Welcome to the “Castle”
... but forget about Disney princesses and magic. the Prison Museum was a dreadful landmark for Horsens, and many people have lived their worst years behind the grey-and-yellow walls. In turn, the Prison Museum is also filled with stories of hope, will and resistance.
Experience, among other things, the almost too-amazing account of Carl August Lorentzen’s spectacular escape from the state prison in 1949, and see the actual cupboard he squeezed out of. I wonder if you could do that.
Also feel the history of the building creep under your skin as you move from the harsh one-man cells from 1853 through to the more modern facilities the building housed when the prison closed in 2006.
Here are prisoners and guards, horror and joy, life and death. Come behind bars and experience it for yourself. And don’t worry - you’re going to be let out again.