Warehouse District Speicherstadt (Hamburg)

The Speicherstadt (Warehouse District) in Hamburg, Germany is the largest timber-pile founded warehouse district in the world. It is located in the port of Hamburg—within the HafenCity quarter—and was built from 1883 to 1927. The district was built as a free zone to transfer goods without paying customs.

The Speicherstadt is a tourist attraction in Hamburg. The red-brick Speicherstadt houses are 5 levels high, connected by small bridges, and all face a waterway on one side. Take a close look at the architectural details as you float along the narrow canals. The reflections of the romantic Wilhelmine Gothic style constructions with their peculiar turrets and gables convey an idyllic atmosphere.

The buildings are also used as warehouses. It is here that precious goods like tea, coffee, spices, cocoa, tobacco, computers, and oriental carpets and rugs are stored. As of 2005, the companies in the Speicherstadt handled one-third of the world's carpet production, and other goods.

 

Top tourist attractions:

Germany - Hamburg

Church St Michaelis
Hamburger Kunsthalle
Hamburg Rathaus
Warehouse District Speicherstadt
Alster Arkaden

St Jacobi Kirche
St Petri Kirche
Park Planten un Blomen
Bismarck Monument Hamburg

 

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