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Top 5 things to do in Hamburg's warehouse district

At the Speicherstadt, Hamburg's historic red brick warehouses hover above the water on stilts. It's one of the city's best places just to wander around and explore, but if you're looking for a little more than that, try checking out some of these highlights!

Discover Hamburg's hottest attraction

Discover Hamburg's hottest attraction

Spices are one of Hamburg's major imports and the short, sweet, and slightly odd Spicy's Gewürzmuseum provides about as multisensory a learning experience as it's possible to have!

Have coffee at the district coffee roastery

Have coffee at the district coffee roastery

Coffee is another key import into the harbor. In one of the port's gorgeous red brick buildings, the Kafferösterei serves the best coffee in town – and cakes to match!

Tour the floating museums
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Tour the floating museums

The Speicherstadt is home to two museum ships! The Rickmer Rickmers and Cap San Diego are both prime examples of shipping vessels from their eras (1890's and 1960's respectively).

See the largest model railway in the world

See the largest model railway in the world

The model railway may well be an attraction in its own right, but Miniatur Wunderland boasts all of Hamburg's sights under one roof, as well as a few from around the world!

Visit the Zollmuseum
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Visit the Zollmuseum

Or the German Customs Museum to you and me. If that doesn't sound interesting, consider all the dangerous smuggling, corruption, and diplomacy illustrated in its numerous exhibits!

Our insider tips

When to visit?

All the aforementioned museums are open from 10:00AM to 5:00PM, except the Cap San Diego, which is open until 6:00PM. Ticket prices are reasonable, but book a tour on top to enhance the experience! Oh, and be sure to check the weather forecast in advance, because Hamburg can get pretty wet even when it's hot!

How to get there?

There are no U-Bahn stations in Speicherstadt itself, but it's only a minute or so by foot from the stops Baumwall (U3) and Meßberg (U1).

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    10:00AM to 5:00PM, except the Cap San Diego, open until 6:00PM.
  • Is it expensive?
    Ticket prices vary by attraction but are reasonably priced.
  • Will I need a guide?
    It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    Take the U3 to Baumwall, or the U1 to Meßberg, and it's a very short walk to Speicherstadt.
  • Additional information
    ** Make sure to bring an umbrella or light rain jacket!*

What people are saying about Speicherstadt

Fascinating tour showing off the diversity of the harbour.

It was fascinating to see the wide range of activity around the harbour from the canal & warehouses to the container and cruise ships. Very clear and humorous commentary in English.

Traditional Harbor Tour in Hamburg Reviewed by Peter, 09/16/2018

Informative about historical and architecture background

Our guide Sybille was awesome. She was so much motivated and had profound and detailed knowledge about HH Hafencity and the Elbphilharmonie. That went from history to architecture and social aspects of the area. I recommend the tour.

Elbphilharmonie, Speicherstadt & HafenCity Tour Reviewed by Alessandro, 07/30/2018

Good general introduction to the Hamburg Harbour

Good general introduction to the Hamburg Harbour. Boat was OK but the there was only one bartender and it took a long time to have something to drink. Despite of this the experience was positive.

Hamburg: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 08/14/2017

Great and very intresting highly recommended.

When in Hamburg i highly recommended to take a tour around the harbour or the entire city. There are many different boats and tours so chances are big you will find one for you.

Hamburg: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise Reviewed by Daniel, 08/02/2017

Just fabulous, although as we have no German had no idea of the jokes.

Recommend it highly, had no idea Hamburg was as stunning as it is. As The actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, we will be back ❤️❤️

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