Traveling: Filmmuseum Potsdam & Babelsburg
Throughout the Cold Battle, Potsdam had been the Hollywood of the DDR (the Deutsches Demokratisches Republik), and Babelsburg had been the brand of the studio where all the movies were produced. Today, on the other hand, it’s a museum inside an hour’s quest from Berlin. Potsdam is usually readily available via S-bahn, and the museum is walking length of the Potsdam Hauptbahnhof (the key stop in Potsdam). The museum features a very modest entry fee, but when inside, you might be treated to any or all types of movie memorabilia.
Anyone who has visited the museum just before 2005 will keep in mind that not the whole museum at the was initially translated into English, but good enough of it absolutely was visual to ensure that a website visitor who spoke no German could nonetheless relish it. The long lasting exhibit is usually both intellectual and enjoyment because it relates to the politics of the 20th century and how it influenced motion picture production. Even when you’ve got zero curiosity about politics, the different motion picture props and outfits are of curiosity. The exhibit is usually pleasingly interactive, although not overwhelmingly so: you will find touch displays that quiz the customer where scenes movies originate from, for example, plus one can tune in to interviews in regards to the filmmaking process.
You will find film screenings every single day, usually for an additional charge. Obviously these films usually are in German, but you will find English-language screenings, also, usually of reasonably recent award-winning movies. The best the main museum, though, could be the children’s exhibit, which can be fairly uncommon for a German museum. Throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s, the studio produced several children’s films that have been of standard fairy tales. During the time of my visit, there clearly was a sizable interactive exhibit offering real things from Babelsburg models, so children can definitely “experience” the flicks for themselves.
Even almost no youngsters or non German-speakers may have enjoyment with the visible and tactile factors. The exhibit includes video and personal computer touch-screens for a very immersive experience. Households traveling with young children will discover this a fantastic treat.
Also the museum’s café may be worth a call. It’s not to overpriced, and the foodstuff with a Turkish-effect and a hint of Italian is usually memorable and dished up by helpful wait staff.