late and half an hour later we could finally go inside the exhibition itself. Before you can enter the exhibition itself, you will be able to take a picture with wands in front of a green screen where one picture costs 18€. We took one, but didn't buy it in the end. The exhibition starts with the sorting hat, who will choose some people and sort them into a house. After that you will see a little movie
The exhibition itself isn't that big, but really nice and I found it so interesting to see. We had so much fun there that we were sad when we were at the end of it. We even thought about going through the whole exhibition again and the staff standing at the exit just looked at us and shook his head with a smile. I guess he's used to Potterheads by now.
All the creatures looked so scary but so well done.
I'm not scared by spiders but Aragog seriously gave me the creeps.
|I still believe my letter got lost by a stupid owl.|
|Can you tell how happy I was?|
Maybe you can tell from the pictures that I was really into the graphics and layouts. I love the work of the designers. When I could I'd buy a couple of books or posters from the movie with the original designs. I hope I can get my hands on some of the things when I go to see the Studio Tour in London. Yep that's already planned now too. Going with Kim and my roomie Caro in february. Yai for more Harry Potter and yai for seeing London and maybe some friends too!
The last part of the exhibition was the shop. Well... I will be honest with you. I was so looking forward to all of the merch and goods you could buy there. I saved money for it but when we entered the shop and walked a bit through, we realized that they had the same stuff all around that big shop and only boring stuff. They didn't even have the Marauder's Map or all of the wands. They had ugly cups, ugly magnets and candy for way too high prices. The only thing Kukki and I bought were the Pygmy Puffs because it was a more special merch than the rest. I will definitly spend a lot money in London from what I heard about the shop there. Thank you Kukki for letting me know and for not spoilering me too much!
Last but not least a picture of happy Kukki and me with our new babies. The whole exhibition itself made me so happy and I remembered a lot from the books and the movies. It kind of felt like we were the only ones in there being that happy about it. A lot of people with children were there and a lot of people looked at us as if we were aliens with our Slytherin scarves, Kukki with her Deathly Hallows shirt and me with my leggings. Or maybe they never saw a girl with purple hair and platform shoes before, might be it.
Hope you liked this post and tell me if you are a Potter head as much as we are!