Alice In Den Stadten (Alice In The Cities), 1974
visit the film locations
New York: Flights: JFK Airport
Amsterdam: Flights: Schiphol Airport
Ride: The Suspension Line, Wuppertal
Alice In Den Stadten (Alice In The Cities) filming location: the suspension line, Wuppertal, Germany
The cities being New York, Amsterdam and Wuppertal, as burnt out photographer Phil Winter (Rudiger Vogler) journeys from the USA to Germany after being lumbered with little girl Alice (Yella Rottländer).
The Boardwalk, where the movie opens is in Queens, New York, at Rockaway Beach by Beach 67th Street. Also in Queens, Phil sells his car within earshot of the organ at Shea Stadium, 126th Street, Flushing, and has to catch the subway at Willet’s Point/Shea Stadium Station on the Main Street-Flushing Line 7.
If you fancy a ride on the creaky-looking suspension railway the pair take to find Alice’s Grandma’s house, you’ll find it in Wuppertal, about thirty miles north of Cologne. The Suspension Line – amazingly, built in 1900 – rattles along for eight miles, 39 feet above the city’s streets, linking eighteen stations between Vohwinkel and Oberbarmen, and has reputedly never had an accident in its history.