The Great Escape

Cafe Suzette and the French Resistance

Cafe Suzette and the French Resistance

Three German officers are killed at the café Suzette by a drive-by shooting organized by the French resistance. The scenic café and the old town in background, from the movie The Great Escape, are located in Bavaria, Germany. To find the exact filming location read on or click on the map pointer in the image section above.

“Bloody good. I’m a British officer. I’ve just escaped from a prisoner-of-war camp in Germany. I’m trying to make my way into Spain. You understand me? Can you help me?”



Where did they film the “Cafe Suzette” scene? 

The filming location of Cafe Suzette, from the movie The Great Escape, is next to Lechhalde bridge in Füssen, Germany. The café was set up on a pavement platform which is a part of a riverbank wall. Today there are benches and some plants in big pots instead of the tables and the chairs form the cafe. The scenic metal bridge was replaced and modernized at some point, as well as the wall of the pavement platform, which was replaced with a railing. We found no evidence that there was a small café or bar at some point on that spot.


Hint: Click the map pointer icon in the image area at the top for the exact map location.

Activities in and around Füssen
There is a wide range of activities in the area and
Neuschwanstein Castle is only 3 miles (5 km) away.
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