Exterior Counterpart Filming Locations are in both Los Angeles and Berlin, while the most frequently used interiors are shot on sound stages in both countries.
The first day of filming took place on one such sound stage, it featured the scene where the two Howards meet for the first time in The Crossing (Episode). The short scene took two days to film.
The built-set environment and other elements were designed by Dan Bishop (Mad Men).
The Crossing (Episode)Edit
Half of the opening scene was filmed in Berlin and half in Los Angeles. The hotel hallway is LA while the exteriors and interior of the bathroom were in Germany.
The hospital scenes were also half in Berlin and half in LA.
Exteriors filmed with actors in Germany and interiors at a hospital in Silver Lake, California.
Office of InterchangeEdit
The exterior of the Office of Interchange is the Tempelhof Airport. This was the location of the Berlin Airlift, a major event in Cold War between the US and USSR.
The interior lobby of the OI building is the historic USC hospital in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood in LA. The exterior of the Art Deco building was used for the soap opera General Hospital as well as movies and shows since the 1940s.
The Café Moskau or Café Moscow is a listed cultural monument within the Karl-Marx-Allee in the Mitte District of Berlin.
Built from designs by Josef Strauß in 1963, Café Moskau was the center of the first socialistic residential complex at Karl-Marx-Allee, former Stalinallee. The structure was supposed to symbolize the brotherhood between DDR and Soviet Union and featured a full-sized replica of Sputnik, the first man made satellite in space, attached to a pole on the roof.
Birds of a FeatherEdit
Theater des WestensEdit
The scenes between the theater, the bar, and the courtyard outside in Birds of a Feather were all filmed in different locations and, in some cases, different countries.
Creator Justin Marks explains that the interior of the theater was in Downtown Los Angles while the interior of the bar was filmed at the Thirsty Crow in Silver Lake. All exteriors were filmed in Berlin.
The exterior of the theater is the Theater des Westens on Kantstraße designed by Bernhard Sehring and opened in 1896.
Another Los Angeles location in this episode, the Art Deco building in DTLA called The Eastern, served as the interior of Nadia's apartment.
The exterior, with its distinctive mural, is located in Berlin at Am Friedrichshain 33 in the Prenzlauer Berg district.
Perhaps the most familiar of the locations to tourists and those living in Berlin is the Alexanderplatz train station in the Mitte district.
This is where Nadia's father falls on the tracks.
The Lost Art of DiplomacyEdit
The Cosima TheaterEditD1 Emily's accident happens outside the Cosima Theater on Sieglindestraße in Berlin.
This is also where D2 Emily meets her contact at the movies to gather information about the fake Midnight Station order to rendition her Howard.
Producer Amy Berg explains that the theater was originally going to be the Midnight Station and its projectionist was written as an agent of the OI. This changed because the location was not suitable for what they wanted to do.
The Hotel WalcotEdit
The Hotel Walcott Berlin (where Peter Quayle visits the sex worker) does not exist in any known dimension. The exterior shown is a slightly altered version of the Hotel de Rome at Bebelpatz in the heart of Berlin. This historic section of the city was the sight of Nazi book burnings in 1933. It is also home to the State Opera building, St. Hedwig’s Cathedral and portions of Humboldt University.