Movie buffs and film fanatics will be in their element at Bavaria Filmstadt, a theme park set within one of Europe’s largest and most renowned film studios. Founded in 1919, the Bavarian film studio has provided the backdrop to films like The Never Ending Story and Asterix and Obelix vs. Cesar, and remains a working studio today.
With parts of the studio open to visitors, movie fans can go behind-the-scenes and discover the original sets and props from hit films and TV shows like Wolfgang Petersen's Das Boot, the highest grossing German film of all time, or beloved German soap opera Marienhof. Touring the studio offers fans the chance to unveil the secrets of movie making, learning about the film production process while wandering through the famous sets. Take a ride on the dragon Falkor from the Never Ending Story; explore the submarine from Das Boot; or check out the Viking Ship from the film ‘Vicky the Viking’. There’s even the opportunity to make your own mini-film, enjoy a thrilling 4D cinema experience and watch a hair-raising live stunt show performed by the studio’s top stuntmen.
Guided tours are about two times the price of non-guided tours. Travelers that have tight budgets should look into the self-guided tour.