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A visit to the “Bergdoktor” in Ellmau

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At the “Bergdoktor”

Every year the new season is filmed on location. The four towns, Ellmau Going, Scheffau and Söll are home to many well-known film locations such as the Gruber family farm, the Bergdoktor’s practice, the Wilder Kaiser inn and the Hintersteiner See.

On my drive to Mittenwald I planned a stop at the town of Going at the Wilder Kaiser, which is the name of the mountain. Here, and in Ellmau was my all time favorite show “Der Bergdoktor” or Mountain Doctor filmed. If you ever seen the show or movie, you will recognize where I am standing

Going, Austria, Wilder Kaiser

In one of the first scenes you will see this chapel and cemetery. Dr. Martin Gruber finds out that his sister-in-law Sonja, Hans’s wife, just died in an accident. We find out that Lilli is Martin’s daughter from a short affair he had with Sonja

Church in Going am Wilden Kaiser, der Bergdoktor

You can view some shows on YouTube “Der Bergdoktor” or just order the DVD of the last 10 years

Below is where the scenes of the Doctor’s practice in Ellmau by Kufstein in Tirol were filmed. Roman Melchinger was the previous Doctor, played by Siegfried Rauch (RIP 2018). He handed the practice to Bergdoktor Martin Gruber

Ellmau, Austria, der Bergdoktor

Ten years have passed since Dr. Martin Gruber has returned to Ellmau and has taken over the practice of his mentor Roman Melchinger. Years of happiness, but also years of setbacks, and countless cases in his practice where there were life and death situations.

Gruberhof, where mother Lisbeth, Hans, Martin and daughter Lillie lived

The Gruberhof is on the sunny side of the Söller Bromberg. The Gruberhof, located on the sunny side of the Söller Bromberg at around 1,000 meters above sea level, is in the film the family mountain farm and the home of the mountain doctor, his mother, his brother Hans and his daughter Lilli.

The Gruberhof where the Gruber family lived and lots of movie scenes were filmed

Had Martin then, when he came home after the death of his sister-in-law known that Lilli is not the daughter of his brother Hans, but his? And how could he have guessed that him and Susanne, the host of the “Wilden Kaiser”, would become a couple?

Beautiful view of he Austrian mountains

Martin found that family life at his parents’ Alm (farm) made him far happier than the surgeon’s career in New York. And yet he had to let go his sweethearts, first Susanne. and finally Andrea. It took a long time before Martin was ready for a new love after Andrea’s accidental death.

With Anne, the old feud of the Gruber and Distelmeier family came back into Martin’s life – and that of his mother. But a Gruber is not so easily beaten. Martins mother Lisbeth struggled over the years, together with her sons iron fists to preserve the Gruberhof. It was inevitable that this would bring disputes between Martin and brother Hans.

However, when Hans took Anne to live on the Alm, just a few months after Martin had separated from her the feud began. Therefore Martin had enough and moved out, not to endanger the fresh relationship with the insurance agent Rike, whose borderline syndrome son Lukas makes Martins life not easy …

Austrian Mountains, Ellmau

After Martin has separated from Rike, and the fronts seem to be clarified with his ex-girlfriend Anne, he can concentrate fully on himself and his work.

But a new disaster approaches: Ludwig Gruber, a brother of Martin and Hans’ father, Johann Gruber, unexpectedly appears in Ellmau. The father Johann had a fatal accident 20 years ago during a joint mountain tour with brother Ludwig. He (Ludwig) had left his homeland afterwards.

But the reunion joy is not a happy one. Martin never had a good relationship with his uncle. Lisbeth does not only blame Ludwig for her husband’s death, her strong rejection has completely different reasons.

Mountains I saw on the way to Going, Austria

Hans Gruber, Martins brother, always liked his uncle very much and is happy to see him again. Lilli, the daughter, can’t understand the excitement, especially since her great uncle is seriously ill and wants to make peace. Eventually Ludwig unintentionally drives a wedge into the family.

