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The real hotels that inspired ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

Wes Anderson's latest movie is a visually striking exploration of a bygone era. Take a look at some scenes from the film, inspired by actual European locations.

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'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

The colorful hotel in the movie sadly is not real but there are many European hotels that served as inspiration.

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Grandhotel Pupp

Production designer Adam Stockhausen cites the Grandhotel Pupp of Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic as a primary inspiration for the film's fictional hotel.

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Grandrestaurant Pupp

Hotel guests can not miss a dining experience at the Grandrestaurant.

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At your service, from 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Owen Wilson as “M. Chuck” welcomes guests into the luxurious interior.

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'Hotel Aldon'

The modern interior of the Hotel Aldon in Berlin, another inspiration for the film.

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A baker hard at work

Tony Revolori as “Zero” and Saoirse Ronan as “Agatha” perfect mini pastries in 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

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Going up.

Ralph Fiennes as "M. Gustave" escorts Tilda Swinton as "Madame D." in the colorful hotel elevator.

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Dressed to please at The Savoy

The top hat and tails the doormen wear at The Savoy in London are not too far from the look employed by Ralph Fiennes, the concierge, in the film.

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St. Pancras hotel staircase

Formerly the 1873-built Midland Grand Hotel, St. Pancras served as another inspiration for the hotel spaces featured in 'The Grand Budapest Hotel.'

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Up in arms.

Adrien Brody as “Dmitri,” confronts Ralph Fiennes as “M Gustave.”

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Officer Henkels

Edward Norton plays“Henckels," an officer on a mission in 'The Grand Budapest Hotel.'

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The Grand Ballroom at the new Waldorf Astoria

One American hotel, the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, served as an inspiration for the film. But it was original location at Fifth Avenue which sadly no longer exists, not the current Park Avenue structure. 

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An all star cast.

Willem Dafoe as “Jopling” and Adrien Brody as “Dmitri” form a sinister pair in 'The Grand Budapest Hotel.'

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The real hotels that inspired ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

Wes Anderson's latest movie is a visually striking exploration of a bygone era. Take a look at some scenes from the film, inspired by actual European locations.

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