German Chileans

Incursions and settlements of the Conquistadores
Valparaíso, Chile, in 1830
German settlers in Aysén Region in the 1930s.
German settlers in Aysén Region in 1951.
Raw beef crudos are considered a typical German-Chilean dish similar to the German mett. The one in picture are from Café Hausmann in Valdivia.
Entrance to the Kunstmann Brewery and restaurant in Valdivia, Chile
German Lutheran church in Frutillar, Chile

German Chileans (germanochilenos; Deutsch-Chilenen) are Chileans descended from German immigrants, about 30,000 of whom arrived in Chile between 1846 and 1914.

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Los Ríos Region

One of Chile's 16 regions, the country's first-order administrative divisions.

One of Chile's 16 regions, the country's first-order administrative divisions.

Valdivian Fort System founded by the Spaniards in Corral.
Valdivia.
Map of the Los Rios Region and the remaining Los Lagos Region (Grey). Paillaco is in Valdivia province instead of Ranco Province, as initially proposed.
Map of the drainage network of Valdivia River. Valdivia River empties to Corral Bay in the Pacific Ocean. View of Panguipulli Lake.

It has a large German presence alike the nearby Los Lagos Region.

Osorno, Chile

City and commune in southern Chile and capital of Osorno Province in the Los Lagos Region.

City and commune in southern Chile and capital of Osorno Province in the Los Lagos Region.

Gen. Ambrosio O'Higgins, founder and Marquis of Osorno
Plaza de Armas
Fort Reina Luisa: it was designed and built by the Captain of the Royal Engineers Manuel Olaguer Feliú.
Cattle grazing outside Osorno.
Osorno's Main Square and Cathedral
Osorno neighbourhood from a viewpoint
Catedral de San Mateo
Forest near Osorno
Antillanca Ski Resort
Estadio Ruben Marcos Peralta

The city's cultural heritage is shaped by Spanish, Huilliche and German influences.

Valparaíso

Major city, seaport, naval base, and educational centre in the commune of Valparaíso, Chile.

Major city, seaport, naval base, and educational centre in the commune of Valparaíso, Chile.

View of Valparaíso Bay (1830)
Cerro Concepción
Valparaíso (c. 1863)
1906 Valparaíso earthquake
Daguerreotype of Valparaíso about 1852
Picture of the Church of San Francisco in 1864
Picture of the city in 1888
Headlines of El Mercurio de Valparaíso on May 14, 1903. In English, it reads:
"The Strike of the Seafarers. Fire of the South American Company. Assault on the printing press of "El Mercurio". Fire of the Malecon. Attitude of the Authority. The troops arrived from Santiago. The calm is restored. Meetings in the Municipality. It reaches an Arrangement. The Court of Appeals. The city in State of Siege. El Mercurio, 1903
Edificio Armada de Chile.
A street in Valparaiso
Many houses in Valparaíso are colourfully painted
Ascensor "Conception" built in 1883
Barrio Quilpué.
Port of Valparaíso
Container Shipping Port
Metro Valparaíso
Metro Valparaiso Map
One of the historic trolleybuses that are still in daily service in 2019
Polanco Lift
Artillería funicular railway
Ascensor Conception- built 1883
Biblioteca Santiago Severín
Arco Británico
Facade of El Mercurio de Valparaíso's publishing building in Calle Esmeralda
The "Broadcasting Building" of the Parque Cultural de Valparaíso (PCdV) which has been established on a former prison's ground on Cerro Cárcel.
Main entrance of Estadio Elías Figueroa Brander, in 2011
Plaza Sotomayor with monument of the heroes of Iquique

As a major seaport, Valparaíso received immigrants from many European countries, mainly from Britain, Germany, France, Switzerland and Italy.

Watson c. undefined 1904

Chris Watson

Australian politician who served as the third prime minister of Australia, in office from 27 April to 18 August 1904.