The Alm, the practice, his private life – all this requires Dr. Martin Gruber lots of stress and work. And yet he is a doctor with body and soul, and he has saved many lives in ten years by his endurance and persistence.

More about the Bergdoktor here (in English)

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Holidays in the footsteps of Dr. Gruber

The bergdoktor hotel in scheffau.

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the Bergdoktor series. Experience the majestic beauty of the Tyrolean mountain landscape, a regular backdrop of the popular ZDF series. The Wilder Kaiser is the vibrant backdrop for the many stories centred around the mountain doctor Martin Gruber. The Bergdoktor house Gruberhof in Söll, the Bergdoktor surgery in Ellmau or the idyllic Hintersteiner See in Scheffau – you will see familiar images from the series all around our beautiful Bergdoktor region. And all these filming locations are just a stone’s throw away from our “Bergdoktor” hotel, the Alpin at the Wilder Kaiser.

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On foot or by e-bike: Bergdoktor filming locations in the region - Das Alpin

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Bergdoktor filming locations in the region.

The four charming Kaiser villages of Ellmau, Going, Scheffau and Söll provide a number of familiar filming locations for the series, including the Gruberhof house, the Bergdoktor surgery and the Wilder Kaiser inn. A visit to these locations allows you to take a look behind the scenes of the successful TV series and experience the life of the Bergdoktor on the Wilder Kaiser up close. You can do this on foot starting at the Alpin in Scheffau, our “Bergdoktor” hotel, by bike or take the Bergdoktor e-bike tour and get a little electric help.

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Fan days & Bergdoktor experiences

Experience the bergdoktor up close.

In spring and autumn, many actors from the TV series are on location to meet fans in person. An unforgettable experience for all Bergdoktor fans. You can go on guided or solo excursions, on foot or by bike, for a chance to get up close with the stars of the beloved TV series and perhaps even meet one of them in person. Experience the magic behind the scenes.

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“action“ on the litzlalm.

The beautiful Litzlalm is found high up in the Naturpark Weißbach in the Salzburger Saalachtal. A short while ago I undertook a hike from Hirschbichl to this magnificent alpine pasture. I took the AlmErlebnisBus from the centre of Weißbach to Hirschbichl – this shortens the hiking time to the alm to 45 minutes.

Two mid-forties from Hamburg are sitting in the AlmErlebnisBus, eagerly discussing exciting love affairs, mysterious illnesses, a stunning doctor and the beautiful mountains. This combination makes me prick up my ears and I eavesdrop on the interesting conversation. Soon I realize that the two are fans of the “Bergdoktor“ (the “ Mountain Doctor “ television series). Curiously, I interrupt their conversation and they look at me incredulously with big eyes. Didn’t I know that the “Bergdoktor“ was filmed on the Litzlam with Hans Sigl aka Martin Gruber and that up there the hut, called “Uncle Ludwig’s Alm“ in the series, can be found? “You have such wonderful mountains here! Every “Bergdoktor“ episode is like a short holiday for us and draws us to Austria again and again!“ the two enthuse as they set off to search for the said hut, but I see in their eyes that it’s not only the mountain peaks that have conquered their hearts…..

The hut owner tells all

Eight “kaser“, small huts belonging to dairy farmers, are situated on the Litzlalm between 1300 and 1500 metres above sea level above Weißbach and eight farmers share the pasture above the Litzlalm restaurant. In the Reithkaser, the highest situated hut, filming took place for “Bergdoktor“ last year. For this, the rustic “kaser“ transformed into “Uncle Ludwig’s Hut“ and in several episodes of the last season, pictures of the Naturpark Weißbach flickered across the screens. I hear this firsthand from Richard Fernsebner, the owner of the Reithkaser. “After a phone call, my wife Cornelia showed the set designer the alm area and our hut. For the filming, a few things were redecorated and our things cleared away, but after shooting was finished, we received our hut back in its perfect original condition. Since the broadcast, some die-hard fans have been coming to the Litzlalm to see where “Uncle Ludwig“ lives. In the past, our hut was also used as a filming location – namely for the “Alpenklinik“ with Erol Sander. The “Bergdoktor“ team is super straightforward and highly professional – we look forward to further episodes being filmed here“, says Richard Fernsebner, enthusiastic about the filming.

