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Dialogue in the Dark ("Dialog in the Dark" in American promotional materials) is an awareness raising exhibition and franchise, as well as a social business. In Dialogue in the Dark, blind guides lead visitors in small groups through different settings in absolute darkness. Through this visitors learn how to interact without sight by using their other senses, as well as experience what it is like to be blind. The exhibition is organized as a social franchising company, which offers the exhibition as well as business workshops, and has created jobs for the blind, disabled, and disadvantaged worldwide. The exhibition aims to change mindsets on disability and diversity, and increase tolerance for “otherness”. Since its first opening in 1988 over six million visitors from more than 25 countries have experienced Dialogue in the Dark, which has provided over 6,000 blind people jobs. The voice over for the opening sequence is voice over actress, September Day Carter.
|Monday||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
A Chinese student almost lost one of her finger in this place. No compensation. This place will be never as one I will be there. You never know what kind of danger hiding in dark. BTW, I suspect all of such kind of 'social enterprises'. A good person will help others even without that awful horrible experience in one affected, hypocritical, and structured environment. Just close your eyes and walk straight to a wall 1 meter away in front of you and you got all know-how...without losing your finger.
Really, really worth checking out and doing the tour! Superb staff, extremely nice guide! The experience most certainly made me feel very differently (even more appriciative) about the world we as privileged sighted individuals live in,
Absolutely bizarre, initially disorientating, yet completely enjoyable experience. Highly recommend this if you are in Hamburg
If it cost 10€ in total would give it 3/5 BUT for that price (we paid 36€ with my boyfriend and i had student discount) I expected something really interactive and fun, some "blind" guessing games for instance etc.....instead of that it was just a walk through a maze with objects you are familiar with from everyday life and were able to touch those...but it actually could have been just a single room, but larger and due to total darkness you couldnt tell....we had to book in advance because we required english language but judging from the guides vocabulary we would have the same experience in german as well and some hearing aids would be also welcome because we could barely hear him talk. Maybe it was a part of the experience. Just sometimes we heard our voices so at least something....guys just blindfold yourselves and walk through your apartment and you will have maybe even more fun and for free. As we advanced through the musty corridors of this sunless labyrinth and our surroundings grew dimmer and dimmer, it was becoming clearer and clearer that we wasted our money.
Indeed is 'one of a kind'. Booking in advance (over phone, helpline available on weekdays only) recommended for an English tour.
We had Ray as our English speaking blind guide for our 90 minute tour of living life in the dark. He was fun, informative, and very charismatic. I was amazed at the variety of situations we were able to "experience". I would recommend for anyone able to go.
What a great and awesome experience... We went through the tour without hearing aka. Trying to be deaf. And the tour were fun and entertaining. It would be more fun having more time to talk afterwards, and maybe learning more about living with the disability :) But great experience.
Peculiar. We got a ticket, but it was not clear to what. Wandering around in pitch black was an experience. They thought we would have questions about being blind. Maybe go if you have seen other more exciting bits of Hamburg already