Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus
BEFORE THE SPEICHERSTADT EXISTED
The site of today's Speicherstadt was originally a complete district called Grasbrook, which stretched over several islands, built up over several centuries and was split into Großer Grasbrook in the north and Kleiner Grasbrook in the south. The district we are referring to is located on the...
BUILDING THE SPEICHERSTADT
The Kontorhausviertel is located next to the Speicherstadt. The densely developed area is characterised by large office complexes that were built to accommodate companies with port-related activities. Together, these neighboring quarters form an excellent example of a combined warehouse and office...
TRADE AND MOVEMENT OF GOODS
The Speicherstadt was the most modern logistics centre of its time. The "City of Warehouses" with its sophisticated handling and storage technology and workers specialising in unloading and processing goods put Hamburg at the forefront of world trade and made the city a centre for luxury goods such...
DURING THE NAZI ERA
When the National Socialists came to power in 1933, economic and social life in the Speicherstadt also changed. Today's UNESCO World Heritage Site bears witness to the systematic exclusion of Jewish businessmen from trade relations and the deportation of thousands of men, women and children via...