Burgellern Castle as a romantic starting point

Filming locations of the Netflix series "The Empress

Do you also want to visit the filming locations of the Netflix series "The Empress". Stay at Burgellern Castle in keeping with your status and benefit from the ideal location and the short distances to the various filming locations. 

Incidentally, Burgellern Castle was closer to Sisi than any of the filming locations. Elisabeth's father, Duke Max in Bavaria, was a good friend of the owners of Burgellern Castle, the von Buseck brothers. Together with them he undertook a "journey to the Orient" shortly after Elisabeth's birth. (See also article on colonialism in the SZ>>)

The Empress ©NETFLIX / ThomasSchenk
Weissenstein Castle (Pommersfelden)
Weissenstein Castle (Pommersfelden)

In September 2022, Netflix began broadcasting a new film version of the story of Sisi, the Austrian empress. The footage for the series "The Empress" was shot almost exclusively in Bamberg and the surrounding area.

From Burgellern Castle you can reach the film locations of the empress in wonderful day trips. 

Pommersfelden Castle - in the film the Vienna Hofburg - is currently even offering special tours of its impressive premises, including everything you need to know about the filming. 

Filming locations:

  • Pommersfelden Castle
  • Eyrichshof Castle
  • Bamberg Cathedral
  • Fantaisie Castle
  • Hermitage Bayreuth
  • Rock Garden Sansparail
  • Paradise Valley
  • Staffelberg
The Empress ©NETFLIX / ThomasSchenk


The Staffelberg is a 539 m above sea level mountain in the so-called Gottesgarten (God's Garden) on the Obermain, located in front of the Franconian Alb. It is the local mountain of Bad Staffelstein in the Upper Franconian district of Lichtenfels. Wikipedia

Paradise Valley

Fantaisie Castle Park

Rock Garden Sansparail

Hermitage Bayreuth

Pommersfelden Castle

Bamberg Cathedral

Eyrichshof Castle

Faber-Castell Castle

Friesenhausen Castle in Aidhausen

Hotel Burgellern Castle

City parish church of St. George

Court Garden Bayreuth