Twelve days to go (13 for fans in India) until the final battle for the Iron Throne begins. Everyone who has revered and loved the fantasy magnum opus that Game of Thrones is (and that’s everyone who’s ever seen the show, be it early birds who caught the first season when it aired in 2011 or those who joined the party late and binged on all seven seasons within a fortnight) is gearing up for the final season with a trip down memory lane in their own way. Think re-watching all the seasons before season 8 premieres, coaxing spouses, best friends and siblings to get on the bandwagon, sourcing GoT inspired memorabilia and revisiting the pages of George RR Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice.

We thought of stirring up the nostalgia just a notch higher with these real Game of Thrones filming locations snapped and screenframed by Germany-based travel blogger, and clearly, a hardcore GoT fan, Andrea David. Based out of Hamburg, Andrea has spent the past three years travelling to different Game of Thrones filming locations, among others, and walked the same alleys in Croatia, Dubrovnik, Northern Ireland Andrea, Malta where Arya Stark, Jon Snow, Tyrion Lannister, Cersei, and Daenerys grew into characters we love, hate, admire and despise.

Scroll through these real Game of Thrones filming locations and relive some of your favourite moments from the show. Our treat!

The Dragonstone, Filming Location Playa de Itzurun in Basque Country, Spain

Beyond The Wall, Filming Location in Iceland

Sansa with Willas Tyrell in King’s Landing, Filming Location Trsteno Arboretum, Croatia

Daenerys and Khal Drogo’s Wedding, Filming Location the Island of Gozo in Malta

The Oddly Shaped Rocks of Dragonstone, Filming Location Basque Country

Ser Jorah Mormont Returns to the Fold, Filming Location  Itzurun Beach, Zumaia

Where Dragon Queen and Jon Snow First Bond, Filming Location San Juan de Gaztelugatxein the Basque Country

Tyrion and Ser Davos Sneaking into King’s Landing, Filming Location Playa De Muriola, Spain

Jon Snow Arrives at Dragonstone, Filming Location Playa De Itzurun, Zumaia

Daenerys Rescuing Her Baby Dragons from the House of the Undying, Filming Location Dubrovnik, Croatia

The Purple Wedding, Filming Location Park Gradac, Dubrovnik

Tyrion in King’s Landing, Filming Location Ulica od Rupa, Dubrovnik

Shame, Shame, Shame! Filming Location Dubrovnik, Croatia

Arya Escapes Death Yet Again, Filming Location Carnlogh, Northern Ireland

Before Arya Flee King’s Landing. Filming Location Girona, Spain

The King in the North, Albeit Briefly. Filming Location  Northern Ireland

Not just Game of Thrones filming locations, Andrea has discovered shooting locales of over 400 TV shows and films so far. Harry Potter, Gilmore Girls, The Notebook, Forrest Gump, The Affair were among the few I spotted. Check out her Instagram page for more.

Author

A journalist by profession, a freelance writer by choice. When not writing, she likes to spend her time in company of books and food or hitting the road to explore new places, besides juggling roles as an army wife and mommy.