March 2016 / World Wide

Eddie the Eagle

The story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics.


In Details


The film details the inspiring exploits of Michael Edwards, better known as “Eddie the Eagle”, the most famous ski jumper in British history. The film's portrayal of Edwards' never-say-die approach to the sport, celebrates the human spirit and resilience in the face of extraordinary odds and challenges. Taron Egerton portrays Eddie the Eagle, and Hugh Jackman plays a ski jumping expert from Lake Placid who helps Eddie train for the Calgary Olympics.

Follow the cast and crew from the movie to the wonderful filming location of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the Bavarian Alps! This spectacular area was the setting for Calgary in the film.

Choose winter or summer. In the winter season, two days swooping majestically down the slopes will leave you feeling like Eddie himself! All of the skiing equipment is supplied so you can be on the piste straight away.

Summer brings a complete change in both scenery and activities. The Zugspitze Roundtrip is an unforgettable experience. The cogwheel train winds through the enchanting Bavarian forest, before entering a tunnel into the mountain. The ride continues to the Zugspitzplatt plateau 2,500 metres (820 feet) above sea level. It’s a glacier cable car to the summit for a breathtaking 360 degree panorama from the AlpspiX viewing platform!