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2014/11/16

Harry Potter the Exhibition

Hi everyone,
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 (which was hella pixelated on the screens which made me mad) and then you will enter through the Hogsmeade station, standing in front of the Hogwarts Express.


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.

Here are the pictures, click on them to see them in full size!



This was so funny. Kim, Kukki and I, all the three of us, pulled the Mandrake's out and they screamed so loud that we were shocked. Even the people around us were shocked and turned around looking madly at us. I'm sorry but that was just like in the book when the whole class pulled them out and Neville fainted. Hah~ Potterheads forever.

The exhibition wasn't really in the order of the movies but it was so nicely made with all the details. The black forest part even smelled like forest. The dementor hanging up the wall was freaking scary and the Dark Mark on the wall was perfect for the Death Eaters and the Voldemort corner.



 


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?








Okay this is quite important for me! I nearly freaked out when I saw it. This is a book about the Quidditch World Cup and on the left, the second country is Luxembourg. This made me so happy that I queaked and my friends were laughing at me for doing it. But you know why I was so happy? It may be silly, I know, but Luxembourg gets ignored so often in movies and books and nearly everything. J.K. Rowling didn't ignore it, she even made it part of her story. I remember when I read it in the 4th book. I had to re-read it to make sure I didn't make a mistake. Run down the stairs to show my parents and I was laughing so much and yelling "OMG that means we are part of the wizard world!" I was still under the age of 11 when I read it, guess all you Potterheads now understand why I freaked out. There was even a flag of the world cup with the countries on it.


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!

Pygmy Puffs!

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!


9 comments:

  1. uuuuh I liked this post~ and I'm a potter head <3
    Ich lese die Bücher grade selber wieder und freue mich immer wahnsinnig wenn irgendwer was über die Ausstellung bloggt <3
    Ich werd wohl nicht hinfahren aber ich war ja auch schon in London in den Studios^^°

    Ernsthaft die Stelle im vierten Buch, wo Luxemburg erwähnt wird, habe ich Gestern erst gelesen XD Luxemburg hat Schottland abgeschlachtet XD

    im übrigen glaube ich auch eher, dass deine Haarfarbe auffälliger war als der Slytherin-Schal^^°... du kennst doch die Leute... -.-° (aber, dass alle immer so scharf auf Slytherin sind...Ich bin mit Herzblut Hufflepuff!!!)
    Siehst aber echt klasse aus! Mag deinen aktuellen Style sooooo gerne bei dir!
    Aber ich hätte gedacht, dass du den lila Minimuff nimmst XD

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  2. Oh danke~ <3
    Ich werd sie wieder alle lesen wenn meine Bestellung mit den neuen Englischen ankommt :D


    HAH!! Dann weißt wenigstens du dass ich da nicht gelogen hab xD"


    Ja glaub ich auch. Aber einige haben auch ganz komisch unsere Schals angekuckt und meine leggings, naja wie Menschen halt so sind ne. Kim und meine Mitbewohnerin sind Hufflepuffs ^_^ Ich sag nur dass ich Slytherin bin weil ich auf Pottermore in das Haus gesetzt wurde :D Und irgendwie passt's doch auch zu mir *hust*


    Oh~ vielen lieben Dank :3 Ich mag mich auch viel lieber so xD Nee ich liebe ja auch pink und den fand ich hübscher :3

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  3. Tu verras qu'à Londres... C'est un truc de fou ! J'ai adoré les Studios HP et je suis devenue folle dans le magasin... Malheureusement, j'ai été à Londres un peu sur un coup de tête donc je n'avais pas beaucoup d'argent à dépenser... Mais je suis repartie avec un T-shirt inspiré Carte du Maraudeur et qui réagit...au soleil ! Perfect t-shirt ♥ (Et tu dois voir leur Chocogrenouille !!!) J'ai hâte de lire ton article sur ce voyage !

    ça fait longtemps qu'on n'a pas eu l'occasion de se voir, j'ai hâte que nos chemins se recroisent ♥

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  4. Oui~ je sais! Ma copine Kukki m'a déjà dit que je vais l'aimé :3 J'ai encore du temps pour mettre de l'argent à côté, je crois que j'ai besoin de beacoup.

    c'est vrai, j'aimerais bien te voir bientôt de nouveau :3 <3

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  5. woah *-* so cool! I want to be there too!

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  6. If only Cologne wasn't so far away, I'd so go! >__< Looks like you had fun! ^__^

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  7. London is much better ;D

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  8. London is much more worth to see! Or Orlando... but that's completely out of my budget xD" We definitly had lots of fun! :3

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  9. omg i need to go there!!!!

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