The Grand Budapest Hotel: Fun Facts

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Just a quick share. Some interesting factoids about Wes Anderson’s upcoming flick The Grand Budapest Hotel, courtesy of the Travel Channel’s blog, The Traveling Type.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

  • Despite its name, neither the setting for the story within the movie nor the filming location are in Budapest (or Hungary for that matter.)
  • Filming was done in Germany, in Berlin and a city called Görlitz.
  • According to Wes Anderson, the hotel in the movie was however inspired by the Grandhotel Pupp (great name) in Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic and the Hotel Gellert in Budapest.

I wonder how many people will still visit Budapest and actually look for “The Grand Budapest Hotel”?

In any case this should inspire Wes Anderson fanatics to visit both the filming locations and the hotels the movie was inspired by. (The main reason I visited Jiufen, Taiwan a few years ago was that it was one of the places that inspired the Hayao Miyazaki animation, Spirited Away.) I’d like to do a more in-depth post in the near future about movie-tourism, but that’s all for now.

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