Where All The Wes Anderson Movies Wes Filmed | Lifestyles
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Anderson filmed much of “The Grand Budapest Hotel” in the eastern German town of Görlitz. The scenographers transformed an abandoned department store from 1913 in Görlitz, called the Gorlitzer Warenhaus, in the hotel lobby. The department store floor served as the film’s production office.
The Grandhotel Pupp in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, and the Hotel Adlon in Berlin served as inspiration for the exterior of the hotel, although the exterior was a model. The crew staged the hotel baths in a former bathhouse in Görlitz, and many sets – including the hotel restaurant, trophy room and armor room – were built in the the city’s former town hall, the Stadthalle.
Mendl’s, the luxuriously tiled bakery in the film, was shot in a 19th-century dairy still in operation in Dresden, Germany, called Dresdner Molkerei Gebrüder Pfund. The exterior of the bakery, like the hall, was another showcase of Görlitz. The city’s well-preserved and distinctively European architecture has also made it popular among other filmmakers. Quentin Tarentino’s “Inglourious Basterds”, “The Reader” and “The Book Thief” all used Görlitz as a backdrop.