Within the inner city of Hamburg, Versmannhaus was built between 1910 and 1912 as an elegant office building with shops, a restaurant and a cafe.
It was built at the same time as the main shopping street of Hamburg (Möckenbergstrasse). It’s named after Johannes Versmann who was the Mayor of the city between 1887 and 1899.
Versmannhaus was built in neo-renaissance style, but sadly we can’t see the original form, because it was heavily bombed during the world wars.
It was rebuilt in 1987, combining a variety of facades and is now protected for its cultural and historical significance