Funeral in Berlin
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where the musician flees to West Berlin with the help of
Kreutzman was filmed between Einsteinufer and the Marchstrasse.
It is now the campus-area of the Technische Universitat of
Berlin. The white building in the back is the Heinrich Hertz
Institut (Einsteinufer 25) and the building in front is the
Werner von Siemens Bau (Einsteinufer 37). I think they also used
this area for the final scene where Kreutzmann is shot by the
Israeli secret service. There is nothing left of the old
buildings surrounding this site, only the Campus Cafe.
|Harry has to go to the house of
Ross to pick up information about his next assignment in Berlin.
This house with it's garden full of weed ("Yeah, it's easy to
grow") was at 395 Upper Richmond Road in Putney, London. I found
the correct address in a magazine.... Unfortunately this house
isn't there anymore, a big block of houses has been put up there,
see picture. There's still a bus stop in front...
|Harry arrives in Berlin on
Berlin Tempelhof Airport. You can still recognize a lot of the
movie on that airport. You can see the main hall where he
arrives and where his baggage is checked . In the movie you can
see the letters Restaurant in yellow light in the back
of the hall. This restaurant sign is still there (see photo
below right, under the clock). Customs were no longer working in
this hall although there is still some equipment for handling
the baggage. This hall is now closed due the close-down of the
airport but can still be visited when you take the official
Vulkan's car was on
the parking lot in front of the airport (see top right photo).
The Israeli secret agent in the taxi is waiting there as well.
Not a lot has changed there since the movie was filmed. When
Palmer and Vulkan leave the building, you can see the words "Zentral
Flughafen", these words are still there as you can see. Despite
numerous protests the airport was closed down on 30 October
2008. Its future is still uncertain. You can book guided tours
Update 2012 new
Clothes/lingerie shop (the cover of the British Secret Service
in Berlin) where Harry is brought when he first arrives in
Berlin, was located in the Fasanenstraße 73 in Berlin. In the
back of the shot you can see the Kempinski Bristol Hotel on the
Kurfurstendamm. The shop was located opposite the Kathe Kollwitz
Museum. The entrance they used in the film is next to the
Schauder & Jundef shop, now David Goldberg (updated 2012), as can be seen on the picture.
Update 2012: The Schauder & Jundef shop is now called David Goldberg, as you can see in the 2012 photo.
|Until the fall of the Berlin
wall you had to cross the border of East and West Berlin at
Checkpoint Charlie in the Friedrich Strasse. Harry has to cross
the border here to meet with Colonel Stok. In a distant shot you
see Harry walk towards this Checkpoint (now House at Checkpoint
Charlie, a memorial museum about the Wall is located there). The
Russians tried to stop the crew filming by mirroring the
sunlight into the cameralenses. Checkpoint Charlie has almost
dissappeared although they resurrected one of the old
guardhouses. You can find Checkpoint Charlie on the
Friedrichstraße next to Kochstraße.
|A difficult location to find
in Berlin was "Marx Engels Platz 59", the meeting point for
Harry and Kolonel Stok in East Berlin. Thanks to the great
research of Peter Hegenbarth this location was found as well.
The building where they meet isn't there anymore (an old
railway station) but the church in the background is still
by Peter Hegenbarth:
"Allright, "Marx-Engels-Platz 59"
really is the Spreewaldplatz. The building, the former
Görlitzer Bahnhof was ruined during the war and broken down
between 1961 and 1967. See also the photo above of the
Görlitzer Bahnhof in 1931. You can clearly recognise the
archways Harry stands in front of. The area of the station was
transformed into the Görlitzer Park, which you can find on any
Berlin street map.
The whole site has changed. At the camera position there is
now a public bath, the so-called "Spaßbad am Spreeplatz". My
pictures were taken about 50 to 60 meters too close to the
church and about 6 to 8 meters too high, as an artificial hill
was erected in the park.
The church is the Emmaus Kirche,
Lausitzer Platz 8, 10997 Berlin. You can also identify the
buildings in the background, which have survived with minor
Harry is arrested by the East German Police he is taken for a
ride... Most of this is filmed in the Kreuzberg quarter in
Berlin. One of the shots along the bank of a river was filmed
opposite the O2 centre, close to the famous Oberbaumbrücke.
