How to investigate

If you are looking for the perfect mix between an outdoor escape game and a scavenger hunt, Crime-Trails are for you! Take over the investigation to find the culprit in a fictitious crime case. You will solve treacherous murders, crafty robberies, or shrewd kidnappings – the options are endless.
Equipped with your smartphones, a case file, and a code for the arrest warrant, you and your family, friends or partner in crime begin the investigation at the scene of crime. It is up to you to decide which clues to follow first. Crime-Trails are designed for young as well as experienced hobby detectives from 12 years and up. Some Crime-Trails are suitable for younger children as well, but we are currently working on trails specifically designed for this age group.



1. Purchasing a Crime-Trail

To play one of our Crime-Trails, choose one of the trails in the city of your choice. After the purchase has been completed, you will immediately receive an e-mail with the case file along with a code tto generate your arrest warrant at the end of the game. Once you have the case file, you can start the game whenever you please.
The case file includes an introductions as well as instructions to your mission, an overview of possible suspects, and evidence found at the crime scene as well as a map of places of interest that you will have to visit throughout the trail.
Note: Print the case file for a better overview during the game! We are currently working on a completely digitalized version.


2. Locating the Scene of Crime

To begin your investigation, find the location marked “scene of crime” in your case file. Once you arrive at the scene, familiarize yourselves with the case and solve the first question. Send your answer via SMS to the headquarters to start the Crime-Trail. Information on how to send out your answers to receive more and more clues as you move through the case.
Note: All Crime-Trails can be played without advance booking. It’s up to you when you want to start your investigation! It does not matter when you purchase your crime file, it does not expire.


3. Starting the Investigation

After you have solved the first question and established communication with the headquarters, you can visit the locations marked on the map in any order. Throughout the Crime-Trail you will stay in touch with the headquarters in order to receive further clues that help you solve the case. We do advice that you visit all locations indicated in your file, so you do not miss any important information.
There will be no guide or organizer on site. In case you have any problems or questions, you can request a hint from the headquarters. You can also send us an e-mail – (Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm) – or give us a call: +49 1520 5729 954 (Mon-Fri, 10am to 2pm).
Since the Crime Trails are played outdoors and in individual groups, they are compatible with any Covid-19 restrictions.


4. Catching the Culprit

Once you have identified the culprit, you will be able to create an arrest warrant for them on our website. Use the code that you received in the e-mail together with the case file. Have you caught the right suspect?



The following equipment will be necessary for your investigation:

  • A smartphone with internet connection and service – you will need to be able to send and receive SMS and access clues and evidence online.
  • Your respective case file – you will receive a link to download the case file via e-mail together with your order confirmation. We recommend printing the case file for a better overview throughout the game.
  • The code for your arrest warrant – you will receive this code with your order confirmation via e-mail. You will need this code to be able to catch the culprit.
  • Pen or pencil for notes
  • Sleuth abilities and a knack for riddles.


To play one of our Crime-Trails, you need to purchase a case file for 25,- € – one case file can be played by a group of up to 5 people. Further case files are required for bigger groups according to the number of people participating in the game. Groups can compete against each other or play together.
Note: No appointment necessary! You can play at any time and without advance booking.


Further Questions?

Check out our FAQ on our website or contact us.