Stadtführung durch das Kontorhausviertel
- City Walks
The beginning of industrialization advancing compression of the lower classes-residential areas was exacerbated by the Great Fire of 1842 and the construction of the warehouse district from 1885th In the course neighborhoods of old and new living conditions prevailed, which seemed intolerable to bourgeois reformers of hygiene, moral, and not least for political reasons. Thus began the 1900 restoration (pronounced stoppage) the three Hamburg Gängeviertel ...
This tour sees this history and its results, which led to Kontorhausviertel. Today, part of world heritage. We wander through this area with its characteristic brick facades, which was built in place of the demolished timbered farms.
We admire not only powerful facades, impressive staircases and expressionistic details. We also learn interesting facts about the builders, on honorable Hamburg merchants and vain architects. But also the fact that in the office buildings always people lived and how Vis-á-vis of Speicherstadt and HafenCity, today awakens the Kontorhausviertel to new self-confidence.
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