Berlin, 13 August 2010 – Virtual Berlin offers amazing new places to visit. As of today, members from all around the world can visit famous new sights at the click of a mouse, learn more about Berlin’s history and avoid long waiting times to see relics from ancient cultures in the Pergamon Museum.
Read more about the new sights in Virtual Berlin:
Berlin’s most frequently visited museum now has a virtual counterpart. Members can experience ancient history first hand at this place. Twinity is proud to present the first exhibits, beginning with the impressive Pergamon Altar of Zeus!
East Side Gallery
Together with partner Berlin Tourismus Marketing, Twinity presents the longest open air gallery in the world. The gallery is constructed from a one mile segment of the Berlin Wall. It’s works, created by 118 artists from 21 countries, show artistic commentary on the political events of 1989 and 1990.
The Berlin Wall Memorial
The Berlin Wall Memorial – a definite „must see“ for any history aficionado – includes a 3D version of the visitor’s center and panorama platform, the documentary center as well as a true-to-scale replica of the chapel of conciliation.
The Berlin Wall Museum
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Twinity has reconstructed a true-to-scale section of the wall in virtual Berlin. 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. More information at www.twinity.com/en/wall.
Live lecture with Berlin Wall expert Cornelia Thiele
Accompanying the opening of the Berlin Wall Memorial historian Cornelia Thiele will hold a live lecture about the Berlin Wall and the history of origins of the Memorial.
When: Friday, 13 August 2010, 7 pm (CET)
Where: Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer, Bernauer Straße
The virtual world Twinity is currently in public beta. Register for free membership at www.twinity.com and start exploring the world today.
Cities interested in building a 3D representation can find more information here: www.twinity.com/en/mycity.