Since film shoots take place in Frankfurt at several locations almost every day, it is essential to obtain a filming permit before filming begins.

The contact person for filming permits in Hesse can be found on the homepage of the HessenFilm und Medien GmbH.

1. Your central contact: Service Center Events

  • Filming permits for filming in public traffic areas
  • Filming permits for filming in public places and pedestrian zones
  • No-stopping zones
  • Individual permits for production vehicles
  • Permission for traffic measures
  • Special uses


Office of Public Order
Service Center Events
Cenk Gelen
Davina Börner
Kleyerstraße 86
60326 Frankfurt am Main
T: +49 69 212 48145
T: +49 69 212 44194
F: +49 69 212 43218
E-Mail: scv@stadt-frankfurt.de

Opening hours:

Monday 08.00 am – 1.00 pm
Wednesday 07:30 am – 3.00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm – 6.00 pm
Friday 07.30 am – 12.00 pm

In addition to the general opening hours, you can also make individual appointments.

2. Application for filming permit

The informal written application must be written in German and contain the following information::

  1. Type of production
  2. Exact description of the filming locations (street, house no., location), if necessary with a plan, each with a short scene description
  3. Expected number of locations
  4. Number of possible driving shots (with or without trailer - but no excess width!)
  5. Period with time of day information
  6. Invoice recipient information

If you need help in applying for the filming permit, professional production service agencies are available:

Location Agentur Regina Kaczmarek
Regina Kaczmarek
T: +49 69 – 70 88 33
M: +49 172 – 671 35 13
E-Mail: smile@agentur-kaczmarek.de

Locationsnet – Die Motivagentur
Yvonne Wassong
T: +49 69 80 90 47 24
M: +49 172 68 390 68
E-Mail: yvonne@locationsnet.de

3. Deadlines

All paperwork must be completed and handed at least 14 days before film shooting begins.

4. Use of drones

Anyone wishing to operate a drone commercially in Frankfurt first needs a general permit from a regional council responsible for Hesse.
The Road Traffic Office is the point of contact for the use and approval of drone flights. General information is provided by this General Information on Drone Flights.

The Drone Ordinance of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure can be found here:  www.bmvi.de/SharedDocs/DE/Publikationen/LF/flyer-die-neue-drohnen-verordnung.html

The Darmstadt Regional Council is responsible for Frankfurt: https://rp-darmstadt.hessen.de/infrastruktur-und-wirtschaft/verkehr/luftverkehr/unbemannte-luftfahrt

5. Responsibilities of individual offices and other authorities in Frankfurt am Main

Filming in public green spaces (parks), on the banks of the Main River, etc.

Stadt Frankfurt am Main, Grünflächenamt 67.01.3
Mörfelder Landstr. 6
60598 Frankfurt am Main
T: +49 69 212 40067
F: +49 69 212 37853

Filming in port areas (i.e. Osthafen)

HFM Managementgesellschaft für Hafen und Markt mbH
Tanja Mollin / Thomas Nowara
T: +49 69 212 35193
F: +49 69 212 30714
E-Mail: hafenmeisterei@hfm-frankfurt.de

Filming on the campus of the Goethe University

Campusservice GmbH – Die Servicegesellschaft der Goethe-Universität
Rossertstraße 2
60323 Frankfurt am Main
T: +49 69 715857 0
F: +49 69 715857 10
E-Mail: info@campuslocation-frankfurt.de

Filming at school or school playground in Frankfurt am Main

Stadt Frankfurt am Main
Seehofstraße 41
60594 Frankfurt am Main
Contact: Department Specialist Requirement
E-Mail: Schul-Kita-Management.amt40@stadt-frankfurt.de

Filming in underground or suburban train stations or other areas of the transport company

VGF -Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt am Main mbH
Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 8
60311 Frankfurt am Main
T: +49 69 213 23557
F: +49 69 213 22965
E-Mail: presse@vgf-ffm.de

Filming on the premises of Deutsche Bahn AG

Deutsche Bahn AG
Désirée-Mareike Reifschneider
Pressestelle/Newsroom/Social Media (GNK 1)
Potsdamer Platz 2,
10785 Berlin
T: +49 30 297 61030
E-Mail: presse@deutschebahn.com
E-Mail: filmvorhaben@deutschebahn.com

Filming at the Frankfurt airport

Operations at Frankfurt Airport are complex, and a number of security regulations apply. Filming and photography at the airport are therefore subject to certain restrictions or conditions. A press service is available to answer any questions you may have about filming permits.

E-Mail: presseservice@fraport.de

Fraport AG
Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide
60547 Frankfurt am Main
Contact: Requests for film and photo shoots
Sigrun von Kienle
E-Mail: s.vonkienle@fraport.de,
T: +49 69 690 - 72077

Stefanie Wagener
Requests for film and photo shoots - Available Mon. to Thu.
E-Mail: s.wagener@fraport.de
T: +49 69 690 - 70556
E-Mail: presseservice@fraport.de

When aircraft are being filmed, an inquiry must be made with the airline. In most cases, this will be Lufthansa, whose hub airport is Frankfurt Airport.

Contact: Michael Lamberty
Press Officer
Media Relations Lufthansa Group
Deutsche Lufthansa AG
Lufthansa Aviation Center
D-60546 Frankfurt am Main
T: +49 (0)69/69 63 36 00
E-Mail: michael.lamberty@dlh.de

Photo and film shooting at the Frankfurt trade fair grounds

Messe Frankfurt GmbH
Karin Blasczyk
T: +49 69 75 75-65 74
F: +49 69 75 75-96 574
E-Mail: karin.blasczyk@messefrankfurt.com

Police involvement in filming

Polizeipräsidium Frankfurt am Main
Press and Public Relations
Giovanni Filpi
T: +49 69 755 820 08
E-Mail: poea.ppffm@polizei.hessen.de

Zoo Frankfurt

Zoo Frankfurt
Bernhard-Grzimek-Allee 1
60316 Frankfurt am Main
Dr. Caroline Liefke
Press and Public Relations
T: +49 69 212 337-29
E-Mail: caroline.liefke@stadt-frankfurt.de

Palmengarten Frankfurt

Palmengarten der Stadt Frankfurt am Main
Siesmayerstraße 61
60323 Frankfurt am Main
T: +49 69 212-33939
F: +4969 212-37856

For photo and filming permits, submit your request by e-mail to info.palmengarten@stadt-frankfurt.de. Please state in as much detail as possible when and for what period of time you would like permission, for what purpose the photographs are to be used and what (personnel and technical) effort this will involve.


Adam-Riese-Straße 25
60327 Frankfurt am Main
T: +49 69 212 33186
F: +49 69 212 30708
E-Mail: stadtforst@stadt-frankfurt.de

Senckenberg Naturmuseum Frankfurt
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt
T: +49 69 7542-0
E-Mail: info@senckenberg.de

An overview of all museums in Frankfurt am Main can be found here. Filming permits in these buildings must be arranged individually.