Let's go Barbie: Life-size Dreamhouse to open in Berlin

The "Barbie Dreamhouse" of Mattel's Barbie dolls pictured in Berlin. Photo: REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

A life-size Dreamhouse designed to show off Barbie's Malibu lifestyle is set to open in Berlin today.

Visitors are offered the chance to try on the plastic doll's clothes in her walk-in closet, tour her living room and 'bake' virtual cupcakes in her pink kitchen.

Up to 3000 visitors are expected each day, before the Dreamhouse moves on to other European cities later in the year.

However the attraction has not been met with widespread approval.

A Facebook group entitled, "Occupy Barbie Dreamhouse", has drawn more than 1,500 supporters with critics arguing that the Dreamhouse portrays a sexist image of women.

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A giant shoe is pictured outside the new attraction in Berlin Credit: REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
Visitors tour the kitchen where fans can 'bake' virtual cupcakes Credit: REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
The bathroom in the life-size "Barbie Dreamhouse" Credit: REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
Mattel's Barbie dolls on sale inside the gift shop Credit: REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
The dressing room where visitors can try on Barbie's clothes Credit: REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
People enter a life-size "Barbie Dreamhouse" during a media tour in Berlin Credit: REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
Mattel's Barbie dolls on display in the new attraction Credit: REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch