PalaisPopulaire TimeMachine App

Discover the history of the Prinzessinnenpalais with the help of Augmented Reality – follow the palace from its inception as the home of the Prussian royal family to its destruction during the Second World War, its reconstruction, the 60s and on to the PalaisPopulaire.

The "PalaisPopulaire TimeMachine" app takes the visitor on a virtual walk to extraordinary times in the history of the Prinzessinnenpalais. Via a GPS based map, the visitor is navigated to four different starting points inside and around the Prinzessinnenpalais. Once the AR icon appears, the visitor can switch to the Augmented Reality mode. The app switches to camera mode and the real environment is expanded with a genuine, detailed 3D model of the Prinzessinnenpalais from the past. The 3D model can be explored flexibly from any perspective, from near and far.

The app offers Berliners and tourists alike a unique opportunity to engage with the Palais and Berlin’s history in an innovative way. A thrilling experience with surprising features – history 2.0!

Available for free in the App Store and from Google Play

The PalaisPopulaire app on a smartphone
By using the TimeMachine app on the smartphone, the outside view of the PalaisPopulaire is superimposed by an historical fassade


From the magnificent residence of Prussian princesses to the PalaisPopulaire: Experience the history of the building, its guests, and its residents close up. With the help of augmented reality, the TimeMachine brings the past to life on your smartphone. The TimeMachine leads you to extraordinary periods in the history of the Palais, where digital billboards provide additional information. History that is as lively as the city of Berlin.

Available for free in the App Store and from Google Play


Moving arts: The prizewinning Tilt Brush software translates movements into digital brushstrokes. The result: dynamic sculptures in virtual space that you can experience three-dimensionally with VR glasses. The PalaisPopulaire is venturing an experiment by combining this new technology with art and sports. Young athletes are invited to give free rein to their creativity. With Tilt Brush you can create an artwork that represents your sport. Energy, movement, and body control are transformed into abstract lines— into virtual sculptures that can be viewed in a digital gallery. A making-of film shows how the fascinating artwork was created in a production studio.

This can be experienced in the atelier!

The making-of film shows how the 3D-artwork was created in a production studio