Preparations for European “Hobbit” premiere in Berlin under way [pictures + vid]

Corroborree Restaurant, Berlin :)
Corroborree Restaurant, Berlin :)

This coming Monday the European premiere of the second installment of the “Hobbit” film trilogy will be taking place at Sony Center in Berlin, Germany. As I happen to live in said city I thought it couldn’t hurt to check on the Sony Center every once in a while and today I found a new visitor there – on the wings of a huge storm Smaug has come to Berlin. My apologies for the bad quality of both pictures and vid but I am using an old but very reliable Sony Ericsson Experia mini pro 😉


Yup, Smaug has settled in a hoard of gold. Rather patiently 😉


For Smaug to lie on a proper bed of gold … 😉


If you watch closely you may see Smaug’s eye look at you through the christmas trees!

Now let’s create a new #hashtag = #SmaugSelfie 🙂

Judging from the build-up we will be seeing Smaug breathe fire!

If you happen to be in Berlin and you are a Tolkien fan and like to spend some quality time with fellow Tolkienists do join our event on Facebook. Join us from 5 p.m. local time on Sunday and from 4 p.m. local time for the red carpet arrivals.

[P.S.: In case you are wondering about the featured image on top – it’s from the Australian restaurant Corroboree in Berlin where I’ll be on Monday – and it reminded me of some members of the old cast who did not have a returning character with the Hobbit films – greetings go out to Bruce Hopkins, mate :)]

Marcel R. Bülles

Marcel R. Bülles is the author of, a specialist blog centering on worldwide Tolkien fandom, geekdom and research. He works as a freelance translator, journalist and writer and is the founder of the German Tolkien Society as well as a co-founder to RingCon, Europe's formerly biggest fantasy film convention. You can find him in cafés all over the world sipping an espresso blogging, writing, reading. At one point he was married to an extremely lovely French lady by the nickname of Sauron. Yes, that Sauron. He is also active with the International Tolkien Fellowship on Facebook and the Tolkien Folk on Instagram.