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“Great Attraction in Hamburg”

Spicy's Gewuerzmuseum
Ranked #77 of 316 things to do in Hamburg
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Owner description: On 350 m² we show more than 900 exhibits originated from the last 5 centuries. They give you details about the different possibilities of application and processing of raw spices. Moreover, there are approx. 50 kinds of raw spices you can smell, touch or even taste, if you like. The spices are partly exposed in original packing (sacks or chests) as they come from the different countries of origin, or on plates.
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Attraction in Hamburg”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

We went to this museum beginning of August and I have to say this was a great place to tour. As your ticket you get a little envolope with black peppercorn which I thought was a great idea. So many different spices and next door you even can buy them. I think it is a need to see when you are in Hamburg.

Visited August 2013
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St. Louis, MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“History of the Spice Trade”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

This museum is one of our favorite memories of Hamburg. We thoroughly enjoyed it! It is especially interesting to anyone who likes cooking and baking. There were recipes posted for Christmas cookies; we took pictures of our favorites and then tried them at home. They turned out great! We received many compliments on these cookies during the holidays. It's nice that you can use your camera in this museum. The exhibits allow you to smell the spices and there is a write-up as to the history and uses of each. We love history, cooking and spices, so this museum was a nice adventure for us. You also have the opportunity to purchase spices. They even gave out free packets of peppercorns.

Visited November 2011
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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Very dull, not geared up for non-German speakers”
Reviewed June 10, 2012

Our travel guide recommended a visit to Spicy's, and as it was a wet afternoon with long queues for the nearby Minitur Wunderland, we thought we'd give it a go. Spicy's isn't expensive but all the exhibits are in German - we were given an A4 sheet in English on entry - but this didn't link to any particular exhibit. The museum is small, all on one floor - you can walk round it in ten minutes. All the exhibits were quite amateurish and the sacks of spices that visitors were invited to smell were so old that many had lost their aroma long ago.

Visited June 2012
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