The Places VR Forum in Gelsenkirchen is Germany's first freely accessible festival for virtual reality. Over four days everything revolved around the topic of virtual reality - at extraordinary locations in Gelsenkirchen-Ückendorf. The Kreativ. quarter Ückendorf with its urban charm of old buildings served as a unique backdrop for the festival. Where life has pulsated in past decades, virtual realities have created new worlds and pointed out future possibilities.