The Secret Court

The Judge


Don‘t dread the Judge, he's fun to hang with.

In 1679 the Elector ordered his judges to call all witches of Berlin and Brandenburg to account. Now you will face the crazy Judge in the High Court of the Hohenzollern in 1679 who will condem witches and traitors to death as he sees fit. Laced with innuendo you are guilty until proven guilty.

The crazed inquisitor's eyes are popping out of his head with disgust at the wicked crimes committed by you and your fellow visitors. This show is full of fun and audience participation as the eccentric Judge tries whoever he likes for his or her scandalous crimes. From witchcraft to treason, from being from Belgium to having a mono-brow. BOO the criminals!

  • Face the judge and his large book of secrets.
  • Three criminals, three crimes, three guilty peasants.
  • Find out who has been spotted in the mids of the crime.

The worst criminals will have to face the anti-chamber!

What you’ll learn

  • Who will float and who will sink?
  • Was dancing naked in the dark against the law?
  • What happened to those found guilty?

Dungeons uncovered

The Berlin Dungeon is just across from where the 'Secret Court of Hohenzollern; used to operate in 1679 - at the Berlin City Palace. The costumes for this show replicate what judges from that time would have looked like - and so does most of their random reasoning.

English speaking tours

Every day we offer some English-speaking tours through the Berlin Dungeon. Book your ticket now and ask for the next English tour at the entrance!

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“(...)After visiting the London Dungeon I thought I knew what to expect... I was so wrong! The 1 hour attraction kept us in constant tension as we didn't know what would happen next, but we can agree t…”

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