This nice card sent to me by Eike shows The Speicherstadt (city of warehouses, meaning warehouse district) in Hamburg, Germany which is the largest timber-pile founded warehouse district in the world. It is located in the port of Hamburg—within the Hafen City quarter—and was built from 1883 to 1927.
The district was built as a free zone to transfer goods without paying customs. As of 2009 the district and the surrounding area is under redevelopment. The Speicherstadt is located in the port of Hamburg and 1.5 km (0.93 mi) long and pervaded by loading canals. TheSpeicherstadt is a tourist attraction in Hamburg. There are several museums like the Deutsches Zollmuseum (German Customs Museum),Miniatur Wunderland (a model railway), the Hamburg Dungeon, and the Afghan Museum.
The buildings are also used as warehouses. As of 2005, the companies in the Speicherstadt handled one-third of the world's carpet production, and other goods as cocoa, coffee, tea, spices, maritime equipment, and electronic goods.