Band of Brothers is an HBO mini-series which offers a cinematic view on the lives of soldiers of the 2nd battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the US Army which was deployed during World War II. This series followed the lives of Major Richards Winters, Capt. Lewis Nixon, Sergeant Donald Malarkey, Lt. Carwood Lipton and others. The show was praised for its story and the performances of the cast. Another aspect that caught attention was the Band of Brothers filming locations. Take a look at where the Band of Brothers series was filmed.
As Band of Brothers is a popular show, a lot of fans often search for Band of Brothers filming locations. Due to its cult status, a lot of locations where Band of Brothers was filmed became popular tourist attractions. According to reports by The Guardian, Mentalfloss and IMDb, it was shot for eight to ten months in England. The main location was Hatfield Aerodrome in Hertfordshire. Many old European towns were recreated on the sets on large and open fields. Among these towns, the locations for Bastogne (Belgium), Eindhoven (Netherlands), Carentan(France) are quite popular.
The North Weald Airfield also featured as a prominent location for this miniseries. The airfield features in the epic take-off sequence before the D-Day Normandy scene. Another location is the Hambleton in Buckinghamshire among the Band of Brothers shooting locations. It was used for filming several scenes in the initial episodes. It was used to film the training scenes of the troop.
Multiple locations in Switzerland were used to shoot the scenes of Austria and Germany. The field near Hotel Giessbach and the village of Brienz in Bernese Overland were the main locations in Switzerland.
The Band of Brothers miniseries earned praises for its historical accuracy. The makers used extensive research methods like many memoirs and autobiographies, including a memoir for David Kenyon. They consulted a lot of veteran Marine soldiers to find more details about the battlefield and the war.
The overall Bands of Brothers review was good. It received a 9.4 rating on IMDb. It also received 94% Fresh Rotten Tomatoes score. TV.Com awarded 8.8 score to Bands of Brothers. It was awarded 20 primetime Emmy award nominations and won seven awards.
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