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11 tips for virtual reality experiences in Berlin

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Augmented Reality Sandbox/VR Erlebnisse
© GSC GameScienceCenter GmbH


With virtual reality you travel through space, time and history. From VR game arcades and art projects to virtual extensions of historical sites, you will find numerous exciting offers in Berlin. Immerse yourself!

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Tip 1: TimeRide Berlin

"Soldiers" with a flag at Checkpoint Charlie
"Soldiers" with a flag at Checkpoint Charlie © visitBerlin, Foto: Günter Steffen

Do you want to time travel and experience the divided Berlin of the 1980s. At the TimeRide at Checkpoint Charlie you can take a look behind the Wall and experience life in the GDR. Meet contemporary witnesses and visit the former Allied border crossing.

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Tip 2: Exit VR Berlin

Virtual Reality Experience at EXIT VR Berlin
EXIT VR Berlin © EXIT Adventures GmbH

Alone or in a group: at Exit VR you can let off steam in four different virtual adventure worlds. Travel to ancient Greece and find a lost artifact. Maybe you are interested in discovering the secrets of the Nebka Pyramid during an expedition on the Sinai Peninsula? Be careful: For some of the missions you should be free from vertigo!

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Tip 3: 360-Grad-VR-Video: Prisoner in the Stasi-Investigation Center Berlin-Hohenschönhausen

GDR-tower at Berlin Hohenschönhausen Memorial
GDR-tower at Berlin Hohenschönhausen Memorial © Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen

You should have a strong stomach for this virtual reality journey. In the 360-degree video you experience to be a prisoner in the Stasi-Investigation Center Berlin-Hohenschönhausen. You will be interrogated, monitored and put on trial. The short film, which was awarded the German Reporter Prize, is based on the "interrogation protocols" of the GDR dissident and writer Jürgen Fuchs.

More about "Prisoner in the Stasi-Investigation Center Berlin-Hohenschönhausen

Tip 4: Virtual-Reality-Experience "At Liebermanns"

room in the Liebermann Villa
room in the Liebermann Villa © visitBerlin, Foto: Günter Steffen

When visiting the Brandenburg Gate Foundation, you can travel through the world of Max Liebermann and his family using VR glasses. Currently, only a making-off video of the VR experience can be seen. From 21 January, you will probably be able to immerse yourself virtually again.

Go on a journey through time and visit the artist's home and studio, which was completely destroyed in the Second World War. Among other things, you can wander through the music room, the dining room and the study. You will also get a digital insight into the works of Liebermann, who is one of the most important German painters of modernism.

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Tip 5: VR Nation Berlin

GSC Game Science Center
© GSC GameScienceCenter GmbH/Sandy Kramer

There is no turning back: Find the Diamond Skull! Equipped with sensors on your hands, feet, torso and head, you experience the dangers of adventure as if they were reality. Wind effects and temperature changes add to the illusion of this full body VR experience. The VR Arena aktuell offers two games, where you can let off steam on over 100 square meters.

More about VR Nation
 

Tip 6: MauAR

Augmented Reality: Virtual watch tower MauAR-App Berlin
MauAR App © Beta Room UG, Foto: Stefan Vincent

No virtual reality experience but augmented reality overlays are offered by MauAR app. Get an impression of how the border strip looked like during the time of the occupation forces. On the screen of your smartphone the three meter high grey concrete wall, grained by barbed wire, rises up again. Soldiers patrol along the wall. Enter scenes from the past and experience how the German-German border was overshadowed by watchtowers back then. Immerse yourself in the history, which is vividly conveyed by means of original photos, videos and sound recordings.

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Tip 7: VR-Lounge Berlin

 VR-Lounge Berlin: View through the window.
VR-Lounge Berlin © VR-Lounge

You want to fly through space as a space pirate, explore tropical underwater worlds or plunge into another virtual adventure? The Berlin VR Lounge now offers around 20 different virtual worlds of experience. Experiences start at 12 Euro for 20 minutes of VR fun.

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Tip 8: ANVIO - Virtual Reality Arcade Berlin

ANVIO - Virtual Reality Arcade: Gamers in action
ANVIO - Virtual Reality Arcade © Foto: Sabina Feldmann

Immerse yourself in the legendary world of the Aztec city of Aztlàn. Once upon a time the inhabitants built a temple around a legendary machine. But then they forgot their roots. Your task is to appease the angry gods and save the Aztec city. Up to four players can embark on this virtual adventure. In total you can choose between three different games. The minimum age is 12 years.

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Tip 9: VRWein

Virtual reality wine tastings and experiences in Berlin
VRWein Berlin © VRWein

Whether you are already a true wine connoisseur or would like to learn more about the art of wine tasting: At VRWein you will get to know the taste nuances of a noble grape juice on a completely new level. Is there a hint of grapefruit, perhaps pomegranate, chocolate, vanilla or even chalk or bacon? With the help of VR glasses, you can dive into the most diverse worlds of taste and learn at the same time which good bottle is best served with which dishes.

More about VRWein

Tip 10: Stadtmuseum and Berlin History App

armament and bust in the Märkisches Museum in Berlin Mitte
visit at Märkisches Museum Berlin © Sergej Horovitz

Berlin is a city that you can discover on many levels. If you are interested in history, you should try the Berlin History App. It doesn't offer a virtual reality experience yet, but you can find out more about historical facts and places - and you can even take action yourself. Take part in creating before-and-after slideshows and see how Berlin has changed over time. Here you can find more practical apps and travel guides for your pocket:

Berlin Apps

Tip 11: Acute Art

Julia Stoschek Collection Berlin
Julia Stoschek Collection Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Jan Frontzek

When art and technology merge, this often opens up completely new perspectives. Therefore the Julia Stoschek Collection is collaborating with Acute Art. The app, which you can simply download to your mobile phone, uses augmented reality to conjure up works by contemporary artists in your environment - provided you view them through the lens of your smartphone.

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Josefine Köhn-Haskins

Josefine

ist in München aufgewachsen, hat dort studiert und bei der SZ volontiert. Auf der Suche nach neuen Abenteuern entdeckte sie erst New York, dann Miami und berichtete als Trendscout und Korrespondentin für verschiedene Publikationen. Ihr Zuhause fand sie dann aber in Berlin. Fasziniert von den vielen Facetten der Stadt ist sie kreuz und quer in den Kiezen unterwegs und beschäftigt sich gerne mit Zukunftsideen und Smart City Konzepten für ein innovatives Berlin.

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