Do you like creepy attractions? If the answer is yes, you have to visit the Berlin Dungeon, combining history and performance with an added dose of thrills. Keep reading to find out how to get your Berlin Dungeon tickets, and what to expect from your visit!
Let’s start with a little confession – we both love horror movies. Having both grown up in the 90s, movies like Scream, Friday 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street were on the ‘favourites’ list for both Nick and myself, even though we lived at opposite ends of the globe.
We still love watching horror movies, and this passion has developed in love for all things creepy.
For instance, we enjoy visiting cemeteries, catacombs, ossuaries and haunted places when we travel. The Hollywood Forever Cemetery was the first place we visited during our 2 days in Los Angeles, and I believe San Bernardino alle Ossa is the coolest place to visit in Milan.
What about Berlin, one of our favourite cities in Europe? Well, Berlin is just full of creepy places – we’ve covered many of them on our alternative places in Berlin article, from Dark filming locations in Grunewald, to abandoned places, and sites where some of the darkest chapters in history took place.
But what if you were after something a little creepy, but light hearted? If that’s the case, we can definitely recommend visiting the Berlin Dungeon!
Here we’ll tell you more about what to expect from your Berlin Dungeons visit – including practical info, and 5 easy ways to get your Berlin Dungeons tickets!
What to See at the Berlin Dungeons
The Berlin Dungeon takes visitors on a scary, yet entertaining journey through 800 years of Berlin history, from the Middle Ages though the 19th century. The experience is a mix of rides and performance shows, focusing on different themes in Berlin’s dark history.
You’ll start by taking a ride in the Elevator of Doom, greeted by the Black Jester, who will lead you to the discovery of the Great Fire of Berlin.
While standing in the reproduction of a Medieval dungeon, you’ll be listening to the story of the fire as told by Erich Valke, a knight who was believed to be behind it, and was beheaded as a result.
Then, it’s time to escape death and desolation on a raft ride through secret tunnels. It’s time to jump 200 years in time to the Black Plague, who rippled across Berlin in 1576 – guided by a Plague Doctor, you’ll learn all the gory details of what happens to a body when the illness takes hold of it.
As you continue your journey across the dark history of Berlin, you’ll visit a torture chamber – and you may even sit on the chair, if you believe you’ve got what it takes!
You’ll also get face to face with some of the scariest Berlin residents, like the White Lady haunting the crypts of Berlin Cathedral, the crazy monk Pater Roderich, and serial killer Carl Grossmann. You’ll then leave through a really hair-rising ride – but I won’t reveal anything!
All performers are real actors – thrills (and laughs) are guaranteed, and tours take place in both German and English.
5 Easy Ways to Get Berlin Dungeon Tickets
1) Get Berlin Dungeon Tickets on the Official Website
You can easily buy your Berlin Dungeon tickets on the official website. Standard tickets for adults (16+ years old) bought via the official website cost €18 per person, with a discount from the €22.50 walk-in price. Child tickets (8-14 years old) are €16.
Once you choose your ticket, you have to select your date and time. Please note that currently English-language tours are only offered at 2.20 pm daily, except for Monday, when the London Dungeon is closed.
If you speak German, you can opt for a have a wider selection of tours in German.
After having selected your date and time, you can add the Berlin Dungeon guidebook at a cost of €3.95, then you’ll be taken to a secure payment page – you can pay for your tickets with all major credit cards, as well as PayPal.
You can opt to print your tickets at home or display them on your smartphone in PDF format. It’s all very easy – provided you don’t have to cancel or reschedule your Berlin Dungeon visit.
If you want more flexibility for your visit, keep reading to learn why you should book your Berlin Dungeon tickets with GetYourGuide!
2) Get Berlin Dungeon Tickets Through GetYourGuide
GetYourGuide is our favourite way to get tickets for sights all over the world, and naturally that includes the Berlin Dungeon!
It’s a common misconception that buying tickets through resellers such as GetYourGuide is much more expensive than buying them straight from the attraction. In some cases, like for the Berlin Dungeon, GetYourGuide tickets are exactly the same price – €18 per adult.
