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Private Small-Group Hamburg City Tour with a Luxury Vehicle
"Enjoy a hassle free tour of city of Hamburg only with 4 people on a luxury vehicle. Your private driver will ensure you a comfortable journey and will provide you a door to door service.Hamburg city tour is the great way to see the famous sights and to WWII air raids and the Great Fire of 1842 Hamburg has a unique character within Germany. As Europe’s second largest port Hamburg has always been a magnet for adventurers and travelers from around the world and its streets are still alive with history drama and wild
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Private Small-Group Hamburg City and Countryside Tour from Kiel or Travemünde in a Luxury Vehicle
"Enjoy a hassle-free private tour of city of Hamburg and Country with a chauffeur and up to 4 passengers in a luxury vehicle. Your private driver will ensure you a comfortable journey and will provide you a door-to-door service or pickup and drop-off from to WWII air raids and the Great Fire of 1842 Hamburg has a unique character within Germany. This private tour will visit many little known or unknown places around Hamburg. See Hamburg´s iconic landmark St Michael's Church and visit Beatles-Square in Reeperbahn. Drive along the harbor front stretching from the Speicherstadt historic warehouse complex to Hafencity Europe’s biggest inner-city development. Some other Hamburg highlights include: The Rathaus the majestic Town Hall
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Hamburg Old Town City Walking Tour in the Afternoon
"This 2-hour walking tour around Hamburg’s old town starts at Hamburg's central Station and continues along lake Alster river towards the world famous Hotel Atlantic. From Lombardsbrücke and Glockengießerwall you can enjoy a breathtaking view over the river Alster. Take Spitalerstraße to Hamburg’s longest and most famous shopping street: Mönckebergstraße. Mönckebergstraße offers you nice stores for shopping and you can also visit St. Peters Church the oldest church in Hamburg.At the end of the shopping street is the unique and fabulous city hall built in neo-renaissance style. Along the Venetian-style Alsterarkaden your walking tour continues to Jungfernstieg a boulevard at the Alster river. Passing Alsterhaus Hamburg’s oldest department store you will arrive at the end of the tour at Gänsemarkt."
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Chilehaus Tips (10)


This is a massive building and probably one of the main architectural attractions in Hamburg. My walk towards the Chilehaus was full of descriptive adjectives, when I actually got there I agreed that all of those adjectives applied.
The Chilehause or the 'big ship' for it has the shape of a massive ship was built in the 20th century by the German architect Fritz Hoeger.
It is very centrally located and close to many office buildings, shops and other businesses.
The Chilehause.. definetely a must see when in Hamburg...

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Jul 29, 2004

Chilehaus - a typical Hanseatic "Kontor-Haus"

Chilehaus was built by the architect Fritz Hoeger for the rich hanseatic merchant Henry Brarens Sloman, who spent 30 years of his life in Chile. Chile-Haus was built between 1922 and 1924 and it was the first of this new type of "Kontor-Haus" / Bureau-building in that area. Later-on many more followed and nowadays you may see plenty of such buildings between Moenckbergstrasse and the Speicherstadt.
Chilehaus looks best at night and when you walk around it and search for the smaller details.

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May 29, 2006


Commisioned by Henry B. Sloman in 1922, the Expressionist brick structure looks like a prow of a ship. It?s a work of the architect Fritz Hoger. The building takes its name from the souce of its owner wealth, namely saltpetre from Chile.
Note: this pic was not taken by me!

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Jan 21, 2004

Great architecture from the '20s!

Built with the traditional red-bricks this incredibly big and strange building was built in the '20s by the German Expressionist architect Fritz Hoeger.

It's really a particular house which reminds of a big ocean ship, like the ones who sailed from Hamburg at that time.

Close to it there's another huge building designed by the same architect which is very interesting too.

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Mar 02, 2004
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Das Chilehaus

This expressionistic brick house is formed like the bow of a ship. It is the most famous building created by the architect Fritz Höger. The Chilehaus is part of the “Kontorhausviertel” with many typical northern German brick buildings and very good speciality shops all around.

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Sep 12, 2002


Thanks to the very bad map in my Rough Guide, it took us ages to find the Chilehaus. Following the map carefully we ended up on Altstadter Str, where I tried to fit the small house on the corner to the descriptions of the Chilehaus. I managed to convince myself, but not Ruth.

When we finally found the Chilehaus, I felt a bit foolish. This amazing building was designed in the 1920's by the Expressionist architect Fritz Hoger, who named it after his home country. It's a huge building and there is no one spot on the street to see it all from. In the picture you can see how the Eastern end resembles the bow of a ship, while the 3 tiered balconies are like a ship's decks. And if you are passing Altstadter Strasse, try and imagine how the completely ordinary, nondescripts house at the end of the street could be mistaken for a ship!

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Mar 15, 2007


Fittingly for such a nautical city, one of its greatest architectural landmarks looks distinctly like a great seafaring vessel. The Chilehaus's immense brick bulk is fronted by a towering ship's prow. Like the TV tower, it resembles a 1920s vision of the future. It belongs to a limited, but quite spectacular, branch of Bauhaus architecture known as Brick Expressionism. Another example of the style is built right next door, the impressive Sprinkenhof.

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Oct 18, 2011

Stick in the Ocean Liner

For me, Chilehaus is one of Hamburg's most interesting buildings from an architectural perspective. With stark and clear lines and unusual shapes, it was also a nice place to practice urban photography. Views from the east are best, and the lighting during the evenings really does it justice.

The building is famous for its top, which is reminiscent of a ship's prow, and the facades, which are curved for a large part but then meet at a very sharp angle at one of the corners of the building.

The name comes courtesy of the magnate H.B.Sloman, who made his fortune in saltpeter trade from Chile, so Chilehaus it was. The man responsible for the striking design is Fritz Hoger, who designed the building in early 20th century.

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Chile House

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This building is a great example of 1920s avantgarde architecture.

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Sep 12, 2002

Chile Haus

Great architecture - this red brick building was designed to look like a ship.

I have visited this building on both my visits to Hamburg - I love it

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