This year’s oscar nominated movies have pleasantly surprised us with their film sets.
Sure, some of them have used quite a bit of green screen, but that’s understandable.But the original locations for where these movies were set in are pretty awesome. We’ve looked over some of the most interesting and picturesque locations and decided to compose them into a list for easy access. Movie buffs – rejoice! Now you easily pick a movie location for your vacation.
1. The Grand Budapest Hotel: Palace Bristol, Karlovy Vary
If you wish to experience the whimsical fairytale-like settings of The Grand Budapest Hotel Palace Bristol in Czech Republic is the place to go. The pastel-pink colour of the hotel is what caught the attention of the director and he was then further influenced by the architecture and settings of a few other hotels. Palace Bristol is a wonderful place for a vacation, not only do you get to feel like you’re in a Wes Anderson movie, but you can also get the most amazing and relaxing spa treatment there. This hotel is situated in Karlovy Vary, which is a very famous spa resort in Czech Republic, which means that you’re guaranteed a relaxing, stress free vacation. Another thing worth mentioning is that Palace Bristol often has discounts depending on how long you’re staying at the hotel and occasionally they will throw in a free day.
2. Selma: the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama
For those who’ve seen Selma and have been inspired by the movie, the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Alabama might be worth a visit. If you want to perhaps re-live or just visit a place that was an important landmark in history this is definitely a location to consider. This bridge isn’t just a film location, it’s a National Historical Landmark. This is where the conflict of Bloody SUnday happened. Yes, perhaps it’s not the happiest landmark, as it’s still named after Edmund Winston Pettus who was a U.S. Senator from Alabama and a Grand Dragon of the Alabama Ku Klux Klan. But this is history and no matter how awful and sad it was we should still remember it, not to repeat the same mistakes again.There’s two ways of seeing this – a sad reminder of a horrible time in the past, or a point from which things started to change. We’ve come far since that time, but we still have a long way to go, and the Edmund Pettus Bridge serves as a reminder for that.
3. Into the Woods: Marburg, Germany, a stop near Fairy-Tale Road
Into the Woods is a fantastic movie, but as we know it’s based on fairy tales, so it’s set in a make-believe fairy land that we can only imagine. You’d think you can’t actually visit a fairy-tale, but you’d be wrong. In Germany, there’s a Fairy-Tale Road that stretches over the countryside and all Grimm’s Brothers fans are welcome to go on that road and see where it takes them. Maybe it’ll just be a road trip or maybe you’ll see something magical. For example there’s a castle in Marburg that is delightfully grimm, pun intended.
4. Wild: 2,650 miles long trail which stretches from the Mexican to Canadian borderThere’s no arguing about the fact that Wild is an inspiring movie and the story of Cheryl Strayed (portrayed by Reese Witherspoon) is definitely very appealing and thought provoking. What we’d like to concentrate on is the beautiful sights and locations on the trail that Cheryl Strayed took. However one doesn’t need to go on an incredibly long hike and walk more than a 1000 miles to see all that. For those who want to see these gorgeous sighs with their own eyes and experience the beauty of nature this trail from the Mexican to the Canadian boarder is always available. Summer would probably be the best time to go. Beware that in the southern part of the trail, summer months might be too hot for hiking, so perhaps opt for spring.