At once in the past

Immerse yourself in Cologne’s history and experience life at the beginning of the 20th century with all your senses, thanks to virtual reality. Travel back in time to witness this golden era of Cologne’s history!

Information about Covid-19

What safety and hygiene measures does TimeRide take against the spread of Covid-19?

TimeRide has adapted the security concept of the shop premises in consultation with the health authorities. The high hygienic standards that were already in place before the Corona crisis are thus further strengthened. The precautions include:

Measures in detail:

  • The VR glasses are thoroughly disinfected after each use. Our disinfectant is fully effective against corona and other influenza viruses according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Regular cleaning of surfaces with customer contact
  • Obligation to wear a mouth and nose cover for guests and employees.
  • Equipping the ticket area with a Plexiglas panel for secure communication between guests and staff.
  • Observance of the distance rules through marked free spaces
  • Limitation of ticket allotment and greatly reduced visitor capacity


Mo. – Wed.: closed

Thu. – Sun.: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. open

Special opening days in October:
Wednesday, 07.10.20
Tuesday, 13.10.20
Wednesday, 14.10.20
Tuesday, 20.10.20
Wednesday, 21.10.20
Wednesday, 28.10.20

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At one look

Alter Markt 36-42, 50667 Cologne

0221 – 988 611 85


opening hours:
Thursday until Sunday: 11 a. m. until 7 p. m.

Special opening days in October:
Wednesday, 07.10.20
Tuesday, 13.10.20
Wednesday, 14.10.20
Tuesday, 20.10.20
Wednesday, 21.10.20
Wednesday, 28.10.20

tickets here

Information about the stations

Due to the current situation we have adapted our exhibition. The eyepieces of the station “Kaiserpanorama” can temporarily not be used anymore for security reasons. At this station we now show the making-off film of TimeRide Cologne. This allows a look behind the scenes and illustrates the making of a TimeRide. The topic “change of the cityscape” will be taken up in the extended movie in the future. For safety reasons, only group sizes of up to eight people are currently permitted. In the context of security measures, guided tours cannot be offered at present.

Your journey back through time The three stages

During your approximately 45-minute visit, you will be taken on a once-in-a-lifetime journey back in time. You will connect to Cologne’s history in three exciting stages.


Cologne A view behind the scenes

How is a TimeRide actually created? Our new making-of film allows a look behind the scenes of the time travel attraction. How are the virtual historical worlds constructed and who is working on a TimeRide production? The making-of gives you an exciting insight into the world of TimeRide.


Cologne Cinema

In our cinema you travel through Cologne’s eventful history – from its start in the Roman era through medieval and imperial times to the present day. The documentary film produced exclusively for TimeRide VR will give you an overview in a concise and easy-to-understand format. At the end, there will be a short, humorous video tutorial explaining how to use our VR headsets.


Cologne Virtual Reality Experience

Highlight of the exhibition: In a replica of the first electric tram, you can fully immerse yourself in the living past using a virtual reality headset. Embark on our 15-minute tour through the old city of Cologne as it looked before both World Wars. Enjoy the 360° panoramic view sitting directly next to the tram driver. Feeling a gentle breeze and smooth vibrations of the tram, revelling in the sights and sounds of the past, you can admire not only the stunning architecture but become a witness of this time period with all its flair.

Your journey back through time


Your Visit Tickets

Tickets can be purchased online or in person from the cash desk in our outlet on Alter Markt square.


Contact Location

Our guests travel not only in Cologne back in time, but also in other places. Find out here which time travel experiences we offer.

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