Curiosity is my middle name, so I also asked the “Bergdoktor“ team for a short interview and they were delighted to tell me about the filming in the Naturpark Weißbach:

How was the Reithkaser transformed into “Uncle Ludwig’s Hut“? What requirements did the alm have to meet?

Cordula Kerner – Set Designer

We needed a new motif with an impressive mountain backdrop which is logistically easy to use and which we could access permanently. A few years ago I happened to see a photo of a restaurant (later, I found out that this was the Litzlalm) and immediately saved it – you never know! However, there was neither a name nor a location. As I began to look around for “Ludwig’s Hut“, I remembered the photo and began to do some intense detective work! In the end, we met up with Cornelia, the owner of the hut, who guided us through the extensive local area. And so it happened that we drove around a bend and my set designer heart began to beat faster as I found eight huts in total – each one more impressive than the next! The decision was ultimately made to go with the Reithkaser because it was the last hut in this “chain of houses“. There it was easier to portray the isolation and loneliness. The majestic mountain, which is located directly behind the house, makes it possible to show all the important elements in one frame (mountain – house – actor) so that in a picture, all motif-relevant aspects are shown. The filming logistics also function really well because our team can be catered for in the nearby huts.

How was the shoot?

Christian Ronning – Production Manager: The filming days (there were 6 days in total) were very varied. We were visited by hikers; had intensive scenes with the Gruber family and experienced almost all seasons.

In November we were standing in deep snow…. that was not necessarily planned, but we are not immune to the caprices of the weather.

At the Reithkaser you have beautiful mountain scenery – one of the main ingredients for the success of the series (in addition to the mountain doctor himself of course J )? Hans Sigl:

Yes, of course. We are always aware of that. It’s not just nice for the audience to see these landscapes , we are happy to see these magnificent views everyday and value the opportunity to work here. .

Who provided the catering for the crew up there? Christian Ronning – production manager:

Christian Ronning – production manager

We always have our own catering with us. This has proven itself in recent years because we can always be flexible and when filming at night, for example, we can call everyone to lunch at 11 pm. Our colleagues cook fresh food and always have different dishes on offer so that everyone can find something suitable.

An anecdote from the filming..?

As expected on an alm, the cows were our constant companions in summer . Because the animals are extremely nosey, one or two men were always occupied with keeping them at a distance. However, if the drinking trough was in the scene, we sometimes had to interrupt the filming so that the animals could drink.

When could you see “Ludwig’s Hut“ on television? Anja Konen-Praxl – press spokeswoman for the production company ndF

Anja Konen-Praxl – press spokeswoman for the production company ndF

“Uncle Ludwig“, played by the great Christian Kohlund, has been part of the family since the 11th season and lives in the hut since episode 2. In almost every episode of the season which premiered last year, there were scenes played out at the hut. We are currently shooting the 12th season of the series and can reveal that the hut and Uncle Ludwig will also appear.

“Bergdoktor“ fans are already making pilgrimages to the hut to be right on the scene. Is this a Bergdoktor natural phenomenon? Anja Konen-Praxl – press spokeswoman for the production company ndF

This is probably not a phenomenon purely triggered by this series. This is known from other films and series as well. However, it is really great to see that the public are so enthusiastic about the landscapes shown that they want to get up from the couch and view the whole thing for real.

In this sense is Dr. Martin Gruber a valuable ambassador for tourism?

Yes, but no one could have imagined to what extent more than 10 years ago when we started the series.

What does the “Bergdoktor“ remember especially?

When we first arrived at the hut where Uncle Ludwig was supposed to live, I was fascinated. We have already been able to shoot in many beautiful places, but the location, this view and the fantastic work with Christian Kohlund in “his“ house was, and is, something special.

