Where was Captain America: Civil War filmed?

Captain America Civil War where filmed

Posted by Ra Moon
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. This time Steve Rogers leads one of the two superhero rival teams. Both factions will sort out their opposite views about government oversight by giving example: coming to blows.

The usual selection of stars returning to the franchise include Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner or Paul Rudd, and some newcomers like Tom Holland aka Spiderman.

This new Marvel blockbuster has used the city of Atlanta and Pinewood Studios as the base for the film. Captain America: Civil War has also been shot on location in Germany, Puerto Rico, and Iceland:

Captain America: Civil War Filming locations
From all the filming locations in Atlanta, it stands out the building which served as the Avengers headquarters.
Image courtesy of Marvel Studios

Captain America: Civil War shooting locations
The new Porsche Experience Center seems designed to be a kind of Disneyland for adults. The complex consist of a museum, restaurants and a drive track where you can try some of these exclusive machines for a fee.
Image by AutoWeb

Captain America: Civil War Atlanta
A large set looking like an African market in Lagos, required many extras in an area in downtown known as The Gulch. Image by Thetorontokid2

Captain America: Civil War Film Locations
Other filming locations in Atlanta are the Peachtree Christian Church (pictured) where a funeral is held, the Atlanta Civic Center (serving as the infectious diseases laboratory in Lagos), the Fado Irish Pub in Buckhead district, and in the suburb of Norcross. Image by Melsnap

Captain America: Civil War Battle Location
Now we travel to Germany for the next few locations. There it takes place one of the most expected scenes, when the two complete Avenger sides have the chance to debate their differences face to face, using an airport as boxing ring. Image courtesy of Marvel Studios

Captain America: Civil War Airport
The venue for the meeting is the Leipzig/Halle Airport near Schkeuditz in Saxony.
Image by Neuwieser

Captain America: Civil War Drehorte
The background for the helicopter escape scene was all created by 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 (more details here). The original idea was to use the Paul Löbe Haus and the Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus, connected by two pedestrian bridges over the river Spree.

Captain America: Civil War Germany
Another action sequence in the movie taking place in Bucharest, was filmed in the Messedamm Underpass, near Potsdamer Platz. Image courtesy of Marvel Studios

Captain America: Civil War Berlin
Also they were filming in the old (1979) futuristic architecture of the conference centre ICC Berlin (pictured), and around the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. Image by Loewe Chr

Captain America: Civil War Puerto Rico
Now we are overlooking the roofs of Milla de Oro in the capital of Puerto Rico, San Juan. Here were also filmed some sequences for the first part of the movie in Lagos, Nigeria. Image courtesy of Marvel Studios

Captain America: Civil War Iceland
Wondrous Iceland was doubling for Winter Soldier's land as a Soviet agent: Siberia.
Image courtesy of Marvel Studios

Captain America: Civil War screenshots
The production team was filming around the amazing landscapes near the village of Vík, in South Iceland.
Image by Jay Kumar

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For further information, we recommend you to go behind the scenes with the book Marvel's Captain America: Civil War: The Art of the Movie, packed with lots of content about the concept art, visual effects, set photography, production design, interviews, and more.
From the same series and with a similar high level of quality, there are also available the volumes Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron: The Art of the Movie or Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier: The Art of the Movie:


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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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