The Speicherstadt in Hamburg was built from 1883 to 1927 and just got recently (2009) redevoped.
It lies right in the city centre of Hamburg and was used in the past as a logistic centre. Today you'll find offices, apartments, but also museums, venues to party, the Hamburg Dungeon and the Miniatur Wunderland (a huuuge model railway) in the HafenCity.
Many boat harbour tours go through those canals and it's definitely worth to see the warehouses also from the water.
Thanks to the Mövenpick Hotel in Hamburg for inviting Travel Dudes. The pictures, words and opinions are entirely our own!