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Discover filming locations in the region




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Ready for film: discover filming locations in the region

There are more than enough beautiful corners in the region. Films and television productions have already been shot in many places. Would you have recognized the places? A visit is not only worthwhile for film fans.

In the Münster crime scene “Athlete’s Foot” with inspector Frank Thiel (Axel Prahl) and forensic doctor Karl-Friedrich Boerne (Jan-Josef Liefers) in the lead roles, it is about a murder in the dance sport scene. the Hilden town hall serves as a hall in which a dance tournament is running. The film was also shot in the foyer.

2012 will be in the Clinic in the park filmed a crime episode of the very successful ARD series “Murder with a View” in Hilden. It’s called “Terror in Hengasch” and is repeated every now and then in the third programs. In the office of administrative director Olaf Tkotsch, a doctor from the “Eifelklinik” has to die – luckily only on television.


  The Hilden town hall served as the backdrop for the Münster crime scene “Athlete's Foot” with Axel Prahl and Jan-Josef Liefers in the lead roles.

The Hilden town hall served as the backdrop for the Münster crime scene “Athlete’s Foot” with Axel Prahl and Jan-Josef Liefers in the lead roles.
Photo: Christoph Schmidt

The Claussen und Putz film production from Munich has on the old market in Hilden Scenes for “The Vampire Sisters” filmed. Hilden provides some views for “Bindburg”. The bumpy old market with its small pavement and the beautiful old Reformation Church were perfect backdrops for the film people from Munich. “The Vampire Sisters” is a very successful series of novels by Franziska Gehm. In 2012, director Wolfgang Groos turned it into a German children’s film.


  An episode for

An episode for “Murder with a View” was filmed in Garath Castle. The castle serves as the backdrop for a boarding school.
Photo: Endermann, Andreas (end)

That Garath Castle and its park served as the backdrop for some scenes in the crime series “Murder with a View”, which still has many fans. The production company Pro GmbH from Cologne, founded in 1979 by Alfred Biolek, shot parts of the successful ARD series in the historic building on Mühlenbach. The story actually takes place in the Eifel. The castle serves as the backdrop for a boarding school where a murder occurs. Grimme Prize winner Caroline Peters is part of the party as Commissioner Sophie Haas.


  Film-ready idyll for “love with side effects”: Solingen-Gräfrath's market square.

Film-ready idyll for “love with side effects”: Solingen-Gräfrath’s market square.
Photo: Peter Meuter

The romantic comedy “Love with Side Effects” (ARD), a comedy about a pharmacist, was shown in part in the Art-Eck gallery at the historic Market square in Graefrath turned. The green shutters and the slate paneling, the construction and the Bergisches Land: All of this is an idyll that is ready for a film, the makers found. Just take a look at the location. Well-known film stars can be seen in the film: Gesine Cukrowski in the leading role of the pharmacist, Christoph M. Ohrt as her husband and Franz Dinda as the “new one”. Horst Janson, who is a doctor, and Eva-Maria Hagen, who plays the senior manager and pharmacy owner, are also represented.


  “Das Halstuch” 1962. Dieter Borsche (left) as the suspected murderer John Hopedean.  Right Heinz Drache (Inspector Yates).  Photo: Keystone

“Das Halstuch” 1962. Dieter Borsche (left) as the suspected murderer John Hopedean. Right Heinz Drache (Inspector Yates). Photo: Keystone
Photo: Keystone

It was the first big street sweeper on German television in the early 1960s: the six-part Durbridge thriller “Das Halstuch”. He achieved ratings of 90 percent. The residents of the Wülfrath district Düssel hung spellbound on the television screens to see how their village got away in the crime thriller. A number of scenes of the street sweeper were filmed there. With Heinz Drache (Inspector Yates), Margot Trooger and Dieter Borsche. Photo model Fay Collins had to wait a good hour as a corpse on a beetroot cart in front of the moated castle until the staff around director Hans Quest was finally satisfied with the setting.





  Really beautiful: The Dorfstrasse in Wülfrath-Düssel.

Really beautiful: The Dorfstrasse in Wülfrath-Düssel.
Photo: Blazy, Achim (abz)

Millions of viewers sat spellbound in front of the screens to see the ARD multi-part series “Babylon Berlin” (it plays in the Weimar Republic) after the story of Commissioner Gereon Rath and his assistant Charlotte Ritter had already been broadcast on the pay-TV channel Sky the year before was.


  Demolition work on the Rasspe site in Solingen-Stöcken.

Demolition work on the Rasspe site in Solingen-Stöcken. “Babylon Berlin” was filmed here. .
Photo: Martin Oberpriller

The film was also shot on the former site of the agricultural machinery manufacturer Rasspe in Solingen-Stöcken. The industrial area goes back in parts to the 19th century.


  Babylon Berlin: Volker Bruch in the role of Commissioner Gereon Rath and Liv Lisa Fries as Charlotte

Babylon Berlin: Volker Bruch in the role of Commissioner Gereon Rath and Liv Lisa Fries as Charlotte “Lotte” Ritter,
Photo: dpa / Frédéric Batier

In the former Königshof-Theater on Poststrasse in Mettmann the movie in the adventure series “Die Drei !!!” was shot with Jürgen Vogel in the lead role. The old theater offers a great charm of bygone times. Alexandra (alias Franzi), Lilli (as Kim) and Paula (Marie) play three friends and young detectives who have to solve a tricky case during a theater project during their summer vacation.


  A historical recording of the Königshof Theater in Mettmann.  This is where the film series “Die Drei !!!” takes place.

A historical recording of the Königshof Theater in Mettmann. This is where the film series “Die Drei !!!” takes place.
Photo: Archive Rosslenbroich

The Urdenbacher Weg in Düsseldorf is like that Benrather Annette-Gymnasium Filming location for Cornelia Funke’s third film adaptation of the children’s book bestseller “Die wilden Hühner” The well-known actors Veronica Ferres (as Sprotte’s mother Sibylle), Jessica Schwarz (as teacher Ms. Rose) and Benno Fürmann (as teacher Grünbaum) are included.


  Urdenbacher Weg between Baumberg and Düsseldorf: shooting for the movie - The wild chickens on a school trip.

Urdenbacher Weg between Baumberg and Düsseldorf: shooting for the movie – The wild chickens on a school trip.
Photo: Matzerath, Ralph (rm-)

the Monheim old town was the setting for an ARD feature film for ARD Degeto with the working title “Grandpa is fed up”. The film was also shot in Rheinbogen and on Grabenstrasse, Franz-Boehm-Strasse, Turmstrasse and Krummstrasse.


  Has something: the old market with a fountain in Monheim.

Has something: the old market with a fountain in Monheim.
Photo: City of Monheim / Thomas Lison

The multi-part “Our wonderful years” is partly on Castle was shot in Solingen. The novel by Peter Prange deals with the rise of the Wolf family and their company “Vereinigte Metallwerke Altena”.


  Burg Castle as a backdrop for Altena Castle: This is where the multi-part

Burg Castle as a backdrop for Altena Castle: This is where the multi-part “Our wonderful years” takes place.
Photo: Peter Meuter

Altena also has a castle, but the one from Schloss Burg fit better into the actors’ schedule.

Many stars can be seen: Katja Riemann and Anna Maria Mühe, Thomas Sarbacher and Hans-Jochen Wagner.


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