Luftbild von Berlin-Mitte mit dem Stadtschloss, dem Gendarmenmarkt und dem Potsdamer Platz. Luftaufnahmen für Filmproduktion mit Drohne im Dezember 2020

Drone operator and pilot for film production in Berlin

Aerial footage in the hardest city to fly drones in Germany. Numerous embassies, national government buildings, autobahns, trainlines and federal waterways make drone flights in Berlin quite complicated.

We are here to help: as your aerial service provider in Berlin & surroundings.

Rent our drones for your photography-, video-, social media-, news-, tv- or movie production in Berlin, Brandenburg and the surrounding area! We provide drone services and can also fly your drones while you focus on your productions needs.

Inspire2 with X5s or X7 for rent incl. pilot & license.

We fly small and big drones. We offer h.264, h.265 or ProRes 422 / 4444 / CinemaDNG footage in 4K, 5.2K, 5,4K or even 6K.

We can fly as an operator and you can use our second remote for full and independant camera control. Best results are achieved with our pilot & camera operator unit of two. We have a lot of licenses to fly in the limited Berlin airspace. We can assist with applications for drone flights in Berlin and get your projects off the ground!

Aerial photography and drone services in the capital of Germany

We fly and you control the camera or focus on the target to be filmed. We will organize or assist you in aquiring all licenses required to fly drones in Berlin. Sit back and focus on your content.

We have national and EU drone pilot certifications and we have the new A1/A3 + A2 EU license & certain excemptions. Applications for special category flights are in progress.

This license availability helps us to fly short-term with great light for breathtaking productions.

Drone operator in Berlin, Potsdam and Brandenburg.

rent a drone pilot and aerial services in Berlin and the state of Brandenburg in Germany.
Drone for rent in Berlin: DJI Inspire2 with Pilot/Operator and multiple focal lengths for photo- and movie production

Please have your location of the drone flights ready for the call: this will be my first question.

Possible focal lengths for aerial cinematography

PRO

DJI Inspire2 or Mavic3

fixed focal lenses
15, 24, 34, 50, 75, 90mm

Zoom
28-84mm

HDMI Out possible.

Use our second remote to watch, define the shot or control the camera independantly of the drone.

BASIC

DJI Air2S / Phantom 4 Pro / Mavic 2 Pro /

23 / 24 / 28mm fixed focal length

HDMI Out possible.

FPV / thermal / photogrammetry

DJI FPV or Cinewhoop or RTK

4K

Pricing for rental & operator

PRO

Half day 4h
from 500,00 EUR with h.264/5

Full day 8h
from 900,00 EUR

4K incl. 2nd remote control

ProRes: +30%
5,2K: +30%
CinemaDNG: +50%
Backup or with camera operator: +75%

2x devices & pilots

BASIC

Half day 4h
from 425,00 EUR

Full day 8h
from 625,00 EUR

4K

360°: +30%
VR-Tour: +40%
5,4k: +20%

2x devices & pilots

FPV / thermal / photogrammetry

Half day 4h
upon request

Full day 8h
upon request

4K

Net prices for drone flight, drone operation and all drone-related work in Berlin & Brandenburg. Post-production required for optimal results.

Pro pricing applies for drone-related services such as piloting your own drones.

Flight license: some in stock and some need to be aquired: can assist and will apply: 80,00 EUR per hour for applications and communications.

In 2021: have Pre-EU exemptions on hand, that allow some flights outside of tight A1/A2/A3 restrictions until end of year. 2022 special category: see below.

Costs of travel: within Berlin autobahn-ring 40,00 EUR.

Everywhere else: 0,30 EUR / km

We do also work outside of Berlin/Brandenburg.


No drone rental without pilot.

Drone training 249,00 EUR


For correct offers, we will always need to know the exact location of your production.

Authorizations and licenses for flights

Authorizations for drone flights in Berlin are required at many locations throughout the city. There are nature reserves, restriced flight areas, airports, flight restrictions around government bodies and many other spots where drones cannot fly without authorization. We have licenses for multiple locations to start instantly. For locations where we do not posses authorization, we can apply all necessary documents for your production. We have authorization to fly in the following Areas of Berlin, Brandenburg, Potsdam and further federal states:

  • in the restricted ED-R 4 (Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin Wannsee, of concern for Potsdam Babelsberg)
  • in 2. & 3. NM of the restricted ED-R 146 (3 nautical miles / 6 km around the Bundestag)
  • groups of people up to 10m (depending on scenario)
  • federal highways up zu 10m incl. crossing in 50m
  • federal waterways like Spree or Havel up zu 10m incl. crossing in 50m
  • in the city up to 120m height
  • in the airport control zone up to 120m height
  • over some water- and forrest bodies up to 250m height

Costs for drone licenses or authorizations in Berlin

To fly a drone or multi copter in Berlin, the costs of the flight and models allowed to fly depend on the exact location of your desired production and range between 50 and 2.000 EUR. With new EU EASA drone laws in place, smaller drones (sub 900g) are allowed in more locations and bigger drones (2-4kg and bigger) require more paperwork.

