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Berlin: Guided Augmented Reality Tour - Berlin's Sex History

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Berlin: Guided Augmented Reality Tour - Berlin's Sex History

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Dive into the history of sexual science and sex in Berlin, from Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld's institute of sexual science, up until today.

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Duration 3 hours
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Wheelchair accessible
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Limited to 10 participants


  • Learn about sexuality from the 1850s to 2020s
  • Enjoy a guided tour in Augmented Reality
  • Understand the interconnections between pre- and post-Nazi-German history, sexual politics, and sex culture
  • Learn about the struggles of marginalized sexual and gender communities
  • Create “Mixies” – photographs of yourself with Augmented Reality elements
Full description
Dive into the history of sexual science and sex life in Berlin. Start in the late 19th Century and go through the roaring 20s and the downfall of sexual freedom at the hand of the Nazis. Learn about the resurrection of sexuality after the war in a divided Berlin, as well as the current state of affairs today. Hear the story of Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, one of the world’s first sexual scientists and visit the location of the Institute of Sexual Science. Learn about the founding of the world’s first gay rights organization, and Berlin’s nightlife in the ’20s. See where the famous Eldorado club once stood, a club where even high Nazi officials visited. Visit the home of British Writer Christopher Isherwood, whose Berlin Stories were the basis of the world-famous Cabaret musical. Learn about how the AIDS epidemic was dealt with differently in West and East Germany. Explore the districts of Nollendorfplatz and Kottbusser Tor, 2 centers of LGBTIQ culture. Discover how sexual continues at clubs such the Kit Kat, Berghain, and Lab.
  • Mixies: photographs of you with historic Augmented Reality elements.
  • A ticket for Berlin's public transport system valid for at least 2 hours after the tour starts, as well as an FFP2 mask to use on public transport.
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years

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Meeting point

Schloss Bellevue (Berlin), 10557 Berlin, Germany Meet in front of the palace "Schloss Bellevue". It is at Spreeweg 1, from the victory column "Siegessäule" (big roundabout) just walk into the street "Spreeweg" for about 300 meters (3-4 minutes) and you'll be right in front of the palace. Careful if you look it up on Google maps as it will show you Spreeweg 1 to be behind the palace instead of in front. There are two big trees in front of the palace, one on the left and one on the right side. Meet your guide under the tree on the right side (when facing the castle)– it's the one closer to the river. The tour will take roughly 3 hours. You will need a public transport ticket so please bring one as we will take a short bus and a short train trip in-between. We'll end by Nollendorfplatz.

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What to bring

  • Public transport ticket

Know before you go

  • This tour is accessible by wheelchair
  • An umbrella or sun protector and water may be needed depending on weather conditions; please be aware that the tour will be cancelled in extreme weather conditions, like heavy rain or storms, and you will be fully refunded
  • Please purchase a ticket for Berlin's public transport system, valid for at least 2 hours after the tour starts
  • Please also bring an FFP2 mask as they are still mandatory on public transport.
  • The tour takes about 3.5 hours. Please note that the length of the tour may vary depending on public transport, questions, and other factors.
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So fun so informative, talked about the queer and feminist liberation movement, 1920s berlin sex trade, lesbian bars, church setting up prostitution huts, all the way to the AIDs crisis and the berlin sex scenes today. VR integration with images, videos, soundbites, was engaging and assisted the stories so much visually

August 18, 2022

The tour was informative and the guide was engaging and had great knowledge of the topic, but the ‘augmented reality’ was not as good as I had expected, and I also thought we would visit in the actual places, not stand outside while he read some info about what had occurred there. The timing wasn’t great either. The tour was too long not to include a refreshment stop. Perhaps the tour could start earlier, and include a formal (reserved) lunch stop, at an appropriate location, where topical issues could be discussed in the group. (I would definitely pay more if, say a vegan poke bowl and beer lunch stop was part of the tour) I enjoyed the content and the ensuing discussions and the other group members were also very pleasant. After the tour ended and the leader departed, the guest all enjoyed supper together and continued a lively discussion.

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