Above: Hotel Börse in Görlitz, Germany. Below: The Grand Budapest Hotel.
To create the Eastern European feel of Zubrowka, Anderson headed to Görlitz, the easternmost town in Germany and no stranger to the big screen. It has also been used as the backdrop in Inglorious Bastards and The Book Thief.
The cast and crew checked into the real Hotel Börse in Untermarkt while turning the once glamorous Görlitzer Warenhaus department store building into the Grand Budapest Hotel for the movie. (via)