Bavaria Filmstadt in Geiselgasteig near Munich is a popular destination for families, TV fans and film enthusiasts. Come and find out how films are made at one of Europe's biggest 'dream factories'.
If you want a taste of the film-making industry, then Bavaria Filmstadt in Munich is the place to go. Filming takes place every day on the 350,000m² site with its three street scenes, several mocked-up houses, twelve studios, costume and props store and countless film sets from well-known TV and cinema productions. There is so much to see: the abundance of exciting films shot on set here includes Das Boot, The Baader Meinhof Complex, Vicky the Viking, and Asterix & Obelix. Many visitors will have fond memories of The NeverEnding Story, and would have at some point as children dreamt of flying through the air on Falkor the luckdragon, just like Bastian. Others would have imagined themselves in adventures with Vicky the Viking. These dreams can come true at Bavaria Filmstadt. There's always something worth seeing in the 4D cinema, though prepare to be amazed. Audiences experience the on-screen images not only in 3D, but also through a variety of different effects that draw them right into the film. Lots of the attractions on the Filmstadt tour are outdoors, so for the full Filmstadt experience, please wear comfortable footwear and appropriate clothing for the weather.
Bavaria Filmstadt has long been one of Munich's top attractions. At Bullyversum you can immerse yourself in the world of comedian and director Michael 'Bully' Herbig. The huge hall contains sets and props from his films. And if you fancy trying your hand at acting, there's even the chance to re-enact scenes on the set of a famous German sci-fi parody. The latest addition is a replica weather studio, where you can showcase your talents as a weather forecaster. Tours of the studio complex last around 90 minutes. Featuring authentic film sets, they reveal fascinating industry insights, including how a movie becomes a blockbuster. Three main attractions show visitors how the media professionals work and the amazing tricks that are used to transform a film concept into a cinematic success.
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