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The “Bergdoktor” A flying visit to the “Bergdoktor”

We know you will be fit and healthy during your stay at the Tirol Lodge, but if you insist on visiting a doctor then it would have to be the “Bergdoktor”, the famous alpine medico from the German TV series of the same name. The Hinterschnabel farmhouse in Ellmau has been the backdrop for this series since 2007 and is now the main landmark in Ellmau’s suburb of Faistenbichl. The doctor’s rooms can be visited every Tuesday and Friday, from 10.00am to 12.00 pm, from May to October.

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The Mieming Plateau and the village of Wildermieming, around 40km west of Innsbruck, are so beautiful that it should come as no surprise that for many years they provided the backdrop for one of the most successful television programmes in the German-speaking world. No fewer than six seasons of "Der Bergdoktor" were filmed here, and hikers can even visit the traditional farmhouse which served as the home of the dashing Bergdoktor himself in the series. This pretty hike is a must on a sunny winter's day and a great way to enjoy the spectacular landscape.

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Car park at Gemeindeamt (local authority building) in Wildermieming

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The hike begins at the car park in Wildermieming. A short but steep trail (Steinreichweg) leads to the northern side of the village. Turn right there and follow the tarmac trail to the hiking car park. Continue right along the hiking path (towards Strassberghaus) as far as the Sagkapelle chapel. To return back to the starting point take the wider path further below as far as the crossroads. Turn left (east), head along the "Sonnenplateau-Rundwanderweg" trail to the Lettenkapelle chapel and all the way back to the starting point.

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The "Begdoktorhaus" in Wildermieming in summer, © Innsbruck Tourismus

Despite ist name, Wildermieming is anything but wild. Instead, visitors to this quiet village will find lush meadows and green forests as far as the eye can see.

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Jun 06 2018.

Spend some time in one of Moscow’s finest museums.

Subterranean commuting might not be anyone’s idea of a good time, but even in a city packing the war-games treasures and priceless bejeweled eggs of the Kremlin Armoury and the colossal Soviet pavilions of the VDNKh , the Metro holds up as one of Moscow’s finest museums. Just avoid rush hour.

The Metro is stunning and provides an unrivaled insight into the city’s psyche, past and present, but it also happens to be the best way to get around. Moscow has Uber, and the Russian version called Yandex Taxi , but also some nasty traffic. Metro trains come around every 90 seconds or so, at a more than 99 percent on-time rate. It’s also reasonably priced, with a single ride at 55 cents (and cheaper in bulk). From history to tickets to rules — official and not — here’s what you need to know to get started.

A Brief Introduction Buying Tickets Know Before You Go (Down) Rules An Easy Tour

A Brief Introduction

Moscow’s Metro was a long time coming. Plans for rapid transit to relieve the city’s beleaguered tram system date back to the Imperial era, but a couple of wars and a revolution held up its development. Stalin revived it as part of his grand plan to modernize the Soviet Union in the 1920s and 30s. The first lines and tunnels were constructed with help from engineers from the London Underground, although Stalin’s secret police decided that they had learned too much about Moscow’s layout and had them arrested on espionage charges and deported.

The beauty of its stations (if not its trains) is well-documented, and certainly no accident. In its illustrious first phases and particularly after the Second World War, the greatest architects of Soviet era were recruited to create gleaming temples celebrating the Revolution, the USSR, and the war triumph. No two stations are exactly alike, and each of the classic showpieces has a theme. There are world-famous shrines to Futurist architecture, a celebration of electricity, tributes to individuals and regions of the former Soviet Union. Each marble slab, mosaic tile, or light fixture was placed with intent, all in service to a station’s aesthetic; each element, f rom the smallest brass ear of corn to a large blood-spattered sword on a World War II mural, is an essential part of the whole.

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The Metro is a monument to the Soviet propaganda project it was intended to be when it opened in 1935 with the slogan “Building a Palace for the People”. It brought the grand interiors of Imperial Russia to ordinary Muscovites, celebrated the Soviet Union’s past achievements while promising its citizens a bright Soviet future, and of course, it was a show-piece for the world to witness the might and sophistication of life in the Soviet Union.

