How it works
Go to the starting point of the Detective-Trail, which is mentioned on the Detective-Trail map (print Detective-Trail map – see “Order Detective-Trails”) or in the app. The first puzzle is already waiting there. Then follow the route descriptions. You will come across mystery posts where a puzzle awaits you. The puzzles you can solve with clues at this location. Additionaly you learn a lot of interesting and surprising facts about the corresponding city and region.
At the end you will find out if you are a master of detective by verifying the code. The verification of the code takes place either with a lock on a treasure chest (small gift in the treasure chest) or an SMS code (small gift with subsequent delivery). The four-digit code is calculated from the solutions of the mysterys.
Variants of Detective-Trails
Detective-Trails with treasure chest
This Detective-Trail variant you find a treasure chest at the end. You need the four-digit code to open the treasure chest and remove your gift from the treasure chest.
Detective-Trails with voucher
This Detective-Trail variant you receive a voucher at the end, which you can redeem against a small gift.
Detective-Trails with subsequent delivery
With this Detective-Trail variant, a small gift is sent to you by post. You need the four-digit code to request your gift by e-mail.
Detective-Trails are designed for children and adults – with support the trails can be solved from about 7 years, without support the mystery can be solved from about 14 years. The degree of difficulty (easy, medium, difficult) is different for each Detective-Trail. The difficulty is indicated in the product overview. Detective-Trails are ideal for families, clubs, couples, schools and companys.
Who pays how much?
ALL participants from 6 years of age pay the same amount for the Detective-Trail experience!
The Detective-Trails cost CHF 9/person (from 10 people CHF 8.50 per person, from 20 people CHF 8/person). Family tickets (2 adults and max. 3 children) cost CHF 32. At the end of the trail, 1 gift can be purchased per paid person.
No advance booking necessary
Participation does not require any advance registration – everyone can decide for themselves when they want to set off on Detective-Badgers mystery adventure.
Print version in the shop
The different Detective-Trails can be completed with the help of a printed Detective-Trail map or in the app (see below). You can choose for how many people you want to buy the Detective-Trail card. Example map Detective-Trails: Example of a Detective-Trail map (in german).
A purchase of a Detective-Trail map in the webshop cannot be transferred to the app!
For some trails, the Detective-Trail map can be purchased at a local sales point (see information at the respective trail).
As an app on Google Play or App Store
IN JULY 2023, the Detective-Trail-App will be replaced by a Web-App. Please only buy the Detective-Trail of your choice in the current app if you can play it BEFORE JULY 2023.
The Printversions will remain as before. The new Web-App will be available from around mid-July 2023.
Until the beginning of July 2023, after which it will be replaced by the web app.
You can also find the Detective Trail as an app in the app stores (Apple and Google Play) under “Detective-Trail”. 1, 2, 3 or families (2 adults + max. 3 children) can participate per smartphone. If there are more people than the available options, download the app on another smartphone and select the number of people to pay again.
If you buy the Detective-Trail in the app, no printout is possible, it must be played in the app! The purchase is not transferable.
For groups we recommend the print version (printable Detective-Trail map on our webshop).
How to do a trail with large groups?
If you want to do the trail with large groups (only possible with a printed Detective-Trail map), we recommend forming small groups of approx. 5 people. Each group starts one after the other in small time intervals (approx. 5-10 min.).
Would you like your own Detective-Trail?
Would you like to attract additional tourists to your destination and offer existing guests an additional (paid) experience? From CHF 3’000.- , we will be happy to create your own mystery tour for you. Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.