The Monuments Men - Merseburg Cathedral

Today, I took a train to Merseburg (1h from Leipzig) and checked a filming location of George Clooney's The Monuments Men.

In the movie, Merseburg Cathedral (German: Merseburger Dom) houses Michelangelo's Madonna of Bruges. In reality, this is not the case but nevertheless the beautiful Merseburg Cathedral is definitely worth a visit. The first three screenshots are taken from the film's closing scene, which shows the cathedral's interior by daylight.

Merseburg Cathedral's first appearance in the movie is at night. The night Michelangelo's Madonna gets stolen by the nazi scum. The sequence starts with Hugh Bonneville riding his bicycle over a bridge above the river Saale. No cinematic location jumps in here. His way to the cathedral represents the real path up to the church. 

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