Hasse House is one of the most outstanding buildings of Wroclaw from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Its unique architecture is sublime and noble scenery in the southern German style. Modern Wroclaw associate it mainly with the fact that houses the Consulate General of the Federal German Republic.

The villa was built between 1897 to 1899 for a wealthy family Haasebrewery owners in Krakowska Street no 88-106. In 1896 the owner of the brewery, founded in 1858 by Eduard Haase, and its time the largest brewery in eastern Germany, was Georg Haase – Wroclaw brewer and entrepreneur, a visionary development of the spa (he was the founder of Polanica-Zdrój), and tourism. From an early age George was prepared to take the family business, so received a thorough education in the cultivation and processing of barley and beer production, becoming a well-known specialist in the industry. Held for this purpose a number of practice and study trips to breweries in Germany, Holland, Belgium and Switzerland. He has published dissertation, “The refining of the Silesian species and increasing the barley harvest,” and published a pamphlet Fri “Against the total abstinence” (Gegen totale Alkoholabstinenz) to realize the beneficial effects of drinking beer in not excessive quantities.

Haase villa was designed by Otto March’s – German architect, building a secret counselor trained in Berlin and Vienna. It was held in 1888 tour of Great Britain, which inspired him to design buildings in the English style. A similar villa, built for the German chemist and industrialist Carl Kolbe, located in Radebeulu, in Saxony. Besides March palaces designed in Lusatia, Silesia (Palace in Komorzna) and the Wielkopolska and the churches in Berlin, Eisenach and Cologne. Some basements were Willi club rooms (billiards, beer bar), on the ground floor were representative rooms (room receptions, music room). On the first floor, there were bedrooms and children’s rooms, the attic – guest rooms, bedrooms, living room and laundry. Richly decorated interior, two-story lobby, stone facades and sculptural decoration of the picturesque coach house in the garden represent the uniqueness of this object in the scale of the city and the region.

Source: tuwroclaw

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