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The leading actors in SPECTRE, the new James Bond production - Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux and Dave Bautista - posing in front of an impressive backdrop of mountains in Tirol.

Lights, camera and... action!

Nothing more than an expanse of snow and ice, grey cliffs, mountain tops in the distance. A cool wind can be heard across the powdery snow. And in this wind, a well-toned man with a cool gaze, a few scratches on his face, wearing a dark jacket and snow trousers, holding a weapon.

This or a completely different scene that looks like it could be in the latest James Bond film. It is all still top secret. We will probably have to wait until November to find out what Daniel Craig was really doing in the Ötztal valley and East Tirol when we then get to see him in the cinema against a backdrop of the Tirolean mountains. Yes, that's right: the 24th James Bond film with the title "Spectre" was filmed in Tirol where the locals also played host to the legendary agent 007. Tirol came out on top for the choice of areas from around the whole world, including Norway and Italy – Tirol has made it to Hollywood.

Whether a feature film, documentary or commercial – Tirol is a well-known and popular film location for many film crews. Since Cine Tirol 1998 was founded, the regional point of contact for national and international filmmakers, about 500 films have been produced in Tirol. The mountains in Tirol also feature as the backdrop of the new French feature film "SAM". Another example of a "made in Tirol" film is "K2 – The Italian Mountain" (about the first K2 ascent by Italian alpinists in 1954) by Robert Dornhelm. The Hollywood-trained director filmed between February and April 2012 in Innsbruck, Hall, Rinn as well as on the Rettenbach glacier in the Ötztal valley and in the Valser valley and was very enthusiastic about the film location, "We found ideal conditions here. Fortunately, the mountains, i.e. the pivotal element of it all, are free."

Filming has also had a positive effect on tourism in Tirol. 33 days of shooting with a film crew consisting of 500 people and 20 rehearsal days for the new James Bond film led to about 30,000 overnight stays . At least 6 million euros were spent in Tirol in total. There were advantages for the cultural industry, too: 150 Tirolean filmmakers were allowed to work on the production, gaining valuable experience.

Tirol has many benefits for filmmakers: the breathtaking alpine surroundings not only provide a fantastic backdrop but are also very accessible. There is also plenty of accommodation and catering facilities from hotels and restaurants nearby. Unique beautiful unspoilt nature and a good infrastructure – that makes Tirol the ideal film location. With the attention Tirol has received from the new James Bond film, Tirol will most certainly be seen more often in the cinema in the future. Tirol, a star among the Alpine film locations. Or simply: a hotspot for film crews.


Visually stunning Tirol. The Cine Tirol Film Commission is on the radar of international directors and producers. And is their friend and helper on site:

Location scouts

In Tirol, "the land of films", the Cine Tirol Team has its own location scouts who can find the ideal film location for you..

... You can also do a preliminary search yourself. The large variety of film locations in Tirol can be found in one online location archive with images and texts:
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New international films with a Tirolean backdrop - look closely and discover Tirol: