Bank and department store Obernstrasse 2–12

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Obernstrasse 2 to 12
Obernstrasse at the corner of Hakenstrasse
Figures above the former portal

The bank and department store Obernstrasse 2–12 in Bremen is located in the Mitte district, Altstadt, Obernstrasse No. 2 to 12. In the building of the former J. F. Schröder KGaA bank there is now a branch of the Hamburg clothing chain Peek & Cloppenburg . Since 2000, the building stands as Bremer monument under Bremer listed .


Banking house

The four-storey building between Obernstrasse, Hakenstrasse 4, Kleine Waagestrasse 1 and Langenstrasse  3/5 was built from 1917 to 1922 according to plans by the Bremen architects Friedrich Wellermann and Paul Frölich . In the construction period between the wars, many elements of historicism are still visible, especially the two baroque three-storey gables. A central portal to Obernstrasse - above which three sandstone figures emphasized the entrance - divided the basement with two by six arched windows. The red stone-faced building served as the headquarters of the Schröder Bank until 1931. It had to close in 1931 as the house bank of the entrepreneur Georg Carl Lahusen , co-owner of the North German wool combing & worsted spinning mill ("North Wool"), despite support measures from the Bremen Senate. This restructured the institute and continued it as Norddeutsche Creditbank AG .

From 1931 to 1973 the Norddeutsche Kreditbank was in the bank building . In 1973, after the merger with Allgemeine Deutsche Credit-Anstalt, the new ADCA-Bank AG took over the building and set up its north German headquarters here. From 1990 the Bremen Stock Exchange was housed here.

Department store

From 2000 to 2003, the very extensive conversion into a department store for Peek & Cloppenburg took place according to plans by Manfred Schomers and Rainer Schürmann. The ground floor level has been lowered to the level of the sidewalk. The inside of the building was completely gutted. The facades on Obernstrasse and Hakenstrasse have been preserved on the three upper floors and by the two gables .

The basement underwent considerable changes: the previous twelve round-arched windows became six angular shop windows that now lead to the pavement level. The entrance portal to the bank gave way to a modern, functional department store entrance. The seven individual glass canopies now divide the ground floor horizontally. Architectural elements complement the historicizing structures very sensibly. Around 6000 m² of space is sold on four floors.


Individual evidence

  1. Monument database of the LfD Bremen
  2. Weser-Kurier of July 2, 2005, page 19: "Unloved Daughter"
  3. ^ Nils Aschenbeck: Bremen 1860–1945 · A photographic foray . Edition Temmen, Bremen 1996, ISBN 3-86108-286-1 , p. 37

Coordinates: 53 ° 4 ′ 35.1 ″  N , 8 ° 48 ′ 22.5 ″  E