It may be a museum, but it’s no relic. U p to nine million people use it daily, more than the London Underground and New York Subway combined. (Along with, at one time, about 20 stray dogs that learned to commute on the Metro.)

In its 80+ year history, the Metro has expanded in phases and fits and starts, in step with the fortunes of Moscow and Russia. Now, partly in preparation for the World Cup 2018, it’s also modernizing. New trains allow passengers to walk the entire length of the train without having to change carriages. The system is becoming more visitor-friendly. (There are helpful stickers on the floor marking out the best selfie spots .) But there’s a price to modernity: it’s phasing out one of its beloved institutions, the escalator attendants. Often they are middle-aged or elderly women—“ escalator grandmas ” in news accounts—who have held the post for decades, sitting in their tiny kiosks, scolding commuters for bad escalator etiquette or even bad posture, or telling jokes . They are slated to be replaced, when at all, by members of the escalator maintenance staff.

For all its achievements, the Metro lags behind Moscow’s above-ground growth, as Russia’s capital sprawls ever outwards, generating some of the world’s worst traffic jams . But since 2011, the Metro has been in the middle of an ambitious and long-overdue enlargement; 60 new stations are opening by 2020. If all goes to plan, the 2011-2020 period will have brought 125 miles of new tracks and over 100 new stations — a 40 percent increase — the fastest and largest expansion phase in any period in the Metro’s history.

Facts: 14 lines Opening hours: 5 a.m-1 a.m. Rush hour(s): 8-10 a.m, 4-8 p.m. Single ride: 55₽ (about 85 cents) Wi-Fi network-wide

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Buying Tickets

  • Ticket machines have a button to switch to English.
  • You can buy specific numbers of rides: 1, 2, 5, 11, 20, or 60. Hold up fingers to show how many rides you want to buy.
  • There is also a 90-minute ticket , which gets you 1 trip on the metro plus an unlimited number of transfers on other transport (bus, tram, etc) within 90 minutes.
  • Or, you can buy day tickets with unlimited rides: one day (218₽/ US$4), three days (415₽/US$7) or seven days (830₽/US$15). Check the rates here to stay up-to-date.
  • If you’re going to be using the Metro regularly over a few days, it’s worth getting a Troika card , a contactless, refillable card you can use on all public transport. Using the Metro is cheaper with one of these: a single ride is 36₽, not 55₽. Buy them and refill them in the Metro stations, and they’re valid for 5 years, so you can keep it for next time. Or, if you have a lot of cash left on it when you leave, you can get it refunded at the Metro Service Centers at Ulitsa 1905 Goda, 25 or at Staraya Basmannaya 20, Building 1.
  • You can also buy silicone bracelets and keychains with built-in transport chips that you can use as a Troika card. (A Moscow Metro Fitbit!) So far, you can only get these at the Pushkinskaya metro station Live Helpdesk and souvenir shops in the Mayakovskaya and Trubnaya metro stations. The fare is the same as for the Troika card.
  • You can also use Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.

Rules, spoken and unspoken

No smoking, no drinking, no filming, no littering. Photography is allowed, although it used to be banned.

Stand to the right on the escalator. Break this rule and you risk the wrath of the legendary escalator attendants. (No shenanigans on the escalators in general.)

Get out of the way. Find an empty corner to hide in when you get off a train and need to stare at your phone. Watch out getting out of the train in general; when your train doors open, people tend to appear from nowhere or from behind ornate marble columns, walking full-speed.

Always offer your seat to elderly ladies (what are you, a monster?).

An Easy Tour

This is no Metro Marathon ( 199 stations in 20 hours ). It’s an easy tour, taking in most—though not all—of the notable stations, the bulk of it going clockwise along the Circle line, with a couple of short detours. These stations are within minutes of one another, and the whole tour should take about 1-2 hours.

Start at Mayakovskaya Metro station , at the corner of Tverskaya and Garden Ring,  Triumfalnaya Square, Moskva, Russia, 125047.

