The 11th season of the popular dome show “The Bachelor” has recently been running on RTL. In episode 2, the single ladies who fight for the roses (and the heart) of Osnabrück native Niko Griesert (30) move into a palace-like villa with a huge garden and luxurious furnishings. As TRAVELBOOK has found out, the magnificent building is not in Berlin, but in the Brandenburg capital, 40 kilometers away. When asked, an RTL spokeswoman confirmed: “The candidate’s villa is in beautiful Potsdam.”
Specifically, it is the Villa Francke, an object that can be rented for events, photo shoots, conferences and the like. As on the website of the responsible company Bechstein Network can be read, it was built in 1873/1874 as a summer residence for the wealthy Berlin timber merchant Carl Francke with a direct view of the Sanssouci Palace. “The monumental villa architecture based on the Dresden model with reference to the Italian Renaissance offers a magnificent park with a fountain,” it continues.
More locations in the 11th Bachelor season
As can already be seen in the first episodes, many other scenes from “The Bachelor” were filmed in Berlin. For example, the first Rose Night took place in the Kreuzberg club “Spindler & Klatt” directly on the Spree. With candidate Mimi, the Bachelor jumps from the roof of the Hotel Park Inn on Alexanderplatz (one of our editors has already experienced this) and with Michèle he splashes in the lavishly renovated pool of Hotel Oderberger on Prenzlauer Berg.