Have you ever succumbed to an illusion? When I mean here not the illusion of earning a lot of money with little work, but the optical illusion in which something appears quite different from what it really is.
I find this topic exciting.
The eye sees something and the brain cannot connect what it sees with reality and cannot interpret it. There are numerous examples of when one has fallen victim to an optical illusion. The first thing that comes to mind is certainly the mirage or the mirage. But I have to disappoint you, this is a purely physical phenomenon and not an optical illusion. No, an optical illusion (visual illusion) is a perceptual illusion that affects almost all areas of vision. Colour illusions, geometric illusions, motion illusions, etc., the visual system can sometimes lead us around by the nose.
Very close to the Berlin TV Tower, there has been the small Museum of Illusions since summer 2018. Many exciting illusions are presented here and little magic moments are created.
Let it be written beforehand:
- Photography is allowed here, and the staff are happy to help out as photographers in some places. There are photo spots on the floor, because the illusion is only perfect in the picture and at the right angle.
- The visit is suitable for children from about 5/6 years old as well as for the 100-year-old who likes to indulge in illusion.
- Especially in smaller groups, some experiences can be had with a lot of fun.
- We spent about an hour in the Museum of Illusions, so even if you have a little less time, it’s worth stopping by and being amazed.
What awaits visitors to the Museum of Illusions?
In any case, you can see amazement, disbelief, realisation, fun and, above all, smiles on the visitors’ faces. I don’t think I saw a single visitor who looked bored – because here every exhibit is a visual challenge.
There are pictures on the wall that confuse the sense of sight and small rooms where the illusion is perfectly presented.
I’m finally taller and then …
the illusion is already over.
In any case, you have to be careful in some places that you don’t get into a bad position and lose your balance.
We have a fun visit to the Museum of Illusions, I won’t reveal everything you can experience there here. And honestly, testing it out is much nicer than reading about it!
Monday – Sunday
10 – 20 h
Adults: 12 €
Children (5-18 years): 8 €
Seniors / Students: 10 €
Disclosure: We were allowed to visit the Museum of Illusions free of charge as part of a cooperation. The report corresponds to our own experience.