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May The 4th Be with You - Explore the Star Wars Locations!

Will the Star Wars fever ever stop? Not in our house anyway, and especially not for May 4th! We love the movies, so today, we want to take you on a trip to some of our favorite filming locations from the saga!

Get ready for some breathtaking locations that should undeniably be on everyone's bucket list - not just those of Star Wars fans.

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1. Planet Ahch-To — Skellig Michael Island, Ireland

We are starting at the very end of the saga with an extraordinary island that appears in the last Star Wars movies: the planet Ahch-To, known to be the birthplace of the Jedi Order.

The real-life location is the island of Skellig Michael, 12km off the Irish coast of Kerry, which is home to ancient monastic sites dating back to the 7th century. You must book a guided tour (by boat) in advance, which goes around the island or takes you directly there.

2. Planet Tatooine — Tunisia

Tatooine is one of the most iconic planet of Star Wars and has appeared in many of the movies.

The birthplace of Anakin Skywalker is located in the south of Tunisia, near Djerba, in the town of Onk Jemal. The small houses that were part of the Star Wars saga are still there, lying in the desert. It is possible to book visits to the Star Wars Village of Tatooine.

3. Planet Naboo — Lake Como, Italy

In Episode II, Padmé and Anakin hide together on Padmé's home planet of Naboo. They spend a lot of time together in this heavenly place and even end up getting married in secret.

The location for the romantic wedding is in Italy, right on the shores of Lake Como, on the terrace of Villa del Balbaniello. The garden and its surroundings have also been used as a landscape of the planet Naboo. The villa is open to the public and can be visited every day.

4. Kashyyyk — Guilin, China

Do you remember the name of Chewbacca and the other Wookies' home planet? "Kashyyyk" real-life location is in Guillin, a southern city in China.

Karst mountains, idyllic parks, caves, and pagodas make the region a must-see place straight out of a fairy tale.

In Episode 3, the infamous battle for Kashyyk also takes place here.

5. Jedha — Wadi Rum Desert, Jordan

George Lucas loves deserts. Like the red desert of Wadi Rum in Jordan, which served as a filming location for the planet Jedha. This planet plays a key role during "Rogue One" as the testing place for the Empire's super weapon.

Wadi Rum is accessible by car or bus from Aqaba, and you can even stay in the desert camps with the Bedouins or even directly under the stars.

6. Hoth — Hardangerjøkule Glacier, Norway

Extremes are typical of Star Wars planets. The ice planet Hoth from Episode V was filmed in Norway, more precisely, on the Hardangerjøkulen glacier.

The glacier is located about 200km from Oslo. For those looking for extreme adventures, you can climb and hike this glacier!

7. The Battle on Planet Mustafar — Mount Etna, Italy

Who can forget the most iconic moment in all the movies, the battle between Obi-Wan and Anakin Skywalker at the end of Episode III on planet Mustafar?

Mount Etna, in Sicily, serves as the background for this sequence, which was filmed during the volcano eruption in 2002, and yes, the lava was real.

8. Planet Endor — Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park, USA

We end our list with the home planet of one of our favorite characters in all the Star Wars movies, the Ewoks.

You can visit the home of our furry friends in California's Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park, a pilgrimage site for any Star Wars fan.

What did we awaken with this article? The desire to watch Star Wars or the desire to travel? Either way: May the force be with you!

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