Filming Locations: Where was Captain America Civil War filmed?

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Despite the name, more than a Captain America series film, this movie could be called Avengers: Civil War, or Avengers 2.5 as many fans refer to it. The plot picks up where Age of Ultron left off, after the Battle of Sokovia.

The 13th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) used the city of Atlanta and Pinewood Studios as the base for the blockbuster. Captain America: Civil War was filmed on location in Germany, Puerto Rico, and Iceland.

Where was Captain America Civil War filmed

For fans looking to delve deeper into the Captain America: Civil War world beyond the locations, there's more than meets the eye. The original story is depicted in the Marvel comic book series, where you can get a more detailed glimpse into the thrilling reality of your favorite heroes.

Steve Rogers leads one of the two superhero rival teams. Both factions will sort out their opposing views about government oversight by coming to blows.

Here is our ultimate guide to the filming locations of Captain America: Civil War:

Captain America: Civil War Locations

Winter Soldier in Siberia
The movie opens in 1991 when HYDRA members revive brainwashed Bucky Barnes, aka the Winter Soldier, in a Russian Armed Forces facility.

The wondrous landscapes of Iceland doubled for Siberia. An aerial unit recorded some footage near the village of Vík, in South Iceland.
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Milla de Oro Puerto Rico scene
The beginning of the sequence in Lagos (Nigeria) with Sam Wilson was filmed at the central avenue in Puerto Rico's financial district known as 'La Milla de Oro', located in the capital city of San Juan.
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Institute For Infectious Diseases Lagos
However, the Institute for Infectious Diseases is the Atlanta Civic Center.

Built in 1967 in the New Formalism style, this former theater closed in 2014, was ugly enough to serve as the African institution headquarters. As you can see, the surroundings were CGI'd in post-production.

Tony Stark's conference at MIT was also filmed here, inside the theater.
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African market in Lagos
The African market scene, which required many extras, was a large set built in an area in Atlanta's downtown known as The Gulch, located near the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The bomb explodes at the US Bankruptcy Court building, located next door at 75 Ted Turner Drive NW.
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Avengers headquarters
From all the filming locations in Atlanta, it stands out the building that served as the Avengers Headquarters.

The Porsche Experience Center seems designed to be a kind of Disneyland for adults. The complex consists of a museum, restaurants, and a drive track where you can try some of the exclusive machines of the German brand for a fee.

Yep, Tony Stark drives an Audi R8, but both Audi and Porsche belong to the same parent corporation, the Volkswagen Group.
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Captain America Civil War church
The church where the funeral was filmed is the historic Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta, founded in 1925.
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United Nations Black Panther
The United Nations general assembly in Vienna was filmed at the Sony Center in Berlin, located next to the iconic Potsdamer Platz.
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The Avengers in Bucharest
According to IMDb, a scene was filmed at the corner of Leipziger Straße and Jerusalemer Straße in Friedrichstadt (Mitte, Berlin).

This is the first scene in Bucharest. Bucky is buying fruit from a shop next to a Rossmann store.
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ICC Berlin
When Bucky jumps out of the building, chased by Black Panther and Captain America, we can appreciate the futuristic architecture of the Internationales Congress Centrum Berlin.

Constructed in 1979, the ICC Berlin is contaminated by asbestos and has been closed since 2014.
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Messedamm Underpass filming location
The distinctive orange-tiled walls and pillars of the Messedamm Underpass, located in the ICC complex, have been used to film action scenes since it was featured in 2004’s The Bourne Supremacy.

Productions like The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Atomic Blonde, and Gunpowder Milkshake have recorded scenes here.
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Captain America Civil War Berlin
We've been in Berlin all this time but, in the movie, we don't go to the German city until the sequence after Bucky is arrested.

The police-escorted motorcade goes through the avenue by the Spree River near Berlin Hauptbahnhof (the central railroad station), crossing the Crown Prince Bridge (Kronprinzenbrücke).
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The First Avenger Civil War Drehorte
With some movie magic, the Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus and the Paul Loebe Building, connected by two pedestrian bridges over the Spree, were transformed into the dark counter-terrorist center.

The helicopter escape scene was completely created with computer-generated graphics. It was not possible to show the real location in the film, as it was too close to the Reichstag and other government buildings, as the Fxguide reported.

Power station in Berlin
The power station in Berlin, where the package with the device is delivered, is the Transformer Station at Cherokee Avenue located near Zoo Atlanta.
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The Avengers in Berlin
One of the most anticipated scenes in the movie is when the two warring Avenger groups have the chance to debate their differences face-to-face, using an airport as a boxing ring.

In the film, the action takes place at the Leipzig/Halle Airport in Schkeuditz (Saxony). However, only a few fight scenes were actually recorded here, inside the terminal.
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Captain America Civil War Airport
It was revealed by one of our readers that most of this sequence was actually filmed at the new part of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

The usual selection of stars returning to the franchise includes Chris Evans (Captain America), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Chadwick Boseman (T'Challa), Daniel Brühl (Zemo) or Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Paul Bettany (Vision), and some newcomers like Tom Holland aka Spiderman.
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  1. A confusing point in the movie for me -
    Avengers are in Berlin then zap the big fight is at the Leipzig airport. When did they make the 120 mile trip? Did I miss something?

  2. The motorcycle screenshot and chase takes place in Bucharest in the movie, not Berlin.

    1. Yes, but it was filmed in Berlin. And the building in Vienna where they wabt to sign is actually the Sony Center at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. - Very confusing for a me as a Berliner.

  3. Same with San Juan standing in for Lagos, Nigeria and not Wakanda. But very interesting article nonetheless. Thank you, I was wondering about the church for Peggy's funeral!

    1. yeah you would have thought they might have used a London, ENgland church at least lol

  4. Awesome to know where they filmed the movie !!

  5. Thank you all, we updated and corrected the post!

  6. In the scene when Sparks goes to speak to Peter Parker was that Lefrak City in Queens?

  7. Actually the picture from the airport where they are about to fight is actually from the new part of the Atlanta airport. The inside is from Germany

  8. The power station that was shut down to release Winter Soldier was in Atlanta, on the south side of the Grant Park neighborhood.

    1. yeah the church was in ATLANTA too - must have been easier on the budget for them


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