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A fun day with my aupairs friends

It was a fun day with my aupair friends. We've visited the 24th European Medieval Festival held in... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Horsens, Denmark
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Worth a visit when you are in Horsens. When you visit the prison you can see stories from the staff... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Karen J
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FAENGSLET i Horsens er en Kulturinstitution med mange facetter. I centrum star de gamle bygninger, som siden 1853 har vaeret hjemsteddet for nogle af de mest hardkogte kriminelle hjerner. Horsens Statsfaengsel satte frem til 2006 sit praeg pa...more
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Fussingsvej 8, Horsens 8700, Denmark
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

It was a fun day with my aupair friends. We've visited the 24th European Medieval Festival held in Fængslet, Horsens. It was an amazing experience for us to see how people live 500 years ago. It will take you to all sides of life of...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2018

Worth a visit when you are in Horsens. When you visit the prison you can see stories from the staff and also from prisoners.

Thank Karen J
Reviewed 7 June 2018

We never miss this crime book fair. Horsens jail is perfect setting, not a huge fair as at Bella center in Copenhagen, but intimite place where you meet the authors in flesh, and they have time to talk to you and answer most of your...More

Thank tsv01
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Today, this former state penitentiary serves as a cool and very interesting event site that even offers a "sleep in" for people wanting an experience and a sleep beyond the normal. Hotel rooms are the former prison cells, and a museum tells the story of...More

Thank Stine D
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

The museum is very interactive as they lead us through the various journeys of the inmates. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Horsens but a perfect visit for us in this rainy autumn!

Thank VictorLim1986
Reviewed 11 October 2017

OK, a visit to a recently closed prison did not fill me with a great deal of excitement. I mean, I've visited Port Arthur in Tasmania (Australia) and it held my interest for about 20 minutes (actually, it was a bit longer than that, but...More

2  Thank MotoScoddie
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Very interactive museum where you can follow the stories of inmates and staff. An important part of Horsens history. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Faengslet was a nice visit. We stayed for 2h almost (incl a stop at the café). The kids liked It and had alot of fun. There were loads of interactive stuff and the museum was in great condition.

Thank Il_Professore_80
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a Rammstein concert here with our two sons (12 & 14 years). Took place outdoors. Good sound. had to wait for 60 minutes past the scheduled starting time - supposedly to get the sun to go away before starting the show. Overall logistics...More

Thank Jorgen B
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I must have found it interesting, because all of the sudden, 5 hours had gone by! I really enjoyed the videos and articles, visiting the cells, the stories behind the people's faces, etc. Plus the staff was very friendly and helpful.

1  Thank Just_a_traveler_86
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28 February 2016|
Response from Faengslet | Property representative |
Hello DarRamli The entrance fee is DKK 95,-. Children aged between 0-17 are free of charge. Best regards FÆNGSLET
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