A tour through the Speicherstadt can be many things: It can be a relaxed stroll. It can be a speedy compulsory programme for cruise tourists or an everyday commute to work. It can reveal how the city understands itself or
The Speicherstadt can only be reached on foot over bridges. From Kontorhaus District, the other half of Hamburg's World Heritage Site, the route leads over Oberbaumbrücke or a little further north over Wandrahmsteg.
A visit to the former Kornhausbrücke customs office is a bittersweet encounter with the history of ingenuity and failure. Many of the 40,000 exhibits found their way into the evidence room and from there into the display cases of the
Following the road over the Kornhausbrücke bridge in the direction of the Elbe will take you to the central junction of Speicherstadt, City and HafenCity, St. Annenplatz. Since 1904 the administration of Speicherstadt, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG, or HHLA
Whoever you feel closer to, Saint Anna or the African port, a short detour leads from here to a small monument that is as Hamburgish as Michel and Hans Hummel: the monument of Klaus Störtebeker.