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Open Air Cinema in Germany – 3 things you should know

This temperature is just perfect for sitting outside till late at night. So why not watch a movie while doing so?? 😉 I’ve been to  the Open Air Cinema in Ludwigsburg last week. I have to admit, I’ve never been there before, and I really missed out on something the last 30 years…

They have put up this huge screen in the courtyard of the Karlskaserne, so the ambiance it quite nice by itself.

Open Air Cineama / Sommernachtskino in Ludwigsburg

Panorama of Open Air Cinema in Ludwigsburg
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But I noticed three things, I want to point out you guys…

1.) Reservations

Better be at the Open Air Cinema early. Because as we are Germans, we are very territorial when it comes to reserving seats… Yes. We even reserve seats at the cinema (at least when it’s an open air one) and if we don’t have towels at hand, we don’t mind using pillows, bags or whatever is present…

Reserved seats at Open Air Cinema Ludwigsburg

Reserved seats at Sommernachtskino Ludwigsburg


2.) Don’t be astonished when you have to order popcorn in liters.

At least when visiting the Open Air Cinema in Ludwigsburg, you can be faced with this…

3 liters of popcorn, please...

I ordered 3 liters but actually, I was a bit disappointed. I thought, I’ll get a bigger bag… But they tasted extraordinary good, I have to say!

Happy with popcorn

So let the film begin! I am ready!

Popcorn and Open Air Cinema in Ludwigsburg

3.) You should not mind that they show only movies in German…

We watched Die Kirche bleibt im Dorf, which is a German saying that translates literally into “The church will stay in the village”. The actors spoke with Swabian accent which was quite funny to watch as you don’t hear our accent in movies very often 🙂

I checked their program and unfortunately all of the movies they show until the 11th of August are in German. So if you want to go, you should either understand German or be interested in listening to it…

But I can definitely recommend going. I liked the atmosphere of watching a movie under the dark sky of a summer night…

Sommernachtskino Open Air Ludwigsburg 2013

More information about:

Sommernachts Open Air Cinema Ludwigsburg 2013 (only in German)


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