If you’re a fan of the epic Star Wars saga (and who isn’t?) the exhibition Stars of the Galaxy at Mönchengladbach, Germany might be the right place for you to visit. In 2005 collectors started to exhibit their Star Wars collections in an old cinema at the city quarter Rheydt. In 2011 the combined collections moved to an even more bizarre location: the Berliner Bad or Kaiserbad – a former indoor swimming pool. Within the old pool itself you can now see a giant scene on the ice planet Hoth. The AT-AT dominating this battle scene is 4.5 meters high.
The exhibition combines everything you can collect around Star Wars; from small figurines to large Lego sets, from lightsabres to life-size statues. Be sure to have some warm cloth with you outside summer times: there is no heating. And take your wallet with you as they also have a shop for you to start your own collection. You might be a little bit disappointed if you just walk through the exhibition without explanations – make sure to download the audio guide to your mobile phone.
Stars of the Galaxy
Berliner Platz 10