These dark places are inhabited by ghosts, monsters and creepy creatures and are home to their mischief.There are many spots in Berlin that can send a shiver down your spine, and not just on Halloween. We’ve compiled a list of the 11 spookiest spots in Berlin, but beware, our tips are not for the faint of heart!
Tip 1: Berlin Dungeon
Blood-curdling experiences are what you can expect at Berlin Dungeon, where visitors are taken back through 700 years’ of Berlin’s dark history. Things get creepy when actors tell true stories to help make the dark side of Berlin with its sometimes grisly past come alive. For example, if you dare to enter the labyrinth of the lost, or explore the torture chamber, or decide to risk the deadly plague. This and much more awaits visitors to Berlin’s horror spectacle which not only has exciting stories to tell, but can also let your blood run cold. Of course spooky highlights of the year, such as Halloween, are also celebrated at the Dungeon.
Where: Berlin Dungeon, Spandauer Straße 2, Mitte
Tip 3: Berliner Unterwelten
Deep down in Berlin's dark underground, the guided tours of the Berliner Unterwelten e.V. (Berlin Underworlds) take you on a journey of discovery. They will take you to the bunkers under the city and show you the places steeped in history. Other tours take you to the escape tunnels under the Berlin Wall. All these authentic places tell you a lot about Berlin's history - even about its darker sides.
Where: Meeting point depending on the tour
Tip 3: Museum of Medical History
The history of medicine is both adventurous and sometimes scary, so a visit to the Museum of Medical History is not for the faint-hearted. The display cases show collections of organs, body parts, skeletons, and rare diseases. The history of Berlin’s Charité hospital is also told together with medical tools and procedures from the past. Then you can opt to lie down on an operating table from 1727 and see what happens.
The museum is closed due to reconstruction works.
Where: Charitéplatz 1, Mitte
Tip 4: Museum of Natural History
The Museum of Natural History is primarily exciting and informative for young and old But there is a department that can give you the creeps. Head to the research collection to see endless rows of jars filled with millions of mysterious objects such as amphibians or reptiles preserved in alcohol. But there are even creepier sights to behold by signing up for the one of the nightly torchlight (flashlight) tours through the museum. When all is dark, the preserved specimens come back to life as visitors check out behind-the-scenes areas at the museum. Guaranteed to freak out more than just the kids, I promise!
Where: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, Mitte
Tip 5: Monsterkabinett
The Monsterkabinett is home to bizarre and gruesome creatures made of recycled materials and bearing names like Little Three Eye or Orangina. The monster family is one artist Hannes Heiner’s installations and is located at Hackesche Höfe. Before heading down into the monster cave, you will first have to cross the rear courtyard bedecked with street art (which is worth checking out on in its own right). And, as a nice change of pace, these monsters are actually sometimes kid-friendly and only just a little creepy. To be sure about that you can always check out the website of the Monsterkabinett before visiting it with your children.
Where: Monsterkabinett, Rosenthaler Straße 37, Mitte
Tip 6: Graues Kloster
The old ruins of the Gothic Franciscan monastery on Klosterstraße are supposedly haunted by Friar Roderich. The limping monk loved to pick fights and out of sheer malice walled up his own son in the monastery walls, a crime for which he was cruelly punished. The ancient walls of the former Franciscan monastery are particularly scary when you know that there’s a lost soul there caught by his past sins.
Where: Klosterstraße, Mitte
Tip 7: Teufelsberg
Goose bumps are guaranteed when you visit the abandoned radar station on the Teufelsberg in Grunewald. The relic from the Cold War era is even more scary on a guided flashlight hike when you explore the listening facility in the deepest darkness, only in the weak light of the flashlight.
Where: Teufelsseechaussee 10, Charlottenburg
Tip 8: Spreepark Plänterwald
Spook under the Ferris wheel: abandoned it lies there, the Spreepark Plänterwald in Treptow. The dinosaurs have fallen asleep, the relics of the old merry-go-rounds creak in the wind. Since the beginning of the 2000s, the once so popular family park has been closed and awaits reopening. You can only explore the area on special guided tours.
Where: Kiehnwerderallee 1-3, Treptow
Tip 9: Labyrintoom® - Escape Room in Berlin
Locked in a dark room and no way out! In the Escape Room, logic and combination are required if you are looking for a way out. In the Wizard's Cabinet you are locked into the wizard's eerie room and have to solve puzzles against time to see the light of day again. But the clock is ticking and the room gets smaller and smaller ...
Where: Wartenberg Str. 35/36, Lichtenberg
Tip 10: Berliner Kriminal Theater
A shot, a scream - but who is the murderer? Crackling excitement and captivating entertainment are guaranteed. The Kriminal Theater at Umspannwerk Ost shows popular crime thrillers live on stage and thus offers captivating entertainment. In addition to classics based on Agatha Christie and entertaining crime thriller song revues, the programme also includes exciting psychological thrillers that will freeze the blood in your veins.
Where: Palisadenstraße 48, Friedrichshain
Tip 11: Deutsches Spionagemuseum
The German Spy Museum takes you back to the times of the Cold War and the history of espionage from antiquity to the present day. Here you can prove yourself as a spy and prove your skill in the laser course. Already in the entrance area you can dive deep into the uncanny world of spies: Countless cameras look down on you and watch every step you take.
Where: Leipziger Platz 9, Mitte