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Hamburg's warehouse district

Hamburg's Speicherstadt, the largest warehouse complex in the world, is one of the city's most famous landmarks and the main attraction on the great harbour tour. These rows of brick buildings, reaching up to seven storeys in height, house valuable goods from all corners of the world.

Treasure trove of merchant goods
Located to the south of the old quarter, these towering buildings are fine examples of Wilhelminian brick Gothic architecture. They form the world's largest warehouse complex, and their historical fašades are adorned with unusual gables, pointed arches, oriels and little towers. These thick walls provide a safe haven for valuable merchandise such as tobacco, coffee, tea, spices and cocoa – just as they did 100 years ago. The Speicherstadt is also the world's largest storage centre for oriental rugs. A number of different museums provide insights into work in the warehouse district, both past and present, with cutting-edge interactive exhibitions.
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Hamburg Mini Wonderland, copyright Miniaturwunderland
Hamburg has more than 50 museums offering an informative, fun and educational experience, from the Museum of Art and Craft to special exhibitions in the Bucerius Art Forum to the miniature railway wonderland in the warehouse district. From Ernst Barlach House to the Hamburg Dungeon, there is no limit to art in Hamburg.
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Art & culture

Hamburg Mamma Mia, copyright Stageholding
The Hamburg Kunsthalle art gallery houses the city's largest art collection. Great entertainment is provided by world-famous musicals and at theatres such as Schmidt's TIVOLI (music and variety) and the St. Pauli Theatre (comedy and cabaret). The Hamburg State Opera House (opera and ballet), the National Theatre (Deutsches Schauspielhaus) and the Thalia theatre are all venues for world-class performances.
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