Welcome to the Virtual Migration Museum

The Virtual Migration Museum takes you through different buildings that make up a city. Discover fascinating objects that tell the story of the history of migration in Germany, and follow the transformation of society by travelling through three different time zones. Explore the city and find out how migration shapes the world we live in!

Nine themed buildings

Each building in this city focuses on a different theme. For example, in the school you can learn more about migration and education. In the factory, the focus is on work. And in the station, the focus is on traveling from one place to another.

Visit all nine buildings and discover fascinating objects and exciting stories in every room.

Three different time periods

You can switch between three different time periods. The first covers the years between 1945 and 1973 (that is, from the end of the war until the end of the official recruitment of migrant workers). The second time period looks at the years between 1973 and the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. The third and final period is from 1989 to the present day.

Experience the virtual museum

Nearly any device makes it possible to immerse into the virtual world. Be it a desktop computer, your own virtual reality headset or soon via smartphone.

On the designated page we supply specifications and guidelines for most devices.

Watch the trailer

Digitizing the DOMiD collections

The Documentation Center and Museum of Migration in Germany (DOMiD) has a unique collection of more than 150,000 reports and testimonies relating to migration. For the Virtual Migration Museum, the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics produced 3D scans of around 80 documents. Alongside these, detailed replicas of many of the original artefacts have been produced by ONEWORX and are displayed in the museum.


This project was supported by Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung (bpb) and Landschaftsverband Rheinland (LVR):