Welcome to Prague, capital of the Czech Republic and one of the leading filmmaking cities in the world.This tour takes 6 hours, provided by car or minivan. Prague has been a filmmaking city since the beginning of filmmaking itself. The most recent chapter in that history opened when Czech-born director Miloš Forman returned to his homeland to film Amadeus in 1983. That film focused the world´s attention on Prague´s stunning beauty and potential as a film location. After the Velvet Revolution in 1989, Prague was once again fully open for business. Tom Cruise came to the Czech Republic with director Brian De Palma to film Mission-Impossible, cementing Prague´s reputation as a word-class film capital.It´s not just movie directors who love Prague. The city has hosted scores of music videos, starting with the clip for INXS´s 1988 hit´Never Tear Us Apart´. Since then,musical artists of all genres have filmed videos among the Prague´s iconic spires, bridges and narrow lanes.Description
Come, be charmed and get carried away...I and professional driver will pick you up at 9am in a hotel you are staying in. Duration of this tour is 6 hours. It is provided by private car or minivan. Meals or admission tickets are not included in this tour.
Touring the following film locations takes us through the area of Hradčany, Prague Castle Complex and Malá Strana, Prague´s so called Little Town. We start at the top of Petřín Hill and work our way over to Castle and down the hill. Petřín Lookout Tower
- Prague´s ´Little Eiffel Tower´ is one of many landmarks that appearin Jan Svěrák´s Oskar-winning film, Kolya.
In the film, Louka (Zdeněk Svěrák) takes young Kolya up the tower for a majestic view of the city below.Strahov Monastery
- the Barock library of the Strahov Monastery is one of Prague´s most-filmed locations. It plays the House of Lords in Casino Royale
, starring Daniel Craig, Eva Green and Judi Dench. It stands in for a British museum in The League of extraordinary gentlemen,
with Sean Connery, and a British library in From hell
, starring Johnny Depp. And it appears as a Danish library and the Danish parliament in The Prince and me.Loretánská Street
near Prague Castle appears in Hannibal rising.
The street takes its name from the nearby Loretto, a popular pilgrimage destination in the 17th and 18th centuries.Hradčanské Square,
in front of prague Castle, has seen almost as many films as it has palaces. The Archbishop´s Palace appears in Amadeus,
with Tom Hulce as Mozart and F.Murray Abraham as Salieri. Directly accross the square is the Salma Palace, which figures in Shanghai knights
and Van Helsing
. Thousands of extras fill the square in Les Misérables
, and in The Prince & me, the 2004 romantic comedy starring Julia Stiles.
The road-story plot of The Brothers bloom,
with Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody and Mark Buffalo, brings the action to Prague Castle.
The Matthias Gate of the Castle stands in for the entrance to Buckingham Palace in Shanghai knights, featuring Owen Wilson and Jackie Chan. The west-facing entrance also serves as the entrance to Crown Prince Leopold´s Vienna palace in The Illusionist,
starring Jessica Biel, Edward Norton, Rufus Sewell and Paul Giamatti. In Mission: Impossible - Ghost protocol, the Castle stands in for Moscow´s Kremlin. The Castle´s famous Golden Lane appears in the BBC´s historical action drama The Musketeers
, in a scene in which masked men attack Navas´ carriage.
Thunovská Street -
this narrow, picturesque street leading to the Castle Stairs. You can also see it in Miloš Forman´s Oskar-winning Amadeus, in which it doubles for a vienna street.Highlights
: Prague, Czech RepublicDuration
: 6 hours Voucher Redembtion
: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.