- Filmpark Babelsberg is not simply a theme park centred on film. It is also Germany's film and television academy. Prior to the Second World War Babelsberg was the chief film studio in Germany. Many of the cinema's great names worked here, for example, Fritz Lang, Billy Wilder, Marlene Dietrich and Leni Riefenstahl. In recent times, Goldfinger, Star Wars, Terminator, Hostile Waters and Roland Polanski's The Pianist were made here in whole or in part. The visitor can enjoy displays by stuntmen, walk through a medieval village, western town or a Soviet nuclear submarine. Special effects and camera tricks are also demonstrated. Many of the original models and puppets used in the making of popular children's television programmes can be seen. A star of the show is a film set of a city street. By changing the names of shops etc is possible for this set to become any of dozens of European cities or an American city in the twenties or earlier. Photography is not permitted on this set. There is a restaurant in 'Prinz Eisenherz' castle. Filmpark Babelsberg is a wonder-world for young children.
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- August-Bebel-Str. 25-53
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