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Hamburg: Speicherstadt - warehouse district

Hamburg's warehouse district is the largest ware house complex in the world. The huge area in Wilhelminian red-brick Gothic with the most diverse ledges and turrets developed at the end of the 19th century. Even today behind those thick red-brick walls there is an abundance of wares: coffee, tea, cocoa, spices, tobacco and valuable carpets. Meanwhile some tracts of the warehouses have been put to a totally different use: modern offices moved in, event facilities, restaurants and museums. In the authentic architecture of the warehouses there are now literary readings and shows; besides the Afghan museum (carpets), there is a museum for spices and the ware house museum. Here you find typical equipment and commercial samples as well as exhibits illustrating the architectural history of this unique monument.