1. Mayakovskaya.  Named for Russian Futurist Movement poet Vladimir Mayakovsky and an attempt to bring to life the future he imagined in his poems. (The Futurist Movement, natch, was all about a rejecting the past and celebrating all things speed, industry, modern machines, youth, modernity.) The result: an Art Deco masterpiece that won the National Grand Prix for architecture at the New York World’s Fair in 1939. It’s all smooth, rounded shine and light, and gentle arches supported by columns of dark pink marble and stainless aircraft steel. Each of its 34 ceiling niches has a mosaic. During World War II, the station was used as an air-raid shelter and, at one point, a bunker for Stalin. He gave a subdued but rousing speech here in Nov. 6, 1941 as the Nazis bombed the city above.

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Take the 3/Green line one station to:

2. Belorusskaya. Opened in 1952, named after the connected Belarussky Rail Terminal, which runs trains between Moscow and Belarus. This is a light marble affair with a white, cake-like ceiling, lined with Belorussian patterns and 12 Florentine ceiling mosaics depicting life in Belarussia when it was built.

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Transfer onto the 1/Brown line. Then, one stop (clockwise) t o:

3. Novoslobodskaya.  This station was designed around the stained-glass panels, which were made in Latvia, because Alexey Dushkin, the Soviet starchitect who dreamed it up (and also designed Mayakovskaya station) couldn’t find the glass and craft locally. The stained glass is the same used for Riga’s Cathedral, and the panels feature plants, flowers, members of the Soviet intelligentsia (musician, artist, architect) and geometric shapes.

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Go two stops east on the 1/Circle line to:

4. Komsomolskaya. Named after the Komsomol, or the Young Communist League, this might just be peak Stalin Metro style. Underneath the hub for three regional railways, it was intended to be a grand gateway to Moscow and is today its busiest station. It has chandeliers; a yellow ceiling with Baroque embellishments; and in the main hall, a colossal red star overlaid on golden, shimmering tiles. Designer Alexey Shchusev designed it as an homage to the speech Stalin gave at Red Square on Nov. 7, 1941, in which he invoked Russia’s illustrious military leaders as a pep talk to Soviet soldiers through the first catastrophic year of the war.   The station’s eight large mosaics are of the leaders referenced in the speech, such as Alexander Nevsky, a 13th-century prince and military commander who bested German and Swedish invading armies.

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One more stop clockwise to Kurskaya station,  and change onto the 3/Blue  line, and go one stop to:

5. Baumanskaya.   Opened in 1944. Named for the Bolshevik Revolutionary Nikolai Bauman , whose monument and namesake district are aboveground here. Though he seemed like a nasty piece of work (he apparently once publicly mocked a woman he had impregnated, who later hung herself), he became a Revolutionary martyr when he was killed in 1905 in a skirmish with a monarchist, who hit him on the head with part of a steel pipe. The station is in Art Deco style with atmospherically dim lighting, and a series of bronze sculptures of soldiers and homefront heroes during the War. At one end, there is a large mosaic portrait of Lenin.

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Stay on that train direction one more east to:

6. Elektrozavodskaya. As you may have guessed from the name, this station is the Metro’s tribute to all thing electrical, built in 1944 and named after a nearby lightbulb factory. It has marble bas-relief sculptures of important figures in electrical engineering, and others illustrating the Soviet Union’s war-time struggles at home. The ceiling’s recurring rows of circular lamps give the station’s main tunnel a comforting glow, and a pleasing visual effect.

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Double back two stops to Kurskaya station , and change back to the 1/Circle line. Sit tight for six stations to:

7. Kiyevskaya. This was the last station on the Circle line to be built, in 1954, completed under Nikita Khrushchev’ s guidance, as a tribute to his homeland, Ukraine. Its three large station halls feature images celebrating Ukraine’s contributions to the Soviet Union and Russo-Ukrainian unity, depicting musicians, textile-working, soldiers, farmers. (One hall has frescoes, one mosaics, and the third murals.) Shortly after it was completed, Khrushchev condemned the architectural excesses and unnecessary luxury of the Stalin era, which ushered in an epoch of more austere Metro stations. According to the legend at least, he timed the policy in part to ensure no Metro station built after could outshine Kiyevskaya.

