Nov 26, 2019
On Episode 14 of the Radio GDR Podcast, the world's only English
language podcast about East Germany, host Shane Whaley gives you
the low down on a new Berlin attraction TimeRide Berlin that allows
you to travel into East Germany via Checkpoint Charlie.
I kid you not, the TimeRide Berlin, a new virtual reality experience in Berlin made me feel like I was a time traveler. Full disclosure, this was my first VR tour experience but it blew my mind.
So much so, that I decided to record a short field report on my experience crossing into the GDR via Checkpoint Charlie virtually.
I was actually quite emotional towards the end of my virtual journey via TimeRide into the GDR. I have studied the GDR for most of my life, whether that be through my love of GDR stamps, reading books or watching footage of the DDR on YouTube.
I never set foot in East Germany, I never crossed through Checkpoint Charlie into the GDR because I was 14 when the Berlin wall fell. I was too young. The TimeRide made me feel as if I was a time traveler, TimeRide delivered on their promise to immerse me in the divided city of Berlin. So much so that I kept reaching for my iPhone to snap photos before realizing I was not actually there.
I highly recommend this VR experience and hope to bring you an interview with the folks behind it. For Radio GDR listeners, the TimeRide experience is a must-do when you are visiting der Hauptstadt next.