Art Deco Facade - Jugendstil
Michaelsen Palais - Built between 1903 and 1904 - it is considered one of the most representative structures of Jugendstil - a german streek of Art Nouveau. Aside from lavish floral and mythical ornaments, one can also find the patriotic ones, reflecting the climate of the period (for an example a relief of Otto von Bismarck). Decorations also allude to medieval times, bringing to mind the mythical times of Germany’s beginnings, according to Gründerzeit (founding times) style.During the II World War the building was severly destroyed
It was thoroughly renovated between 1994 and 1996, and then again in 2001 to reflect it’s original look.