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Speicherstadt: the Warehouse Town 
Hamburg by Land and Sea

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Hamburg, Germany is a prominent European port on the river Elbe, bridging continental Europe and Scandinavia. This MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination boasts magnificent buildings overlooking the harbour, numerous canals, and the Speicherstadt, the world’s largest warehouse district.

MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including: 
• Speicherstadt: the Warehouse Town 
• Hamburg by Land and Sea
• Lübeck
Speicherstadt is the world's largest complex of warehouses, spanning an area of 630,000 square metres. Built between 1883 and 1927, its home to remarkable Neo-Gothic brick buildings — including museums. Explore its labyrinth of alleys, canals and bridges on an MSC Cruises excursion, where you’ll learn more about this renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site and its world-famous architecture. 
Hamburg is renowned for its elegant boulevards, stately buildings, and emerald green parks. On an MSC Cruises excursion you’ll enjoy a breathtaking tour of the canals, the riverside, and other fascinating city landmarks. Begin with a captivating drive through HafenCity and the Speicherstadt — the historic warehouse quarter. Next, admire Hamburg's waterways by boat and the magnificent views of its skyline.  Discover City Hall, Planten un Blomen botanical park, the trendy Jungfernstieg area, and the iconic St. Michael's Church. A view of 17th-century houses in the Krameramtsgasse closes this delightful tour.
Lübeck, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a charming old city on the river Trave, characterised by its remarkable Gothic architecture. Take a scenic MSC Cruises excursion to one of the most beautiful ports in Germany where you’ll discover elegant alleyways, courtyards, and the remains of a medieval development. Admire the renowned Holtenstor (Holsten Gate), the Hospital of Holy Spirit, and the world's largest mechanical organ at St. Mary’s Church. Finally, enjoy a delicious German lunch before returning to Hamburg.

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    On the routes of the Hanseatic League
    On the routes of the Hanseatic League

    Nowadays a holiday to northern Germany will take you to visit a region of bucolic charm.

    Notwithstanding the Land’s capital Kiel, a brusque, working port, it is free of urban development, its gentle Baltic coast notched by fjords, its west coast wind-blown and wild, and everywhere canopied by colour-washed skyscapes that have long captivated many an artist’s imagination. Even Lübeck wears its history lightly. Sure, the one-time city-state has a tale as rich and complex as any plotline by its local son, Thomas Mann. Yet at the core of its appeal is nothing more complicated than one of the most enigmatic old towns in Germany, with a heritage and sense of cultural worth handed down from centuries at the head of the Hanseatic League.

    Once you’ve ticked off the cultural heavyweights of Hamburg and Lübeck, a holiday to Schleswig-Holstein during your MSC Northern Europe cruise – with Schleswig’s fine beaches and marram-grass dunes, candy-striped lighthouses, commercial ports on deep fjords, and changeable weather, and Holstein’s distinctly Nordic feel – will be one of pure natural wonder.