On June 20, 2020, a new visitor attraction started, which allows you to experience the old Frankfurt in a virtual 360 degree tour. Visitors can travel back in time to industrialization in historic Frankfurt with VR glasses and experience “milestones like the beginning of electrification” and a virtual visit of the Electrical Engineering Exhibition from 1891. Timeride Frankfurt opens its doors diagonally opposite St. Paul’s Church (Paulskirche) on Berliner Strasse 42a. Before you start your journey through time with 3D glasses, you can learn more about the city’s past in historically furnished rooms.
The highlight of the virtual city tour is said to be a VR carriage ride through Frankfurt of the year 1891 in a detailed replica of a panoramic carriage – with views of the Old Town (Altstadt) as it was in an undamaged time. Even airflow, background noises and smells are simulated for more VR persuasiveness. Timeride Frankfurt‘s journey through time is accompanied by a “venerable Frankfurt merchant” who contributes his personal view of the social and economic upheavals in the 19th century.
The timeride concept is already available in numerous other cities in Germany. A virtual tour in Frankfurt takes around 45 minutes. The virtual time travel is suitable for children from the age of six. The editors will test the offer and report about it here. The editorial team has now tested the offer and conducted an interview with TimeRide managing director Jonas Rothe.
If you want to get a taste of Timeride Frankfurt, you should watch the 360-degree preview video with a smartphone. Because when watching the video there you can use the functionality to “look around” inside the video interactively by turning it.
|Thursday||11:00 – 19:00|
|Friday||11:00 – 19:00|
|Saturday||11:00 – 19:00|
|Sunday||11:00 – 19:00|
TimeRide Frankfurt Entrance Fees
Regular ticket: € 14.50
Reduced ticket: € 12.50
Family tickets: € 36.00 (1a / 2k)
Groups of 8 or more: € 13.50 per person
Note on opening times: The opening times shown here relate to the time during the corona pandemic. As soon as conditions allow, the opening hours will be extended to Monday to Sunday. The visitor groups are currently limited to a maximum of 8 people at a time.
TimeRide Frankfurt Rating
After the interview with TimeRide MD Jonas Rothe, our editorial members Michael Wutzke (left) and Thomas Gessner (right) were photographed. Both are enthusiastic about the concept and the implementation: “A clear recommendation for everyone who wants to discover Frankfurt in a special way.” Because of its central location, TimeRide Frankfurt is a great sight in Frankfurt not only during bad weather conditions.
Questions and Answers about TimeRide Frankfurt
The journey through time of the historic Frankfurt can only be experienced in the shop opposite to St. Paul’s Church.
Yes, there is also an English version available. The English soundtrack can be played out at the same time as the original German one, because each VR headset can be controlled individually. Mixed language groups can take part in a trip. More languages are planned.
Children should be at least six years old. If you follow this recommendation, your visit of TimeRide will be a great experience for families with children. The combination of virtual reality technology and historical topics connects visitors across the generations.
The tour into Frankfurt‘s city history takes around 45 minutes. The journey in the carriage takes 16 minutes.