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Discover German UNESCO World Heritage Sites as an immersive experience

March 21, 2019 / by VRdirect


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The title of World Heritage is awarded by UNESCO to cultural and natural sites around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. By doing so, the initiative has quietly become a force for appreciating and safeguarding the world's special places 


To draw attention to these sites and to promote the unique landmarks in Germany, the Deutsche Welle, Germany´s public international broadcaster, created the “DW World Heritage 360” app. 

The app, which is powered by the VRdirect platform, allows users to discover several German UNESCO World Heritage Sites in an exciting and playful manner in Virtual Reality. 


The Aachen Cathedral, the Bauhaus in Dessau and Bamberg´s old town center are all UNESCO World Heritage Sites of a very special kind. The new “DW World Heritage 360” app lets users experience them interactively by giving them the opportunity to solve some mysteries while they’re discovering.  

The innovative setup mixed with a well thought-out storyline and the spectacular 360° content makes for a very unique and impressive experience.  



Try it yourself: simply download the "DW World Heritage 360" app by Deutsche Welle and start discovering (available for iOS and Android).  



Easy setup of the “DW World Heritage 360” app through the VRdirect platform 

By using the VRdirect platform, Deutsche Welle was able to create and publish the “DW World Heritage 360” app in a very short period of time and without VR expert skills. Furthermore, Deutsche Welle can update and add content in real-time via the unique VRdirect cloud-based VR Content Management System. 


The VRdirect platform is the easiest solution to create and publish Virtual Reality projects.  

For creating and distributing a Virtual Reality project with VRdirect, there is no expert knowledge, such as for example coding skills, needed.  

Moreover, VR projects created with VRdirect can be instantly published via app and web and can be easily updated anytime and in real-time.  


Would you like to create an app yourself? Get in touch! 



Virtual Reality: the perfect medium for delivering exciting stories in a real and immersive way  

Since Virtual Reality offers its users a very immersive experience, it is the perfect choice for telling stories which the user can fully dive into, be it a trip to a faraway place or time travelling to the future.  

In short, it lets the audience escape everyday life and brings them to places, times and situations which they would hardly ever experience in real life.   


If you want to create your individual Virtual Reality project and carry it in your own app do not hesitate to schedule a first call with one of our experts.

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The VRdirect platform is the easiest solution to create and publish Virtual Reality projects. There are no expert skills needed. Moreover, Virtual Reality projects created with VRdirect can be published instantly via any VR enabled device, smartphone or web-browser and you can update them easily and in real-time.

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