You can still recognise the building in the back, it is
cleaner and completely renovated.
|After Harry is
arrested in East Berlin, he is brought to Colonel Stok's
Headquarters. This building still exists and is located in the
Lindenstrasse in the Kreuzberg quarter in Berlin as well.
it was Peter Hegenbarth who found this location. His additional
administration building of the Victoria- Versicherung can be
found at the Lindenstraße 19 – 25, 10969 Berlin (Kreuzberg).
Build between 1906 and 1913 by Wilhelm Walther. In the
background you see the resurrection of the former Kammergericht,
which became the (West) Berlin-Museum and is now part of the
Jewish museum. The street ended at Mehringplatz, but had been
relocated in the meantime. The house hasn't changed much,
obviously except for the trees. But even
the dirty patches on a lot of the stones are still the same
I think the shot of the court was
done somewhere else, perhaps at the Amtsgericht Tiergarten,
which doubled as the interior of the Police-Station. It looks
like the inner court at Amtsgericht Charlottenburg and
Amtsgericht Mitte. The floor plan of the building
Friedrichstraße is more open and contains no such courts.The
list of the listed buildings for Kreuzberg says:
Lindenstraße 20-25, Viktoria-Versicherung, 1906-13 (D)
on the spot where the car enters the building (as you can see on the
picture below), you can see a big door. Behind the door is now a
restaurant (the Victoria Restaurant)!
The court behind
this behind this building is NOT the court where Harry is pushed out of
the car and into the building. This location is yet unknown.
|Harry Palmer meets Vulkan in the
Berlin Hilton after meeting Colonel Stok. This was filmed in the
(former) Berlin Hilton (on the former Westside of Berlin). It
was the same place where Samantha Steel "picks up" Harry. The
hotel still exists but is now called the Inter-Continental. The
bar and entrance have been renovated, relocated and rebuilt so
there's nothing familiar left there. It is now called the
Marlene Dietrich bar. They still have some the woodwork with the
painting where Harry and Vulkan discuss Kreutzmann but whether
that's original... The place where Samantha picked up Harry (the
reception) is now part of the bar (see picture below right). The
place where they both get into a taxi is now the reception under
the glass pyramid (behind the red car you can see on the photo
on the left). You can find the Inter-Continental Hotel at
Budapeßter Straße 2 in Berlin.
Hotel Intercontinental Berlin
apartment was situated on the Lietzenseeufer. It's still there,
you can find the building on the Lietzenseeufer 10, next to the
Hotel Seehof. Only the doorbells (Harry warns his hired burglar)
have changed sides...
Update: There is now a small hotel in the building, so in case you want a real Palmer night, check out this hotel: Hotel & Pension Belle Etage am Lietzensee.
|The beautiful police station
where Harry Palmer meets inspector Reinhardt and asks him
about Otto Ruckel and other crooks is situated in the
Criminal Court of
Berlin, the Amtsgericht Tiergarten,
Turmstraße 91 in Berlin.
Unfortunately you can only enter the hall and have a look at
the beautiful stairs but you are not allowed to make any
The exterior (top photos)
is seen briefly when Harry visits the inspector for the second
time, but this exterior shot is filmed somewhere else! This is
filmed at a real police station, the Polizeidirektion 2 - Abschnitt 24,
located at Kaiserdamm 1, Berlin. (U-Bahn
These locations have been found by Peter Hegenbarth from
many thanks for all your research.
(Amtsgericht Tiergarten interior
2 Abschnitt 24
|Harry Palmer stays (most of the
time) in the Hotel Am Zoo in Berlin during his Berlin visits.
It's the place where he "hides" the death certificate and where
the Israeli Secret Service "burgles" his room. He interrogates
Hallam in the bathroom there and it's where Harry receives the
film of Samantha's safe by the German burglar. The hotel is
still there and almost nothing has changed. The lift and
reception are almost identical. Harry slept in room 607 but I think they
have changed the numbering. They did change the front of the
hotel a little (letters Am Zoo have moved to the roof of the
hotel) but you can still stand on the spot where Colonel Stok
talks to Harry ("Colonel Stok, if ever I need to defect..."-"Ask
Vulkan, he knows the way!") in West Berlin . They have changed
the name Hotel Am Zoo into Hotel Zoo Berlin. You can find the
hotel on the Kurfürstendamm 25 in Berlin.
