Speicherstadt is a district in Hamburg, Germany. Speicherstadt was built during the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century (a time span of 44 years). Speicherstadt was designed as a district of warehouses and till this day it is the biggest of its kind in the entire world, it also known as “Freihafen” which translate as “free-port” since it was also meant to be an area to transfer goods with no custom fees (mainly spices, coffee, carpets and coca). Speicherstadt translates from German as “city of warehouses, or “warehouse district”. This “Venice of warehouses” is uniquely photogenic at dusk. Till this day it is used to store and trade many goods, so apart from a neat place to walk around, There are quite a few of museums around the district, for example: The Spice Museum, The Afghan Museum, Miniature wonderland (Miniature Railroads), the Messmer Momentum (Tea Museum with large choice of fine teas and items revolving around tea culture from around the world).
For more information visit Wikipedia – Speicherstadt
Google map of Speicherstadt
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