Church of St. Peter and Paul, Berlin Self-Guided Tour

Church of St. Peter and Paul, Berlin Self-Guided Tour
Country: Germany
City: Berlin
Institution Type: Historic/Heritage, Sacred/Solemn
Exhibition Type: Permanent
Content Type: Multimedia
Players: Downloadable App (Android), Downloadable App (iOS)
Functionalities: Image gallery
Language: German
Client profile
The Church of St. Peter and Paul, Nikolskoe, Berlin, is a quaint, Protestant church located in the forestland border of southwest Berlin, Germany. Inaugurated in 1837, this church is a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its Prussian history and Russian style architecture. The church opens its doors daily to visitors, partakes as a host for weddings & offers church services every Sunday.
The church is a small but special place for many visitors to the Greater Berlin area. It receives many visitors who are hiking, biking and exploring the surrounding forest and lake area, people interested in seeing UNESCO World Heritage sites, couples looking for a unique and picturesque wedding venue.
The church wanted to provide a welcoming tour for their special mix of visitors, even when staff were not there. The church set out to create a self-guided tour for their special mix of visitors, so that people could learn about the church even when staff were not present. This operational tour needed to educate visitors on the history of the church, provide information on the special atmosphere of a Christian place of worship and offer information on what a wedding service at the church might be like.
The Church of St. Peter and Paul, Nikolskoe partnered with Antenna International to create an educational and engaging multimedia tour.
Knowing there would be no on-site staff, Antenna developed a downloadable app available in the iTunes and Google Play stores. Visitors to the church can download their own multimedia guide on their devices, bringing the 19th-century church into the 21st century.
Antenna worked with the church to develop this app in various stages. The first stage provides a baseline tour experience for visitors, and includes recorded interview content with the church priest, musicians and others who work within the church or are part of its community. 
Guests learn about the history of the church, information about surrounding areas outside the church, and insight into the Christian faith and its meaning reflected throughout the church. The half-hour self-guided linear tour has six stops, during which guests have the option of sitting down and listening to organ music recorded from the church, providing a peaceful break. At the close of the tour, visitors see historical images showing how the church was rebuilt after both world wars. 
The tour is offered in German only.
The Church of St. Peter and Paul, Nikolskoe is very pleased with their partnership with Antenna. The two look forward to their continued work on the multimedia guide.
The second stage of the multimedia guide is currently in production, and will cater to visitors looking for a wedding venue. This content will not be a linear tour, but rather a mixture of 10 short audio and video interviews with different couples who have been married in the church. Guests will hear the memories, experiences, and general information from a mix of married couples. These interviews speak to couples who were married very recently within the church to couples who married at the church over 30 years ago. The interviews will highlight the history of church weddings, the uniqueness of the church for a wedding destination, and other event details.
Antenna is looking forward to creating a family tour for the church that brings the history of the church and it's surrounding areas to life. It will highlight the rich Prussian history, exploring the rich Prussian history, including the  Glienicke Bridge ‘spy bridge’ made famous in the Cold War.
Translation for the tour into English and Russian is in production.