Why I enjoy doing Retail8


We call Retail8 the wind­ing tour around Kö-Bogen, a pub­lic, free tour of archi­tec­ture and, above all, the innov­at­ive retail solu­tions designed by the star archi­tect Daniel Libe­s­kind from New York. Just recently, I con­duc­ted the last tour of the year, because even in bad weath­er, the Kö-Bogen’s most beau­ti­ful side can some­times be uncomfortable.

Wheth­er Nor­we­gi­an archi­tects, Amer­ic­an travel blog­gers, Ger­man investors, Düs­sel­dorf press, inter­na­tion­al stu­dents – I’ve had them all, for nearly 60 minutes and 3000 steps it takes to walk around both build­ings. Anec­dotes about the corner­stone lay­ing, the poten­tial for urb­an devel­op­ment, the hid­den rooftop gar­dens, the invis­ible, silent ten­ants from high above, lux­uri­ous offices, win­dows that aren’t really win­dows, corners, and edges – and many very beau­ti­ful and, in part, spe­cial stores and events. There are plenty of stories.

A pro­ject of this scale requires com­mu­nic­a­tion, always, which is why we have also opened the build­ing in terms of con­tent to the city’s people, for example, through guided, free, and pub­lic tours or our Ins­tagram and Face­book accounts that provide up-to-date information.

The Kö-Bogen has char­ac­ter – with its 40,000 sqm, it is truly a beau­ti­ful piece of archi­tec­tur­al and urb­an his­tory – and the mod­ern land­mark of Düs­sel­dorf. Why? The Kö-Bogen is there for its people, wheth­er part­ners or vis­it­ors… includ­ing the team cur­rently doing Retail8. See you there! Happy Birth­day, my dear Curve Star!”


Frau Dr. Uta Meed­er, CEO & Founder Maomi und Frank Schleich­er, Leit­er Miele Retail GmbH Photo : Andreas Endermann
Kö-Bogen Photo : Andreas Endermann

Kö-Bogen Meets Tea and Cof­fee Art:

The Enjoy­ment Cere­mony at the Miele Exper­i­ence Center

POS­TED BY ALEX IWAN, 17. Okto­ber 2023

The world of fla­vors in the spot­light! The renowned premi­um house­hold appli­ance brand, Miele, hos­ted a spe­cial cof­fee and tea enjoy­ment cere­mony at Kö-Bogen as part of an impress­ive product present­a­tion. Approx­im­ately 30 guests had the oppor­tun­ity to taste the bio-cer­ti­fied products that meet the highest sus­tain­ab­il­ity stand­ards. The hand­picked cof­fee vari­et­ies, roas­ted in Ger­many, guar­an­tee the highest qual­ity, sup­port fair trade prac­tices, and are free from arti­fi­cial addit­ives. In a joy­ful atmo­sphere, the exclus­ive por­cel­ain series Kaya by Maomi in Graph­ite Grey was also intro­duced, hand­made and exclus­ively avail­able at Miele. The pro­duc­tion part­ner in Sri Lanka is com­mit­ted to socially and envir­on­ment­ally sus­tain­able man­u­fac­tur­ing.
“We are delighted by the numer­ous par­ti­cipants who could immerse them­selves in our world where qual­ity, nat­ur­al­ness, and taste take pre­ced­ence. For us at Miele, cus­tom­er prox­im­ity is very import­ant, and we appre­ci­ate the oppor­tun­ity to share our enthu­si­asm for excel­lent products with our cus­tom­ers. We are cer­tain that we will repeat this type of event in the future,” said Frank Schleich­er, Head of Miele Retail GmbH.




A shop win­dow becomes a dance stage! The fash­ion and life­style com­pany Bre­uninger Düs­sel­dorf and the Bal­lett am Rhein have formed an extraordin­ary cul­tur­al col­lab­or­a­tion: In the curved shop win­dows of the icon­ic Kö-Bogen, designed by the New York star archi­tect Daniel Libe­s­kind, dan­cers from the Bal­lett am Rhein per­formed cho­reo­graph­ies cre­ated spe­cific­ally for this event by Wun Sze Chan and Daniel Smith. Along the fifty-meter-long shop win­dow front in the Düs­sel­dorf flag­ship store, the floor was covered with a spe­cial dance floor, trans­form­ing it into a large dance area for the dancers.

“Events by the Opera and Bal­let am Rhein at pop­u­lar loc­a­tions in the city reflect our com­mit­ment to provid­ing spon­tan­eous and access­ible access to music and dance. That’s why I’m delighted about the innov­at­ive col­lab­or­a­tion with Bre­uninger as our dir­ect neigh­bor,” emphas­izes Prof. Chris­toph Mey­er, Gen­er­al Dir­ect­or of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. The shop win­dows in the Kö-Bogen, usu­ally cre­at­ively designed exhib­i­tion spaces for innov­at­ive fash­ion and life­style trends, turned into a stage for unex­pec­ted dance exper­i­ences dur­ing shop­ping, with a total of five slots.

In an atmo­sphere that com­bined dance with urb­an life, the com­pany mem­bers Cam­illa Agra­so, Paula Alves, Yoav Bosid­an, Philip Hand­schin, Samuel López Leg­aspi, Marco Nestola, Dukin Seo, Court­ney Skal­nik, Kauan Soares, Imo­gen Wal­ters, and Long Zou per­formed. The per­form­ances were accom­pan­ied by spe­cially placed speak­ers inside and out­side the build­ing. “Bre­uninger is not just a fash­ion and life­style com­pany – we see ourselves as an integ­ral part of the city. There­fore, it is import­ant to us to address all the con­cerns of the city and share the beau­ti­ful things of life on a loc­al level with the people of Düs­sel­dorf. This nat­ur­ally includes the import­ant art and cul­ture scene of the city. We want to cre­ate some­thing in Düs­sel­dorf that has not exis­ted in this form before,” says Andreas Rebbelmund, Man­aging Dir­ect­or of Bre­uninger Düsseldorf.

Bal­let dir­ect­or and chief cho­reo­graph­er Demis Volpi: “We want to con­nect with the people in the city in a very dir­ect and sur­pris­ing way. The Bal­lett am Rhein with its 45 dan­cers is part of the city’s soci­ety and wants to be present bey­ond the stages, even to pique the curi­os­ity of those who may not have come into close con­tact with dance before. Wun Sze Chan and Daniel Smith are two exper­i­enced dan­cer per­son­al­it­ies and cho­reo­graph­ers from our own ranks who have cre­ated an extraordin­ary bal­let for this spe­cial place.”


Foto: Probe im Bal­letthaus für „Bre­uninger meets Bal­lett am Rhein“: Andreas Rebbelmund (Geschäfts­führ­er Bre­uninger Düs­sel­dorf), Demis Volpi (Direk­t­or und Chef­cho­reo­graph Bal­lett am Rhein), Dav­id Zim­mer­mann (Geschäfts­führ­er Bre­uninger Düs­sel­dorf), Daniel Smith (Cho­reo­graph), Wun Sze Chan (Cho­reo­graph­in), Ensemble Bal­lett am Rhein © Daniel Sen­zek and below © Ast/Jürgens
Foto: Hoj­abr Riahi 
Sea­son Open­ing in Düs­sel­dorf Bre­uninger Fash­ion Cat­walk am Kö-Bogen Düs­sel­dorf, 02. Septem­ber 2022 Foto: Ast/Juergens

Bre­uninger cel­eb­rates 10 Years at Kö-Bogen with Fash­ion Catwalk


Thank you, Düs­sel­dorf! With an event­ful anniversary week­end on Septem­ber 1st and 2nd, Bre­uninger Düs­sel­dorf, togeth­er with the archi­tec­tur­al icon Kö-Bogen, cel­eb­rates ten years of fash­ion and life­style by the Rhine. The heart of the event con­sists of eight spec­tac­u­larly staged fash­ion shows fea­tur­ing the latest autumn/winter col­lec­tions from top-tier premi­um and lux­ury brands. In addi­tion to the fash­ion shows, vis­it­ors can expect fur­ther high­lights such as exclus­ive shop­ping offers, late-night shop­ping until 10 PM, music­al and artist­ic live acts, as well as the oppor­tun­ity to exper­i­ence the unique rein­ter­pret­a­tion of the golden Bre­uni bear by Stef­fen Mumm.

“The Kö-Bogen remains an impress­ive set­ting through­out the year, unit­ing nature and urban­ity in the heart of Düs­sel­dorf. The archi­tec­tur­al ensemble of Kö-Bogen provides the per­fect back­drop for extra­vag­ant events like the Bre­uninger Fash­ion Shows,” says Andreas Stolz, Head of Asset Man­age­ment NRW, Art-Invest Real Estate.

Fol­low­ing the reopen­ing of the ground floor in spring 2023, the 10-year anniversary marks the next high­light in the ‘House of Beau­ti­ful Things.’ Since 2013, Bre­uninger has posi­tioned and estab­lished itself in Düs­sel­dorf with a unique blend of fash­ion and life­style, enter­tain­ment, gast­ro­nomy, and ser­vices. Per­son­al­ized con­sulta­tion, a cur­ated selec­tion of premi­um and lux­ury brands, as well as seam­less integ­ra­tion of online and off­line ser­vices, have been cap­tiv­at­ing the people of the Rhine region for a dec­ade now.

“We are delighted to express our grat­it­ude to the people of Düs­sel­dorf for the won­der­ful past dec­ade and to be able to cel­eb­rate with them. We are already organ­iz­ing the fourth annu­al Sea­son Open­ing in Septem­ber. How­ever, in hon­or of the anniversary, we have decided to make it even grander and more spec­tac­u­lar this year. More extra­vag­ant fash­ion show present­a­tions, an impress­ive cat­walk, a loc­al artist col­lab­or­a­tion with Stef­fen Mumm, and much more. For a dec­ade, our house has been ded­ic­ated to present­ing beau­ti­ful things in the premi­um and lux­ury seg­ments with­in a warm and access­ible ambi­ance. And that’s exactly what event attendees can expect,” explains Andreas Rebbelmund, Man­aging Dir­ect­or of Bre­uninger Düsseldorf.”

Sum­mer 2024 kick-off in Düsseldorf

Big fash­ion event: DFD attracts the fash­ion industry to the state cap­it­al and to Kö-Bogen!


The Düs­sel­dorf Fash­ion Days did not focus on col­lec­tion orders in the trade fair halls and over 600 show­rooms this year either, but instead trans­formed the entire city into a fash­ion fest­iv­al. Numer­ous shops and gast­ro­nomy estab­lish­ments in the city cen­ter enticed vis­it­ors from July 19th to 26th with live DJ sets, dis­count pro­mo­tions, and diverse shop­ping activ­it­ies. In total, there were 130 events in stores on the Kö, in the old town, Carl­stadt, as well as in vari­ous neigh­bor­hoods. On Cor­neli­us­platz, five fash­ion shows took place, which were among the high­lights of the week. Düs­sel­dorf design­ers show­cased their Sum­mer 2024 col­lec­tions to the broad audi­ence, offer­ing an excit­ing pre­view of the com­ing year. Amidst pulsat­ing energy, the fash­ion event ignited a true wave of inspir­a­tion on the bust­ling streets. Trendy out­fits bore wit­ness to the pas­sion­ate fash­ion affin­ity of people dur­ing these days. On Sat­urday from 12:00 PM, the Sun­down­er around the Ueck­er Nagel offered the per­fect oppor­tun­ity to relax with trendy chil­lout sounds, as well as cool drinks & food, and to observe the col­or­ful hustle and bustle. The ver­dict? This week once again under­scored that our city is a hub for fash­ion, cre­ativ­ity, and inspir­ing encoun­ters — and we are proud to be a part of it, right in the heart of the action — the Kö-Bogen.


25 times hap­pi­ness on four wheels

POS­TED BY ALEX IWAN, 20. July 2023

The clas­sic car parade at  Kö-Bogen con­sisted of 25 beau­ti­ful design icons and are the vis­it­ors’ favour­ites at the Libe­s­kind build­ings. With their highly pol­ished bod­ies, the dec­ades-old design objects are con­vin­cing and not only make car enthu­si­asts beam.

Wheth­er it was the Mer­cedes con­vert­ible from 1939 or the 63-year-old Fer­rari, the jet-black Mor­gan or the cof­fee-brown coupé 380 SLC mod­el from 1981, the white Porsche Turbo Targa, built in 1989 — under the motto “Kö Bogen loves Clas­sic Cars”, guests and the curi­ous gathered and cel­eb­rated in Breuninger’s Eduard’s Bar. In addi­tion to the Art ‑Invest team led by Andreas Stolz, the event was hos­ted by man­aging dir­ect­or Bernhard Kerkloh, who organ­ised the meet­ing for the second time togeth­er with his Movendi team.thusiasten beam.

The fas­cin­a­tion for his­tor­ic cars is indi­vidu­al: Some vis­it­ors are thrilled by the rich his­tory of clas­sic cars and admire the ground­break­ing advances that have been made over the dec­ades. Oth­ers appre­ci­ate the extraordin­ary design, the refined details and the tech­nic­al mas­ter­pieces that go into each vehicle. The scene of car col­lect­ors in NRW and Düs­sel­dorf has been first-class for years, and so col­lect­ors and enthu­si­asts from the sur­round­ing towns and cit­ies came togeth­er at this event to be able to present their mobile works of art. This almost tra­di­tion­al event offers all vis­it­ors a unique oppor­tun­ity to exper­i­ence the his­tor­ic clas­sic cars up close and to talk to the proud owners.

10 years Kö-Bogen!!

An event­ful year around Kö-Bogen — congratulations!


Kö-Bogen is cel­eb­rat­ing its 10th anniversary and looks back on a fant­ast­ic suc­cess story and its great sig­ni­fic­ance for the city of Düsseldorf.

Since years Kö-Bogen is so much more than just a defin­ing archi­tec­tur­al struc­ture in the sil­hou­ette of the state cap­it­al for the people of Düs­sel­dorf. Since its open­ing in 2013, the build­ing has developed into the heart of the city. Kö-Bogen has gradu­ally become an import­ant meet­ing place for Düsseldorf’s res­id­ents and vis­it­ors. Shop­ping, culin­ary delights or music — there was nev­er a trace of bore­dom here. With a stead­ily increas­ing and var­ied pro­gramme of events, more and more enthu­si­ast­ic people have been drawn to Kö-Bogen over the years. Be it at one of the numer­ous after-work events, the annu­al glam­or­ous fash­ion cat­walk or one of the per­son­al guided tours around the premises of the archi­tec­tur­al mas­ter­piece — this year is no exception.

There are excit­ing high­lights and events on the agenda. The open-air sea­son has already begun with the pop­u­lar dance event “Tango und Salsa am Kö-Bogen”. Up to and includ­ing Septem­ber, the tango nights will take place once a month on Mondays and the salsa nights on Thursdays. The monthly after-work format, Kö-Bogen Sun­down­er Lounge, starts on 15 June. Here, guests can relax at the end of the work­ing day with drinks & food and trendy chil­lout sounds. In addi­tion, every Thursday dur­ing the Sun­down­er there is a cooper­a­tion with NABU Düs­sel­dorf. Mobile phones, smart­phones and accessor­ies such as char­ging cables, head­sets and power sup­ply units can be handed in.  The pro­ceeds go to NABU’s Ger­many-wide insect fund, which fin­ances import­ant pro­jects to pro­tect the envir­on­ment. A heart­felt event will take place on the anniversary week­end: A chartiy action in cooper­a­tion with the Herzwerk ini­ti­at­ive. Again and again, the Kö-Bogen act­ively cam­paigns against poverty in old age. The birth­day cam­paign is sup­por­ted by Jenny Jür­gens, Chair­wo­man of the Herzwerk Board of Trust­ees. On this day, employ­ees of Art-Invest and the PR agency textschwest­er will vol­un­tar­ily hand out Kö-Bogen spe­ci­al­it­ies such as fine pastries from Pas­tic­cer­ia Poc­cino in exchange for a dona­tion; Kö-Bogen will add to the dona­tion amount at the end of the campaign.

Foto­cre­d­it: Düs­sel­dorf Tourismus 
DUESSEL­DORF, GER­MANY — APRIL 27: Dav­id Zim­mer­mann (Man­aging Dir­ect­or Bre­uninger Düs­sel­dorf), Lisa Hahn­bück, Hol­ger Bleck­er (CEO Bre­uninger), Ann-Kath­rin Götze, Andreas Rebbelmund (Man­aging Dir­ect­or Bre­uninger Düs­sel­dorf) and Rabea Schif dur­ing the Bre­uninger ground­floor lux­us open­ing on April 27, 2023 in Duessel­dorf, Ger­many. (Photo by Fran­ziska Krug/Getty Images for Bre­uninger Duesseldorf)
DUESSEL­DORF, GER­MANY — APRIL 27: dur­ing the Bre­uninger ground­floor lux­us open­ing on April 27, 2023 in Duessel­dorf, Ger­many. (Photo by Fran­ziska Krug/Getty Images for Bre­uninger Duesseldorf)

Over 600 guests at the fash­ion and life­style com­pany Bre­uninger Düsseldorf 

New lux­ury and beauty area on the ground floor

POS­TED BY ALEX IWAN, 08. Mai 2023

The fash­ion and life­style com­pany Bre­uninger Düs­sel­dorf invited over 600 guests to an even­ing event. The reas­on to cel­eb­rate? The newly designed lux­ury & beauty area on the ground floor.

After a gradu­al con­ver­sion, vis­it­ors can now shop the latest lux­ury trends on 1,800 square metres of sales space. Among oth­ers, Saint Laurent and Celine can now show their col­lec­tions in twice the space and Givenchy, Valentino, Rimowa, MCM, Dolce & Gab­bana and Chloé also present their latest trends in a new and eleg­ant ambi­ence. Innov­at­ive con­cepts such as the Etropía Pop-Up by Etro can also be dis­covered. A high­light is the Span­ish lux­ury brand LOEWE, a new­comer. The beauty area has also changed. On 1,200 square metres, everything revolves around the theme of beauty. There are also new shops here: Tom Ford, La Prair­ie, Sen­sai, Dip­tyque, Byredo, Aqua di Parma, MFK, Creed, Amou­age, Rituals and — exclus­ively in Düs­sel­dorf — Le Labo present them­selves in a mod­ern design.

The tour of the area was music­ally accom­pan­ied by DJ Wolfram Amadeus and Linda 0711. Between the cham­pagne recep­tion, culin­ary high­lights and Eduard’s Pop-Up Bar, guests were able to mar­vel at the new looks of the sea­son dur­ing a fash­ion present­a­tion. In addi­tion to Bre­uninger CEO Hol­ger Bleck­er, Andreas Rebbelmund and Dav­id Zim­mer­mann, both Man­aging Dir­ect­ors of Bre­uninger Düs­sel­dorf, the guests included: Dr. Bar­bara Sturm, Ann-Kath­rin Götze and Lisa Hahn­bück, Yas­mina Filali and the presenters Rabea Schif and Stephanie Brungs.




We cel­eb­rated the New Year with 320 guests in Oscar Bruch’s rus­tic alpine hut. Between goulash can­on and cheese sand­wiches, it was a hearty affair, just the right thing for a New Year’s recep­tion that is down-to-earth and inspired with the best mood in the gloomy month of Janu­ary. Now the good mood con­tin­ues, because the Kö-Bogen has been nom­in­ated for one of the most coveted prizes in the real estate industry: the Immob­i­li­en­man­ager Award from Cologne. In the com­mu­nic­a­tion cat­egory, of course. 1000 thanks to the best team in the world. Andreas Stolz, Diana Mein­hold, Ver­ena Liebeck and textschwest­er Kati Rahl­wes! Of course, this fits in with our jubilee year, because the Kö-Bogen will be 10 years old. So we are also plan­ning at least 10 won­der­ful events with our great loc­al part­ners. Fol­low us on Ins­tagram for more info!

„Ohhh du KÖÖÖÖÖ-nigliche“

Christ­mas atmo­sphere at Kö-Bogen

POS­TED BY ALEX IWAN, 17. Novem­ber 2022

Kö-Bogen cel­eb­rates Christ­mas, always gladly and with full pas­sion for that beau­ti­ful event. The stores are fest­ively dec­or­ated and entice us with won­der­ful gifts. Kö-Bogen trans­forms itself and gets us into the Christ­mas spir­it. This always includes Christ­mas caroling.

Enjoy the moment and pause, with Christ­mas songs by sing­er and music­al act­ress Bet­tina Skot­tke. The sing­er has a voice that gets under your skin — express­ive and nat­ur­al. Her numer­ous engage­ments to date include par­ti­cip­a­tion in music­al König Lud­wig II, ZDF Fernse­hgarten, Pro7 and many more.

The Kö-Bogen cre­ates many beau­ti­ful moments for its vis­it­ors from all over NRW and Düs­sel­dorf that put us in the pre-Christ­mas mood — right in front of the artist­ic shop win­dows of Breuninger!

On 17 Decem­ber, the pop­u­lar little angels will come and once again dis­trib­ute high-qual­ity Christ­mas bis­cuits that have been lov­ingly baked. With a cin­na­mon star in your hand, you can then enjoy the pop­u­lar Düs­sel­dorf Christ­mas mar­ket around the Kö-Bogen, the nearby Winter World with ice rink on Cor­neli­us­platz and the Christ­mas-red Armani Pavil­ion — Oh du fröhliche.…