Virtual Worlds

The Wall in 3D: MauAR

The augmented reality app MauAR tells the story of the Berlin Wall as well as important episodes of the Peaceful Revolution.

Wheelchair accessible
Family friendly
English, English subtitle, German, German subtitle

Where did the Wall stand? The fact that we can ask this question in Berlin today is an achievement in itself. Thirty years on from the Peaceful Revolution, the traces of the Wall have vanished in most parts of the city. Modern technology can help us to better understand the dimensions of the Berlin Wall. The MauAR app brings the Wall to life on smartphones as an augmented reality experience. Just open the app and a movable 3D model of the Wall will appear on the screen. Users can jump between three points in time – 1961, 1971, 1981 – to follow the development of the Wall from an improvised barbed wire fence to a massive concrete wall along a death strip. In a world first, users can experience Berlin’s most famous invisible landmark along its full length of 160 kilometres around West Berlin.
Throughout the festival week there are going to be five special episodes (Alexanderplatz, former headquarters of the Stasi, Gethsemane Church, Brandenburg Gate and Kurfürstendamm).

Use your own smartphone or tablet to access the MauAR app and the augmented reality stories or borrow equipment free of charge at any of the Infopoints at the festival pavilions. Further information about the Virtual Worlds.

The MauAR app was developed by Peter Kolski/Beta Room; the special episodes were created in cooperation with Kulturprojekte Berlin. Further information at