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Dialog IM Dunkeln

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Address: Alter Wandrahm 4, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 40 3096340
09:00 - 06:00
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Sun 10:00 - 05:00
Tue - Fri 09:00 - 06:00
Sat 10:00 - 07:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

The idea is simple: In completely darkened rooms blind people lead small...

The idea is simple: In completely darkened rooms blind people lead small groups of guests through an exhibition in which everyday situations are experienced altogether differently, without eyesight. In the dark, the daily routine becomes a new experience. A reversion of roles is created: sighted people are confronted with different ways of perception; blind people provide them with security and a sense of orientation transmitting a world without pictures.In addition to the exhibition, we still offer the Dinner in the Dark, Seminars & Trainings in the dark, Brunch in Silence and other great events.The response is remarkable: Since 1988 "Dialog im Dunkeln" was presented in more than 30 countries and over 130 cities worldwide and it has reached up to 8 million visitors.

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Interesting experience

We had a lovely tour guide who made sure that we enjoyed the experience. It is interesting to spend so much time in the dark and to experience different surfaces etc. Well worth a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely tour guide who made sure that we enjoyed the experience. It is interesting to spend so much time in the dark and to experience different surfaces etc. Well worth a visit. Can you please ensure that the toilets are cleaned on a regular bases and I must say the display in Braille (menu of the coffee... More 

Thank matdro
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You are led in a small group by a genuine blind person through different life scenarios, through the woods, around a flat, crossing the road, boat trip, pub etc., all in a converted warehouse with no residual light at all. It's the weirdest experience as your world contracts to just what you can hear and touch and feel under your... More 

Thank Richard P
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Dialogue in the Dark makes it possible to better understand how the blind experience their surroundings and relate to the difficulties they face at times. Being guided by someone with visual impairment is a refreshing and naturally equalizing experience that renders our reliance on visuals superfluous! (Besides our guide was an amazingly funny guy who made us all feel safe... More 

Thank Josefin M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Dialog im Dunkeln is a fascinating insight into experiencing the world without the use of your eyes. A blind guide leads you through a series of 'everyday' situations, which you attempt to navigate with their help. You quickly learn about some of the challenges of living without sight, some of which you might expect and some of which you probably... More 

Thank Alan W
Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

... very much depending on the guide you are having. One time we had a great one, the other time he just did his job..... - BUT: great experience to see how you can see the world without seeing. We did it with our kids aged 10-12. Perfect!

Thank Rolf S
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

I have been wanting to visit one of the numerous Dialogue In The Dark exhibitions for a number of years. It is out of sheer coincidence that after booking a trip to Hamburg, I noticed this was one of the locations. The initial premise may not sound too appealing to all; you are COMPLETELY blind (there is not the slightest... More 

Thank SoloTraveller729
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

It was a great trip to the world which is so ordinar and so exraordiinar simultaneously!!! Thanks for our guide Andriy for this wonderful experience and interesting conversations:)

Thank Татьяна С
Swindon, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

This is a profoundly thought-provoking, enlightening and (apparently) unique experience, and something that we would recommend to anyone who is visiting Hamburg. It is superb. The concept could not be simpler: set up various rooms and spaces, turn out all the lights, and invite people to experience, for an hour and 45 minutes, the life of a blind person. Some... More 

Thank grahamcarter61
Hamburg, Germany
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

A great experience and gives one a new understanding and awareness of the world. I would definitely recommend it to anyone!

Thank fl0hh
Odense, Fyn, Denmark
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife, wanted to go whit an English guide because my wife do not understand or speak German. The tour was whit 7 others all Germans. Because of that the tour guide didn't speak much English, and the language was poor. Also because we where that many people on the tour, you didn't have the space to explore... More 

Thank Mikkel K

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