Visiting Bavaria Filmstadt: 100 years of Film and TV

Have you heard of the Bavaria Filmstadt in Germany? Never Ending Story, Vicky The Viking, Das Boot, Astrix and Big Game are some of the incredible films, animations and television series created and produced at the Bavaria Filmstadt. Here’s what to expect when you visit.

Bavaria Filmstadt, Germany
Bavaria Filmstadt ©MDHarding

Visiting Bavaria Filmstadt

About Bavaria Filmstadt

The south of Munich has been producing entertainment for almost 100 years. Today the Bavaria Filmstadt is home to working studios throughout the year and only closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Join in the anniversary celebrations from March next year at the new Filmstadt Atelier (“The Filmstadt Workshop”) – an interactive journey through 100 eventful years of film and TV. Using unique, previously unpublished archive material, the attraction to celebrate the anniversary of Bavaria Filmstadt depicts the history of the media centre and the company.

In addition to photos, texts and cinematic impressions of films shot in Geiselgasteig, there will be original props, scenery and costumes. Immerse yourself in the world of professional filmmakers with interactive and virtual reality displays.

Getting To Bavaria Filmstadt

Reaching the Bavaria Filmstadt can be done easily with the number 25 cable car to Grunwald. Then it’s only a 10-minute walk to the entrance. Did you know if you purchase either the Munich City Pass or the Munich Card that all the transport in the city is included? You may also receive a discount or included admission into the Bavaria Filmstadt.

What To Expect

While most speak great English, the tour in low season takes place in German. It is still really enjoyable with the downloadable app (“Hearonymus-App”), which you can do in advance or while onsite with the free wifi. Followed by the guide (“Bavaria Filmstadt”). During high season the English tour takes place at 1pm but beware there can be large numbers.

Our visit lasted just under four hours with lunch at the McDonald’s on site and a look around the gift shop.

The tour takes you through some of today’s working studios where they produce the daily weather forecast, there is also the opportunity to walk through the submarine of “Das Boot”, and Vicky the Viking’s village set and of course to see some of the incredible pieces from the Never Ending Story and much more!

The Sphinxes – The Never ending Story ©MDHarding

There is so much to explore while visiting Munich, to help you plan and make the most of your trip why not go to Simply Munich for more inspiration.

Did you know you can find the best accommodation with affordable rates and central locations when you book in advance?

Have you thought about visiting one of Germany’s traditional Christmas Markets? Why not plan ahead to enjoy both next year.

I hope you have enjoyed reading and inspired to visit. Do you remember the Never Ending Story or perhaps Vikki the Viking? Which one was your favourite? As always, we would love to hear from you with any comments/questions you may have. Until next time..Happy Travels:) x

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