The Berlin Dungeon is an interactive show that immerses the audience in the dark history of Berlin. Dungeon foundation date is 2013. There are similar representations of the same network in other cities of the world, for example, in London, Amsterdam, York, Hamburg, San Francisco). In each city show is different and reflects local urban legends.
There are shows in German and English in Berlin. First an actor gives a brief briefing about the rules in the Dungeon (in particular that you can’t touch anything).
Then the show begins - the visitors move through the rooms (each scene in different room). Any visitor can be pulled out to participate in the process (nothing special is required from him, maximum is to say a few words).
Some scenes: lady ghost, torture chamber, riding on a raft, labyrinth and at the very end - the attraction "elevator EXITUS", where there will be a fall from a height of 12 meters. The attraction "elevator EXITUS" has a number of restrictions:
- People with heart problems, high blood pressure or pacemaker
- People with neck or back problems or broken limbs
- People unable to sit without help
- People who are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
- Pregnant women
- People with reduced mobility who cannot get on and off the ride on their own
- People who are not able to reach the next emergency exit without somebody's help
- Blind people
- Unattended deaf people
- People who, due to their build, cannot be secured by the lap bar
- People with a height of > 195 cm
- People with a weight of > 100 kg
- Children younger than 10 years and/or smaller than 140 cm
All mentioned above, or those who simply do not want to participate in this attraction will be offered the opportunity to skip it. The rest will need to put bags in special boxes, sit in special seats that will protect you (as in an amusement park) and feel the fall on yourself.
At the end of the visit you will find a gift shop.
In general, cannot say that this show is frightening (perhaps it will be scary for small children and impressionable people), but the actors play well and the scenery is made with elaboration of details. If you do not know either English or German, you can still go. Yes, you will not understand some of the texts, but you can guess a lot from the context.
Taking pictures during the performance is strictly prohibited. Even before entering the dungeon, you will be asked to turn off mobile phones and hide your cameras.
Employees make some photos in specially designated places and when you exit the show you will be able to buy this photos, but the prices are high.
English shows begin at 12:30 and 2:30 pm, sometimes as early as 4:30 pm (check with the staff). On the German show much more often, about once every 20-30 minutes.
One presentation time is approximately 70 minutes.
In general, the Berlin prison is open all year round from 10 am to 6 pm
Adult ticket: 24 € (20.30 € online)
Children: 19.50 € (16.70 € online)
It is more profitable to buy online, but it is even cheaper to take a combo package, which includes several tickets to choose from:
Madame Tussauds Berlin, Berlin Dungeon, AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin, LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Berlin or Little BIG City Berlin.
2 locations will cost € 25.00 for an adult and € 21.00 for a child (buying on the spot - € 27.00).
3 locations will cost € 31.00 for an adult and € 27.00 for a child (buying on the spot - € 31.00).
5 locations will cost € 32.00 for an adult and € 28.00 for a child (buying on the spot - € 32.00).
Buying combo tickets you also get a VIP entrance to bypass the queue and not tied to the time (otherwise when buying online you need to choose the exact time of the visit).
In Berlin Dungeon:
- Children under the age of 14 are admitted only accompanied by an adult.
- Children under the age of 10 are not recommended and therefore the parents' written permission is required.
- Children under the age of 8 are not allowed.
How to get to the Berlin Dungeon
Exact Address: Spandauer Strasse 2, 101 78 Berlin, Germany
Nearest Metro: S Hackescher Markt
Also within walking distance is available large transport interchange S + U Berlin Alexanderplatz.
Nearest ground transportation stop:
Spandauer Straße / Marienkirche, trams: M1, M4, M5, M6. Buses: 100, 200, 245, M48, N2, N5, N8, N40, N42, N65, TXL