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Sigmund Freud

Undergo a psychoanalysis and take a seat on Sigmund Freud's couch - meet the wax figure of the world famous psychologist at Madame Tussauds Berlin.

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Psychoanalysis about Sigmund Freud:

  • Sigmund Freud was born on May 6 1856 under the name of Sigismund Schlomo Freud as the oldest of eight children in Freiberg. He was an Austrian psychoanalyst and founder of the modern psychoanalysis and is regarded as one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century. His theories and methods are still applied and discussed. He dealt with the field of neuropathology, in particular hysteria, dream interpretation and sexual instinct, as the primary motivation of human action. He became familiar with the formulation of the ‘Oedipus complex’ and the explanation of promises that later went down in history as ‘Freudian slip’. The publication of his book ‘Die Traumdeutung’ (in English: ‘The Dream Interpretation’) formed the base of the theories and ideas of psychoanalysis.
  • After graduating from high school at the age of 17, Sigmund Freud studied medicine. Without prospect of rapid scientific success, he opened a private practice. Later he worked at the Vienna General Hospital, where he discussed the effects of cocaine. He is said to have been suffering from a dependence on cocaine, the panacea of that time. On a study trip to Paris, he received instructional lessons on hysteria, hypnosis and suggestion. In 1902 he was appointed titular professor and taught his first pupils. The Vienna Psychoanalytic Association later emerged from this group of pupils. The fact that psychoanalysis became more and more a recognized science gave Freud more attention to his theories.
  • With his wife Martha Bernays, whom he had already met before his studies, Sigmund Freud got six children. After the so-called ‘connecting’ of Austria to the Germany Sigmund Freud left Vienna because of his Jewish origin and the persecution. Due to the burning of books among the National Socialism a lot of Freud’s books were destroyed. He died on 23 September 1939 in exile in London. But at Madame Tussauds Berlin he is still alive as his wax figure. Secure your Madame Tussauds Berlin tickets now and take a seat on the couch next to Sigmund Freud's wax figure.