Haller Haus, Hamburg
Commerzbank is one of the most beautiful bank buildings that architect Martin Haller bequeathed to his native city – today the Bankpalast is being modernized with great attention to detail for the banking of tomorrow.
Haller Haus Facts
HALLER HAUS IN DETAIL
Entrance to the staircase
The magnificent two-storey Kassensaal in the centre of the building is a manifestation of the imperial era. In future, employees and customers will be able to access the Kassensaal with the adjacent office and conference areas through a ground-level main portal via a generous flight of stairs.
In 1899, when it was built, people still shook their heads at how a bank building could be built so far away from the stock exchange. But Martin Haller’s initiative for the Dresdner Bank led to the building of a branch on the prestigious Binnenalster. Compared to the ostentatious overstatement of the neighbouring Hof-Hotel in Hamburg, the building is being constructed with a noble reserve. From a distance, it even adapted to the cornice lines of the new town hall without wanting to outdo it – after all, he was its architect.
Central in the Alsterfoyer
The Haller Haus is located directly in the vestibule to the Alster. It gives Hamburg its special personality and the unmistakable face of Hamburg city centre – and one of the reasons why the Hanseatic city is also called “the most beautiful city in the world”. 86 million day-visitors and 12 million overnight-stays per year speak for themselves.