SO MUCH FUN IT'S SCARY!
The Hamburg Dungeon brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages, scenes and rides in a truly unique and exciting walkthrough experience that you see, hear, touch, smell and feel.
The shady lift operator offers you a first small glimpse at what awaits you on your journey through the depths of the Hamburg Dungeon. Know this, however, before you set out: the history of this Hanseatic town is dark and full of surprises! And not all these surprises are of the fun sort…
In the year of our lord 1810, the troops of Napoleon Bonaparte had occupied the city of Hamburg and spies were presumed to be lurking around every corner. Fear was growing amongst the population and no one seemed trustworthy. The torturers of Hamburg were merciless, using any and all means possible to gather information and expose traitors. We hope you’re not one to easily get squeamish?
The night of the 4th of May 1842 would go down in the history of the city of Hamburg. Come the next day, nothing would ever be the same: a large part of the city was destroyed, thousands of people had lost their entire belongings and some even their lives. To think that this disaster started off quite innocently…
You have survived the Great Fire of Hamburg and now you are in for one of the darkest eras of recorded history: the days of the inquisition. But don’t worry – at the Hamburg Dungeon, it’s more about the fun than anything else – unless you’re one of the unlucky souls who has to confess their sins on the docks.
After you and two other people from your group were sentenced by the holy inquisition, the doors now open to the confusing labyrinth of the Hamburg Dungeon. Are you brave enough to go ahead or will you tread carefully so as not to get lost?
At the plague hospital at the Hamburg Dungeon it is now going to be a bit gruesome. The doctor is waiting for you and your group and will show you things you never even wanted to dream of! Spots, bumps, pus … yuk!
Take half-decayed dogs, cats and rats, add a pile of skin and hide the thick layer of mould on top - and there you have it! "Hamburg's best aspic" from the Starck Butchery in 1919. But when the people of Hamburg find out what is really in this delicacy, a huge riot breaks out - and you're right in the middle of the "aspic riots". So... are you still hungry?
The talking head of Klaus Störtebeker serves as the highlight of the new staging of the life and death of the legendary pirate. The most innovative projectors help bring the head of the revered “Likedeeler” back to life, making it seem almost deceptively real as Störtebeker interacts with his pirate crew.
The criminal case of Hamburg’s “Maria Katharina Wächtler“ is one of the most sensational cases of the 18th century.
On Christmas Eve 1717, the citizens of Hamburg ring in the holy night like they do every year: they attend the church service in a stiff breeze before celebrating the Christmas feast together with their families.
Yet when they turn in for the night after their cosy celebration, they have no idea of the brewing danger that is about to pull them from their peaceful sleep just a few hours later…
In the middle of the 19th century, the high security prison Santa Fu was built in Hamburg to detain the worst criminals. It was meant to keep society safe from all the cruel and selfish people of the city.
The dark cell blocks of Santa Fu are now behind you. You have helped a prisoner escape – was this deed your very own sentencing or is there still hope left for you?