5. The Chalhulm Conservatory

Esty playing piano at the Chalhulm-Conservatory filmed at theStaatliche Institut für Musikforschung in BerlinPhoto: Anika Molnar/Netflix

After Esty arrives in Berlin and wanders around a bit, she visits a coffee shop. There she meets Robert (played by Aaron Altaras), a German music conservatory student. Esty offers to help him carry a tray of coffees to his friends, who are students at the fictional “Chalhulm Conservatory” in Berlin. In real-life, the conservatory scenes are filmed at the Musikinstrumenten-Museum Berlin (Music Instrument Museum) which is located within the Stadliches Institut für Musikforschung (The State Institute for Music Research). The institute is the largest non-university research center for musicology in Germany. There is a museum, library and research institute.

The Musikinstrumenten-Museum Berlin posted about the filming of Unorthodox shortly after the series released in 2020 with some photos of the set. The museum wrote on Facebook, “the filming took place last year in Berlin, among other things in our house. The photos show a scene design from the film, two snaps we took while filming in front of the museum and institute.”