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Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory Filming Locations | Munich Germany Now & Then 1971 – 2020

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Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory Filming Locations | Munich Germany Now & Then 1971 – 2020

Where was Willy Wonka filmed?


Have you ever wondered where Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory was filmed? Thanks to some recent tips from our dedicated users, we now know that 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 Charlie’s School seen in the film.

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 58 Lilienstraße Munich, Bavaria

Unfortunatly The building used in the movie was torn down and replaced with a new one.




Where is Charlie’s house seen in the film?

The little shack that the family lived in was located on Quellenstraße, Munich, Germany


Where is Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory?

The Munich City Utilities or SWM, a German communal company was the stand-in location for the Wonka factory. A few small sets were created at the entrance 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.

google street view: 10 Emmy-Noether-StraßeMunich, Bavaria

In this scene, Charlie is walking by a smaller gate that is located next to the main gate entrance.



Charlie notices a silver coin in a drain located on Lilienstraße, Munich


Below is a great video of Willy Wonka filming location sent in by: Nick P Was Here


‘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

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