TV Backstage Tour
The MMC studios in Cologne, Germany, are the home of popular TV shows such as the German version of “Idol”, “Dancing with the stars”, “got Talent”, “Shark Tank”, “Big Brother” and many more. Each year is 200 TV shows and hundreds of series episodes produced and also more than 100 feature films with German and international actors have been produced at the MMC studios. 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 shooting here.
Learn what it takes to shoot a movie or TV series, how movie sets are built and equipped, how big a TV crew needs to be , how green-screen shots are taken or what the feeling s like to be in front of the camera yourself.
Depending on availability, you will visit
• TV studios & soundstages (among them the tallest soundstage in the world and Europe’s largest daylight studio)
• control rooms / production galleries
• a green-screen studio (here you can become active yourself!)
• Various set structures and outside backdrops
• MMC’s set construction workshops
• a make-up and hair facility
• a casting facility
• you will get a short video-based introduction to the use of Visual Effects (VFX) in TV series and feature films
• at the end of the studio tour you are welcomed to take your personal souvenir photo in front of MMC Studios’ press wall
Please note that the MMC studios in Cologne, Germany, are not a theme park or an museum, but an active TV and Film production facility where at all times entertainment shows, TV shows and movies are made. Therefore please understand that it is, because of active productions, not possible to visit all the studios, soundstages and other production facilities. 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.
During the winter times are the studios and soundstages not heated and the tour also takes place in the outdoor area. Please ensure your have appropriate clothing.
The studio tours are suited for wheelchairs.
Duration: 90 minutes
Reduced: 10,00 €*
The price “adult” applies to participants 16 years and older. Children up to 6 years are free of charge!
The price “Reduced” applies to: Pupils, Students, holders of the Köln-Card, disabled persons from 70%. Reduced participants are required to present a valid ID before the tour!
* All prices are retail prices according to §25 UStG (Value Added Tax Act). For companies we calculate the VAT additionally.
You can buy with us with the following methods of payment:
As immediate transfer, on account with prepayment (only possible up to 5 days before the event!) or by PayPal.
on account - plus 5,00 € fee
The invoice will be sent to you after by mail after you ordert. After the amount has been credited to our account, your ticket will be activated (e-mail) or sent when it is shipped. Please note that this process can take up to five days.
Paypal - with our fee
Data security is guaranteed by SSL encryption, i.e. your data is not recorded on our server but entered into PayPal itself. You will be forwarded directly to the PayPal site to complete the payment. After successful entry, you will automatically return to our online shop.
immediate transfer by Klarna - with out fee
To select this payment method, you need an online banking account.
11 days before your appointment you can cancel free of charge.
10 - 4 days before the date 50 % of the total price will be charged.
from 3 days before the date 100 % of the total price will be charged
Inklusive Ticketinshurence - money back in case of illness
Meeting point: MMC Studios Cologne, Am Coloneum 1 ( access via Von-Hünefeld- Straße ! ) 50829 Köln
I'M SORRY! I'M SORRY! Access by bus and car is only possible via Von-Hünefeld-Strasse. NOT Alte Escher,- or Butzweiler Straße. Here you are led to the supplier entrance!
Registration: 15 minutes before beginning at the cloakroom in the MMC Cafe / main entrance right.
You will find the download to our directions, the checklist and our AGB´s under customer info.
Arrival by train:
From Cologne central station take tram line 5 in the direction of Butzweilerhof/Ossendorf to
End stop "Sparkasse am Butzweilerhof". Continue 8-10 minutes on foot, see map.
Arrival by car A57 exit Longerich :
Coming from Cologne, follow the signs "Butzweilerhof" and "Medienzentrum". Turn left into "Millitärringstraße", next left into "Alte Escher Straße", then right into "Von-Hünefeld- Straße".
Coming from Krefeld/Neuss, go straight ahead across the crossroads onto "Von-Hünefeld- Straße". The MMC is on the left hand side. There is a large parking lot in front of the building.
Parking fee: 3,50 € / 1 hour - each additional hour 2,50 €. Free parking is available in the immediate vicinity.
After your order all necessary information, order confirmation/invoice and directions will be sent to you by e-mail.
A download with the checklist and our AGBS can also be found here: CUSTOMER INFO
The guide is suitable for prams and wheelchairs.
Please note that the MMC Studios are not a museum or a scenery park, but an active production company, in which every day the many shows, series and films are shot, which you enjoy watching on television or in the cinema. Please understand, therefore, that we cannot show you all the studios and rooms on the MMC premises for production reasons, that we are not allowed to visit current rehearsals and shootings, and that there may be changes to the programme at short notice due to ongoing productions and work processes. The studio rooms are not heated and the studio tour also takes place outside.
We ask for appropriate clothing.