Speicherstadt, Kontorhaus District & Chilehaus

City Tour of Hamburgs UNESCO Site


Largest historical storage centre in the world

„Hamburgs new UNESCO World Heritage“

The Speicherstadt and the adjacent Kontorhaus District with the Chilehaus as the outstanding building represent the largest historical warehouse and trading centre in the world. Goods were stored and processed duty-free in the warehouses, and merchants had their business premises in the Kontorhaus buildings – accounting houses.

At the beginning of the 1990s saved from demolition and listed as a historical monument, Speicherstadt in 2015, together with the Kontorhausviertel and Chilehaus, receives the coveted World Heritage status and becomes Hamburg’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A private city tour through Hamburg's UNESCO World Heritage Site gives ...

… a deep insight in how Hamburg was able to become one of the most important port cities in the world at the end of the 19th century:

Brick Expressionism, the Hamburg Kontorhaus architecture of the early 1920s, impressive inner courtyards and breathtaking staircases in the Kontorhaus District

the Chilehaus with its ship shape, an icon of the architecture of the 20s

castle-like brick warehouses of the Speicherstadt in neo-gothic style, countless bridges and panoramic views

with hydraulic crane winches and electrification, the most modern port logistics in the world at the beginning of the 20th century

The Kontorhaus District and Speicherstadt can also be explored each independently with a city tour, I will put together your desired route.