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German Duty Museum, Hamburg

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Contact: +49 40 3008 7611
Open Hours: Tu to Su from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
... you have a museum paying homage to the same! Housed in lovely brick buildings, which used to be the home of the carpet customs office, the German Customs Museum is totally unique. It informs visitors about the history of customs and excise, both past and present. Since 1900, the customs office was located at the Kornhausbrücke, which lies at the edge of the Speicherstadt; since 1992 it has been a museum. The museum has over 2,000 exhibits and these include everything from customs officers' uniforms to smugglers' loot. Many of the displayed products from all over the world smell fantastic, like cocoa and spices, for example. You can also read about interesting events relating to customs and smuggling, and which form an integral part of this port city's history.