Cluj-Napoca Hintz House, Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca Hintz House, Cluj-Napoca

The Mauksch–Hintz House is a historic building in Clug-Napoca's main square; it housed the first pharmacy in the city. The classicist façade dates back to the 1820s. However, the ground-floor and the basement were built in the Renaissance era. A fresco from 1752 in the former office tells about the history of the pharmacy in the Hungarian language. Cluj's first pharmacy was opened in the building in Main Square (today Piaţa Unirii) in 1573 and was operated by the government. In 1727 it was sold to its first private owner, Alexander Schwartz, and then to Tobias Mauksch in 1752. In 1851 it was inherited by the (Transylvanian Saxon) Hintz family and was renamed "Saint George's Pharmacy" (La Sfântul Gheorghe). After the establishment of Communist Romania, the entire building was nationalized and the pharmacy was closed. The descendants of the once-wealthy Hintz family migrated to West Germany in the 1970s.
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Sight Name: Cluj-Napoca Hintz House
Sight Location: Cluj-Napoca, Romania (See walking tours in Cluj-Napoca)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Travel Distance: 1.4 Km or 0.9 Miles
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