Hotel Zoo Berlin
the building was completely renovated in 2014 and the frontlobby has
dissappeared in and is made into a shop (Boss). So the original
lift (right) and reception have gone I'm afraid... Also the
gold-coloured overhang before the entrance on the street has gone. The
hotel will a new
entrance on the right side and will reopen November 2014. Same counts
for the original rooms which still
had a lot of original details and art-deco furniture. See 2014 pictures.
|Johnny Vulkan calls
Harry to say that he has made contact with Kreutzman ("he has to
come to the Chez Nou nightclub"). Vulkan calls from a place near
to a big roundabout called the Ernst-Reuter Platz. Behind the
roundabout is the 'Strasse des 17.Juni'
|The Chez Nous nightclub which is
used in Funeral in Berlin (Harry meets the "man with the green
carnation"), can be found at the Marburger Straße 14 in Berlin.
The club has been running until 2008 and there were two shows
When Harry Palmer leaves the Chez
Nous after "the man with the green carnation", he dissappears in
an alley next to the Chez Nous. The alley was still there until
2001 when the building next to the Chez Nous was renovated. This
alley is now closed of and used as entrance to parkingspots.
This block next to the Chez Nous has been renovated and can be
seen on the 2009 and 2010 photo.
When it was closed in 2008 the
interior was still the same as it was in 1966. Above this text on the
left photo you can see the bar as it was in 2001. In a room next to
the main entrance you can find another bar where "the man with
the green carnation" was seated (barstool photo on the
right). Harry was given the "telefon"
in that room. Again: incredible, nothing except the stage in Chez
Nous had changed since the sixties...
Cabaret Chez Nous
(site offline at the moment) It is said that the owner is
looking for another location. In 2010 the club has unfortunately
been renovated completely and divided and transformed into
Update: 2014 sitution added
with Kreutzman to discuss all arrangements in the Europa Center
in the centre of Berlin. It is still there. First (after the
shot of the icerink) they meet on the outside of the now closed
of first floor (changed into shops) of the shoppingcentre, next
to the Tauentzien Straße. The floor they are on is now closed
and turned into a coffeeshop with big 'Esprit' sticker on it.
You can see a part of that location on the photo on the right.
Their second meeting is on the roof of the officebuilding (the
building with the big Mercedes sign on top), which is now office
of the Commerzbank. Unfortunately the rooftop of that building
is closed nowadays, but you can reach the first mentioned
location I mentioned quite easily. The Europa Center can be
found on the Tauentzien Straße, next to the famous Kaiser
Wilhelm Gedachtnis Kirche.
Update: 2014 situation added now a Nike shop.
|The bridge where the coffin
crosses the border between East and West Berlin in Funeral in
Berlin is the 'Swinemünder Brücke' in Berlin.
The 'Swinemünder Brücke' is located
in Berlin-Wedding. It can be found easily from the
S-trainstation 'Gesundbrunnen'. The bridge makes a 230m long
connection between the Swinemünder Strasse and the
Bellermannstrasse. It was constructed in 1905 and because its
incredible high costs many Berliners know the bridge as the "Millionenbrücke".
In the fifties the Swinemünder Brücke was refurbished (and this
century again) . The bridge is protected under a monumentlaw so
it won't dissappear in the near future. It was hard to find the
bridge because you expect it to be over water... Many thanks
to Lars Förster, Germany.
location where the hired old lady leaves the car and gets her money for
'acting' at the exchange on the bridge is located at the
Holtzendorffstraße in Berlin.
it was Peter Hegenbarth who found this Berlin location:
"The Street on which the hearse drives is the Holtzendorffstraße. The
camera looks under the bridge to the south to Holtzendorffplatz and
In front of the petrol-station is the Heilbronnerstraße, in front of
the new building is the Gerviniusstraße.
First: a typical S-Bahn or U-Bahn „overground“-bridge. Must be
West-Berlin, due to political restrictions in early 1966. No leaves on
the trees, no leaves on the ground. So it must be late march to late
april.In the last shot in the background behind the widow we see a
„Neubau“ (building build after the war). In the first shot we see a
petrol-station in the background, to the right-hand side.
petrol-station? These things happened to get broken down in the past.
But the new building still had to be present. Again – where is an old
petrol-station opposite such a new house?
And it must be more inner-city, as the more rural areas below S- and
U-Bahn-bridges do look different."
Thanks again to Peter Hegenbarth.
The bridge has been renovated but the fundaments and big poles are still the same as in the Sixties!