This is a building with a long and troubled history.
It was built in the early 1900s in late historicism style and renovated after the Second World War in the opposite style: popular architecture (also known as “New Objectivity“).
This building was a sanatorium, a hospital (under Nazism), and finally a hotel.
Kafka stayed here during the last years of his life, he was then moved to another sanatorium where he later died.
The hotel was closed in 2002.