Europe’s most popular film and TV locations

The Film Map: Europe’s most popular film and TV locations

We’ve been waiting patiently for a long time, and now it’s finally possible again: Travelling! What could be better than visiting faraway countries and getting to know new cultures? Our answer: Exploring old familiar places from your personal favourite films and series! Who doesn’t dream of strolling through the halls of Hogwarts or admiring the landscapes of Game of Thrones?

Using Data from IMDb, Omio has combined popular travel destinations with filming locations into one interactive map to help inform those that love to do both. The map covers the whole of Europe and shows all outdoor filming locations as of April 2022. It shows the 100 most popular films and 40 most popular series. The films and series are divided into categories based on their genre and can be displayed separately on the map. With the help of the map, globetrotters and film fans can also dream their way to distant countries and film scenes and discover new places from the comfort of their own homes.

Info about the study's methodology

The data was taken from the Internet Movie Data base (IMDb). For each country in the EU, the top 100 films shot in each country were selected according to the number of votes on IMDb. To include the most popular films of all time, the 200 most popular films by title were also included in the list by Numbers. The data for the titles is based on information from IMDb. All films that scored lower than 6 overall on IMDb’s scale, or that were filmed in a studio were removed. The following genres were not included: Animation, Documentaries, Film Noir, and Musicals. In addition to the films, the 35 most popular series in Europe were identified using Google and examined on IMDb to create a list of filming locations. The addresses of the films and series were used to determine longitude and latitude using Google Maps. It should be noted that the addresses were not always specific, in some cases either a street name, city or country was given. Only addresses with at least an area or street reference were stored. In some cases, the location information is not accurate at the street level. It should also be noted that all filming locations were taken from IMDb, so the information is only as accurate as given on the platform.


Film locations: Routes through series and film scenes

Have you always wanted to immerse yourself in the world of Harry Potter? Or be a secret agent for a day, like James Bond? The virtual film and series routes show you where some of the most famous scenes were filmed. For example, we present the film locations of the Harry Potter series on our film route and the film locations of the Lord of the Rings series on our series route. To enable the most varied road trip possible, real filming locations were primarily selected as destinations - only in the Lord of the Rings route were film studios also considered as destinations to make the road trip complete for real fans. Excitement and adventure are guaranteed on the action route that depicts the filming locations of “James Bond: No Time to Die”!

Theme 1: Film Route: The Virtual Harry Potter Tour

Topic 2: UK - Hotspot for action films

Film Route: The virtual Harry Potter tour

Probably the most famous wizard story of all time and it just never gets old. Harry Potter and the world of witchcraft and wizardry has been a big part of many childhoods for the last 20 years. But the success does not come undeservedly. In addition to the captivating story, the film series impressed its audience visually by using a large variety of scenic filming locations located throughout the UK. On a Harry Potter tour, a detour to the Potter Museum in London is not to be missed. Since magic fans will find almost everything about the Hogwarts student there, we have taken the destination with us on our Potter tour, even if it is not a destination in the classic sense. From filming in the historic London market, which was used for the shots of Diagon alley, to the Scottish Highlands, which served as the location for Hagrid’s hut. Just about every scene in the fantasy series was shot in Great Britain, with only a few exceptions. Potter-heads can find scenes from the sixth film called ""Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"" in Bjorli, Norway, as well as at the Cliffs of Moher and Lemon Rock in Ireland. The last film, ""Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"", even had a film scene in the south of Germany, in Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Top film locations for Harry Potter

Harry Potter Filming Locations

The UK: A hotspot for action films

Adrenaline junkies and action fans take note: If you’ve always wanted to feel like a secret agent or superhero and discover the locations of your favourite action film, you should book a trip to London. Inside of Europe, films like "Skyfall" of the James Bond series, "Fallout" from Mission Impossible, and "Batman - The Dark Knight" were shot exclusively in the English capital. During a visit to London, you can visit famous filming locations, such as Piccadilly Circus for the Batman film or Trafalgar Square for the 007 film. Exciting scenes can also be seen at Blackfriars Station or at St Paul’s Cathedral in Mission Impossible.

007 No Time To Die: Filming locations

James Bond No Time To Die Filming Locations

007 Casino Royal: Filming locations

James Bond No Time To Die Filming Locations

Conclusion

The search for the right holiday destination is not always easy. Should you go to the beach or to the mountains this summer? Or should it be a skiing holiday? Omio’s film map can help you decide: Why not simply visit the locations of your favourite film? Whether it’s visiting the locations of action films in central London or marvelling at the walls of Hogwarts - there’s something for everyone.



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