Escape Berlin is an escape room experience located in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin with four intriguing games to choose from. Escape Berlin invited me to review the experience with a few friends in tow. The excitement was building as we made our way to Escape Berlin, having never done an escape room before we had no idea what to expect. The prospect of escaping a locked room was thrilling.
Beginning the game
Upon arrival, we were brought into a ‘chill-out’ room with plenty of puzzles to warm up our brains while the staff prepared our game. The games are available in both English and German so if your German skills are not up to scratch then don’t panic just yet. We were briefed by a member of staff on the rules of the game and told the story behind the game we had chosen, which was Sherlock Holmes. You can choose your difficulty rating based on age and experience in escape rooms so everyone is welcome to play.
The staff locked us in a dark room and we had to solve the mystery of what happened to Sherlock Holmes. All the furniture and items inside the escape room were over 100 years old which made the game even more authentic. Escape Berlin gave us an hour to solve the mystery so the clock was ticking. We had to really work as a team and bounce ideas off each other in order to figure out where we had to go or do next. I will not give away any details about the game but I can assure you Escape Berlin really tested us. The creativity and attention to detail was incredible.
We finished the escape room with four minutes to spare. The last two were spent arguing and fumbling over the final key trying to figure out how we could get out. The game left us pumped and with a feeling of accomplishment, we reviewed the events of the day and laughed at the mistakes we had made. It was a real bonding experience.
I would really love to experience the other escape rooms that Escape Berlin have to offer now that I have tried my first one. It was surprisingly fun for all of us. The game actually felt quite real while we were playing it, especially because of the atmosphere and the sound effects.
There are four games to choose from:
➸ The Liquor Store – A game where you are encouraged to drink to find the legendary cocktail
★ Kidnapped, where one of your team gets taken and you have to find them (18+)
❂ Big Päng, help the nerds find what they lost (this game includes lasers!)
☾ Sherlock Holmes, where you need to find Sherlock and solve the puzzle
Before You Go
➸ The staff do not allow personal belongings inside. Free lockers are available
★ The games are for 2-12 people for ages 8-90 years old
❂ You can book for parties, birthdays, bachelor parties, and work events
☾ Have your morning coffee for extra thinking power!
Thanks for stopping by! Interested in other unusual and exciting things to do in Berlin? Check out the suggested links below or my ‘Related Posts’. You can also check out my urban exploration adventures in Berlin, where I explore abandoned historical buildings and provide you with a history of what happened. You can read about these adventures in the abandoned places sections of my blog. Enjoy!
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