Where was the princess bride filmed

Fairy tale film Germany 2020 - Helene, the true bride

"Helene, the true bride" (WDR / ARD) based on motifs by Ludwig Bechstein and the Brothers Grimm was re-filmed for the ARD fairy tale series "Six in one stroke" under the leadership of WDR.

Location

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    Sigmaringen Castle in Baden-Wuerttemberg

The main roles include Adele Neuhauser, Rüdiger Vogler, Florian Stetter, Friederike Becht, Adam Bousdoukos, Sonsee Neu and, as royal children, Hedda Erlebach, Caspar Krzysch and Maximilian Ehrenreich in front of the camera.

The script was written by Silja Clemens and Barbara Miersch. The director is Frank Stoye. The film was shot in May 2019 at fairytale locations in Swabia. The main locations are the Wolfegg Farmhouse Museum and Sigmaringen Castle in Baden-Württemberg.

A night river in which the moonlight breaks. A basket floats on the water - in it: a sleeping baby. The current drives the basket onto the bank. The baby wakes up and draws attention to itself with loud screams. A friendly gardening couple and two little boys hurry up from the adjacent garden. They look in amazement at the little girl in the basket - for the third time the river is giving them a child ...

It is Lotte, Fritz and Theo who end up in the garden. Three royal children - but they don't know anything about it. Because her angry grandmother, Queen Mother Eliza, had her kidnapped and replaced by puppies. The babies were supposed to drown, but the river brought them to the gardeners' spacious garden. The two princes and the little princess grow up there close to nature and in a strong family cohesion, free from any pretense of class. They know that as foundlings they were taken in by their loving foster parents.

One day the Queen Mother Eliza discovers that the three children are still alive. Disguised as a herbalist, she approaches them and promises that they can learn the truth about their origins on a magical mountain. So she wants to send Fritz, Theo and Lotte to their doom, because everyone who has embarked on this adventure is still frozen to stone.

Especially Lotte, the youngest, finally wants to know where they come from and why they were abandoned and therefore wants to go to the magic mountain. But the brothers fear for their little sister and would rather take the hardships and uncertainty themselves than expose their sister to danger. They bravely face the challenges, but fail and petrify.

Thanks to her special bond with animals, only Lotte can succeed in passing the tests, redeeming the enchanted brothers and also unraveling the mystery of their origins.

This year ARD produced two fairy tales for the Christmas program 2019 in the first: The fairy tale “The three king children (SWR / ARD) from kurhaus production Film & Medien GmbH (producers: Christoph Holthof and Daniel Reich) and“ The fairy tale of the twelve Months "(Radio Bremen / MDR / rbb / ARD).

THE THREE KING CHILDREN

  • Image: SWR / Patricia Neligan
  • Lotte (Hedda Erlebach) feeding the goose | Image: Patricia Neligan
  • Queen Eliza (Adele Neuhauser) in the royal carriage | Image: Patricia Neligan
  • Queen Eliza (Adele Neuhauser) in the royal carriage | Image: Patricia Neligan
  • Fritz (Caspar Kryzsch) | Image: Patricia Neligan
  • From left to right Lotte (Hedda Erlebach), Queen Marie (Friederike Becht), Fritz (Caspar Kryzsch), Hans (Adam Bousdoukos), King Alexander (Florian Stetter), Corbinian (Rüdiger Vogler) and one of Alexander's dogs. Lotte (Hedda Erlebach), Queen Marie (Friederike Becht), Fritz (Caspar Kryzsch), Hans (Adam Bousdoukos), King Alexander (Florian Stetter), Corbinian (Rüdiger Vogler) and one of Alexander's dogs | Image: Patricia Neligan
  • From left to right Fritz (Caspar Kryzsch), Hans (Adam Bousdoukos), Theo (Maximilian Ehrenreich), Emmi (Sonsee Neu) and Lotte (Hedda Erlebach) with King Alexander's three dogs | Image: Patricia Neligan
  • From left to right Lotte (Hedda Erlebach), Queen Marie (Friederike Becht), Fritz (Caspar Kryzsch), Theo (Maximilian Ehrenreich), Emmi (Sonsee Neu), King Alexander (Florian Stetter) and Corbinian (Rüdiger Vogler) and one of Alexander's dogs in the garden of the gardening family | Image: Patricia Neligan
  • Marie (Friederike Becht) feeds a deer in the forest | Image: Patricia Neligan
  • The three dogs of King Alexander at the dining table | Image: Patricia Neligan
  • Queen Eliza (Adele Neuhauser) | Image: Patricia Neligan
  • The gardener couple Hans (Adam Bousdoukos) and Emmi (Sonsee Neu) in front of the castle | Image: Patricia Neligan
  • Queen Eliza (Adele Neuhauser) at Lotte's birth | Image: Patricia Neligan
  • Baby Lotte in the brook | Image: Patricia Neligan
  • Emmi (Sonsee Neu) finds the newborn Lotte who was abandoned in the brook | Image: Patricia Neligan
  • Lotte (Hedda Erlebach) | Image: Patricia Neligan

