Speicherstadt, also known as the 'city of warehouses', is the largest complex of warehouses. Spread over an area of 260,000 square meters, the neo-gothic brick style architecture of the buildings of the district make it look wonderfully beautiful. With its canals, networking streets, bridges, and buildings, the Speicherstadt is an example of extraordinary representation of more than one era of the history of human being. In today's date, the district houses a number of opportunities for you to indulge in including museums, art galleries, shopping centres, cafes, food joints, lounges, and much more. With picturesque looks and central location, the Speicherstadt is a must visit if you are in the city.
Insights of the Speicherstadt
The Spicy's Spice Museum at the Speicherstadt
Built in the year 1991, the Spicy's Spice Museum is a private museum and is located in the ditrict of Speicherstadt. It receives more than 150,000 visitors each year and is considered one of the most famous museums in the city. The museum is spread over an area of 350 meters square and exhibits the spices from various regions of the world. You can touch, smell and even taste around 50 species which have been sourced from various backgrounds. There are boards which speak about the effects and application of the spices along with their point of origin above the displays. Other than this, a number of special events are held in the museum which talk about how the species are grown, processed, harvested and finally transported. Many a times exhibitions and lectures of cooking with these spices are also conducted at the museum.
The Internationales Maritimes Museum Hamburg at the Speicherstadt
Established in the year 2008, the Internationales Maritimes Museum Hamburg is another private museum situated in the district Speicherstadt. The museum houses a collection of maritime art, construction plans, model ships, uniforms, more than one million photographs, other 40,000 items, and the main collection of Peter Tamm's model ships. It is one of the oldest and preserved warehouse museums. Some other items of the collection include the marine research objects, life on naval vessels, the big world of ship models, water sports, fisheries, reception area, museum shop, restaurant, foyer, and much more.
The Miniatur Wunderland in the Speicherstadt
Outstanding exhibits and gorgeous views, fascinating themes and futuristic approach, the Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg is one of the most popular and innovative attractions of the Speicherstadt district. With millions of visitors coming in each year, the site just keeps getting better. Get to witness the largest model railway system, the Philharmonic Hall, and the Hafen City all under one roof. The place has something to offer to everyone and will keep you entertained all day. With the widest collection of themes from several countries, railway systems, and historic places, the Miniatur Wunderland is by far the best attraction of the city and one of the best in the country. The major thematic countries and cities it covers include the Alps, Hamburg, Switzerland, Knuffingen, Knuffingen Airport, United States of America, Austria, Italy, Venice, Hamburg Airport, and Scandinavia. The other railway exhibits of the site include around 10,000 carriages, 500,000 lights, 1,300 trains, 100,000 moving vehicles, 400,000 human figurines, and 130,000 trees. More and more new sections keep on getting introduced in the premises out of which France, Australia, Africa, and England are in process.
How to Get Tickets?
The Speicherstadt ticket can be booked both online and offline. You can book the tickets online through this website.
How To Get Around?
The Speicherstadt can be accessed the best with a public transport system including light rails, ferries or public buses. You can also rent a taxi or a cab.
What Should I Wear?
You can go for a casual look. Opt for your favourite pair of pants with a crop top. High heel boots will make for a great combination. Carry a handbag as well.
Best Time to Visit
The Speicherstadt remains open on all weekdays. You can visit it anytime of the day. However, the attractions in the district may have different timings.
Will I Need a Guide?
A guide will not be needed as this website will guide you about the all the things.
How To Get There?
You can rent a regular taxi to reach the place. Bicycles are also be a great option. You can take a trolley or a public bus as well from the airport.
The place gets very crowded so book your tickets before time. Beware of pickpockets when you are in a crowded place. Do not carry any weaponry items in the museum or you may be deported. Carry your passport and visa with you at all times.