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Change to the 3/Blue line and go one stop west.

8. Park Pobedy. This is the deepest station on the Metro, with one of the world’s longest escalators, at 413 feet. If you stand still, the escalator ride to the surface takes about three minutes .) Opened in 2003 at Victory Park, the station celebrates two of Russia’s great military victories. Each end has a mural by Georgian artist Zurab Tsereteli, who also designed the “ Good Defeats Evil ” statue at the UN headquarters in New York. One mural depicts the Russian generals’ victory over the French in 1812 and the other, the German surrender of 1945. The latter is particularly striking; equal parts dramatic, triumphant, and gruesome. To the side, Red Army soldiers trample Nazi flags, and if you look closely there’s some blood spatter among the detail. Still, the biggest impressions here are the marble shine of the chessboard floor pattern and the pleasingly geometric effect if you view from one end to the other.

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Keep going one more stop west to:

9. Slavyansky Bulvar.  One of the Metro’s youngest stations, it opened in 2008. With far higher ceilings than many other stations—which tend to have covered central tunnels on the platforms—it has an “open-air” feel (or as close to it as you can get, one hundred feet under). It’s an homage to French architect Hector Guimard, he of the Art Nouveau entrances for the Paris M é tro, and that’s precisely what this looks like: A Moscow homage to the Paris M é tro, with an additional forest theme. A Cyrillic twist on Guimard’s Metro-style lettering over the benches, furnished with t rees and branch motifs, including creeping vines as towering lamp-posts.

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Stay on the 3/Blue line and double back four stations to:

10. Arbatskaya. Its first iteration, Arbatskaya-Smolenskaya station, was damaged by German bombs in 1941. It was rebuilt in 1953, and designed to double as a bomb shelter in the event of nuclear war, although unusually for stations built in the post-war phase, this one doesn’t have a war theme. It may also be one of the system’s most elegant: Baroque, but toned down a little, with red marble floors and white ceilings with gilded bronze c handeliers.

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Jump back on the 3/Blue line  in the same direction and take it one more stop:

11. Ploshchad Revolyutsii (Revolution Square). Opened in 1938, and serving Red Square and the Kremlin . Its renowned central hall has marble columns flanked by 76 bronze statues of Soviet heroes: soldiers, students, farmers, athletes, writers, parents. Some of these statues’ appendages have a yellow sheen from decades of Moscow’s commuters rubbing them for good luck. Among the most popular for a superstitious walk-by rub: the snout of a frontier guard’s dog, a soldier’s gun (where the touch of millions of human hands have tapered the gun barrel into a fine, pointy blade), a baby’s foot, and a woman’s knee. (A brass rooster also sports the telltale gold sheen, though I am told that rubbing the rooster is thought to bring bad luck. )

Now take the escalator up, and get some fresh air.

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The Bergdoktor winter special

Experience winter in the wilder kaiser region.

“Der Bergdoktor” is as much a part of the Wilder Kaiser region as the snow that covers its ski slopes and cross-country trails in winter. What could be better than combining the two? The annual winter special of the Bergdoktor show features as much excitement and emotion as any other episode , but they are presented on a very special stage: the gorgeous winter landscape of the Wilder Kaiser mountain range. No true fan of the Bergdoktor show would ever miss the winter special. But why limit yourself to watching the Bergdoktor world on television? Come and experience it up close: during the Fan Days in May and October, at the Mountain Festival in September or on a tour of the snow-covered filming locations of the show. The Bergdoktor winter special is everyday life on the Wilder Kaiser mountain. The stage is set for a wonderful winter holiday!

Filming locations in winter

  • The Gruberhof in Söll - residence of the Mountain Doctor - cannot be visited in winter.
  • The Bergdoktor's practice in Ellmau can be visited from the outside during the winter months.
  • Other worthwhile film excursion destinations are: the Hintersteiner See lake in Scheffau and the village square in Going .
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Bergdoktor tour of ellmau & going.

