The Real Grand Budapest Hotel

Don’t get your hopes up, there isn’t a pink hotel with funicular going up to it hidden anywhere in the Alps. But there is an old department store in a small town on the German-Polish border, which looks strikingly similar to the one depicted in the movie. It looks similar because that’s where the movie was filmed.

Back in the summer of 2015, I went there. The drive was long, about 1,500 km (950 miles), but it was absolutely worth it. Here are some pictures

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The concierge desk
The amazing glass ceiling
The amazing glass ceiling
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Who’s shooting who?
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It’s actually quite large

The department store is called Kaufhaus Görlitz, and isn’t open to the public at the moment. But it’s currently undergoing renovations, and is set to open at some point in 2017.

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