How long does it take to aquire an autorization?

It takes between 5 days and 28 days to recieve flight authorization, depending on the location and the government authority who is granting the license. Nature reserves used to take the longest: up to 28 days.

Update Feb 2022: Drone flights in the special category of the new EU-Drone laws happening in Berlin/Brandenburg are now handled by the federal aviation agency: Luftfahrtbundesamt and NOT the gemeinsame obere Luftfahrtbehörde Berlin-Brandenburg anymore. Due to new complicated processes and the complexity of applications, plan with 8-12 weeks of authorization times. We are in the process of getting new exemptions up and running as quickly as possible.

Drone panorama of the Glienicke bridge of spies between Berlin and Potsdam, crossing the havel river.
Aerial photo of the Glienicke bridge of spies between Berlin & Potsdam. movie production with drone in september 2020

Aerial stock footage of Berlin

With each flight, our stock footage archive is growing. We have footage of:

  • Stadtschloss & Humboldt Forum
  • Brandenburg gate
  • Gendarmenmarkt
  • Berlin Dome
  • Rotes (Red) Rathaus
  • Alexanderplatz inkl. church and TV Tower
  • Charlottenhof
  • Zoologischer Garten
  • Lichtenberg
  • Pfaueninsel
  • Neukölln
  • legal aerial footage of all Berlin Airports (Schönefeld / BER / TEGEL / Tempelhof)
  • surroundings such as Spreewald or Potsdam
  • Steglitz

Usage for news content and commercial licensing available. If your desired motive is not on this list, we are happy to dig deeper in our archive or produce new footage.

Q&A about rental copters and operators

Who is this drone rental Berlin offer for?

We are offering our drone services to filmmakers, producers, advertising, videographers, photographers or all businesses interested in aerial footage of Berlin, Potsdam and the state of Brandenburg.

Can we contact you in english or other languages?

Absolutely. We are fluent in english and will do our best to work with french or italian speaking productions. Get in touch via phone 00491621339451 or (prefered) email with your plans, questions or specific locations to fly at.

What are you offering?

A drone with experienced operator/pilots, a license that covers flights in many parts of Berlin and the data transfer of all files. As an option: a team of a drone and a camera operator.

Can we contact you for drone-related work apart from film & photo?

Absolutely! We do drone consultations and offer many types of drone related work. It all starts with your email to studio@reinhardtundsommer.de which includes a time-frame, a desired flight location and your questions regarding our services.

How big is your team

We have 3 pilots & operators and a fleet of about 10 drones to cater all small and medium production needs. We have a network of operators and video producers to support big productions as well.

Which focal lengths can be flown with?

We can fly with the 35mm equivalents of 15, 22, 24, 34, 50, 75, 90mm fixed and 28-84mm zoom.

Which film codecs do you use?

4K h.264, h.265. 4K / 5,2K ProRes 422, 4444 or CinemaDNG with 6K.

Which camera and lenses do you typically use?

X5s with f/1.8 – f/2.8 15-90mm and X7 with f/2.8 16-50mm lenses.

How can i decide on the flight or control the frame?

The second remote control for our inspire2 drone can be used to follow the flight, transfer the image via HDMI or operate the drones camera by the client or the DoP.

How can the production be secured?

By the use of multiple drones, cameras and pilots and lots of flight hours of experience.

Which special drone flight licenses do you have in 2021?

We are free to fly in the ED-R 4 flight limitation area Wannsee (relevant for Potsdam-Babelsberg) and can fly in certain parts of the ED-R 146 around the Bundestag federal government body with certain limitations. We use further excemptions to make drone flights near the Berlin city center possible.

How quickly can you fly in Berlin or Brandenburg/Potsdam?

With our license exemptions we can sometimes fly within 24 hours or less.

How will i recieve the footage?

Depending on the job and desired deliverables: raw footage on site and edited footage upon individual agreements. Usage rights transfer with full payment of our rates.

How long does a typical license request take to be approved?

This fully depends on the site or your production and can differ by the meter. Depending on the authority granting the license, it may take 1-12 weeks with costs between 100-900 EUR.

Can you film or take drone photos of real estate in Berlin?

Absolutly. Have a look at our real estate drone photography. With ultra-wide lenses, we can operate in the tight streets of downtown Berlin. Please send the exact address to check if further licenses are required at your desired location.

Do you offer drone workshops or educational services?

Absolutely: We offer workshops for private individuals as well as businesses. Send us your request and we are happy to help.

Can you fly drones at Bundestag or Brandenburg Gate in Berlin?

Not without a very special autorization. There is an absolute no-fly zone area called ED-R 146 with a radius of 3 nautical miles (6 kilometers) around the Bundestag.

To fly drones within that area of Berlin, special exemptions are needed. Sony Center, Potsdamer Platz, Museumsinsel, Leipziger Platz, Stadtschloss and many embassies are within the inner zone in which uav-flights are almost impossible unless there is an official task by the city of Berlin, Senate of Berlin or Parliament/Political parties in Berlin.

Talk to us about your specific needs and we can tell you what steps are necessary to recieve your desired footage.

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