Speicherstadt, Hamburg

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    My favourite place

    by Bigs Written Apr 14, 2005

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    I really like this part of Hamburg. There is a large area with those old storage houses called, which is called "Speicherstadt". It's the biggest building site these days.

    I love the architecture of the old storage houses and I'm not sure what I think of the really modern front row of buildings. Some new buildings are interesting too, but I find it not so charming really....it's a cool atmosphere, if you know what I mean.

    Build around the canals

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    Speicherstadt

    by antistar Written Oct 18, 2011

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    The Speicherstadt is a district of century old warehouses, whose brick walls are turned a glorious shade of red by the autumn sunsets. It's considered one of the most evocative places in Hamburg, and much of it is difficult to reach except by boat. So if you are going to take one boat tour, make sure it's one that includes the Speicherstadt (although equally expect those to be very popular and book ahead).

    It was once a 1.5km long free trade area, built so that ships could unload without paying customs. Today it's one huge tourist attraction in itself, with lots of museums, most notably the Maritime Museum built into one of the old warehouses.

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    Deichstraße (dyke street)

    by acemj Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Deichstraße (dyke street)
    In 1842, there was a big fire in Hamburg that left 20,000 people homeless and destroyed many of the city's old Civil Houses. Dyke Street is a preserved slice of Hamburg's history and allows you to glimpse what it looked like before the fire.

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    Dungeon Hamburg, Speicherstadt

    by rowo Written Jan 3, 2005

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    in the old halls of Hamburgs famous "Storage Halls", which are earlier a duty free zone for shipping goods, now there are some new attractions for tourists!
    Of of them is called "Hamburg Dungeon" where you can see the history of Hamburg, eg. the big floods of 1717, the big fire of Hamburgs history

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    Cocoa, banana, coffee and more

    by Bigs Updated Mar 19, 2008

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    Hamburg is called the "door to the world" and it is the biggest port in Germany. I love it there. You can get a glimpse of the sea from here already. During the week it's busy between all the terminals and piers. On weekends the water is more filled with all the barges that are driving tourists around. The good thing of a barge tour is that the small boats are also passing the small canals of the old "Hafenstadt", the old storage houses. The bigger ships won't!

    Some parts of this storage city are refunctioned into offices and appartements these days and I also would love to live there. It's so historical and beautiful.

    A few are also still used for storage I think.

    Old storage houses in the Hafenstadt

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    City of warehouses

    by Huks Written Aug 13, 2008

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    Historical like other seaports Hamburg was place where tradespeople traded. There are many nice-looked buildings and today these buildings are used for various puposes, e.g. museums. So you are welcome to visit this beautiful part of city.

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    The Speicherstadt

    by stefank60 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    This is a sizeable warehouse district. One side of the warehoses is on street level and the other side faces canals- thus allowing goods to arrive and depart by land or water and be transferred by either too.

    The architecture of this buildings is quite beautiful and I strongly recommend one of the boat trips that passes through this area. I believe it is now also illuminated at night - though I have not seen this myself

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    by maksim_caine Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Experience the unique SPEICHERSTADT (warehouse quarter) in the harbour area with its turn-of-the century warehouse palaces in neo-gothic and neo-Renaissance style where coffee, carpets and other goods are stored.
    And don't miss the great SPICE MUSEUM located in one of them: I learned a lot here about the origin and effects of some common and not so common spices - and you can actually smell and taste them! They also offer teas flavoured with exotic spices.
    If you like to you can also visit one of the carpet stores: of course, you can buy precious carpets here but you can also only look around - the friendly owners (mostly of Persian origin) will give you a nice welcome and offer you a cup of tea anyway.

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    Check out the SPEICHERSTADT...

    by miaou Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Check out the SPEICHERSTADT WAREHOUSES. Built in 1885-1910, the structure has been kept the way it was. And believe it or not, these warehouses are still in use today - you can see them hauling goods. Free access.

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    by sabsi Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Old warehouses which are still used as such today. Well some of them are, there are many offices around that area now as well. Nice brick built buildings, you can see them best from one of the little boats that cruise through the port. (Ask about the tide before leaving to make sure that the boat actually goes through the 'Speicherstadt'!)

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    Speicherstadt

    by MichaelFalk1969 Updated Jul 8, 2012

    Hamburgs "Speicherstadt" is the largest historic warehouse area in the world; it came into existence when Hamburg joined the "German Zollverein" tariff union in the late 19th century, as a designated customs-free storage area for imported goods. The red-brick Speicherstadt houses are 5 levels high, connected by small bridges, and all face a waterway on one side. Today, the area is no longer exempt from customs, but contains plenty of tourist attractions (like the Speicherstadt Museum, Hamburg Dungeon, Spice Museum, Miniature Museum...).

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    Speicherstadt

    by Nikolay_Ivanov Written Jul 24, 2012

    Speicherstadt, or the Warehouse district, is a part of the UNESCO world heritage. The red-brick houses in line by the various canals produce the impression of unity and power. Well, I personally expected more from this district, and I am sure that it is not one of the most romantic places on the Earth. Nevertheless, it is worth visiting at least to see the architecture styles there. And maybe it is better to visit this place on the board of some ship- you'll see more from Hamburg!

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    And all things nice

    by wrongbus Written Sep 25, 2004

    Fine though some of the city centre architecture might be – and you can hardly miss the glories of the town hall and St Michel’s church - it was the towering rows of red brick, green roofed buildings of the old Speicherstadt, the warehouse district which caught my imagination. The best way to appreciate what looks like an enormous film set of Gothic and renaissance spires, towers, and fancy gables, is first by boat, when you nose under the neat candle-snuffer cupolas which house the cargo winches then on foot, visiting the spice museum by day or admiring the illuminated bridges by night.
    Beyond the warehouses and pushing out further into the river, a new district is currently taking shape and causing much excitement amongst the citizenry. When completed, Hafencity will become the trendiest residential and office accommodation in town, with loft apartments cheek by jowl with architects’ offices and media companies. It will also be a social and cultural centre with an extraordinary new concert hall currently taking shape in the form of a glass wave-shaped auditorium growing above an old warehouse. There will be squares, parks and promenades in Hafencity in due course and of course, a beach and new beach bar for summer evenings.

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    Harbour Cruise through Speicherstadt

    by Ines28 Updated Feb 22, 2004

    I think already everything has been said about the Speicherstadt. So I will just say that the harbour cruise is a nice and relaxing opportunity to see the harbour and the Speicherstadt. This is just a must-do.

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    Hamburg Speicherstadt

    by chancay Updated Jul 31, 2006

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    Visit the old "Speicherstadt" (storage city) from seaside, doing a boat tour on one of these smaller ships called "Barkasse", starting from St. Pauli Landungsbrücken.

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