The glacier-crafted landscape of the Kaunertal used as a film set for big cinemas from Europe and Hollywood
Location scouts for film productions and commercials describe the landscape that is made accessible by the Kaunertal Glacier Road as follows: “For me it is always fascinating to see how the landscape changes from the valley up to the glacier. Whether I’m looking for a Tibetan landscape or a Scottish highland moor or need a backdrop for scenes in Alaska – I can find it all here!”
What makes the Kaunertal Valley so attractive for location scouts or producers? The Kaunertal Glacier Road, which leads right into the middle of the skiing area. The mostly remote film locations are easy to reach due to the good road connection. This makes it easy to transport the extensive equipment right into the middle of the high alpine nature. The landscape is varied and also largely untouched.
...a selection of films that were shot on the Kaunertal glacier, among others...
The winter scenes and avalanches for the Hollywood film Triple X featuring Vin Diesel were filmed on the north-west slope of the Nörderberg. Who remembers the scenes in this trailer?
Parts of the chase scene on the high mountain road in the James Bond film Spectre featuring Daniel Craig were shot from the Gepatschhaus looking down on the Kaunertal Glacier Road towards the Gepatsch reservoir. Who knows the lake in this trailer?
The scenes in the snowstorm in the German film Bergkristall by director Joseph Vilsmaier were filmed in the rear Kaunertal near the Gepatschhaus and the Fernergarten.
The winter and mountain scenes from the children’s film Yoko with the Tyrolean actor Tobias Moretti were also shot at the Kaunertal Glacier.
In “Downhill” the family is on a winding mountain road to Ischgl. The producers have chosen the Kaunertal Glacier Road for this. It is considered one of the most spectacular alpine roads and overcomes 29 hairpin bends and an altitude difference of almost 1,500 meters on 26 kilometers.
TV series such as "Der Bergdoktor" or "Die Bergretter" regularly shoot the winter scenes in the Kaunertal
So it can happen that you meet your favorite star – leading actor Hans Sigl, Sebastian Ströbel or Laura Cuenca Seerano – here in the winter landscape of the glacier at once.
The Kaunertal Glacier - Location for advertising and photo campaigns
The mountain landscape around the Kaunertal glacier offers a scenery that is appreciated and gladly shot by agencies for advertising campaigns, no matter from which industry. Some of the most unusual advertising films can be found on our “YouTube channel”: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6xDFzIJgYqaj3i27m-khSJahz8X6mmiJ.