Touristic films & tv contribution
Guidelines - Photography & Tourism News Stories on Berlin and Brandenburg
Filming on Berlin and Brandenburgs public streets and spaces
As a rule of thumb:
Smaller news teams or groups of photojournalists shooting on public streets need to obtain a permit whenever their work in any way interferes with automotive or pedestrian traffic. A crew that exceeds three to five people, uses stationary structures (such as tripods, floodlights, tracks etc.) or engages in other action that could potentially impact traffic must possess permits that allow for the special use of public spaces: both a general shooting permit from the traffic and road authority and a permit from the civil engineering office of the respective district are required. In addition, shoots that feature urban green spaces need to procure a separate permit from the urban green spaces office of the respective district. You can find further information about how to obtain shooting permits here.
Filming on private property and private or government facilities
A permit is required when filming or shooting still photography on either private property or private/government facilities. Permits are usually obtained directly from a propertys press or marketing departments; for properties that lack such offices (e.g. private dwellings) consent must be obtained from the owner. Film or photo crews are usually asked to send in an official fax or e-mail that includes: their contact information, a brief description of the project, and the dates on which filming is to occur, including possible alternate dates should there be a conflict. The party in charge of issuing a permit will reply to an applicant directly, at which point all further details can be discussed.
Tourist attractions in Berlin and Brandenburg
The locations that draw international attention to Berlin are as plentiful as they are diverse. The reason lies in the whirlwind historical and political changes that have shaped the city and the surrounding Brandenburg area. This is reflected in its art, architecture, life style, and various cultural facilities. Yet despite the breadth of locations to choose from, certain sites continually spark the interests of the media.
To help expedite your search and the filmmaking process, we have provided a list of location contacts in the browser above. This list is updated regularly and refined to reflect popular demand.
Both location managers who would like to be included in our list and film professionals who would like to suggest a supplemental entry are welcome to do so by e-mailing email@example.com or phoning +49 (0)331 - 74 38 7 30. We appreciate your contribution!
Please note that in Germany there is the freedom of panorama.
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