At a press conference at Berlin’s City Hall today, Metaversum GmbH, the makers of 3D mirror world Twinity, announced the opening of the world’s first open-air wall museum in Twinity’s virtual Berlin in collaboration with the Berlin Senate and Berlin.de to commemorate the world-changing events of 1989.
For almost three decades, the reality of everyday life in Berlin was shaped by a wall that divided the city in two. From today, visitors to virtual Berlin in Twinity can go on a virtual journey through history, and explore a 2 km-long, true-to-scale section of the Berlin Wall from the Reichstag, past the Brandenburg Gate
and Potsdamer Platz, culminating in a realistic replica of Checkpoint Charlie. Entering the virtual wall museum in Twinity is like stepping back in time to Berlin in November 1989. Visitors not only see the Berlin
Wall and its immediate environs reappearing before their eyes, they also experience the remarkable transformation of today’s Berlin back to Berlin as it was in 1989. Whole buildings vanish and
visitors suddenly find themselves standing in the infamous death strip between the two border walls. This astonishing effect is particularly striking at the Potsdamer Platz, the Brandenburg
Gate, and Checkpoint Charlie.
Twinity users can tour the area between the Reichstag and Checkpoint Charlie, and engage with interactive media content including video and audio guides at seven key points along the way. Documentaries and witness accounts, plus links to relevant Berlin Wall content on Berlin.de, describe the building of the wall,
key dates in its history, and the incredible events of 1989. This allows Twinity users to experience the wall at first hand while grounding their experience with contextual information.
Find the full press release here: english press release.
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