In other cases, the surcharge is only €1 or 2 – but you get added peace of mind. It’s easier to cancel or reschedule your tickets, and you’ll receive a 100% refund if you cancel your visit up to 24 hours before.
I’m the kind of person that likes to have fluid plans, so I really appreciate having the opportunity to cancel my tickets in case something else comes up.
GetYourGuide also has a really great app, where you can store all your tickets without having to print them out, or look for them all through your inbox!
3) At the Ticket Office
You can also buy your Berlin Dungeon tickets at the door, for a higher price – €22.50 for adult tickets. Please note that only cashless payment is accepted at present.
Please also bear in mind that the attraction is operating at limited capacity, and tickets sell out quickly. There is only one tour in English a day for the time being, so make sure you book your tickets before your visit, especially if you don’t speak German!
4) In Combination with Other Attractions
On the official Berlin Dungeon website, you can currently purchase a BIG Ticket including 5 attractions – Madame Tussauds Berlin, Berlin Dungeon, AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin, LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Berlin and Little BIG City Berlin.
Tickets are valid for 120 days and only cost €32 per adult/€28 per child. This is an excellent deal as buying tickets separately for each of these attractions would exceed €100 – don’t miss it!
5) With the Berlin EasyCityPass
The Berlin EasyCityPass is a great deal if you’re planning to get out and about a lot! This ticket includes free transport on buses, trams, regional trains, U-Bahn, and S-Bahn, plus discounts at several attractions around the city – including the Berlin Dungeon.
There are different Berlin EasyCityPass options, ranging in duration from 48 hours to 6 days, and including only the AB public transport zones, or ABC (up to Potsdam and Schonefeld airport).
Have a look at all the different Berlin EasyCityPass options here!
Berlin Dungeon Visitor Info
Berlin Dungeon Price
If you buy them online, Berlin Dungeon tickets cost €18 per adult aged 16+, and child tickets are €16 (ages 8-16). We recommend getting your Berlin Dungeon tickets through GetYourGuide.
You can also buy tickets at the door for €22.50 each, and only cashless payment is accepted at present.
Berlin Dungeon Opening times
The Berlin Dungeon is currently open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 6 pm. Last admission is at 5 pm, and English tours are available every day at 2.20 pm.
How to Get to the Berlin Dungeon
The Berlin Dungeon is located at Spandauer Strasse 2, walking distance from the Museum Insel, Berlin Cathedral and Alexanderplatz.
The closest stations are S Hackescher Markt and S+U Alexanderplatz. Buses 100, 200, TXL, M48 and Tram M4 M5 or M6 all stop nearby.
How Long Should I Spend at the Berlin Dungeon?
The guided Berlin Dungeon tour/show lasts about one hour, however it’s good to allow a little extra time to look around and have a look at the shop for souvenirs!
COVID-19 Related Info
The Berlin Dungeon currently operates at limited capacity, so advance booking is recommended.
All visitors must wear face masks and are asked to maintain social distancing once insde the Dungeon. Hand sanitiser is provided and visitors are encouraged to use it.
Photography is not allowed at the Berlin Dungeon, because the whole place is kept dark on purpose and the only way to get pictures is using flash – which is annoying for other visitors and for performers.
Before COVID-19, you could find photographers all over the Berlin Dungeon ready to take souvenir pictures in creepy set locations. Then you could select our favourite shot and print it out for an extra charge.
Please note that this service is currently suspended for hygienic reasons – we’ll update this page when it will be available again.
Children under 14 years old can only visit when accompanied by an adult. Only children over 8 can visit the Berlin Dungeon – but management recommends visits for children aged 10 and above.
The Berlin Dungeon is wheelchair-accessible, but electric wheelchairs are not allowed. Visitors can also find disabled toilets at the entrance.
People with reduced mobility and sensory impairments are not allowed on Exitus, the final ride. Pregnant women, people with pacemakers, high blood pressure, heart problems, neck and back problems, plus people over 1.95 meters height or 100 kg weight are also not allowed on the ride.