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The world's largest historic warehouse complex

In the German port city of Hamburg, a complex of neo-Gothic brick warehouses, the Speicherstadt, was built on islands in the Elbe between 1883 and 1927.

The warehouses stored grain, coffee, tea and spices that were delivered by ships to the port of Hamburg. However, from the 1970s onwards, warehouses lost ground due to the rise of containers.

The warehouses now house carpet dealers, cafes, offices and museums such as the Speicherstadt Museum. The largest historic warehouse complex in the world was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015.

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