Notes: The first part of the movie takes place in Prague and has some great scenes on Charles Bridge and on Kampa Island. The National Museum on Wencelas Square passes for the U.S Embassy and is where the party took place. Max's headquarters is in the Grand Hotel Europa.
Notes: This film is one of the few foreign movies in which Prague is really supposed to be Prague and not another European city. Many scenes were filmed at various locations around the city, such as the Old Town Square, Hradčanské náměstí, and Prague bridges.
(2004) Czech Republic filming locations: Prague, various Czech towns
Notes: Except for the London, Vatican City and Germany scenes, all other European locations were filmed in Czech Republic. Hlavni Railway Station, Prague was the Paris Station scene. The Bratislava (Slovakia) scenes were all filmed in Milovice, Czech Republic.
Notes: Although the film is set in Austria, it was filmed in the Czech Republic. The city of Vienna is represented by Tábor and Prague, while the scenes set in Eisenheim's childhood village were shot in Český Krumlov. The Crown Prince's castle is actually the historical fortress of Konopiště (located near Benešov), formerly the home of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. All other shots were at Barrandov Studios in Prague.
The Czech Republic continues to be a hot destination for foreign movie production. New studios and soundstages have been built. The cost advantage of filming in the Czech Republic has Czech crews and production companies have gained considerable experience over the years and Country locales have been passed off as sites both historical and current. Sometimes Prague is even cast as Prague.
A lot of the recent major blockbuster films are done at the Barrandov Studios in Prague, one of the world's largest movie studios, and often referred to as 'Hollywood Europe' or 'Hollywood East'.