The Karstadt at the main station is to be rebuilt.
The Austrian billionaire René Benko had the plans presented to the city council groups.
One is quite impressed in the town hall.
Munich - These are interesting prospects: The
Karstadt at the main train station
is to be rebuilt - a small shopping center is being built.
Now the investor has presented to the parliamentary groups in the city council what the new building should look like.
It is planned that the new building will be divided into two parts - so far, the parts of the building at the main station and at the Stachus have been connected to each other via a passage.
Between Bahnhofsplatz and Luitpoldstraße, a
Karstadt branch is
in the future on the ground floor
- although it is much smaller than the original one, which extends over several floors in both parts of the building.
Restaurants and shops are planned on the other floors.
Shops and restaurants are planned on the ground floor in the area that extends to the Königshof, i.e. in the direction of Stachus.
The rooms above could be used as offices.
Munich: New Kaufpalast with a filigree design, smaller shops and office space
A glass passage will connect Prielmayerstrasse and Schützenstrasse.
Overall, the new building should be more filigree, more attractive, for example through floor-length windows with a golden border.
The investor and builder is the Austrian company Signa of the billionaire René Benko.
The 43-year-old Austrian is not only
one of the largest real estate entrepreneurs in Europe
, he is also the owner of the
He has owned the Karstadt building at the main train station since 2017.
He is also the owner of the Alte Akademie and the Kaut-Bullinger-Haus.
He also runs the Kaufhof on Marienplatz - but Benko is only a tenant here.
Construction on the building at the main train station is planned to start in 2024, and completion is scheduled for a year later.
As reported, the
chain Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof
announced the closure of 62 of the 172 department stores in Germany in mid-June as part of its redevelopment plans.
In Munich, the Galeria house at Stachus and the Karstadt branches at Nordbad and in the OEZ should close.
The house on Stachus could be saved at the last minute - at least until 2022, because the landlord waived a large part, namely 90 percent of his rent.
Karstadt Sports on Neuhauser Strasse is also closed.
This leaves six branches of the group in Munich *: The inner-city branches at Marienplatz, Stachus and the houses at Rotkreuzplatz, Münchner Freiheit and Kaufhof in OEZ.
And the house at the main train station - only soon in a slimmed-down form.
Munich: Karstadt and other shops in a huge Kaufpalast - town hall politicians convinced
In Munich's town hall, people are generally happy about the
new building plans between Stachus and the main train station
CSU boss Manuel Pretzl said on request: “I am pleased that something is moving.
This area has been neglected, to say the least.
I think the approaches are good, now you have to discuss with the population. "
Greens parliamentary leader Anna Hanusch is also convinced of the basic idea of using the area in smaller parts.
In addition, she praises the intended passage "We also welcome the higher permeability."
SPD parliamentary group leader Christian Müller explains to our newspaper that the north side of the department store on Prielmayerstraße has so far been more of a "non-location".
“The investor wants to expose the listed area.
And we think it's good if the previous lock is broken. "
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