From craft beer tastings to scenic boat cruises, there’s plenty to do in Hamburg. Bike through different neighborhoods, see some street art, and venture out to the countryside—here’s how to spend three days in this northern German port city.
10am to 6pm daily; until 7 p.m. in July-Aug
Kehrwieder 2, Hamburg, Germany
Covering over 600 years of history, the Hamburg Dungeon brings the city’s dark past to life across 11 different interactive shows. Costumed actors, spooky sets, and gripping storytelling revive key moments in Hamburg history; from the Great Fire of 1842 and the Inquisition to the construction of the city’s infamous Santa Fu Prison. Visitors will even go on the free-fall “Drop” ride, and can try to find their way out of a mirrored labyrinth as part of their time in the Dungeon. Perfect for history buffs with a taste for adventure, the Hamburg Dungeon promises plenty of frights.
To make your visit to the Hamburg Dungeon simple, book tickets before you travel—enjoy a stress-free way to visit, and guarantee your entry to this always-popular attraction. The Hamburg Dungeon is also included in the convenient and cost-saving Hamburg Card and Hamburg City Pass schemes.
A great deal of fun!
The cast strict just the right balance between funny and scary. Some of the area history was discussed. The actors were excellent.
Steven J, Jun 2019
Things to know before you go
- Children under 8 are not permitted in the Hamburg Dungeon, and the venue is recommended for kids aged 10 and above.
- Most of the Hamburg Dungeon is wheelchair-accessible, except for the rides; electric wheelchairs cannot be admitted.
- Pick up souvenirs—and even novelty “torture devices”—at the on-site shop.
- Personal photography is not permitted in the Dungeon, though visitors can pay for professionally taken snaps in the venue’s Photo Center.
How to get there
The Hamburg Dungeon is centrally located in the city’s bustling Speicherstadt District. To get there using public transportation, take the S-Bahn lines S1, S2, or S3 to Stadthausbrücke, or take the U-Bahn line U3 to Baumwall or line U4 to Überseequartier. The landmark can also be reached via the #6 or #111 buses, and is readily accessible on foot.
When to get there
The Hamburg Dungeon is usually open daily from morning until late afternoon, though hours vary seasonally; it is also closed during the Christmas period. Visits last roughly 1.5 hours, and tours leave frequently throughout the day.
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