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In the footsteps of the stars: Famous filming locations you can visit

Hollywood and its dream factory are known worldwide for the production of blockbusters and classic films. Many of these films were shot in stunning locations around the world. For film fans and travelers, these filming locations offer the opportunity to experience the magic of cinema up close. In this article, we will introduce some of the most famous filming locations that you can visit.

  1. New Zealand – Lord of the Rings: The breathtaking landscapes of New Zealand served as the backdrop for the epic “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. Visit the Hobbiton movie locations on the North Island and the impressive South Island to explore the majestic mountains and forests.
  2. Scotland – James Bond: The Scottish countryside has been prominently depicted in several James Bond films, including “Skyfall”. The Glen Etive valley and Glen Coe offer spectacular backdrops.
  3. Tunisia – Star Wars: The desert landscapes of Tunisia have served as filming locations for numerous “Star Wars” films. Visit the Hotel Matmata and the desert village of Tataouine to immerse yourself in the world of the Jedi and Sith.
  4. Iceland – Game of Thrones: Iceland was an important filming location for the popular series “Game of Thrones”. The impressive Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and the volcanic landscapes offer a fascinating environment.
  5. Croatia – Game of Thrones: Dubrovnik, also known as “King’s Landing”, was the filming location for the impressive capital of Westeros in “Game of Thrones”. The Old Town of Dubrovnik is a must-see for fans.
  6. Piazza del Plebiscito, Naples
    Piazza del Plebiscito in Naples, Image: Wila_Image / shutterstock

    Naples, Italy – Life is beautiful: Roberto Benigni’s heartwarming film was largely shot in Naples. Visit the picturesque town and experience the charming atmosphere.

  7. New England, USA – The Shining: Stephen King’s “The Shining” was filmed at the historic Stanley Hotel in Colorado, but the 1997 miniseries, set in New England, also offers a spooky experience.
  8. New Zealand – Wolverine: The spectacular scenery of New Zealand was also a filming location for “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”. The Dart River Wilderness Tour offers a unique way to explore this remote region.
  9. Jordan – Lawrence of Arabia: The classic film was filmed in the impressive deserts of Jordan. Visit the Wadi Rum desert to experience the impressive scenery.
  10. Cuba – The Buena Vista Social Club: This documentary celebrates Cuban music and culture. Visit Havana to experience the vibrant music scene celebrated in the film.

The world of film production offers us the opportunity to discover amazing places and experience the magic of cinema in the original locations. These locations offer not only breathtaking landscapes, but also the opportunity to immerse yourself in the stories and emotions of the films. Which destination will you explore next on your film journey?

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