Do you want to know where all of the parts of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay were filmed? Then you have come to the right place. Get the curated list of all the Hunger Games: Mockingjay filming locations that you can travel to here in this post. But before we begin, here’s a bit about Hunger Games: Mockingjay.
Released in the year 2014, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay tells you the story of Katniss Everdeen, who is taken to District thirteen after finally ceasing the game forever. District thirteen is the place where she finally reconciles with her family and friends and also gets introduced to President Coin, who wants Katniss to become a Mockingjay, a rebellion as a part of his “hearts and minds” strategy.
Katniss, who is confused at first, about if she should listen to the president or not, sees Peeta getting humiliated and manipulated on the TV. Finally, she decides to become a Mockingjay and save Peeta from the villain. After meeting her team, she finally gets on to her mission full of courage, which makes her receive so much respect from all the citizens of her country.
The first part of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay was released in the year 2014, and after receiving so much love, awards, and appreciation, the movie was renewed for its second part in the year 2015. For both parts, the filming team traveled to many countries and cities to fetch science fiction-worthy locations that would suit the vibe of Katniss Everdeen, and after finalizing all of the locations, the shooting began in the month of September 2013. So what are those eye-catching locations that made every Mockingjay fan curious to travel to?
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1- Filming Locations
For part one of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, the shooting initially began on the streets of Atlanta in the year 2013. However, only one location was not enough to shoot such a high-budget fiction film series. So after having some shots in Atlanta, the team moved outside of the city and eventually outside of the country.
One of the significant locations that you should travel to if you are in Atlanta is President Snow’s villa, Swan House. Many of the exteriors and some interiors were filmed at this amazing, neo-classical house, which is built by one of the prominent architects, Philip T. Shutze in the year 1928. But Swan House is not the only location that became part of President Snow’s house; the team then moved their filming to Paris at Chateau De Voisins (built in the 17th century, now known as BNP Paribas), to shoot the interiors for the house.
In Atlanta, various locations, such as the place where President Coin tries persuading Katniss to become a Mockingjay and the place where she lives after catching fire, also many of the places of District 13, were part of a big set built in Atlanta. Apart from this, the team traveled to Germany, specifically to continue filming at Karftwork Berlin, a power plant that was then renovated as an event venue. The place is depicted as a weapons lab for Katniss and her team.
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Additionally, Chemiewerk Rüdersdorf is used for fatal accidents such as bombing which happened in the movie. Chemiewerk Rüdersdorf an abandoned factory which is also situated in Germany became the perfect destructive façade of the hospital, which is shown destroyed by the war in the movie. For other such locations which were shown getting destroyed by the war and bombings, the team finalized some deserted locations in Germany only.
Finally, coming back to Atlanta, the unusual staircase in District 13 which was used to have the survivors out, is one of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay locations that fans have been looking for. This staircase is not situated anywhere in the world, because it was actually an artificial set that was created in Garage, based in Georgia, Atlanta.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 – Filming Locations
For both part 1 and part 2, Berlin, Germany, became one of the important locations for The Hunger Games Mockingjay. After all, it served many significant locations because it suited the aura of many of the events in the movie. The District 2 location where Katniss arrives before making her way towards the capitol is situated in Berlin, Tampelhof Airport, which is one of the oldest airports in Berlin, built in the year 1927. Tampelholf has also been depicted in all the major District 2 scenes in the movie.
Apart from this, Krampnitz Kaserne, which is also situated in Fahrland, Postdam in Germany, was used as a filming location for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. Krampnitz Kaserne is actually a military complex and has a long history because it was built by the Germans during World War II. So, if you are in Fahrland, Germany, do not forget to visit this historically significant location and a filming location for many of the war movies.
Noise – Le – Grand, a town based in Paris, is used for filming some parts of the movies. Especially for the city interiors and for capturing all the futuristic architectural scenes that movie features. Additionally, many other parts of France, such as locations of “Ivry-Sur-Seine” were used significantly to shoot major parts of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. Moreover, many of the locations from Season 1, especially the Swan House in Atlanta, which is based in Atlanta, were used again after a year as President Snow’s house.
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