Polar fascination in the Turkish Metropolis – the Magic Ice Museum
Since April 2010 the Turkish Metropolis Istanbul has a new visitor attraction that is one-of-a-kind - the Magic Ice Museum. The museum in Istanbul’s shopping centre in the district of Bayrampasa is one of the few ice museums in a warmer climate zone.
Visitors enter the inside of the museum through an ice tunnel. A highlight are the 34 artistically manufactured ice sculptures that remind of the Viking invasion 880 AD in Byzantium, today known as Istanbul.
But also the Viking ships and houses as well as the entrance of the museum are true masterpieces made out of ice.