filming in public green spaces

Please note:

Since the official language is German, you will need an experienced German speaking production manager for more complex procedures who can fill out the forms and can clarify any questions concerning the filming permits. You will find a list of production and location managers in our database.

Berlin - green city

Hardly any other city has as many green spaces as Berlin. More than 2,500 public green and recreational facilities with a total area of ​​around 6,400 ha offer Berliners and numerous tourists a much-used local recreation area. For the protection, maintenance and development of the green areas, the respective nature conservancy and parks department of the districts are responsible in cooperation with the Senate Department for Urban Development. 

Please note:
Some parks (see list below) are managed by the state-owned Grün Berlin GmbH group. 

Exemption permits for filming in green and recreational areas (including playgrounds) in the Berlin districts

Exemption permits for filming in green and recreational facilities are issued by the nature conservation and green space offices of the districts responsible for the motif .
(Please note: Due to personnel bottlenecks, the responsible road and green area office of the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district still does not issue permits for filming in public green spaces.)

Please note:

To get an exemption permit, you will need an experienced German speaking production manager since the official language is German. The process is quite complex and you need to fill out forms and answers questions in regards of your project. You will find a list of production and location managers at our database.

Please note, that the follwing items need to be attached to your application:
  • address and availability of the applicant
  • exact information about planned filming time and locations
  • if possible, a script excerpt of the corresponding scene
  • vehicle list and sketch
  • film title / director

Submission deadline:

Application must be submitted at least 14 days before filming starts.


An administration fee is charged, which is based on the relevant fee regulation.

The arrangement is associated with secondary provisions:

  1. The entire filming must be carried out in such a way that there is no danger to recreation seekers or visitors to green spaces.
  2. The claimed areas must be restored to their original condition after filming is complete.
  3. The damage to pathways and vegetation areas caused by the use of the system will be remedied at the expense of the holder of the license.

Filming in a green and park area managed by the state-owned company group Grün Berlin GmbH

If filming is to be carried out in a green and park area managed by the state-owned Grün Berlin GmbH group of companies , only the approval of theGrün Berlin GmbH press office  must be obtained. 

Application form (in German language only)


Brandenburg - filming in public green and recreation facilities

Exceptional permits for filming in green and recreation facilities are given in Brandenburg by the local district or local government .

For filming in parks in the city of Potsdam is Ines Gündel  of the traffic authority  of Potsdam charge. 


Many of the public parks in the state of Brandenburg and Berlin - but especially in Potsdam - belong to the Stifung Preussische Schlösser und Gärten (Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation) . ( Contact person for filming and photo requests )


Application form: filming in green spaces

contact: bbfc

Film location Berlin Brandenburg 2020