Jewel on the Inner Alster Lake
Listed since 1944 under national heritage laws, the home of the Übersee Club could hardly be more attractive. Construction of the Amsinck House began in 1831 at 19 Neuer Jungfernstieg in Hamburg. Gottlieb Jenisch, a member of a large, renowned family of nineteenth-century Hamburg merchants, commissioned the building which took two years to complete. The plans were produced and realised by a young architect from Altona named Franz-Gustav Forsmann.
The Jenisch Room of the former residential and commercial building in Hamburg's top location still testifies to its first owner.
After World War I, the villa was purchased by an insurance company which was subsequently acquired by 'Nordstern-Versicherung' (now Axa).