Drama, love and intrigue – these walls have seen a lot: Life rages in the "Fürstenhof", this noble hotel is the center of the ARD telenovela "Sturm der Liebe".
But where do fans find the hotel in real life? And can you visit the Fürstenhof? We clarify!
The Fürstenhof – a real castle
Fans also know the Fürstenhof building as Weyersbrunn Palace, which hotel founder Ludwig Saalfeld once took over with a crooked maneuver.
And even in real life, the building that series fans know as the Fürstenhof a real castle, So it is not a backdrop for TV recordings, as are many buildings on "Lindenstrasse".
However, it is Vagen Castle (that's the real name of the building) in Feldkirchen-Westerham (Upper Bavaria) for fans of the series inaccessible, The castle stands on a large, cordoned off private property and unfortunately cannot simply be visited or inspected. The only way to get a little closer to the castle are regular concerts and the traditional Christmas market in the castle garden. If you come here, you can also catch a glimpse of the original "Fürstenhof".
Reception and hotel rooms are created in the studio
However, Vagen Castle is really only used for pure outdoor shots. The hotel rooms, the lobby, the piano bar and all other rooms are in the Film studios of Bavaria Filmstadt – far from the "real" Fürstenhof – filled with life.
The studios can also be found in Bavaria, south of Munich. The good news: Bavaria Filmstadt offers various tours and regular specials for "Sturm der Liebe" fans. Who wants to visit both locations: It takes about three quarters of an hour by car from the film city to Vagen Castle.
Storm of Love – Facts and Figures
Sturm der Liebe is a German love telenovela in the "first".
It was broadcast for the first time on September 26, 2005.
Among others, actors like Christin Balogh, Melanie Wiegmann and Dirk Galuba play along.
Sources used: Das Erste, Bavaria Filmstadt, Wikipedia