On the footprints of hobbiton


It could not be a normal day just today.
How should it?
The beginning was a walk through the breathtaking nature.
But then it went on a visit to Hobbiton.
I must confess, neither the films nor the books are familiar to me.
In the spirit of my youth, I’m a big fan of Harry Potter and would love to go to school at Hogwarts.
What would have happened to me then?
In which house would have put the talking hat well?
No matter.
That’s not what it is about.
This visit was all about Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit.
Neither Frodo nor Gandalf I know.
After this visit, but one thing is certain, either I watch the movies or read the books.
But how did that start with the hobbiton?
Well, Sir Peter Jackson flew in a helicopter over New Zealand in search of the ideal location for Lord of the Rings.
During his flight he discovered the Alexander Farm, the place where today Hobbiton stands.
He desperately needed a place that was as close to the book as possible and that corresponded to what the readers hoped for.
Without knowing the books, I say, a good decision.
For Lord of the Rings, 44 Hobbit Caves have been integrated into the natural environment, including the other houses, gardens, etc.
What impressed me most was the fact that this set can be seen in all 6 films for less than 1 hour.
Absolutely amazing, considering how much detail love and work in this set is.
After Lord of the Rings was turned off, most things were dismantled so that the Alexander family could continue farming the land.
Without it being advertised as a tourist attraction, many fans of the Lord of the Rings films came to watch the set.
It was not until the decision was made a few years later to turn the hobbit there that Sir Peter Jackson and the Alexander family decided to create a permanent set.
One that fans can visit for a long time beyond the movies.
Hobbiton was born.
On one of the shooting days he even said that Hobbiton would be a nice place to live in old age.
What a nice thought that I can understand too much.
Most things, the plants, fruits and vegetables growing in hobbiton are used in the café for preparation.
Sustainability plays a role here as well, albeit not the most crucial one.
Now back to the tour.
Shortly after we were dropped off by the bus on the film set to start our tour, it had already happened to me.
Finding words for them is not so easy.
No one lives there, yet it feels so homely, familiar.
On every corner, in every detail that I saw there, I felt the passion and the passion that is in everything.
In addition, I realized how much I love this kind of life.
Idyll, tranquility, nature, simplicity.
Enough of the many words.
Just look at it yourself.
Sometimes it is like that, pictures say more than 1000 words.
In this case, I believe in it.
The fans among you will surely recognize one or the other familiar.

Have lots of fun with it.

Welcome to Hobbiton.