Monday, September 7, 2015

Potsdam's Film Museum: A Charming Way to See How Movies are Made

There's more to Potsdam than just Sanssouci. There's also the Filmmuseum Potsdam, a small but comprehensive film museum that focuses on German movies. It covers all aspects of film making from financing to casting. It's not overwhelming and can be seen in about an hour. The museum has recently been renovated and includes some great interactive exhibits for children. 

The Elevator from
The Grand Budapest Hotel,
filmed in Potsdam.
There's more to movies than what's on the screen. The behind the scenes aspects of movie making are sometimes more interesting than the movie itself. From Berlin take either the S-Bahn or Regional Train to the Potsdam Hauptbahnhof station. From there, it's an easy 10 minute walk to the Filmmuseum. 

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