Where was Willy Wonka filmed?
Have you ever wondered where Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory was filmed? Now, thanks to some recent tips from our dedicated users, we now Munich, Germany was where most of the filming took place, with only the opening scenes being shot in Switzerland.
The first stop on the tour is at Charlie’s School. Most of the school scenes were done at Kath. Pfarramt St. Sylvester, Biedersteiner Straße 1 in Munich.
map it here: Biedersteiner Str. 1, 80802 München, Germany
Bill’s Candy Shop was filmed at Lilienstraße, Munich
Where is that Chocolate Factory located?
The Munich City Utilities or SWM, a German communal company, was the stand-in location for the factory. A few small sets were created at the enterance including the small Will Wonka entrance.
Map It Here!
The main entrance is still there today and looks mostly the same. Including the 2 large buildings that are on both sides of the walkway.
In this scene, Charlie is walking by a smaller gate that is located next to the main gate entrance.
‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’
Filming Dates: Aug, 1970 – Feb, 1971
When: 6/30/1971, NETFLIX
Starring: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum
First Published: Nov 23, 2020, 9:22