Built in 2000, the Hamburg Dungeon is a tourist attraction from a chain including the London Dungeon and Berlin Dungeon. It is the first of this brand to be built in mainland Europe. It provides a journey through Hamburg’s dark history in an actor led, interactive experience.
The Torture Chamber show is based on the interrogation of those thought to be smuggling to defy the 18th-century Napoleonic invasion. Visitors have to find their way through the terrible Great Fire of Hamburg that devastated much of Hamburg in 1842. There is a recreation of a Plague-ravaged Hamburg street, where the effect the killer disease had in the city in 1664 is animated. The Labyrinth of the Lost is a mirror maze. The visitor stands in an Inquisition court where they are accused of sins against God. The punishments are always harsh and the court is unforgiving as some of the darkest moments of the country’s history are played out. The story of the life of the infamous pirate Klaus Störtebeker, who used to plunder the Baltic and North Seas, is told via a brief video. Visitors are then taken on to a mock pirate ship to help fight in a nautical battle before witnessing the execution of the famous pirate. Hamburg used to be prone to terrible flooding (Sturmflut 1717), with one of the worst being on Christmas Day 1717. Visitors are taken on a boat ride which is designed to look like a small raft to take them through the carnage of the city and to safety. The graphic exhibition and show Cholera 1892 depicts the cholera epidemic which wiped out over a third of the population of Hamburg.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
Henrik Lindbom | Mar 23, 2018
Fun way to get a bit of history I am definitely not a history buff and like light reading in the subject. This was a fun way of getting a piece of Hamburg history. I was there with a big group and everybody enjoyed the venue. We were in the ages from 30-60. But I think this is more suitable for a younger crowd. It was more fun than scary but it depends on how easily you are frightened. Each room in the dungeon was a scene for some reenactment. The actors invite people to participate and it is was not something my group had issues with. All played along we all had fun :)
Dolf Van Der Merwe | Mar 11, 2018
The staff is great and great efforts are made.... but it gets boring after a while. Maybe this is more suited for a younger crowd? Perhaps a good venue for primary school outing, rather than a tourist attraction. Ons a short visit to Hamburg, it is better to give it a miss. I still rate it a 4, because of the enthusiasm of the staff/actors.
Gerhard Dijkstra | Apr 8, 2018
The stories are interesting and they have some cheap thrills. Photo opportunities not worth it. Drawback is that English tours are very limited and only early mornings. The big problem we had with them is that the website offered cheap pre-booked tickets which were not charged correctly. During the booking process prices were in US$, comparable to the quoted EUR price on the website, but when the booking had been paid for the price changed to EUR (thereby adding almost €9 for the tickets we bought). I called and was told to email them but never got a reply. Very bad customer service: if you can't have your website to work properly then we should not pay more than what we believe to be paying for! (especially since the online tickets still showed prices in US$)
Omar Muñoz | Dec 21, 2017
This place is awsome. The actors were really funny and really into their roles. How did they fit so much stuff into such a small space I have no idea, but it really makes the price worth it (even more if you buy your ticket online before). The tour might not be for everyone as there are some creepy parts, but check it out! They have an English tour where the actors spoke English, but I was missing some of the story of why they are included. I think if you do the German tour there is a lot more back story.
Mark Cockram | Mar 19, 2018
Being able to understand German is required. A really fun way to meet the history
Chris D | Jul 4, 2018
Interesting place with a wealth of history. Personnel were very professional. Highly recommend checking it out if you are in the area.
Nikola Petrovic | Jun 16, 2018
It's such an amazing place, there are even tours in english and it's kind of a scary experience.
Susi Pedersen | Jun 1, 2018
Absolutely worth the time. Do youself a favour and play along - much more fun that way
Lucas Kovács | Aug 9, 2018
Really fun and entertaining. Although hard to find in English. Tours in English are just at 10 am, once a day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The other days just German. You can get a good discount if you book online! I extremely recommend this, not just because of the discount, consider also the available spaces and the queue. Once you get your ticket, try to arrive early, you’ll have to present the e-ticket at the ticket office to get a printed ticket.
Miharu Silver | Jul 21, 2018
It was a great experience. The history was showed in a funny and spooky way. The actors did a great job and we all got a change to get to know the history of Hamburg in a new and different way. It was just a bit boring for me cause I'm not afraid that easily. But I'd like to go to the dungeon again
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