New Zealand Embassy Berlin, Germany

Die Welt profiles Hobbiton

On 31 July the German daily newspaper Die Welt published a feature article about the Matamata farm used as the set for Hobbiton in the film trilogy The Lord of the Rings. The farm, with its picturesque rolling hills and concrete hobbit holes, has become a leading tourist attraction and is now set to appear in the film version of The Hobbit. For the text of the article visit

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