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11 tips for virtual reality experiences in Berlin

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Gallery in Berlin: VR project by Alwin Lay in the Julia Stoschek Collection
Gallery in Berlin: VR project by Alwin Lay in the Julia Stoschek Collectio © JSC Berlin, Foto: Alwin Lay

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

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.

Where: Zimmerstraße 91, Mitte

When: Saturday 10:30 am to 6:30 pm

More about TimeRide Berlin

Tip 2: TV Tower - VR Odyssey 

VR Odyssey Fernsehturm
© Francisco & Sebastian Jauregui -

From the TV Tower you can see Berlin from a height of 203 metres! Discover exactly what you can see in the new Virtual Reality Odyssey. Take a flight over the capital and experience how Berlin has developed from the Middle Ages through the Empire and divided Berlin to the present day. Through the VR glasses, you are right in the middle of the action as the small towns of Berlin and Cölln grow into a major city over the centuries. The 15-minute journey through time includes many historical reconstructions and exciting animations.

Tip: A combination ticket for a visit to the TV Tower and the VR Odyssey is available especially for school classes.

When: daily 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Where: Panoramastraße 1 A, Mitte

Tickets for the TV Tower Berlin

Tipp 3: The Story of Berlin's Clubs - in Augmented Reality!

In front of Berghain: Tour of the history of Berlin clubs in augmented reality
In front of Berghain: Tour of the history of Berlin clubs in augmented reality © Jeff Mannes,

The new BerlinGuide tour immerses you in the history of Berlin's club scene. Using augmented reality, historical photos, drawings and films come to life on site in 3D experiences. Using AR, you'll be there when David Bowie visits one of Germany's most famous transwomen, Romy Haag, in her legendary nightclub. You will learn how the fall of the Berlin Wall affected the development of the club scene and why Berlin's clubs are not just party places, but political spaces where the city is shaped. Of course, you'll also find out what's going on in Berlin's clubs today - and where the music is being played. Take a look behind the scenes of Berghain and Co - without queuing.

Where: planned starting point Connection Club, Fuggerstraße 33, Schöneberg.
When: Friday 11 a.m., Saturday 3 p.m.

The Story of Berlin's Clubs in Augmented Reality

Tip 4: Revity-VR

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

Revity is one of the most successful VR providers in Berlin. Here you are not limited to just one attraction, but can experience an infinite number of different things in the unlimited virtual world. No matter whether you've ever wanted to fly while lying down, race in a racing car or experience an action-packed battle as a protagonist.

With a prime location at Alexa Berlin, it's possible to test the limits of VR and see for yourself. And if travelling is not possible, that's no problem: Revity also offers you the opportunity to present VR technology on site at birthdays and other events.

Where: Grunerstraße 20 (Alexa Berlin), Mitte
When: Monday - Saturday 10:00-20:00 hrs.


Tip 5: 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.

Prisoner in the Stasi-Investigation Camp on YouTube 

Tip 6: 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. 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.

More about „At Liebermanns“

Tip 7: VR Nation Berlin

VR Nation
© trueVRsystems (a Brand of RedCube GmbH)

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.

Where: Leipziger Straße 96, Mitte

When: Tuesday to Thursday 2 pm - 10 pm, Friday 2 pm - 10 pm, Saturday 12 noon - midnight, Sunday 12 noon - 10 pm

More about VR Nation

Tip 8: 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. The app can currently only be used with the iPhone.

More about MauAR

Tip 9: 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

Tipp10: Julia Stoschek Collection

Gallery in Beriln: Cosmic Realms in the Julia Stoschek Collection
Gallery in Beriln: Cosmic Realms in the Julia Stoschek Collection © Keiken

When art and technology merge, it often opens up completely new perspectives. Since 2017, the Julia Stoschek Collection has been dealing with this topic. Today, the foundation has one of the world's most extensive private collections of media and performance art. Virtual realities also play a role in contemporary works from time to time.

More about Julia Stoschek Collection

Tip 11: Konzerthaus Berlin: „ˈʊmˌvɛltn̩“ 

Konzerthaus at Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin Mitte
Konzerthaus at Gendarmenmarkt © Gutschera + Osthoff

With the interactive composition "ˈʊmˌvɛltn̩" the Konzerthaus Berlin invites you into the mysterious garden of a walk-in score. Composed by Mark Braden and visually artistically rendered by Julian Bonequi, "ˈʊmˌvɛltn̩" is an audiovisual experience that transcends the boundaries of perception. Depending on how you interact with the plants and creatures in the virtual space, sounds and tones are created, so that every visit to "ˈʊmˌvɛltn̩" is individual and different. You can get a small insight on the website of the concert hall, here you can also find out current dates to experience the interactive VR composition.


Josefine Köhn-Haskins


is originally from Munich and started out her career at one of Germanys largest daily news papers. Before finding her home in Berlin, she also reported as a correspondent and trend scout from the US. Today she is cruising Berlin's neighbourhoods, always on the lookout for good stories - with a focus on culture, music and ideas for the future of an innovative Berlin. All posts