Speicherstadt (Warehouse District), Hamburg

Speicherstadt (Warehouse District), Hamburg (must see)

Hamburg's Warehouse District is one of the most impressive warehouse districts in the world where the buildings stand on timber-pile foundations. The warehouses were built between 1883 and 1927 as a customs-free zone. The site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The warehouses were built directly into the Elbe waterway, allowing for waterside access and easy ship unloading and loading. Waterways between the buildings act as canals.

The warehouse's facades are Neo-Gothic and feature red brick with towers, alcoves, and ornaments. The warehouses are each seven or eight stories tall and have landside and waterside entrances. Today, the warehouses are used as warehouses, museums, and home to the Minature Wonderland.

Visitors should check out the water castle on Dutch Bridge for a popular photo spot. Café Fleetschlösschen offers another scenic vista and cafe. The Warehouse District is beautiful at dusk as the lights come on and reflect in the canals.

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Sight Name: Speicherstadt (Warehouse District)
Sight Location: Hamburg, Germany (See walking tours in Hamburg)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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