right beside the famous MICHEL (MIchaelischurch) you find a little part of ancient Hamburg that will give you an idea of how living conditions were like 350 yrs. back. There's also a Restaurant with local Food, but to visit the house of the widows is more exiting!
Krameramtsstuben, next to St.Michaeliskirche takes you back to the old city of Hamburg in 1620. All of these houses were built as living-quaters for the widows of merchants and one of these appartments with old furniture is still shown in the Museum there. Today there are several shops, galleries and a nice restaurant inside that court. You may enter that court freely and without restrictions ! Don't miss the old lift at the first house ( you may see it, when you click on my main picture). There you may see how everything was taken up to the storing-rooms under the roof of the old houses by this special crane...
Krameramtsstuben is open for the public:
Tuesday-Sunday 10.00a.m. - 05.00p.m.
Right behind the Michaeliskirche (hard to find - very small entrance) are the so called "Krameramtsstuben". These buildings have been errected during the 17th century for widows of so called "Krämerzunftmitgliedern". The "Krameramtsstuben" are the oldest buildings in Hamburg.
There are also some nice, small shops in these buildings now.