Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Date: 1971
Director: Mel Stuart
Production Company: David L. Wolper Productions

Stars: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum
Location(s): Munich (Germany)



Five children win a tour of Willy Wonka’s wonderfully eccentric chocolate factory.

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School ends for the day. Katholisches Pfarramt St. Sylvester (St. Sylvester Catholic Parish) Biedersteiner Straße, Munich, Germany.

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The same location now by Mark O'Neill.

The children pour out of class. Biedersteiner Straße.

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Mark found the place still picturesque.

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More children appear from school. Biedersteiner Straße, Munich.

The camera pans with the pupils. Biedersteiner Straße. With thanks to www.filminglocationsdetectives.com for location identification.

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A good comparison from Mark.

The children head into town. Biedersteiner Straße an der kreuzung mit Haimhauserstraße, München 80802, Deutschland.

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The same junction over 40 years later. Picture by Mark O'Neill.

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The schoolchildren rush into Bill's Candy Shop. Lilienstraße, Munich.

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Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum) can't afford to buy chocolate so heads to Mr. Jopeck's (Werner Heyking) News Stand. Lilienstraße.

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Charlie collects newspapers for his round. Lilienstraße, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

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Newspapers are delivered at speed. Unknown location.

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Charlie runs through the streets throwing the newspapers in a very American style! Unidentified location.

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Behind the railings, Charlie makes for an underpass. This appears to be Gottfried-Keller-Straße.

Charlie approaches the Chocolate Factory owned by Willy Wonka. Emmy-Noether-Straße, Munich, Germany.

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Mark O'Neill also approached the factory.

Peering through the gates and imagining what goes on inside. München Gaswerks, Emmy-Noether-Straße.

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The same location found by Mark. Not quite as picturesque.

'Up the airy mountain, down the rushy glen, we dare not go a hunting, for fear of little men . . . . ' A Tinker (Peter Capell) tells Charlie about the mystery of the Chocolate Factory. Emmy-Noether-Straße, Munich, Germany.

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Mark advises that the Oompa Loompas are all in good health but were working away!!!

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After the announcement of the competition to tour Wonka's factory, Wonka Bars are delivered to the White House. Unidentified location.

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A News Reporter (Unidentified) gives an update. The junction of Sophienstraße, Lenbachplatz and Elisenstraße, Munich.

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After meeting with his Mother at the laundry where she works, Charlie sets off home. The song sequence features Schloßstraße and Wilhelm-Keim-Straße, Grünwald advises Luka Keats.

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Cheer up, Charlie, Give me a smile, What happened to the smile I used to know . . . .'

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Charlie wanders through the darkened streets.

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Mrs. Bucket (Diana Sowle) continues her song. Unidentified location.

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A depressed Charlie walks towards Mr. Jopeck's News Stand. Lilienstraße, Munich.

Charlie notices a silver coin in a drain. Lilienstraße, Munich.

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The same location in an area that has seen redevelopment. Image from Mark O'Neill.

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Mmmmm, after the coin is 'rescued', decision time.

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Charlie decides to spend the money in Bill's Candy Shop. Lilienstraße.

After buying two chocolate bars, Charlie goes into the street and finds people reading about the last 'Golden Ticket' find being a fraud.

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A rebuilt Lilienstraße in Munich, Bavaria. Shot by Mark.

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When Charlie opens the second of the bars he's bought it reveals the last 'Golden Ticket' and he runs towards home. Lilienstraße.

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An ecstatic Charlie runs home. Unconfirmed location.

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Charlie runs through, what appears to be, a colonnade. Unbekannten ort.

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Gottfried-Keller-Straße, München 81245. Found by Marcus for the website www.filminglocationsdetectives.com

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Charlie runs into a subway. The subway passes under the railway just south of München-Pasing station. Munich.

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Mr Slugworth (Günter Meisner) stops Charlie in the subway. 'Allow me to introduce myself. Arthur Slugworth, President of Slugworth Chocolates Incorporated. Now listen carefully because I'm going to make you very rich . . . . '

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After bumping into Slugworth, Charlie continues his run home. Unknown location.

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Dáire Kivlehan advised that these steps lead to An der Kreppe, Munich 81667.

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An der Kreppe in Haidhausen, Munich identified by Dáire Kivlehan.

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Charlie arrives home. Luka Keats tells us that this is Quellenstraße alongside Kegelhofbach in München 81669, Bavaria.

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The morning of the visit sees crowds outside the factory gates. Emmy-Noether-Straße, Munich.

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Mike Teevee (Paris Themmen) and his Mother, Mrs. Teevee (Nora Denney), await entrance as Veruca Salt (Julie Dawn Cole) looks on.

Just five minutes to go before the tour begins.

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Günter has sent his own timely shot that he took in 2011. (RL)

At ten o'clock a gate to the factory opens. Emmy-Noether-Straße, Munich.

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Mark captured the same location now.

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Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) appears. Munich Gaswerks, Emmy-Noether-Straße.

Wonka limps, with the aid of a walking stick, towards the gates.

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More of the same place from Mark.

The crowd goes silent as they watch the Chocolatier approach.

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Mark O'Neill found grass instead of setts.

Wonka leaves his cane just before performing a somersault. München Gaswerks.

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A greener view today by Mark O'Neill.

Mr. Salt (Roy Kinnear), Veruca, Augustus Gloop (Michael Bollner), Mrs. Gloop (Ursula Reit), Violet Beauregarde (Denise Nickerson), Sam Beauregarde (Leonard Stone), the Teevee's, Grandpa Joe (Jack Albertson) and Charlie follow Willy Wonka into the Factory.

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The gateway of the former München Gaswerk, München captured by Mark O'Neill.

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' . . . There is no place I know to compare with pure imagination . . . .' A studio shot to fill the gap between the first half of the film and the finale.

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When Charlie wins the greatest prize of all, he and Grandpa Joe are taken up, through the roof of the factory, in the Wonkavator. Nördlingen, Bavaria, Germany.

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Another elevated view as the Wonkavator flies above the town. Nördlingen, Bavaria.

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An aerial view of the gate on Augsburger Straße, continuing as Reimlinger Straße within the wall. Nördlingen.

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A pre-Google view of Nördlingen, Bavaria, Germany. Streetview doesn't include this location so these shots are currently unique!

'But Charlie, don't forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he always wanted'. Yes, we know it's a back projection but the castle in the background is Burgruine Flochberg, Bopfingen, Germany. Found by a guy called Marcus for the website www.filminglocationsdetectives.com

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Günter doesn't mess with back projection and has sent his own picture taken in 2011 showing only the major ruins having been preserved. (RL)