Did you know that classic films such as “Das Boot” or “The Neverending Story” were made in Munich? With huge studios, street sets and production offices, the Bavaria Filmstadt (Bavaria Film City) is its own small world, and can look back on a long tradition.
The south of Munich has been producing entertainment for almost 100 years – and not just for the big screen. Successful TV shows such as children’s quiz show “1, 2 oder 3” (“1,2 or 3”) and series such as “Die Rosenheim-Cops” (“The Rosenheim Cops”) or “Sturm der Liebe” (“Storm of Love”) were also born in this part of the city.
For anyone who wants to take a look behind the scenes, the Bavaria Filmstadt offers a guided tour, a 4D cinema experience and the Bullyversum indoor movie discovery world. During the Filmstadt tour’s 90 minutes, the tour guides offer a glimpse into the bustling atmosphere of a production site with twelve studios, workshops, post-production studios, and stores of costumes and furniture.
They also regale visitors with tales about the filming of classic films and TV highlights at the site. Guests can enjoy a colourful programme with interactive stations and impressive decorations, including a set used for the film version of Michael Ende’s children’s book “Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer” (“Jim Button and Lucas the Engine Driver”).
Since 2011, the Bavaria Filmstadt has presented “Bullyversum”, the movie discovery world inspired by Munich director, actor and comedian Michael “Bully” Herbig.
Covering around 1,500 square metres over two floors, the experience immerses visitors in an exciting medley of attractions, including Bully’s world of ideas, interactive exhibits and original pieces from Bully’s life and films. Guests will also encounter numerous characters from Bully’s radio, TV and film productions – many appearing in 3D form, which visitors are permitted to touch.
A further attraction is the 4D cinema experience, in which a 5-minute 3D computer-animated film is shown. The seats move in synchronisation with what is happening in the film and a number of special effects are also added, such as gusts of wind.
Visitors should allow around four hours to enjoy the full Filmstadt experience, complete with Bullyversum, 4D cinema and guided tour.