Behind the Scenes of Tedious Warehouse Work
Hooks, rubber bales, bags of coffee, ... in the authentic frame of a 1888 warehouse, typical imported goods as well as work tools are on display. They show how high quality goods like coffee, cocoa or rubber were stored at Speicherstadt, Hamburg's historic warehouse quarter. The storage managers had to weigh and label the goods as well as refining them by hand and with sorting machines.
Coffee, Emperors, and the Drawbacks of History
Other central topics are Hamburg's tea and coffee trade, which used to be located at Speicherstadt. Besides its function as an important imported good, coffee is also depicted as a consumer item. Various exhibits illustrate the long way from the coffee bean harvest to the end consumer.
The exhibition also deals with the history of Speicherstadt, displayed with numerous historic photographs and plans. Pictures of the inauguration by Emperor Wilhelm in 1888 up to the forced displacement of over 15,000 inhabitants - all parts of the history are discussed.
Exploring UNESCO World Heritage
Guided tours through Speicherstadt and the museum are offered regularly. Furthermore, individual group tours can be booked in combination with HafenCity or from the water.
Moreover, tea and coffee tastings with proven experts as well as crime readings with renouned authors take place here on a regular basis. During the school holidays, children can explore Speicherstadt and the museum. Accompanied by adults, children from 6 to 12 years learn all about the effects of ebb and flow on Speicherstadt, can taste cocoa beans, or go on a treasure hunt.
- The day pass at Speicherstadtmuseum is €4.50 making it the cheapest tourist attraction in Hamburg.
How to get there
Speicherspadtmuseum is about a 16 miuntes' walk from the central railway station. Go towards west on Mönckebergstraße and take a left on Lange Mühren. Just follow the street and it will take you to Johanniswall and form there to Deichtorplatz. Walk over the bridge Oberbaumbrücke and it will take you to Brooktorkai and from there to Sandtorkai where the Speicherstadtmuseum is located. Alternatively, you can take subway line U3 to stop Baumwall or bus line 6 to stop Am Sandtorkai.
By car, exit motorway A7 at intersection 37-Horster Dreieck towards Lübeck/Berlin/Hamburg and follow the signage to HH-Centrum. You get to Speicherstadt via Veddeler Brückenstraße B4. Sufficient parking is usually available on the weekends. During the week, it is best to park at Conti Parkhaus (Am Sandtorkai 6-8), which is only a few steps away from the museum.