Location Guide

Location Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein


Important notice on the COVID-19 / Corona situation - state of  April 2022:
Filming in closed interior sets and studios as well as on exterior public grounds is allowed and permits can be applied for at the local authorities. All film crews working in public have to follow authority regulations and safety protocols to minimize the infection risks. Please find english guidelines for working in Germany here: https://www.location-germany.de/en/Welcome#/

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions are in place for entry into Germany from a large number of countries. Moreover, persons arriving from many countries are obliged to self-isolate for a period of 10 days. Details are available here: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/coronavirus/2317268#content_1

For international crew and talents from non-Schengen countries it must be explained to the authorities why the entry into Germany is absolutely necessary for the production. The declaration issued by the business partner or employer based in Germany should be submitted to the border police autority well in advance.

Being the third-largest container harbour in Europe makes the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg in northern Germany one of the most significant international harbour cities and trade metropolises in the world. 1.75 million inhabitants live in the 755 square kilometre city-state by the river Elbe, making Hamburg the second largest city in Germany, after Berlin. It boasts around 15,400 media enterprises, of which about 1,300 are part of the film economy.

Schleswig Holstein

Schleswig-Holstein, the state between the seas: it lies between the North- and the Baltic Seas, bordering on Denmark in the North, and features magnificent manor houses, extensive marshlands, tidal flats and long coastlines. It measures 15,761 square kilometres and has a population of 2.8 million people.

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