Gustav TV show

Gustav Sebald in the VFD tunnel

The VFD tunnels are a network of passages under the City connecting the homes of various organization members to each other, such as the Baudelaires, Snickets, Quagmires, etc. It was most likely created for the noble purpose of volunteer travel but was later also used as a method of escape by Count Olaf on one of his many schemes.

Known Tunnels

Mansion passageway

A tunnel entrance at the Baudelaire Mansion.


In the Netflix adaptation, there are signs on the sides of the tunnel. Ones seen in "The Bad Beginning: Part One" include: