Jason Bourne, Berlin and lockers
The Jason Bourne films were partly filmed in Berlin, Berlin is one of the most common cities to be used as part of a film set. During my visits to Berlin, I have seen film units twice. The city is used partly due to a large number of open spaces within the city.
Part of the Jason Bourne film used the river Spree and the Friedrichstrasse bridge and railway station, Jason Bourne was on a river barge used a gaff to climb onto the Friedrichstrasse bridge to evade the police. At this point, you can hear the classic train noise that is used in the films.
One of the other main filming locations is Alexanderplatz this is a large open space with Alexanderplatz station at one end of the plaza and the Berliner Fernsehturm is a television tower in central Berlin, Germany. Close to Alexanderplatz in Berlin-Mitte, the tower was constructed between 1965 and 1969 by the government of the German Democratic Republic, through this plaza runs the Berlin trams.
This is where Jason Bourne met with Nicky Parsons and boarded the tram to evade the security forces.
During his time in Berlin, Jason Bourne made use of the lockers at the train stations.
Staying in Berlin
If you are planning to stay in Berlin, then the area around Friedrichstrasse is a very good place to stay as it is very central to all the Christmas markets in winter and all the attractions in summer.
Hotel Albrechtshof is an ideal location close to the station which is ideal if you are flying as you can get the train from the airport. The hotel is very German though the staff all speak good English. The hotel also has a chapel in the basement.
Rooms are clean well sized and in a true German-style very clean, this hotel also provides an excellent breakfast with a very large choice.
Just around the corner is an excellent bar the Böse Buben Bar nice wine and beer and you can get a light snack
If you walk down to the river about 3 minutes, you come to an excellent bar restaurant Ständige Vertretung “StäV” this Tavern has arched windows & framed photos of politicians on the walls, serving Rhenish cuisine.
Walk over the railway bridge and straight on you will come to checkpoint Charley and what is left of part of the Berlin wall, there is also a museum to the Holocaust of the Jews during the first world war. If you proceed you will come to the Brandenburg Gate.
Here if you turn left at Friedrichstrasse bridge and walk down the river a short distance, you will come to the Rigstag the German parliament buildings which you can walk around if you book a ticket. Continue from hear, and you enter the Tier garten Berlin’s largest & oldest park, including family amenities, walking paths & a victory column. Continue walking through the park, and you come to the Carillon housed inside a park bell tower, playing weekly classical concerts & other performances.
If you turn right at Friedrichstrasse bridge and walk down the river a short distance, you will come to museum island where you can stop for a drink in summer and sit outside in the sun. Or visit the museums at your leisure.
Continue to walk down the river, and you will come across railway arches containing bars, and slightly further down the river you can sit at a bar and enjoy the sight of people dancing the tango and for a small fee if you are more energetic join in.
Continue walking, and you will come to Alexanderplatz shopping centre, where there is the plaza, bars and restaurants and the world clock or if you want to lighten your purse then take a visit to Galeria Kaufhof.