"Speicherstadt" Speicherstadt - Old Warehouse District Tip by antistar

  Speicherstadt, Hamburg
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  • Speicherstadt, Hamburg - Hamburg
      Speicherstadt, Hamburg
    by antistar
  • Speicherstadt, Hamburg - Hamburg
      Speicherstadt, Hamburg
    by antistar
  • Speicherstadt, Hamburg - Hamburg
      Speicherstadt, Hamburg
    by antistar
  • Speicherstadt, Hamburg - Hamburg
      Speicherstadt, Hamburg
    by antistar
  • Speicherstadt, Hamburg - Hamburg
      Speicherstadt, Hamburg
    by antistar
 

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.

Phone: +49 40 67383760
Website: http://www.spottedbylocals.com/hamburg/speicherstadt/

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  • Written Oct 18, 2011
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