JAIL LIFE AT HORSENS STATE PRISON
Experience the thrill of discovering how prison guards and inmates lived their lives in a prison now turned into a museum offering a truly unique experience of everyday prison life.
What we will see
- Horsens State Prison
- Guided tour
- Multi-sensorial experience to discover prison life
What we will do
- We get on our coach and head south of Aarhus along the 50 km that separate it from Horsens, located on the eastern tip of the Jutland peninsula and now a thriving industrial hub.
- Our destination is the Horsens State Prison originally intended for prisoners serving long prison sentences and which also accommodated famous prisoners such as the Danish Minister of Justice Peter Adler Albert. It remained open from 1853 to 2006 and was then converted into a museum.
- We go on a guided tour of the prison to discover how convicts and prison guards lived their everyday lives. Thanks to modern technological devices, the prison comes to life providing a thrilling multi-sensorial experience: on our tour, we can see virtual prisoners and guards walking around the corridors, toilets and cells, hear steps going up and down the stairs as well as the clangour of doors closing and even perceive the smell of smoke that characterised the detention sector. We will truly feel like convicts!
- The tour is conducted from the point of view of detainee Jens Nielsen, the last person to be executed in Denmark when he was beheaded in 1892.
- We visit the cells set up according to the various historical eras and admire a vast collection of objects connected with life in prison, the largest in the world including the axe used to execute Nielsen.