ON SET

  • From left to right Frank Stoye (director) and actors Florian Stetter, Adam Bousdoukos, Hedda Erlebach, Sonsee Neu, Caspar Kryzsch, Adele Neuhauser, Maximilian Ehrenreich, Christoph Holfhof (producer) and Lene Neckel (editor) | Image: Patricia Neligan
  • The team with a coachman on the set | Image: Patricia Neligan
  • Director Frank Stoye with actors (from left to right Maximilan Ehrenreich, Sonsee Neu, Florian Stetter and Rüdiger Vogler) | Image: Patricia Neligan
  • Director Frank Stoye with actress Hedda Erlebach (Lotte) | Image: Patricia Neligan
  • Actress Sonsee Neu and cameraman Patrick Popow in the garden of the gardening family | Image: Patricia Neligan
  • Team | Image: Patricia Neligan
  • Team and actor Florian Stetter at the gardener's family home | Image: Patricia Neligan
  • Actor Florian Stetter and cloakroom attendant Saskia Götze | Image: Patricia Neligan
  • From left to right Actors Caspar Kryzsch, Adam Bousdoukos, Maximilian Ehrenreich, Sonsee Neu, Hedda Erlebach and Florian Stetter at the gardener's family home | Image: Patricia Neligan
  • Actors Florian Stetter and Friederike Becht with Team am Bach | Image: Patricia Neligan
  • Frank Stoye (Director) and Ellen Bartecki (Script Continuity) | Image: Patricia Neligan
  • The dogs in the dining room of the castle | Image: Patricia Neligan
  • Team and actor Florian Stetter in the dining room of the palace | Image: Patricia Neligan
  • Patrick Popow (camera) | Image: Patricia Neligan
  • Ingo Schlegel (prop) | Image: Patricia Neligan
  • Team and actors on set | Image: Patricia Neligan
  • From left to right Frank Stoye (director), Patrick Popow (camera) and Ellen Bartecki (script continuity) | Image: Patricia Neligan

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PRODUCERSDaniel Reich / Christoph Holthof
BOOKBarbara Miersch, Silja Clemens
CAMERAPatrick Popow
VOLUMEFrank Schubert
CUTMonika Schindler
COMPOSERMathias Rehfeldt
COSTUME IMAGEBettina Marx
MASK IMAGEHeidi Wick, Nicolay Lißner
SCENE PICTUREOliver Munck
PRODUCTION MANAGERSebastian Ebert
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENTMichael Becker (SWR)
EDITORIAL STAFFStefanie von Ehrenstein, Lene Neckel (SWR)
PRODUCED BYkurhaus production Film & Medien GmbH on behalf of ARD under the leadership of SWR for Das Erste
DIRECTORFrank Stoye