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Virtual journey through time

Published: 11 July 2023, 16:30

Go on a virtual journey

through time before departure

In the Terminal 1 and 2 departure areas, the company Gebr. Heinemann is offering a 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’s history from 1961 for themselves: “The Leap” on 15 August 1961: the photo of a fleeing GDR border guard into West Berlin, went around the world at the time as the ‘Leap into Freedom’. Passengers can experience this event for themselves at BER: they make individual stops on a journey through time to 1961 using the latest generation of VR glasses, which they put on. In Bernauer Straße, they experience the situation at the border between East and West live and can observe various scenes. Tickets for this 360° VR journey through time are available at the airport for 12 EUR.

The Jump (Press video)

As part of the campaign, Gebr. Heinemann is offering the COLD WAR MUSEUM Berlin’s latest collection at its duty-free shops at BER. The products can be ordered by mobile phone, for example, and sent to the desired home address.

Vor dem Abflug  auf virtuelle Zeitreise gehen
© Oliver Lang / Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH

The spacesuit of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin is also on display in a large museum cabinet directly on Terminal 1’s Market Place. He was the first man in space on 12 April 1961, four months before the border guard’s “leap”. The spacesuit stands for this globally significant step and is on temporary loan from the museum to Gebr. Heinemann and BER Airport.

In the museum, the exhibit stands next to astronaut John Glenn’s spacesuit as part of the exhibition. 

COLD WAR Museum Berlin

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