Friday, March 20, 2009

Virtual Reality

In a posh town of Grünwald, Southwest of Munich is Bavaria’s version of Universal Studios, where you can see movie magic being made every day. Bavaria Film City, with a 320,000 square meter complex, makes more than 150 hours of cinema and TV films every year. This was the birth place of German movies “Das Boot,” “Cabaret,” and “The Never Ending Story.” Bavaria Filmstadt is the largest film studios in Europe. During a 90-minute tour (even one per day in English), you can get the behind-the-scenes stories of some of Bavaria’s biggest movie moments. There, you will also see film relics like the submarine from “Das Boot,” you can make your own film, and you can even see movie stunts taking place on a daily basis. It’s a mix of old and new, as it looks back more than 80 years, but then shows you the future with a 4-D total emersion experience. More than 1000 people work at the Film City, as it is the center of their tourist and business operations.

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