The “Star Wars” saga spoils its fans with exciting landscapes, which, however, are on alien planets. But if you want to visit these places, you can stay on Earth.
For cineastes it is one of the most beautiful holiday ideas to visit filming locations of their favorite series or films. In Edinburgh, Scotland, for example, you can sing a song about it when “Harry Potter” fans once again crowd the once tranquil city center cemetery.
And also for the huge community that “Star Wars” lovers are there numerous places that receive the rating “very worth seeing”.. If you want to visit all the destinations mentioned here, you should plan enough time and money – after all, a visually stunning trip around the world is on the tour program.
“Lars Homestead” in Tunisia
If you look at the size of the country alone, Tunisia just barely makes it into the top 100. For “Star Wars” fans, however, the North African state is one of the top addresses. Just think of the domed building “Lars Homestead” in which Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) grew up – and above all not left to decay thanks to the initiative of the fans became.
Who the imposing building in the Chott el-Jérid salt lake in southern Tunisia If you want to visit, you can plan a trip to Tatouine. It takes about five hours by jeep – and it is also this region that the desert planet “Tatooine” from the films owes its name to.
Salt desert Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia
Hardly any other landscape on earth could come as close to the image of an extraterrestrial habitat as the gigantic one Salt desert Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia. On far more than 10,000 square kilometers there is only cracked salt soil, interrupted by rugged rocks and cacti islands. In “Star Wars” this impressive backdrop experienced its debut in the second part of the current trilogy – as crystal radiating mineral planet “Crait” in “The Last Jedi”.
Hardangerjøkulen glacier in Norway
It can also be quite inhospitable in northern Europe when you go to the rocky, barren glacier regions. Of the Hardangerjøkulen, Norway’s sixth largest glacierwas in “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back” to the hostile ice planet “Hoth”. For travelers arriving by train via the mountain village of Finse, there are fantastic opportunities here Opportunities for hiking, cycling or skiing.
Wadi Rum in Jordan
Welcome to the World Natural Heritage and at the same time to one of the most sought-after adventure film sets. who that Wadi Rum in Jordan visited as a traveller, should best absorb the fascination of the stony plain with a long horseback ride and dream under the clear starry sky in the evening. “Star Wars” fans are then on the planet “Pasaana” from “The Rise of Skywalker”, other cineastes, on the other hand, might be on Mars (“The Martian”). And some might feel like Peter O’Toole in “Lawrence of Arabia”, because even then, in the early 1960s, it was already filmed here.
Skellig Michael in Ireland
im famous World Heritage Monastery of Skellig Michael may not be rotated, but the uninhabited island itself is ideal for this. And so follows her appearance in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”. Luke Skywalker could hardly have hidden himself in greater seclusion.
Redwood National Park in the USA
Of the Redwood National Park in California is one of the few film location destinations that is also at the top of the tourist bucket list. Well, there is hardly a more impressive forest to be had. That’s what the “Star Wars” makers thought back in 1983 when theyStar Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi” in the dense forests of moon “Endor” who staged fights and chases.
Tik’al ruins in Guatemala
If we go back a few years, we automatically land in the original film of the series, Episode IV, and thus on “Yavin IV” – one of the 26 moons of the gas giant “Yavin”. Here was not saved on temple ruinswhich fortunately didn’t have to be set up in the studio: The Maya built the Tik’al ruins in Guatemala around 1,300 years agoalthough they served other purposes at the time.
Villa del Balbianello on Lake Como in Italy
From the jungle and temple battles it goes straight to the Lake Como – and here it was allowed to be romantic with “Star Wars”. If Anakin (Hayden Christensen) and Padmé (Natalie Portman) in “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones” on the Terrace of Villa del Balbianello come closer and closer, no eye stays dry.
If you want to visit the gem from the 18th century yourself, you can do so at any time and stroll through the garden and park. “Star Wars” fans with the necessary reserves can also rent the building for their wedding and once again walk in the footsteps of Anakin and Padmé, who secretly tied the knot.