Movie locations MOVIE-LOCATIONS MITTEL EUROPA James Bond locations PALACIO ESTRORIL The sixth film of the James Bond saga, was largely shot in Portugal. The cast stayed at the Hotel Palácio Estoril, in the course of 1968, and the Hotel was an exceptional scenario of that movie that had, as protagonists, the Australian actor, George Lazenby – the second agent of James Bond saga, after Sean Connery – and the English actress, Diana Rigg. The exterior of the Hotel, the lobby, the pool and the rooms’ view, are an integral part of many of the scenes of the film that was released in 1969. At the time, the pool had been recently built. Other locations in Portugal, as the Guincho Beach, Lisbon and the Arrábida Mountain, were selected for some of the scenarios of that feature film. In the movie, one can see the entrance of the Hotel – both the exterior facade and the lobby – which remains without any major changes, and the pool, framed in the garden and very recently upgraded, although with the same design. José Diogo, still today one of the Heads of the Concierge Desk, did participate in the film when he was 18 years old. You can see him in a few scenes of the movie, handing the room key to James Bond agent. The English writer, Ian Fleming, also a journalist and a British Naval Intelligence Officer, is the author of the James Bond character, created in his first book, “Casino Royale”(1953), inspired by the spies, also Estoril Palácio Hotel guests, where Fleming was staying at the time of the World War II. The James Bond film series debuted in 1962, with “Dr. No”. Watch an online documentary by The BBC on how James Bond was born in Estoril. Goldfinger hotel miami THE FONTAIEBLEAU The Fontainebleau Miami Beach is featured in the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger, most notably in the sweeping aerial shot that follows the opening credits and accompanies composer John Barry's big-band track "Into Miami". It is the hotel where Jill Masterson (played by Shirley Eaton) is murdered by the villainous Oddjob Klassiska filmer Where Eagles Dare location: the impregnable ‘Schloss Adler’: Burg Hohenwerfen, Werfen, Austria Bluff, double bluff and multiple bluff in this enjoyable Alistair MacLean-scripted adventure which has Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood posing as Nazis to rescue military top brass from the impregnable ‘Schloss Adler’ in southern Germany. The village railway station at which they arrive for their mission is Werfen, about 20 miles south of Salzburg in the Salzach Valley, Austria. There's little more than a main street, but the picturesque village is dominated by the breathtaking backdrop of Austrian Alps. There’s a direct regular rail connection from to Werfen from Salzburg. The village itself, though, is Lofer, about 25 miles southwest of Salzburg, where part of the cable-car station was constructed. Where Eagles Dare location: Burg Hohenwerfen, Werfen, AustriaWhere Eagles Dare location: ‘Schloss Adler’ courtyard: Burg Hohenwerfen, Werfen, Austria The mountaintop fortress looming over the village is the 11th century Burg Hohenwerfen, above Werfen. It’s open to the public but, don’t worry. You won’t have to make a scary cable-car ride. In fact, there is no cable-car. The castle, now a falconry centre and museum, is accessible by a short, if steep, pathway from the village. Some of the cable-car scenes were faked with a studio model, but the real aerial tramway seen in the film is the Feuerkogel Mountain lift, which has been operating since 1927, at Ebensee, at the southern tip of Traunsee in the Salzkammergut Mountains, over 30 miles east of Salzburg. The village of Werfen is seen in perennial favourite The Sound of Music, while Burg Hohenwerfen itself recently turned up as the 'German’ hotel in the 2003 Ashton Kutcher-Brittany Murphy comedy Just Married.