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Speicherstad and Kontorhaus District in Hamburg

Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus in Hamburg: Speicherstadt is the largest warehouse district in the world and is located in the Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Hamburg is located in northern Germany on the banks of the Elbe. The deep river Elbe allows large ocean ships to reach the inland Port of Hamburg. Hamburg is situated 110 km from Cuxhaven where the Elbe flows into the North Sea. The river is almost 3 km wide when it passes Hamburg. The Port of Hamburg is the third largest port in Europe, after the Port of Rotterdam and Antwerp. Speicherstadt was built on small islands in the Elbe River. Speicherstadt was built as a free zone to transfer goods without paying customs. Speicherstadt was built in the period 1885-1927. The buildings of Speicherstadt stands on timber-pile foundations. The warehouses are multi-storey buildings, built of red brick and decorated with small towers, alcoves and glazed terracotta ornaments. The warehouses are reachable from land and water. The warehouse district is a network of roads, canals and bridges. The Allied bombing of Hamburg during the Second World War destroyed 50% of Speicherstadt. It was partly rebuilt in 1949-1967. The companies in Speicherstadt stored and handled products such as cocoa, coffee, tea, tobacco and spices. Today, some of the warehouses are museums, the International Maritime Museum Hamburg is housed in Kaispeicher B, the oldest preserved warehouse in Speicherstadt. The Kontorhäuser, the administration buildings, of the merchants were built right next to Speicherstadt. The most famous of the Kontorhaus District is the Chile House. The Chile House is a good example of the Modernist architecture of the 1920s. The Kontor house district in Hamburg bear witness to the prosperity of the former trading dynasties. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2015.

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Speicherstad and Kontorhaus District in Hamburg - Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus in Hamburg: The red brick warehouses of Speicherstadt in, the largest warehouse complex...

Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus in Hamburg: The red brick warehouses of Speicherstadt in, the largest warehouse complex in the world. Speicherstadt is situated in the Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Speicherstadt was built between 1883 and 1927. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2015

  1. Speicherstad and Kontorhaus District in Hamburg - Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus in Hamburg: The red brick warehouses of Speicherstadt in, the largest warehouse complex...

    Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus in Hamburg: The red brick warehouses of Speicherstadt in, the largest warehouse complex in the world. Speicherstadt is situated in the Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Speicherstadt was built between 1883 and 1927. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2015

  2. Speicherstad and Kontorhaus District in Hamburg - Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus in Hamburg: The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is located in northern...

    Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus in Hamburg: The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is located in northern Germany on the banks of the Elbe. The deep river Elbe allows large ocean ships to reach the inland Port of Hamburg from the North Sea, the Port of Hamburg is the third largest port in Europe, after the Port of Rotterdam and Antwerp.

  3. Speicherstad and Kontorhaus District in Hamburg - Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus in Hamburg: The Mohlenhof was designed by the German architect Rudolf Klophaus. The...

    Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus in Hamburg: The Mohlenhof was designed by the German architect Rudolf Klophaus. The Mohlenhof was built of brick in 1828. Above the main entrance is a sculpture of Mercury, the Roman god of trade. The Mohlenhof is situated in the Kontorhaus District in Hamburg.

  4. Speicherstad and Kontorhaus District in Hamburg - Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus in Hamburg:  The Montanhof is one of the huge office buildings, the...

    Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus in Hamburg:  The Montanhof is one of the huge office buildings, the Kontorhäuser, in Hamburg. The façade of the Montanhof is adorned with numerous Art Deco decorations, very unique in Hamburg. The Montanhof is characterised by the typical recessed upper floors and bay windows.

  5. Speicherstad and Kontorhaus District in Hamburg - Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus in Hamburg: The Montanhof was built of red-brown brick between 1924 and 1926. The Kontor...

    Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus in Hamburg: The Montanhof was built of red-brown brick between 1924 and 1926. The Kontor house district in Hamburg bear witness to the prosperity of the former trading dynasties in the Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2015.

  6. Speicherstad and Kontorhaus District in Hamburg - Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus in Hamburg: The Chilehaus was designed by the German architect Fritz Höger. He is...

    Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus in Hamburg: The Chilehaus was designed by the German architect Fritz Höger. He is regarded as one of the leading figures of the German brick expressionism. The Chile House was shaped to fit an uneven plot between two streets, the building features a ship-like facade.

  7. Speicherstad and Kontorhaus District in Hamburg - Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus in Hamburg: Inside the Chile House, the most famous building of the Kontorhaus District...

    Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus in Hamburg: Inside the Chile House, the most famous building of the Kontorhaus District  in Hamburg. The Chile House, the Chilehaus, is the most known building that was designed by the architect Fritz Höger. The administration buildings, the Kontorhäuser, of the merchants were built right next to Speicherstadt.

  8. Speicherstad and Kontorhaus District in Hamburg - Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus in Hamburg: The Chilehaus was built for the ship owner Henry (Chile) Sloman. The...

    Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus in Hamburg: The Chilehaus was built for the ship owner Henry (Chile) Sloman. The Chilehaus was built in the style of the neo-Gothic brick architecture, a common style in Northern Europe.  The Chile House is a splendid example of the Modernist architecture of the 1920s

  9. Speicherstad and Kontorhaus District in Hamburg - Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus in Hamburg: The Meßberghof is one of the Kontorhäuser, the administration...

    Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus in Hamburg: The Meßberghof is one of the Kontorhäuser, the administration buildings of the merchants. The Kontorhäuser were built in the Kontorhausviertel, a district of commercial offices and administration buildings, right next to Speicherstadt, the warehouse district in the Hanseatic City of Hamburg. 

  10. Speicherstad and Kontorhaus District in Hamburg - Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus in Hamburg: The two Deichtorhallen, now the Haus der Photographie Hamburg, were built as...

    Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus in Hamburg: The two Deichtorhallen, now the Haus der Photographie Hamburg, were built as market halls between 1911 and 1914. Today, the Deichtorhallen (in the middle), houses one of the largest centres for contemporary art and photography in Europe.