Anderson shot the Grand Budapest Hotel's lobby scenes in a German department store.hide caption
The Grand Budapest Hotel takes place in the fictional European country of Zobrowka on the eve of war. Anderson shot much of the film in Germany, drawing inspiration from the surrounding landscape.
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