Look Behind the Scenes of Your Favorite Shows and Movies
Look behind the scenes of your favorite shows and movies on the TV BACKSTAGE TOUR to explore one of Europe’s largest and busiest television and motion picture studios. The 90 minute studio tour takes you through MMC’s sound stages, TV studios, control rooms / production galleries, backlot streets and craft shops.
Experience television “exclusively & first-hand.” Holger Franke, star of the German TV series UNTER UNS (=AMONG US) will personally introduce you to the secrets of television during the PROMI (CELEBRITY) TV BACKSTAGE TOUR.
Or take part in one of our TV and film workshops and become active yourself.
The TV Backstage Tour
You are interested in movies and television? You would like to sneak backstage and take a look at the production of popular entertainment shows and TV series?
Then the TV Backstage Tour is just the right thing for you!
The MMC Film & TV Studios in Cologne, Germany, are home to popular TV series such as “Unter Uns” (Among Us) or “Alles was zählt” (All That Matters) and the location of numerous TV shows such as the German versions of “Idol”, “Strictly Come Dancing” / “Dancing With The Stars”, “Got Talent”, “Dragon’s Den” / “Shark Tank”, “Big Brother” and many more.
Each year, 200 TV shows and hundreds of series episodes are produced at the MMC Studios.
In addition, more than 100 feature films with German and international stars have already been produced on MMC’s soundstages.
Helena Bonham Carter, Cuba Gooding jr., Michael Fassbender, Tom Hiddleston, Ben Kingsley, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Roger Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Michelle Pfeiffer and Hilary Swank have already been here.
When will you visit the MMC Studios in Cologne, Germany?
Learn how sets for movies or TV series are built and equipped, how green-screen shots are taken, how many employees are needed to realize a TV or film production, what happens during the commercial breaks or what it feels like to stand in front of the camera.
Depending on availability, you will visit
Please note that the MMC Studios in Cologne, Germany, are not a museum or theme park, but an active TV and film production facility, where many of the entertainment shows, TV series and movies are made, you enjoy watching on TV or in theaters.
Caution: Filming in progress © MMC Studios
Therefore please understand that we cannot show you all the studios, soundstages and other production facilities on MMC’s studio lot.
Also we cannot visit studios or soundstages when the sets are currently in use for rehearsing or filming. Changes in the program may occur, due to ongoing productions and operations.
The studios and soundstages are not heated in the winter time and the studio tour also takes place in the outdoor area. Please ensure you have appropriate clothing. The studio tours are suitable for wheelchairs.
Duration & Price *
MMC Studios, Am Coloneum 1, 50829 Cologne-Ossendorf, Germany, on the “Starbucks on the go” corner in the MMC Café. The Café is located directly at the entrance, to the left of the security service office. Information: If you buy a cup of coffee, you are welcomed to take it with you during the tour!
Dates for Studio Tours in English
Please visit the shop of Helikon-Events to find public studio tours in English.
Guided tours for groups, clubs and school classes can be arranged individually.
Please contact Helikon-Events for an appointment.
For more information on studio tours and workshops please contact
Helikon Events GmbH
Phone: +49 221 9469 6616
Fax: +49 221 9469 6622
“We had a great time on our backstage tour!
Our guide was helpful, friendly, and enthusiastic about the studio. We would highly recommend!”
Am Coloneum 1
50829 Cologne, Germany
Telefon +49 (0) 221 2500
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