Imagine standing on Alexanderplatz – and all of a sudden, Matt Damon runs past you! That means you’re slap in the middle of the film shoot for the latest blockbuster. The whole city is regularly the backdrop for action films, comedies and thrillers. When Shah Rukh Khan shot his new film DON-2 in Berlin in autumn 2010, he was topic number one everywhere in the city. Fans came from as far away as Moscow to see their idol. You’ll have excellent chances to see your favourite actor in person at the major premieres. The CineStar in the Sony Center and the Zoo Palast regularly roll out the red carpet for a premiere.
But if you want to go celeb spotting, the film city offers more opportunities than just the film sets and premiere parties. After all, Berlin is popular with the stars, who often take to the city without any pomp or circumstance. Finding yourself sitting next to Tilda Swinton in the cinema or facing Tom Hanks on the next table across in the beer garden isn’t anywhere as rare as you might think. We’ve put together some tips for celeb spotting. Good luck!