Historic brick buildings, narrow canals, and numerous bridges shape the image of the Hamburg Speicherstadt. Since 2015, it has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site for good reason, as it is the world’s largest complex of warehouses. Where coffee, fabrics, tea, spices, and other goods from around the world were once stored, there are now museums, recreational facilities, gastronomy, and much more. A stroll through the Speicherstadt should definitely be on the itinerary when visiting the Hanseatic city of Hamburg.
Excursion destinations and places of interest
The historic warehouse complex is accessed through the also historic Fleetschlösschen, which now houses gastronomy. In addition, there are various museums on the site, including the German Customs Museum, the Spice Museum, and the Speicherstadt Museum with an exhibition on the history of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Culinary experiences await visitors at the Erlebnisrösterei, where the aroma of freshly ground coffee immediately fills the air. Guests dine in complete darkness and experience new sensory impressions while eating at Dialog im Dunkeln. In addition, the Hamburg Dungeon, a kind of historical ghost train, is an important attraction for visitors to the city. Those who want to experience a model railway landscape of superlatives should visit the Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg. On sunny days, however, it is also worthwhile to simply stroll through the alleys and let the special atmosphere of the Speicherstadt take effect.
Discovering the Hamburg Speicherstadt
Those who want to explore the area with its impressive brick buildings during a stay in Hamburg have two options. On the one hand, the narrow streets can be comfortably walked by foot, with interesting buildings being stopped at along the way. On the other hand, the classic Hamburg barges travel through the canals between the warehouses. They offer an incredibly special perspective on the architecture and modern use of many buildings. In addition, the barge captains tell interesting and entertaining facts about the different buildings, their use, and history.