The first Hamburg World Heritage Festival gets underway Sunday (June 3, 2018) in the Speicherstadt and the Kontorhausviertel. Visitors can go on guided tours, watch dance and music events and listen to lectures during the day. A pop-up information point named World Heritage Hamburg will open in the Chilehaus to give visitors an overview of the district as well as Hamburg’s Wadden Sea National Park. Hamburg Tourismus GmbH will also be providing tourist information.
Speicherstadt at heart of festival
Free guided tours and round trips start from the Speicherstadt while several information stands will present the World Heritage site and culinary offers as well as an attractive programme of music and dance performances on stage. Organised by local actors and the Office for the Preservation of Historical Monuments, partners include the Speicherstadtmuseum, which is offering guided tours and a children’s programme, the Chocoversum as well as the Burg Coffee Museum. The festival will end with two performances of Michael Batz’s “Speicherstadt Story III” at the historic coffee exchange in the Ameron Hotel Speicherstadt.
New pop-up info point
The temporary pop-up info point in the Chilehaus at Pumpen 6 Street will be open seven days a week from 10 am to 5 pm and will provide general information on the World Heritage site. It will highlight the criteria behind World Heritage sites, the Speicherstadt’s special features and characteristics of the Kontorhaus district and Chilehaus. Information about the Wadden Sea World Heritage is being provided in collaboration with the Ministry for Environment and Energy. Hamburg Tourismus GmbH will highlight tourist attractions while the Foundation of Historical Museums will give insight into the city’s World Heritage museums. A permanent World Heritage Information Centre in the Speicherstadt will replace the information point later.