Hardly any building in Hamburg could be more Hanseatic than the Übersee Club. The objective of the club, founded in 1922, is to foster Hamburg’s status in the world through a central meeting venue that attracts outstanding minds from the worlds of commerce, politics, culture and academia. Since 1970, the Übersee Club has been housed in the Amsinck Haus on the Neuen Jungfernstieg avenue. Commissioned by Gottlieb Jenisch in 1831 and founded on plans by the Altona-based architect Franz-Gustav Forsmann, the building is one of the city’s most beautiful edifices and not simply because of its exclusive location on the Inner Alster lake. Behind the lovely, white facade lie magnificent rooms, which thanks to extensive renovation work and generous donations, are resplendent in history.
Festive rooms for conferences and banquets
The 60-square metre “Ceremonial Hall” with its opulent stucco and finely carved door finials still bear witness to many characteristics of the building’s earliest days. The 4.50 metre high room, which is flooded with daylight, can be used for conferences (theatre seating for up to 90 people), meetings or banquets with up to 52 guests. The “Red Salon” and the “Jenisch Room”, each 26 and 28 square meters in size, offer stylish, intimate spaces for business consultations and events. The Übersee Club’s elegant hall, where members and their guests like to meet for aperitifs before lunch, can also be reserved for receptions (2,000 people), lectures (100 people) and other celebrations. The special interior decorations of the generous 160-square metre hall also include paintings from the Jenisch Collection.
Two wonderful restaurants, the Alster Room I and II, can be found in the former salons of the grand merchant house. Since 1952, the Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg has served exquisite lunch menus and select wines to members of the club there. The restaurants, each 36 square metres in size, look right onto the Inner Alster and can also be booked for events. Of course the club has a bar with wonderful wooden panelling and leather armchairs that reflect the Hanseatic love of English lifestyle.
Best hotel event location
Enquiries about renting the rooms can be made through the Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg. The five-star hotel offers a total of 13 historic rooms for events with up to 1,200 people and was honored with Germany’s best location award in the Hotel Event Location 2015.