Kaiser Wilhelm Höfe, Cologne

Imperial past

The ensemble of four buildings forms the Kaiser Wilhelm Höfe, an office quarter around the historic Allianz office location on Cologne’s Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring. After comprehensive modernization, the existing building from 1931 is once again a top address for high-quality office space.

Kaiser Wilhelm Höfe Facts

Kaiser Wilhelm Höfe
Project type:
Cologne; city centre; Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring, Gladbacher Straße, Spichernstraße, Herrmann-Becker-Straße
Plot size:
approx. 12,000 m²
approx. 40,000 m²
Parking slots:
approx. 340 Stück
Acquired in:
Q4 2014
1899-1900 (Spichernstraße 54-56), 1931-33 (Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring 31), 1994 (Gladbacher Straße 14), Q4 2018 (Kaiser Hof)
MSM Meyer Schmitz-Morkramer Rhein GmbH (Kaiser Hof), Karl Wach & Heinrich Roßkotten (Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring 31), Friedrich Carl Heimann (Spichernstraße 54-56), HPP (Gladbacher Straße 14)


Imperial past

Wilhelm I. took a first look at the Cologne Ring during a visit to the cathedral city in 1884 – the Prussian King and German Emperor gave his name to the building and Ringstrasse. Already in the Golden Twenties, the district around the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring developed into an important office district in Cologne. After the war, the Allianz building served as a provisional town hall and thus formed the administrative centre of Cologne – with Konrad Adenauer as Mayor.

The mixed ensemble

In addition to the directorate of the Allianz, the ensemble consists of the listed school building on Spichernstrasse, the administrative headquarters of the Berufsgenossenschaft on Gladbacher Strasse and the high-quality project development of the Kaiser Hof on Erftstrasse.

Varied bridge location

The atmosphere is characterized by the ambience of the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring on the one hand and the modern Media Park with the vibrant neighbourhood of the Belgian Quarter on the other. The location on the Cologne Rings is characterized by an excellent infrastructure: gastronomy, cultural and leisure facilities, public parks, as well as good transport connections to the city centre and the greater Cologne area. After completion of the Kaiser Hof, the ensemble will have about 340 parking spaces.