3 Good Movies Filmed in Budapest

Perhaps without you realising it one of your favourite was movies filmed in Budapest and you can combine your next sightseeing trip in Budapest with the chance to check out some of the film locations.

Budapest is known to many in the film industry as the Hollywood of Central Europe because so many films and television shows are being made in the city’s picturesque streets due to the locations available and the savings to be made on production costs including the availability of rebates.

3 Movies Filmed in Budapest

Below you will find information about three movies filmed in Budapest, trailers for them and  details of the places in Budapest which were used as movie locations in the films.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

There were five days worth of shooting in Budapest for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy before Christmas in December 2010.

The interior hall of Budapest’s Párizsi Udvar in the V district, close to Váci utca, was used for the café scene, in which Jim Prideaux is shot and apprehended.

Die Hard 5 – A Good Day to Die Hard

Filmed in Budapest from April 2012, with the Budapest playing the part of Moscow, A Good Day to Die Hard is the fifth instalment of Buce Willis’ Die Hard vehicle.

Many scenes in the film were shot in the V district of Budapest close to Belgrad Rakpart close to the River Danube.


Munich was directed by Steven Spielberg and tells the story of the Isreali Government’s secret revenge mission against the group which orchestrated the 1972 abduction of 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team. It grossed more than $130m Worldwide.

Many scenes were filmed in locations around Aulich utca and Szabadsag ter in the V district of Budapest.

Next time you visit Budapest consider going on a Walking Tour that takes in some of the locations from your favourite movies filmed in Budapest.

For more information about things to do and see in Budapest check our regularly updated Budapest Guide.

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