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Studio Babelsberg near Berlin is one of Germany’s top studio facilities with 21 separate sound stages, the largest of which spans nearly 80,000 sq ft. The studio recently hosted Marvel's crossover blockbuster, Captain America: Civil War.

The studio also recently completed work on a metropolis backlot, expanding its appeal to foreign productions.

Terrorism drama Homeland has become the first US television series to film an entire season on location in Germany and Steven Spielberg used the studio as a base for the European leg of his Cold War drama Bridge of Spies.

Germany has some work to do to catch up with other European production hubs. George Clooney filmed locally for his Second World War drama The Monuments Men, but Brad Pitt and David Ayer doubled the UK countryside for wartime Germany in their intense tank drama Fury.

Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the Bavarian Film and Television Fund and the German Federal Film Fund (DFFF) are the principal sources of production support.

We will meet the current artistic and technological demands with the Neue Berliner Straße (New Berlin Road) and hope that the new offer will enable us to continue to acquire both German and international TV, advertising and feature film productions.

Charlie Woebcken, Head of Studio Babelsberg

Climate

Germany's climate is moderate. Northern and coastal Germany have a maritime climate characterised by warm summers and mild winters. Further south the climate is continental, marked by greater variations in temperature, with warmer summers and colder winters and snow guaranteed. Winter in Germany lasts from December until March, summer from June until September.

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