Speicherstadt & Kontorhaus Quarter hold an important historical symbol for the city of Hamburg. This 2.5 hour long tour gives you an opportunity to learn more about this district that was awarded the honorable status of UNESCO World Heritage in 2015. Learn about Germany’s journey to become a giant in the world of economics and how the district played an important symbolic role. Get a closer look at the district’s unique architecture, including the unusual ship-shaped building Chilehaus. Merge into the world of trade where you get a chance to smell, touch and possibly even taste some of the standard merchandise of older times like coffee, tea and oriental hand-knotted carpets.
See Europe’s first city district solely built as an office quarter, along with the world’s largest historic warehouse district – two symbols of Hamburg’s modern era of trade and an emblem of the rise of Germany as a world power.
Start your tour with the impressive sights of the Kontorhaus quarter (historic office quarter). Learn about the architects that introduced captivating brick expressionism to Hamburg, from Fritz Schumacher to Fritz Höger. Get insights into their work, from typical staircases and building facades to rich details in interior design.
This tour includes:
Professional Guide — Hamburg's best tea or coffee — Spectacular photo opportunities — Warehouse district — Kontor houses — The 1920s Chilehaus — Persian carpet warehouse — craft of hand-woven rugs
“Jenny was great!”
Reviewed on June2, 2016
Jenny was a great tour guide, she explained a lot about Hamburg and even brought along her 4 month old puppy! I would definitely recommend this tour.
“2 tours and both great”
Reviewed on May 30, 2016
Yes a City Centre tour with Rhonda, and a Sankt Pauli tour with Brent. Both really nice people and good knowledge passed on. Thank you.
“Great tour with Ralph!”
Reviewed on May 29, 2016
Tour with Ralph was great! I really liked his description of history of Hamburg — it was the fine ratio of facts with stories.And we were lucky with the weather — it was sunny whole day!
Take the U1 to station «Messberg». follow the signs to «Chilehaus» and enter the inner courtyard of the Chilehaus across the street from the Messberg exit.
Things to note
This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Intoxicated guests will not be allowed on tour. Walking is involved in the tour.