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Babylon Berlin - it's THE TV series from Berlin. It portrays the Berlin of the 1920s - the exciting city of sins and the emerging metropolis. Star director Tom Tykwer together with Henk Handloegten and Achim von Borries have elaborately set the stage for the most expensive German TV series. With a lot of attention to detail, the Berlin of the era comes alive.

The series starts will start on the German television channel ARD on September 30, 2018.

The series has already won numerous important awards, including the renowned Grimme Prize and the German Television Prize for Best Drama Series, Best Music, Best Camera and Best Equipment.

All about Babylon Berlin

A journey into the 1920s

The series celebrates the myth of the twenties between economic crisis and inflation, the intoxicating dance on the volcano, and the journey to modernity. At the same time, it is the first German TV series to show how national socialism slowly spread and the Weimar Republic came to an end.


The 20s in Berlin

Berlin as a protagonist of the series

The city of Berlin plays an important role in the series. Director Achim von Borries said: "The city of Berlin is clearly the focal point of our series. In 1929, Berlin was international, magical, a cosmopolitan capital that attracted people all around the world. It was a real challenge to create Berlin in the late 1920s. The Neue Berliner Strasse, designed by our production designer Uli Hanisch for Babelsberg studio, made it possible for us to film street scenes from various parts of Berlin."

Top locations

Where was it filmed?

Babylon Berlin: Wolter (PETER KURTH) mit Charlotte Ritter (LIV LISA FRIES)
Altes Bild des Delphie Kinos in Weißensee
© Foto: Jean Moeller BERLIN

Theater im Delphi

The former cinema Delphi - today called Theater im Delphi - in Weißensee is transformed into the Moka Efti bar for Babylon Berlin, where people celebrate in high spirits. Charlie Ritter parties and dances here at a roaring party full of glamour and …

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View across the Alexanderplatz
© (c) visumate


Many scenes from the TV series Babylon Berlin are set in Alexanderplatz. This is where the "Rote Burg" is, the police department where Gereon Rath works. The square can easily be seen in the trailer for the series - of course without the TV Tower and …

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Exterioir view Berliner Town Hall with the fontain
© visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

Red Town hall

The interior shots were filmed for the police department in which Gereon Rath works in the Red Town Hall. The original police department building on Alexanderplatz, called the Rote Burg, was built at the end of the 19th century and was the largest …

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Rathaus Schöneberg in Berlin
© visitBerlin, Foto: Dirk Mathesius

Ratskeller Schöneberg

As many bread rolls as you want: The Aschinger restaurants were a Berlin institution that served good and cheap food such as pea soup and beer sausages. The restaurant on Alexanderplatz is also described in Doblin's novel "Berlin Alexanderplatz". In …

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Films from and in Berlin

Discover the film city of Berlin. From innovative silent films to the current blockbusters, Berlin has played the leading role in numerous films. Go on a discovery tour.

Berlinale: Roter Teppich vor dem Berlinale Palast in Berlin

Film city Berlin

Films, stars and red carpets

  • Where to watch movies: Overview of cinemas
  • Meet the stars: VIP spotting
  • What was shot where? Film locations


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