Monday, 5 March 2012
Speicherstadt means the warehouse district of Hamburg in northern Germany. It was built towards the end of the 19th century and since 1991 has been a protected area. It is the largest area in the world built on timber-pile foundations.
Each warehouse has a canal on one side and a road on the other. Some of the buildings are still used as warehouses and others have been converted into museums and tourist attractions.
This postcard shows the view from the Poggenmühlenbrücke (bridge) to the confluence of two canals, Hollandfleet on the left with Wandrahmsfleet on the right.