Spicy's Gewürzmuseum

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Hamburg: Speicherstadt and HafenCity Walking Tour

1. Hamburg: Speicherstadt and HafenCity Walking Tour

With a friendly and informative guide, dive into the world of the Port of Hamburg. This tour takes you on a discovery of Hamburg’s maritime highlights. Witness many of the city's most architecturally stunning landmarks including the Elbphilharmonie and other historically important locations on this fun and informative tour. Wander to the Speicherstadt (warehouse district) and discover interesting facts about its origin and how it is used today. The Speicherstadt achieved worldwide recognition in the 19th century as a trading center, with spices, coffee, and oriental carpets as some of the most important products. Many interesting museums are located here, such as the Speicherstadt Museum and the Spice Museum, as well as the Miniatur Wunderland and the Hamburg Dungeon. Stroll through the modern HafenCity, Hamburg’s newest and most contemporary district. Explore how Hafencity is a project of urban regeneration and learn about its architecture from a unique perspective.

Hamburg: Speicherstadt and HafenCity Tour

2. Hamburg: Speicherstadt and HafenCity Tour

Immerse yourself in the contrasting world of Hamburg, with both its historic Speicherstadt and its new, modern HafenCity. Although the houses of the Speicherstadt were designed by different architects, they present nevertheless a harmonic bigger picture, completed by single buildings with exposed elements. The Speicherstadt was built not aiming not at beauty but convenience. Head over to the HafenCity with its modern, sophisticated architecture that has also spawned impressive buildings. Walk among these interesting buildings and enjoy the maritime flair. The Elbe Philharmonic Hall lies at the end of the HafenCity and Speicherstadt. This exciting and controversial project in Hamburg's HafenCity is an impressive building that began construction in 2007.

Hamburg: Spicy's Gewürzmuseum Entry Ticket and Audio Guide

3. Hamburg: Spicy's Gewürzmuseum Entry Ticket and Audio Guide

Book your entry ticket to Hamburg’s Spicy's Gewürzmuseum and enjoy a free audio guide accessible via an app on your phone or tablet. Experience the world of herbs and spices and taste pepper spice samples and gummy bears. Generously built on an original storage floor, discover the museum’s over 900 exhibits from the last five centuries detailing the history of spices. Learn about the entire production process of a variety of international spices, from cultivation to finished product via antique equipment and machinery.  Put in your headphones to listen to your audio guide as you explore herbs and spices from near and far abroad, partly in containers and partly presented in clay bowls on taster tables. Touch, smell, and taste your way through the diverse collection of spices.

Hamburg: Speicherstadt and Hafencity Guided Tour

4. Hamburg: Speicherstadt and Hafencity Guided Tour

Explore Hamburg from new Elbphilharmonie through to the historic Speicherstadt and on to the futuristic Hafencity. Enjoy a guided tour of Elbphilharmonie, this masterpiece of architecture with its abstract front is situated like a crown over the harbor and is the new landmark of the city.  Travel from the Elbphilharmonie to the Kaiser, past the Miniaturwunderland with the world's largest model railway, the old coffee roasting plant and the spice museum to the Magellan Terraces right across the Speicherstadt. Here you will follow in the footsteps of the Hanseatic merchants, the so-called Pfeffersäcken. The cathedral-like inner courtyards on the Dutch Brook make it clear that it was not the church but trade and money that determined everyday life in Hamburg.  After this journey to the past, visit the newest and most modern part of the city, Hafencity. This offers the perfect contrast to the Speicherstadt and shows with sophisticated and environmentally friendly buildings what is architecturally possible today.

Hamburg: Speicherstadt & HafenCity Tour

5. Hamburg: Speicherstadt & HafenCity Tour

This tour takes you on a discovery of Hamburg’s maritime highlights. Your adventure begins in the Speicherstadt (warehouse district), where you can learn all about tea, coffee, and oriental rugs as well as visit the most popular photo spot in the city. You’ll continue on to the traditional ship harbor, the Marco Polo Tower, and the Cruise Center HafenCity. Experience the largest seaport in Germany up close and from a unique perspective. In an entertaining way you’ll discover how much the Elbe Philharmonic Hall cost. Hear stories about who stole Klaus Störtebeker’s skull and how the Speicherstadt emerged. Your friendly guide will be happy to answer any of your questions along the tour from the Speicherstadt to the new HafenCity. At the end of the tour you’ll be left with memories of unforgettable moments and unique panoramic views of the Elbe River and the harbor.

Hamburg: Guided Walking Tour

6. Hamburg: Guided Walking Tour

Explore the northern German metropolis of Hamburg on foot and learn more about the fascinating stories of Hamburg and its history. Take a guided walk from the lively city center to the waterfront with views of one of the biggest ports in the world. See the famous historic warehouse district, now home to the Spice Museum, the biggest model railway in the world, the Hamburg Dungeon, and more. Experience port facilities dating to the reign of the Kaiser and see how they have been turned into urban quarters. Finally, discover the HafenCity district, a growing area of novel inner-city architecture and public spaces on the Elbe. Admire the fascinating Elbphilharmonie and impressive harbor vistas.

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What people are saying about Spicy's Gewürzmuseum

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 348 reviews

It was a very informative visit with spices to experience, taste and feel up close. The audio guide was laid out nicely and everyone could proceed at their own pace. Great condiments and books to take home

A very informative tour peppered with small anecdotes. Kudos to our guide Stefan. The time flew by.

Has paid off. Our guide was very knowledgeable and was able to prepare everything very well.

It was a really great experience. Excitingly presented. We learned a lot

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