Picture gallery Speicherstadt

A lot has changed behind the listed facades of the Speicherstadt historical warehouse district. Storekeeper who weigh and carry sacks no longer work here. Carpets and coffee are still being traded, but the Speicherblocks also house showrooms, event locations, agency offices and museums. Browse through views from yesterday and today.

Back than: The Neuerwegsbrücke led to Block G (centre), the front part of which was destroyed by bombing in 1943.
Today: In the new building of the Coffee Exchange (centre) coffee was only traded until 1963. In 2014 the restaurant "cantinetta" opened there as part of the first hotel in the Speicherstadt.
Back then: the boiler house and central machine station supplied energy for the hydraulic winches of the Speicherstadt, which was equipped with the latest technology.
Today: There is an event area in the boiler house, but the stylised chimneys still remind us of its former function.
Back then: The climate in the storage blocks is well suited for storing sensitive goods such as coffee, tea or spices. The exact weight of the goods was checked on site by staff called "Quartiersleute".
Today: The charm of old beams and brick walls attracts many showrooms. In the modern renovated warehouses current collections of well-known brands are shown.They show the current collections of well-known brands.
Back then: View from Baakenbrücke to the Speicherstadt, whose function as a warehouse complex is still made clear by Kaispeicher B (far right) and the HHLA collection goods shed (left).
Today: The new Hafen-City is being built on former logistics areas, while the Maritime Museum has moved into the historic Kaispeicher B (right).
Back then: The tracks in front of Block V of the Speicherstadt led directly to the storage sheds at Sandthorkai.
Today: Where once rails connected the logistics centre with the whole of Germany, today a double-tracked road leads through the Speicherstadt.
Back then: The Speicherstadt as a multimodal logistics centre was connected to various modes of transport. Some of the goods were delivered or collected by barge via the small canals called Fleet.
Today: There are only a few ships left on the canals, which mostly show tourists the Speicherstadt from an unusual perspective.
Back then: In the new harbour "Sandtorhafen", sea ships are moored, surrounded by small barges. Directly behind it, quay sheds, railway tracks and the newly built Speicherstadt, a modern logistics centre, extend.
Today: Between a former harbour and the Speicherstadt, the first construction phase of the urban Hafen-City was built.