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Madame Tussauds Vienna
Vienna, Austria
Coordinates48°13′02″N 16°23′47″E / 48.217222°N 16.396389°E / 48.217222; 16.396389Coordinates: 48°13′02″N 16°23′47″E / 48.217222°N 16.396389°E / 48.217222; 16.396389
StatusOperating
Opening date2011 (2011)
General statistics
Attraction typeWax museum
Websitehttp://www.madametussauds.com/vienna

Madame Tussauds Vienna is a wax museum and tourist attraction located at the famous amusement park Wiener Prater in Vienna, Austria. It was founded by Marie Tussaud and is the eleventh location for the Tussauds franchise. It officially opened on April 1st 2011 by the former Austrian president Heinz Fischer. So far, it features more than 80 figures on three floors. Madame Tussauds is now owned and operated by the United Kingdom-based entertainment company Merlin Entertainments.

Wax figures

Recent figure launches

Andreas Gabalier

In May 2017, Madame Tussauds announced through a press conference, that due to popular demand of the visitors, Andreas Gabalier, an Austrian folk singer, will be the newest addition to Madame Tussauds in fall 2017. Over the months, two behind the scenes videos of his two sittings in Graz, Austria and London were published to show the progress of the wax figure. Gabalier worked closely with the Madame Tussauds team taking over 250 measurements and more than 180 pictures from every angle. This is the first time the star has ever been immortalized in wax by Madame Tussauds. He generously donated original tour outfits (Lederhosen, blazer and boots) as well as his accordion.

He was launched on October 5, 2017 by himself and is standing in an interactive setting in the music section.

Benedict Cumberbatch

Madame Tussauds teased the arrival of a new wax figure on Facebook in June 2017. The British actor was welcomed with a British tea time-theme party that ran for two weeks. All British wax figures (such as Kate Winslet, Freddie Mercury and Alfred Hitchcock) were standing in the Hollywood Room, visitors were welcomed with a typical London Taxi at the entrance, guards completed this theme party. The figure is sitting on a fauteuil with a royal blue shirt and black blazer.

The British actor was launched on June 15, 2017 and is standing in the Hollywood Room/party section.

Sections

Madame Tussauds Vienna currently consists of more than 80 wax figures. These are divided into the following sections (some of the notable figures are listed):