The Discovery Dock museum opened Monday (May 13, 2019) near the Elbphilharmonie. The 300 square metre museum offers visitors a mixed reality, up-close experiences of the Port of Hamburg. During the 50-minute guided tour, visitors can immerse themselves in the virtual harbour world at multimedia stations using virtual and augmented reality technology.
Interactive museum with VR simulations
Susan Molzow, Managing Director of Discovery Dock, told Hamburg News: “We want to bring people closer to what is happening in the port and make unusual perspectives possible.” At the centre of the interactive museum is a harbour model that comes to life through a 3D projection and allows visitors to experience any time of day in the Port of Hamburg. Users just have to don a VR headset to unload containers or to explore a dry dock. Customs and animals found in the port are also presented in a multimedia format.
Guided tours can be booked for groups of up to 35 people in both German and English. Discovery Dock was founded and is managed by DuMont Media GmbH, a subsidiary of Morgenpost Verlag GmbH. It is partnered by Aida Cruises, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik Aktiengesellschaft (HHLA) and Hamburg Port Authority (HPA).
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