The Dialog Museum provides an unforgettable experience – the loss of sight opens your eyes to a world of darkness. The one-hour tour in the pitch black provokes both excitement and fear, as you grow to value the significance of trust in order to navigate yourself around the museum.
Of course, you are not completely alone. You are provided with a cane and have the comforting voice of your tour guide to lead you. But as someone who is not scared of the dark, I can tell you that there’s more to this experience than finding your way to the bathroom during the early hours of a winter morning.
It’s amazing how creative your imagination becomes as soon as you lose your sight. We walked across a rickety bridge and heard the water trickling beneath us as it swayed from side to side. When exploring a house, we listened to the
radio television whilst running our fingers over a map to discover the continents and oceans based on texture… I would love to tell you more, but it would be a shame to give everything away.
As well as the guided tour, the activities in the foyer allow you to test your senses for an even more engaging experience.
In case you’re wondering – yes, our tour guide, Petty, (who was great by the way) is blind. She ended the tour by sharing some of her experiences and rightly telling us that “there are worse things in the world than being blind,” which really did throw things into perspective for me.
Why not try it for yourself? Located in Hauptwache station, the Dialog museum is in central Frankfurt. To book a tour in English you’ll need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org and you can find further info on the Dialog website.