Berlin: Virtual time travel before departure

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Passengers can now go on a journey through time at BER Airport. In the departure areas of Terminals 1 and 2, Gebr. Heinemann is offering a new high-tech experience in cooperation with the COLD WAR MUSEUM Berlin.

At three different locations, passengers have the opportunity to experience a piece of Berlin history from 1961 themselves as a "360° VR history experience": "The Leap" on August 15, 1961, the photo of the fleeing GDR border policeman Conrad Schumann in the western part of Berlin, went around the world at the time as the "Leap into Freedom". Passengers at BER can experience this event themselves: With the latest generation of VR glasses, which the 'time travelers' put on, they go to the individual stations in the year 1961 on Bernauer Straße. There they either take the perspective of the border guards or that of the photographer who captured this moment in the world-famous photo: according to the principle of the COLD WAR MUSEUM Berlin 'Two sides of the same story'. Tickets for this 360° VR journey through time are available on site for 12 euros.

In line with the campaign, Gebr. Heinemann is offering the new collection of the COLD WAR MUSEUM Berlin in its duty-free shops at BER. The products can e.g. B. can be ordered by mobile phone and sent to the desired home address. This avoids additional hand luggage.

The space suit of the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin is on display in a large museum display case directly on the market square in Terminal 1. He was the first man in space on April 12, 1961, four months before the border policeman's "jump". The space suit stands for this important step worldwide and is a temporary loan from the museum to Gebr. Heinemann and the airport BER. In the museum, the exhibit stands alongside astronaut John Glenn's space suit as part of the exhibit in the central Space Race area.

Barrier tape at Berlin-Brandenburg Airport in Terminal 1 (Photo: Granit Pireci).
Barrier tape at Berlin-Brandenburg Airport in Terminal 1 (Photo: Granit Pireci).