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An entire city of warehouses: learn all about the Speicherstadt in the Speicherstadt Museum

Speicherstadtmuseum with illustrative models Storage and Fleet Speicherstadtmuseum Building in the Speicherstadt Klinkergebäude Speicherstadtmuseum Exhibition with visitors in Hamburg Speicherstadtmuseum with illustrative models for a better understanding


  • You already have your tickets for Hamburg in your pocket before you travel: that’s city travelling the smart way
  • The admission ticket for the Speicherstadt Museum is included in your Hamburg City Pass 
  • No advance booking is required for this attraction – your City Pass is your admission ticket 
  • Get comprehensive information about the development of the Speicherstadt 
  • Learn more about the work in the warehouse: storage activities and stored goods (e.g. coffee, tea, cocoa) 
  • Experience the history of Hamburg’s coffee trade and the many jobs associated with it 
  • Immerse yourself in the working world of times gone by 

The Speicherstadtmuseum gives you an insight into times gone by: experience the beginnings of world trade at one of the most important locations

What awaits you on site


Speicherstadt owes its existence to the ingenuity of Hamburg’s merchants. In order not to burden trade in the harbour with customs duties, it became necessary to create an area which, as a free port, did not belong to the German customs territory. In this enclave, the traditional privilege of Hamburg merchants to store, refine and process imported goods duty-free was to continue to apply. The Speicherstadtmuseum guides visitors through the history of the development and utilisation of the world’s largest warehouse complex, which was built on softwood piles in Hamburg Hafer from the end of the 19th century. 

What is there to see?

The central theme of the museum is the work in the Speicherstadt. Immerse yourself in the world of the quartermasters (storekeepers): every imported good passes through their hands, is weighed, sorted, possibly refined and professionally stowed away. In the museum you will find typical tools that were needed to trade coffee, tea, cocoa or rubber. Look forward to your visit to the historic Speicherstadt warehouse district, which has been a World Heritage Site since 2015. In the Speicherstadtmuseum, on a warehouse floor that is over 100 years old, you can also catch a glimpse of the original construction method of the warehouses: the riveted iron girders. The Speicherstadtmuseum is just as suitable for children as it is for adults. You will find the Speicherstadtmuseum in Block L, on the ground floor of a building built in 1888.

How to get there

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SPEICHERSTADTMUSEUM Am Sandtorkai 36, 20457 Hamburg 

Good to know

  • March to October
    Monday to Friday: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
    Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm

    November to February
    Monday to Sunday: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm   

The admission ticket for the Speicherstadt Museum is included in your Hamburg City Pass


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