Australian politician who served as the third prime minister of Australia, in office from 27 April to 18 August 1904.

Watson c. undefined 1904
Chris Watson
Signed photograph of Watson
Watson c. 1904
The Watson Ministry, 1904
Watson in 1908
Parliament House portrait of Watson by John Longstaff, 1915
Bust of Chris Watson by sculptor Wallace Anderson located in the Prime Ministers Avenue in the Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Watson was born in Valparaíso, the son of a German Chilean seaman.

Puerto Varas

City and commune located in the southern Chilean province of Llanquihue, in the Los Lagos Region.

City and commune located in the southern Chilean province of Llanquihue, in the Los Lagos Region.

Panoramic view of Puerto Varas
Baumkuchen, literally translated "tree cake" or "log cake"
German influence is visible in the town's prominent Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
Tourist information centre
The wooden Sacred Heart Church, now almost 100 years old
Typical wooden architecture
Dawn over Llanquihue Lake
La Burbuja Ski Center
Llanquihue Lake and Osorno Volcano, Puerto Varas
A ketch on Llanquihue Lake, with a rainbow in the background

The city is famous for its German traditions, its natural environment, and its popularity as a tourist destination.

Hotel Villa Baviera in February 2014

Colonia Dignidad

Hotel Villa Baviera in February 2014
Protesters asking for justice in 2015
Families of disappeared people
The grave where the bodies of murdered detainees were buried and later exhumed from
School
Laguna
Hotel
Restaurant

Colonia Dignidad ("Dignity Colony") was an isolated colony of Germans established in post-World War II Chile by emigrant Nazi Germans which became notorious for the internment, torture, and murder of dissidents during the military dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet in the 1970s while under the leadership of German fugitive Paul Schäfer.

Klaus Junge, 1942, wearing the uniform of the Reichsarbeitsdienst with the swastika armband as a part of the uniform

Klaus Junge

One of the youngest Chilean-German chess masters.

One of the youngest Chilean-German chess masters.

Klaus Junge, 1942, wearing the uniform of the Reichsarbeitsdienst with the swastika armband as a part of the uniform

Junge was born into a German Chilean family.

Fernando Matthei

Chilean Air Force general who was part of the military junta that ruled Chile from 1973 to 1990, replacing the dismissed Gustavo Leigh as commander-in-chief of the Chilean Air Force on 24 July 1978.

Chilean Air Force general who was part of the military junta that ruled Chile from 1973 to 1990, replacing the dismissed Gustavo Leigh as commander-in-chief of the Chilean Air Force on 24 July 1978.

Matthei was born among a community of German Chileans in Southern Chile.

Stele of a family of celts, hispanus from Gallaecia : Apana · Ambo/lli · f(ilia) · Celtica /Supertam(arica) · / [j] Miobri · /an(norum) · XXV · h(ic) · s(ita) · e(st) · /Apanus · fr(ater) · f(aciendum)· c(uravit)

Juan Brüggen

Stele of a family of celts, hispanus from Gallaecia : Apana · Ambo/lli · f(ilia) · Celtica /Supertam(arica) · / [j] Miobri · /an(norum) · XXV · h(ic) · s(ita) · e(st) · /Apanus · fr(ater) · f(aciendum)· c(uravit)

Johannes Brüggen Messtorff better known by his hispanized name Juan Brüggen (Lübeck, Germany, April 25, 1887 – March 7, 1953, Santiago de Chile) was a German-Chilean geologist.

Official portrait, 2014

Diego Paulsen

Chilean politician who served as the President of the Chamber of Deputies from 2020 to 2022, and as has been a member of the Chamber of Deputies since 2020, representing District 22 of Araucanía.

Chilean politician who served as the President of the Chamber of Deputies from 2020 to 2022, and as has been a member of the Chamber of Deputies since 2020, representing District 22 of Araucanía.

Official portrait, 2014

Paulsen was born in Temuco to a family of Danish and German descent.