- 7 Jan 2021 10:18 AM
- Hungary Around the Clock
The popular low-key pub, called Wichmann, operated between 1986 and 2019.
The first German-suited playing cards, known as magyar kártya in Hungary, were designed in a print shop in this building in 1836.
In addition, a samizdat editorial office operated on the upper floor in the last years of communist rule.
The opposition-led district council said that authority for issuing construction and demolition permits was transferred by law to the Budapest Government Office on March 1, 2020. The government office has no duty to inform the local government about these permits.
According to the blog, the government office approved the general plan of the hotel on July 15, 2020.
MTI Photo of Tamás Wichmann: Gyula Czimbal