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An architectural jewel

The opening of the largest Wempe branch worldwide in the historic Maximilian Arcades on February 23, 2017, was celebrated at a glamorous event.

Interior view of the Wempe branch Munich Maximilianarkaden

Munich, February 23, 2017 – In the elegant setting of the historic Maximilian Arcades in Munich, the grand opening of the spectacular new Wempe branch was celebrated by an array of stars including Manuel Neuer, Hannah Herzsprung, and Marie Bäumer as well as 500 invited guests.
The Lord Mayor of Munich, Dieter Reiter (left) with his wife Petra Reiter (middle) and the branch’s General Manager Dietmar Schülein (right).
Actor Nik Xhelilaj (left), known for playing the leading role in the 2016 three-part remake of Winnetou, with General Manager Dietmar Schülein (right).

General Manager Dietmar Schülein and his team also welcomed many journalists, as well as popular bloggers such as Caro Daur, Viky & the Kid, and Style Shiver. At the evening event, the guests took advantage of the opportunity to stroll through the spacious premises for the first time while enjoying champagne, cocktails, and lounge music presided over by the popular New York DJane Lola Langusta.

Kim-Eva Wempe (left) with General Manager Dietmar Schülein (middle) and actress Marie Bäumer (right).
Caro Daur – one of Germany’s most successful fashion bloggers.
Kim-Eva Wempe (left) with four-time Word’s Best Goalkeeper and founder of the "Manuel Neuer Kids Foundation", Manuel Neuer (right).
The actresses Marie Bäumer (left) and Hannah Herzsprung (right).
After a 12-month construction period, the spectacular new Wempe branch at Maximilianstrasse 6, opposite the Bayerische Staatsoper, is now completed. The Hamburg-based architects Anna Nicolas and Jessica Klatten have created a fascinating building that rises up from the foundations of the former Münzgarten. A finely sculptured staircase forms its center, links the three floors, and invites visitors to explore the building and the fascinating connections between the site’s rich history and the branch’s decidedly modern elements.
Guests of the Grand Opening
Guests of the Grand Opening
Guests of the Grand Opening
Guests of the Grand Opening

Exciting and exclusive

On a total of 1,349 square meters of retail space, Wempe offers 24 brands of the finest German and Swiss watch manufactures. For some of these brands, Wempe is the exclusive retailer in Germany. The second floor houses the Rolex Boutique, the Patek Philippe Corner, the brand world of Jaeger-LeCoultre, and the Espace Cartier. The restored vaulted passage underneath the arcades is the setting of Wempe’s presentation of its selection of clocks and watch winders. Eleven discreetly elegant retail centers distributed throughout all the floors offer customers the opportunity to choose items from the exquisite range of watches and the unique selection of jewelry from the Wempe Atelier.

Munich Maximilianarkaden interior view
On the ground floor, the specialist library with its Indian apple tree paneling invites to look around and browse through books dedicated to watches and jewelry.
Munich Maximilianarkaden interior view stairs
The sculpturally formed staircase links three floors and is made of extremely durable Ovangkol wood.

Service in 11 languages

Dietmar Schülein has been the General Manager of the branch at Maximilianstrasse 10 since 1989 and has made it one of Wempe’s most successful branches. As “official purveyors of the Munich way of life,” he and his team made sure their experiences with discerning Munich customers flowed into the design process for the new premises. And because their customers here are very international, Schülein’s 32 employees, who come from nine different countries, offer their services in a total of 11 languages. That too makes the new branch in the Maximilian Arcades a very special place where very special wishes can be fulfilled in a very special city.

We look forward to your visit!

Maximilianstrasse 6, 80539 Munich
Opening hours: Mon.–Fri. 10 a.m.–7 p.m. / Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Contact: Tel. +49 (0)89 29 12 99
e-mail: [email protected]

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