Glass Hall from the Old Times

Keleti Railway Station, one of the biggest railway stations in Hungary, was built in 1884, in the age of steam locomotives, which used to emit huge amounts of steam. They needed space to allow the vapour to vent out, this is the reason why the eclectic style Keleti Station is so grandiose with its huge steel framed, glass windows. A curiosity is that on the main facade near the entrance one can find the statues of James Watt and George Stephenson. At that time almost every railway station in Europe was built in a similar style, but our Keleti Station hasn’t been reconstructed since, so it reserves its gorgeous 19th century style. But luckily the government renovated it only a few years ago, staying faithful to its style so now it is more appealing than ever. This is part of the reason why filmmakers love to shoot here.

The station is open for film & photo shoots and is very flexible. It is even very easy to get in a working steam locomotive!
In the 2008 movie Good, starring Viggo Mortensen, Keleti Station stood as a Berlin railway station of the 40s
Impressive side hall with frescoes and a ceiling height of 18 meters
Progressive Productions managed the shoot of an episode of the NBC television series Covert Affairs complete with heavy stunt sequences

In the 2008 movie Good, starring Viggo Mortensen, Keleti Station stood as the Berlin railway station of the 40s. Scenes for pictures like Sylvester Stallone’s Escape to Victory and the cult classic Evita were also shot here. Progressive Productions helped shoot an episode of the NBC television series Covert Affairs and even produced a campaign photo shoot for Nikon at the station.

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