Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Beatlemania Hamburg closes

Sad to hear that the Beatles museum in Hamburg, Beatlemania Hamburg has to close. The interest in the Beatles was not as great as they had hoped for despite the positive feedback from both the visitors and the media. More than 150,000 visitors in total have been to the BEATLEMANIA since the Opening on May 29, 2009 - an impressive number, but not enough to cover the high costs incurred by this project.
Wogblog has reported about this museum since before it opened, and I've had the pleasure to visit it twice. One of the times I was there, Astrid Kirschherr came out of the elevator as I was entering it. I also had the pleasure of meeting Klaus Voormann at his launch of the "Sideman's Journey" project at the museum. The Beatlemania Hamurg was for me a better museum than "The Beatles' Story" in Liverpool, because the German museum had a lot of original memorabilia and artifacts from the sixties, whereas "The Beatles' Story" is full of modern day replicas. BEATLEMANIA will close its doors for the last time on June 30, 2012. We are hoping for a rescue operation...
Official website

3 comments:

Sara S. said...

Oh what a bummer! I have been planning a trip to Hamburg in 2013 and was looking forward to going there. Boo!

appolo c vermouth said...

so sad... been there 1 year ago and it was incredible; indeed much better thant the livepool museum...

Sabrina said...

Really would be a shame to close it.
Have a look at this video and please feel free to share it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrZQ7K3Nm7U&feature=plcp