Berlin is home to some of the world’s oldest film studios and the legacy of almost a century of ground breaking cinematics can still be felt through the city today. Since the fall of the wall, Berlin has opened up as one of the major locations for shooting both independent and major Hollywood movies.
On this tour you will explore Berlin’s history through film, looking at how Berlin has developed through Fascism, Communism, and modern times, and how this has been portrayed in film. We’ll travel through some of the major locations used across the city for Hollywood blockbusters, including sites such as the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, used extensively in Aeon Flux, as well as Alexanderplatz, site of an epic chase in The Bourne Supremacy, before moving into the old east of Berlin, a feature of many of the homegrown German films which have risen to fame in recent years, including the stunning fall of the wall dramas Goodbye Lenin and The Lives of Others. This is just a taste, so join us in celebrating Berlin’s wonderful filmic past.