The famous travelling exhibition of Game of Thrones was in Berlin, Germany, in May 2015, and we were there for you. The whole concept of pre ordering the free ticket was perfectly organised. Even when all tickets sold out in the first 2 hours, they managed to do a lottery a few days later to give a chance to everyone who wasn’t so lucky. There was also the possibility to choose a time to access the exhibition.
“I’m from Cologne and I just arrived by train, which was delayed. And now I´m 2 hours late. I´m so happy that the guys from Sky are so understanding and letting me in.” a young Girl told me afterwards.
I have to say, I was pretty impressed by the presentation. It was simple, in a art-gallery sort of way. The area was quite dark, so you were able to concentrate on the exhibits and interactive possibilities. You wanted to be a white walker? No problem: they took a picture of you and then transformed you into one. Alternatively, you could have chosen to get burned down by a dragon and watched it happen in a short clip. And because the show was interactive, you were able to receive the results a few minutes later on your phone, tablet or computer.
The Mountain’s Greatsword was there too, for taking pictures with it or simply compare you height against its silhouette. One of the highlights, besides the Iron Throne, was the virtual 4-d simulation called “Ascend the Wall”. I was pretty doubtful about the entertaining value of this activity at first, but after I joined it I was completely excited. A short trip up the Wall. A nice view and a surprising ending. Well maybe not that surprising. But I won’t tell you what it was.
The biggest queue was for the Iron Throne, naturally. I was quite impressed by the transformation in the people as they sat on it, the look in their eyes as they become the King or Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, even for a few seconds.
This, however, was just extra amusement. The costumes were great and you can see them in the gallery below. Unfortunately there weren’t nearly enough for my taste. Don´t get me wrong, I loved the exhibition, but I got a feeling at the end, that something was missing. Even if I cannot put my finger on it.
“Let’s get this straight, this exhibition was free. Therefore it’s been nice, even if a bit small. Unfortunately, it’s been more about entertainment than really exhibition items. The few they had, have been awesome. Was it fun, totally. If we had to pay for it, it would have been disappointing . Final dragon eggs score: 3 of 5.”
“Cons – it wasn’t as big as I thought. In my mind, I imagined it kinda huge and was a bit disappointed at the first sight of it. Pros – It was FREE. Awesome! I would have paid like 20/30 Euros for it for sure and I kinda still can’t believe that I didn’t have to. The entrance brought a good feeling of the series with the music in the halls and pics on the wall. My personal highlights have been: sitting on the iron throne, explore the wall in 4D and taking a really close look on those wonderful costumes! “
And here we go. Enjoy!
Tormund Giantsbane and Mance Rayder crown