BER - Airport Berlin Brandenburg
The BER Berlin Brandenburg Airport is the central commercial airport in Berlin and Brandenburg and it is managed by the Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH (FBB).
Please send requests for filming permits directly to the corporate communications department.
Film and photographic work can generally be carried out at the airport, when applied for with an appropriate lead time.
A distinction must be made between public and security areas, as well as between current reporting and commercial film and photo work.
That not all motives are the sole responsibility of the FBB. Filming on board of an aircraft will be decided by the respective airline, the tower is operated by the German air traffic control and the handling of passengers and freight is carried out by handling companies. Filming of customs or the federal police must also be approved by the relevant authorities. If necessary, the FBB takes over the mediation of contacts or helps with coordination.
Decommissioned Tegel Airport
Until May 2021 Tegel Airport, which was closed in November 2020, officially remains an airport and will continue to be managed by FBB until then. Filming is currently not possible! From May 2021, a research and industrial park for urban technologies, the Berlin TXL - The Urban Tech Republic, a new residential area (the Schumacher Quartier) and a 200-hectare landscape area, managed by the Tegel Projekt GmbH will be built on the 500-hectare area.
Former airport Tempelhof
The former Tempelhof Airport in Berlin provides a historical setting, which can be interesting for corresponding airport scenes. The location is only suitable to a limited extent, since there is no way to bring planes onto the former tarmac and all airport facilities were removed from the buildings. The former airport building is managed by Tempelhof Projekt GmbH, the former runway (Tempelhofer Feld) by Grün Berlin GmbH.
Sports and business airports
In addition to the major commercial airports, the state of Brandenburg also offers a number of sports and business airports, where filming requests often can be realized at short notice.
Please check our database of motifs under airports.
Filming at train stations and on long-distance and regional trains as well as in the Berlin S-Bahn
Film, photo and sound recordings on DB premises require approval from the DB group press office.
The Berlin S-Bahn is also part of the Deutsche Bahn and therefore filming must also be requested at Deutsche Bahn.
Deutsche Bahn also maintains its own image database on the internet:
Private rail operators such as ODEG
In addition to Deutsche Bahn, there are also private rail operators such as ODEG. You can contact the local press office for filming permits.
Productions that require historical trains and / or historical train journeys could contact the following providers, such as:
Suburban-train-mock-up - variable set (as required) Berlin S-Bahn and U-Bahn / as well as regional trains
Studio Babelsberg provides an original rotating suburban-train-mock-up - variable set (as required) Berlin S-Bahn and U-Bahn / as well as regional trains - that can be hired. Please contact Studio Babelsberg AG.
Filming permits for the Berlin subway and its stations (including stairs, crossings and platforms) are issued by the BVG press office. All filming will be accompanied by BVG specialists. This is done to protect the filming and to protect passengers. Costs for the security personnel have to be covered by the production. For complex projects it's best to contact the BVG very early on. The BVG will also help with historical recordings as they can offer specialist advice and can also arrange contact to societies that deal with the history of the underground.
You will find detailed information about the Berlin underground, etc. on the BVG website.
You can find detailed information on the underground and the network on the BVG website.
There is no subway in Brandenburg, but an original Berlin S-Bahn / U-Set is available on the Studio Babelsberg site as a rotating backdrop and can be rented. Please contact Studio Babelsberg AG.
The Berlin bus and coach network is operated by the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG). The BVG fleet consists of double-decker buses, single-decker buses, articulated buses and various special models.
A permit must be requested at the BVG press office for filming.
Information on filming permits and the application form can be found under the following link:
You will find detailed information about busses and the BVG bus route, etc. on the BVG website.
Please note that the normal operation can not be disturbed by filming, The traffic safety of the passengers and the driver has priority. Additional permits may need to be obtained from the responsible authorities for filming on public roads.
Projects that can create a negative image for the BVG are not approved.
Filming during major events in Berlin is generally not permitted due to the high number of expected passengers.
The approval period for filming is usually 14 days - for news and documentaries in a small team it can be also less.
For historical recordings and very complex recordings, for which professional advice is required, the deadline is extended to 4 to 6 weeks.
The costs depends on the project and are calculated on a case-by-case basis.
A bus costs approx. € 50 per hour. In addition, the driver is charged for at least three hours including arrival and departure.
Stops, the establishment of unscheduled stops or, if necessary, the rerouting of bus lines that are affected by filming are calculated according to kilometers.
The applicant will receive a cost estimate from the BVG in advance.
The BVG helps with historical recordings with specialist advice and arranges contacts with clubs that deal with the history of Berlin bus companies.
The respective depot manager decides on a filming permit on the premises of the depots, and the central office of the BVG bus and coach division on public roads.
In the Berlin-Brandenburg transport association, 38 public and private transport companies in the region are currently cooperating with one another in order to increase the attractiveness of local transport.
You will receive filming permits from the respective transport company.
The respective press office will always be responsible.
The PlusBus supplements the rail network with buses of the same the quality as rail traffic from early to late. The basic idea behind the PlusBus concept is: direct, fast routing and the connection of regional centers.
The Berlin tram network is operated by the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) - Tram division. It has a total length of 359 km.
Driving scenes and stunts can also be filmed at one of the depots. The BVG also provides a network control center with the latest technology for central monitoring of the entire driving operation.
Contact person for filming permits:
A permit must be requested at the BVG press office for filming.
The BVG will support in regards to historical recordings and technically difficult shoots with specialist advice. They also can arranges contacts to societies that deal with the history of the Berlin tram.
Information on filming permits and application forms can be found here:
You will find detailed information about trams and the tram network of the BVG here:
Please note when filming:
Normal tram traffic operation must not be disturbed by filming. Traffic safety of the passengers and the driver has priority.
From 01:00 to 05:00 a.m., pictures can be taken in the entire sector. Additional permits may have to be obtained from the responsible authorities for filming on public roads.
The route network is digitized and can be handed over for planning use after consultation.
Filming during major events in Berlin is generally not permitted due to the high number of expected passengers. Projects that can create a negative image for the BVG are not approved.
For projects that cannot be carried out during operation, the BVG is happy to provide its depots and advise on the technical implementation of difficult scenes.
In the tram network control center, scenes can also be realized that have nothing to do with the subject of trams, such as power station or police monitoring centers, etc.
The following cities in the state of Brandenburg operate trams in their public transport system: