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Chile House

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Neighbourhood: Hamburg-Altstadt
As featured in Hamburg - Heart & Soul
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Address: Buchardspl., Hamburg, Germany
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A beautiful and impressive building

The Chilehaus is a walking distance from the main shopping street in the old city of Hamburg, on the way to the warehouse ditrict. The building is beautiful and grand. The wall... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2016
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Stockholm, Sweden
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48 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

I admit that this building is rather impressive. But there's actually not much to do here. It's worth visiting if you're passing by but not more than that. A UNSECO heritage site though.

Thank Ondska
Tel Aviv, Israel
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96 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The Chilehaus is a walking distance from the main shopping street in the old city of Hamburg, on the way to the warehouse ditrict. The building is beautiful and grand. The wall are decorated and it has an inner courtyard where you may sit and have coffee.

2 Thank dindan_11
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

You need to learn the history of this building if it's going to mean something to you. Then take a closer look and you'll feel like you've made a trip back in time. To some people, it may seem like just a load of bricks stacked in flowing arched lines. But learn what it represents, and you'll know it's an... More 

1 Thank FlemishKid
Athens, Greece
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Walk around the building and try to see it from different angles, corners and levels. Then walk through it. Then walk away and see it from some distance. Try to imagine how this was build in the 20's and the influence of Expressionism.

1 Thank PanayiotisG
Bremgarten bei Bern, Switzerland
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Built in the 20ies of the last century this building is just outstanding and even more together with the Sprinklerhof opposite of Chilehouse, constructed by the same architect some 20 years later.

Thank Juerg M
Hamburg, Germany
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Do not miss the bar after having inspected all the goods that are offered at the Manufaktum- Store: handcrafted or specially produced, ecofriendly, durable and smart presents for all.

Thank Petra S
Fortaleza, CE
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87 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

An office building designed by architect Fritz Höger for a merchant who derived his wealth from trading with Chile, The brown-brick 1924 Chilehaus is shaped like an ocean liner, with remarkable curved walls meeting in the shape of a ship’s bow and staggered balconies that look like decks. Architecture fans will love it.

1 Thank DarlanPolignac
San Francisco, California
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90 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

If you are an architecture enthusiast, this will interest you a lot. If not: well, it’s still a pretty nice building anyway. It is an outstanding example of the building style “German Brick Expressionism“.

Thank neverco
Hamburg, Germany
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Go there at weekdays and you can use the public entry to visit the hallways of a classical example of "brick-architecture" of the 30ies in Hamburg. The spanish cultural Institute, CERVANTES, is holding lectures, movie or music evenings and is free for visitors. Smokers can enjoy an excellent Cuban cigar at the Casa del Habano in the building`s ground floor... More 

York, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Nothing doing really. Fair enough its architecturally interesting but you can only look at it before going on your way.

Thank Scott J

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