The Hamburger Speicherstadt is the world's largest historic warehouse complex, located in the Port of Hamburg. It covers the area between Baumwall and Oberhafen. It has been a listed building since 1991 and has been listed on the list of UNESCO World Heritage since 5 July 2015 with the neighboring Kontorhausviertel and the Chilehaus under the name Speicherstadt and Kontorhausviertel with Chilehaus.
It was built between 1883 and 1927 south of the old town on the former Elbe islands and residential quarters Kehrwieder and Wandrahm as part of the Hamburg Freeport in three sections, the first section was completed in 1888. The construction management had the chief engineer of the Hamburg Baudeputation Franz Andreas Meyer. He was assisted by water engineering director Christian Nehls and the building director Carl Johann Christian Zimmermann as well as a consortium of 15 engineers, 24 architects and draftsmen. Of these, Georg Thielen has designed around 30 stores on Neuer Wandrahm, Am Sandtorkai, Auf dem Sande, Brook and Kehrwieder.
Since 1 January 2003, the Speicherstadt has been removed from the area of the free port, as of March 1, 2008, it was administratively declared with the new development area on the Great Grasbrook to HafenCity district in the district of Hamburg-Mitte.
The Speicherstadt stands on the approximately 26-acre area (including the canals) of the former Elbe islands Kehrwieder and Wandrahm, on a length of about 1.5 kilometers and 150 to 250 meters wide in the northeastern port of Hamburg. It runs from the Kehrwiederspitze and the Sandtorhöft in the west to the former Teerhof at the Oberbaumbrücke in the east. She is traversed by six fleets.
The former waterway Dat Deep, formed by inland port, customs channel and upper harbor, separates the Speicherstadt from the old town center and in turn connects it with eight bridges. To the south, it is separated from the old harbor area and current urban development project of various HafenCity neighborhoods by the streets Am Sandtorkai, Brooktorkai and Oberbaumbrücke. This street is roughly the same as the old Hamburg fortification, whose upstream moat was rebuilt during port development into the harbor basins of Sandtorhafen, Brooktorhafen and Ericusgraben.
The world's largest warehouse complex and UNESCO World Heritage - now more than a hundred years old - is the Speicherstadt Hamburg. Here, the Hamburg visitors can expect an idyll that he has hardly suspected in a world harbor: Wilhelminian brick Gothic of the Wilhelminian era, bizarre gables and turrets, which are reflected in the canals.
The Speicherstadt, a Hamburg landmark, is one of the main attractions of the great harbor cruise. The historic buildings are also very popular with city tours: a tour of the Speicherstadt is especially relaxing when the weather is nice, and you can learn many interesting details about Hamburg's city history.
The world's largest contiguous complex of warehouses was built in 1883, five years before Hamburg was given its free port. Since 1991, the unique district has been listed. The warehouses are built on oak piles, and the area is criss - crossed by the so - called "Fleeten" canals, which are flooded depending on the tides and can then be navigated by boat. With small barges you can drive over the narrow canals with appropriate tide to savor the architectural details. So a Fleetfahrt with a historic launch is an unforgettable experience. The descent usually takes place at the Landungsbrücken in St. Pauli. Groups can even charter a whole barge.
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