A tour of the main filming locations of the TV series “Der Bergdoktor” (The Mountain Doctor) in Ellmau and Going, with a refreshment stop at the inn used during filming

  • Hiking info point, Tourist Info Ellmau (800 m)

Bergdoktor activity programme

Bergdoktor E-Bike Tour

Bergdoktor E-Bike Tour

'Bergdoktor'-themed e-bike adventure tour full day

'Bergdoktor'-themed e-bike adventure tour full day

Ellmau - Schuh & Sport Günther

Movie tour to Gruberhof

Movie tour to Gruberhof

09:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 02:00 PM, 03:30 PM

Stampfanger Parkplatz Bergdoktor Tour

The film location - Bergdoktor's Practice is open to visit

The film location - Bergdoktor's Practice is open to visit

Ellmau - Bergdoktorpraxis

'Bergdoktor'-themed e-bike tour (half day)

'Bergdoktor'-themed e-bike tour (half day)

Ellmau - Intersport Winkler Talstation Hartkaiser

Guided hike to movie set 'Bergdoktor'

Guided hike to movie set 'Bergdoktor'

Bergdoktorparkplatz, Stampfanger 1

Horse drawn carriage - film

Horse drawn carriage - film

Ellmau - Bauernhof Achlhof

'Bergdoktor'-themed e-bike adventure tour half day

'Bergdoktor'-themed e-bike adventure tour half day

E-Bike Tour of the Lakes in the Kitzbühel Basin

E-Bike Tour of the Lakes in the Kitzbühel Basin

Segway Film Tour

Segway Film Tour

Ellmau - Parkplatz West

Bergdoktor FANTAG in Going am Wilden Kaiser

Bergdoktor FANTAG in Going am Wilden Kaiser

10:00 AM, 03:00 PM

Kirchplatz Going

All-day “Bergdoktor” E-bike tour

All-day “Bergdoktor” E-bike tour

Guided hike to movie spots in Ellmau (in german)

Guided hike to movie spots in Ellmau (in german)

Ellmau - Tourismus Info

E-Bike Tour Bergdoktor Gruberhof-Gasthaus-Praxis

E-Bike Tour Bergdoktor Gruberhof-Gasthaus-Praxis

Hansis Sport- & Mietcenter

Short film hike Ellmau

Short film hike Ellmau

Bergdoktorwoche im Hexenwasser

Bergdoktorwoche im Hexenwasser

Hexenwasser Söll

Bergdoktor mountain festival

Bergdoktor mountain festival

Bergdoktor Fan Day

During the Bergdoktor Fan Day everything will be about the popular TV series. Don't miss your chance to meet the actors in person and experience the beautiful home region of the Mountain Doctor up close.

Bergdoktor Mountain Festival

At the Bergdoktor Mountain Festival the Bergdoktor star will be within reach at the Hexenwasser Theme Park in Söll. Visitors get to ask Hans Sigl and his fellow cast members questions and meet them up close.

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  1. "Der Bergdoktor" Episode #16.1 (TV Episode 2023)

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  2. 'Der Bergdoktor'-Staffelfinale: Vierfacher Abschied in Ellmau

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  3. A visit to the "Bergdoktor" in Ellmau • European Cuisine, Culture & Travel©

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  4. Die Bergdoktor-Darsteller Hans Sigl, Monika Baumgartner, Ronja Forcher

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  5. Der Bergdoktor (2008, Série, 12 Saisons)

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  6. Der Bergdoktor: Staffel 11 mit Folge „Finale Klarheit“ (1)

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  5. Exploring the “Freeride Mecca” of Engelberg, Switzerland, with BD Mountain Guide Remo Baltermia

  6. Der Bergdoktor Dramatisches Finale! Staffel 17 endet mit einem schweren Autounfall

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  22. Bergdoktor in winter: The Winter Special

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