Gorlitz: The Home of The Grand Budapest Hotel

The German town of Gorlitz was one of the primary film locations of Wes Anderson’s THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL. It is here where the interior of the Grand Budapest itself was filmed.

Back in the summer of 2015 I journeyed to the Gorlitz, situated to the south of Dresden and right on the Germany-Poland border. Wes Anderson filmed his magnificent comedy The Grand Budapest Hotel in this charming little town.

The town itself is beautiful and you get a real sense that you are back in the 1910s. The cobbled roads, the preserved medieval churches and buildings, and the unique architecture of the town makes it feel otherworldly.

To make this trip even more spectacular, I was lucky enough to enter the disused department store that would serve as the lobby of the prestigious Grand Budapest.

“It was an enchanting old ruin. But I never managed to see it again”, the final lines of The Grand Budapest Hotel.

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