The home of the wealthy Wenckheim family, a jewellery box in the Palace Quarter of Budapest, the central building of the Budapest Metropolitan Library and an absolutely popular filming location: the Wenckheim Palace.

The palace is from 1889 and was built in Neo-Baroque style for the family of count Frigyes Wenckheim and his wife Krisztina Wenckheim (yes, they were first cousins). Count Wenckheim was a rich landowner and Member of the Parliament. The building has always been considered one of the most beautiful palaces of the 8th district of Budapest. Its dance hall is beautifully ornate and spacious, it could – and probably did – accommodate 500 guests at a time. The Wenckheim family was famous for their elegant and magnificent receptions and balls, even Emperor Franz Joseph was one of the illustrious guests.

The central building of the Budapest Metropolitan Library opened here in 1931 and it soon became a popular place for students, researchers and academics spending long hours in the historical halls.

Many Hollywood movies were also filmed in the Wenckheim Palace, including “𝑹𝒆𝒅 π‘Ίπ’‘π’‚π’“π’“π’π’˜”, “𝑻𝒉𝒆 π‘¨π’π’Šπ’†π’π’Šπ’”π’•”, “π‘Ίπ’‘π’š” and “𝑻𝒉𝒆 π‘·π’‰π’‚π’π’•π’π’Ž 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑢𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒂”.