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Aug 21, 2017

The perfect setting: Germany on film

Germany has long been known in the global film industry as an attractive shooting location, offering countless possibilities for directors and producers alike. There's so much to discover, whether you are a fan or films or just a curious visitor!

Have you ever wanted to visit the setting of The Grand Budapest Hotel, or see for yourself where James Bond went after villains? Then head to Germany to begin your journey of cinematic discovery. Here you'll find plenty of locations that have been immortalised on film, like Görlitz in Saxony, which provided scenes for Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds and many more besides.

A dream destination for fans of the big screen

The bathhouse of the former Beelitz-Heilstätten sanatorium near Berlin served as a backdrop for numerous sequences of the film Valkyrie. The city itself provided stunning scenery for films such as The Hunger Games or the TV series Homeland, making use of locations such as the former Tempelhof airport or the abandoned Spreepark.

Get closer to the action

If you want to peek behind the scenes, Filmpark Babelsberg in Potsdam and its adjacent studios offer fascinating insights into the world of film-making. Alternatively, you can take a trip to Bavaria Filmstadt in Munich to discover how box office hits are made, including Air Force One and the upcoming adaptation of Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver. There's also Eberbach Abbey in Hessen, which recently played host to the dragons of Game of Thrones. The Cistercian abbey is listed as a prestigious filming location in several international databases, so it's no surprise the hit TV series chose to film there. To find out more about Germany's golden moments on the silver screen, visit: www.deutschland.de/en/topic/culture/arts-architecture/film-locations-in-germany.