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Monday, 26-07-2021,

At once in the past: TimeRide VR Cöln

Get ready for an unforgettable experience: 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!
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:

Kaiserpanorama: Compare past and present in a selection of 3D pictures showing famous Cologne landmarks and places of interest. The collection features original old stereoscopic photographs, which create an illusion of depth – just like the Kaiserpanorama viewers that were popular around 1900. For many people, these photo viewing apparatuses, were the first and only way of capturing vivid impressions of faraway places and exotic cultures.

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.

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.

Opening times & prices

Daily from 10.00 am to 8.00 pm.
Tours start every 20 minutes. Last admission at 7.20 pm.
Visit duration approximately 45 minutes.

Tickets can be purchased onlineor in person from the cash desk in our venue at Alter Markt square.
Normal rate EUR 12.50
Discounted rate EUR 10.00 (Children and adolescents aged 6-17, students and trainees)
Family ticket EUR 30.00 (2 adults & 1 child or 1 adult & 2 children)
Any additional children charged at EUR 8.00 each
Groups EUR 11.00 per person (E.g. corporate and club events; minimum of 8 people)
School groups EUR 6.00 per person (Chaperone gets free entry per eight pupils)

How to  find

TimeRide VR Cöln is centrally located at: Alter Markt 36-42, 50667 Cologne
Public transportation: KVB line 5: Rathaus stop (50 m walk); KVB lines 1, 7, 9: Heumarkt stop (250 m walk)
Cologne central train station (850 m walk)
Rheinpromenade shipping pier (220 m walk)
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Group offer

Whether for a corporate event, school trip, city tour or birthday outing, TimeRide VR is the ideal destination for group excursions. Each of the three stages accommodates up to 30 people, meaning that even large groups can visit TimeRide together. Groups of at least eight people will benefit from the cheaper group rate of EUR 11.00 per person (for school groups only EUR 6.00 per person). If you would like to book one or more tours exclusively for your group (for an additional charge), please contact the group hotline directly on +49-221-9886 1185.

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