The current lockdown has turned us into even more avid walkers and invites us to experience our city on foot. Deichstraße is considered Hamburg's oldest preserved street. From here, in 1842, the devastating Great Fire of the Hanseatic City developed, rapidly spreading northwards through burning warehouses and goods depots, irreparably destroying countless houses in over 40 streets.
In the southern section of Deichstraße, along the Nikolaifleet, modern-day strollers particularly enjoy the precious view of the old facades of the trading houses, colonial goods stores, and small shops from the early 18th century with their timber framing and stucco. Unfortunately, these are rarities in the cityscape!