Immerse yourself in the divided city of Berlin
One city – two worlds
Berlin, in the mid-80s: a bus pulls up to Checkpoint Charlie, the guards block its path to check the passengers. Those on board are time travellers visiting a bygone era ‒ guests of TimeRide Berlin. State-of-the-art VR technology allows the visitors to not only see history, but also experience it up close.
Your journey back through time The three stages
During your roughly one-hour excursion, you will be taken on a once-in-a-lifetime journey back in time. You will be transported back to the divided city of Berlin in three exciting stages!
Berlin A look across the Wall
The visit will begin with the first stage: a look across the Wall – literally. What did an average day in the West look like? What was life like for people in the East? A look at both sides shows two very different worlds.
Personal life stories take centre stage in the next room. Huge passports demonstrate just how different life could be for those living in the divided city of Berlin. They each experienced the division and the GDR regime in their own way, creating very different memories. What makes this stage so special is that visitors can choose their companion on their VR journey back in time: the rebellious tradesman, the reflective architect or the non-conformist cross-border commuter from the West.
Berlin The virtual reality ride
We’ve saved the best until last:a VR tour through the divided city of Berlin! Visitors take a seat in a bus from the 1980s and journey into a different time thanks to the magic of VR technology. On the virtual city tour, the time travellers will get their ID checked at Checkpoint Charlie, before heading up Friedrichstrasse to see the Palace of the Republic in its former glory. At the end of the tour, original images of the fall of the Wall serve as a reminder of why this event continues to exert such a strong influence on Germany.