Immerse yourself in the Cologne of the Golden Twenties with Virtual Reality!

Go on a thrilling journey through time with TimeRide and experience the undestroyed Cologne and the fascinating lifestyle of the legendary twenties!

Together with the charming hatter Tessa and the Cologne streetcar driver Pitter, you will discover the exciting time after the end of the First World War, the British occupation and the Spanish flu. You will experience a Cologne in bloom: cinema, fashion, music, mobility, joie de vivre, optimism… and finally carnival again!

your time travel in three steps

During your 45-minute stay, you will embark on a unique journey through time. At the side of hatter Tessa and streetcar driver Pitter, you will be immersed in the Cologne of the Golden Twenties at three exciting stations.


The Cinema

In the 1920s, more and more movie theaters evolved into massive movie palaces. The cinema was a ubiquitous, glamorous part of everyday life and an important source of information. Step into our “Lichtspielhaus” and take a seat together with the fine society: An entertaining short film in the style of that time will show you the historical development of Cologne in the twenties.


The Hatter's Store

In the hatter’s store of the Riedschneider family you will dive together with Tessa into the world of glamorous fashion of the twenties. In the 1920s, everyone wore a hat and the choice of hat said a lot about the wearer! In the lovingly decorated store, the art of wearing and making hats is illustrated using numerous originals from the Diefenthal family of hat makers in Cologne. You’ll also learn more about Tessa’s urgent special order… Will her important delivery arrive on time at Neumarkt thanks to Pitter?


The VR-Ride

The highlight of your journey back in time to 1926: On your virtual ride with the first electric Cologne streetcar, you will experience the beauty of the city before its destruction in World War II. With your VR goggles, you’ll enjoy a 360° panoramic view and discover iconic landmarks of old Cologne, many of which have disappeared or are barely recognizable today: Cologne Cathedral’s surroundings at the time, the old main train station, the Schauspielhaus theater, the city hall led by Konrad Adenauer, and much more. At Neumarkt your trip ends in the colorful carnival hustle and bustle with a “Grand Finale”.


Alter Markt 36-42, 50667 Cologne

Opening hours:
Monday: 2 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 6:20 p.m.
Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 6:20 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. – 6:20 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. – 6:20 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 6:20 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6:20 p.m.

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If you are more than 8 people, you can expect discounted admission prices and special opening hours (by arrangement).

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