The festival will take place from May the 5th-6th. It starts on Friday May 5th at 15h00 and ends on Saturday, May 6th at 18h00.

If you are looking for ticket prices, event packages and price tables, you are in the wrong place. Our festival is freely accessible and free of charge on Friday afternoon and Saturday. Only for organizational reasons, pre-registration is necessary at some points.

The Places VR Festival 2023 starts on Friday, May 5 at 15h00. From then on, until Saturday evening at 18h00, the various locations where you can test and experience XR applications for yourself will be open.
The schedule in detail:

Friday 15h00-20h00: Opening hours of the locations & the networking area in the Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche. (Some locations open until 22h00)

Saturday 11h00-18h00: Opening hours of the locations & the network area in the Holy Cross Church.

To keep track of the entire schedule and all program items, presentations and workshops and to receive updates, we recommend the use of our WebApp.(More information coming soon)

Are you interested in actively participating in the festival? Then apply at as a program partner or to participate in the hackathon. Here you can also find our calls on “Better learning in XR” and “XR brings people together”.

The festival area stretches across Bochumer Straße, from the mxr lab, to the Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche, to the old KauVer supermarket.

The easiest way to get there is by train to Gelsenkirchen-Hauptbahnhof/ main station. It’s roughly a 10 minutes walk to reach the festival area, if you leave the main station in southern direction. Or you can take the 302 train, which is roughly a 5 minute ride. Get out at Wissenschaftspark or Stephanstraße. We also recommend taking the bike. This way you are super flexible on the festival area and can get from A to B easily.
If you drive, enter the address “Cramerweg 1” into your navigation system. Here you will find a parking lot with enough space. Parking along the Bochumer Straße is not recommended. Otherwise, the parking lot of the Gesamtschule Ückendorf is also available on Saturday.

At the moment there are no special hygiene requirements for the festival that will take place in May. However, we ask you to be careful in case you show any symptoms of illness.

Access to our locations is only possible for visitors aged 16 and above. Younger VR-interested persons must be accompanied by an adult to visit our locations.