Museum spices, Hamburg

Am Sandtorkai 31-32, 20457 Hamburg, Germany

Museum of spices in Hamburg is the only such museum in Europe. It was founded in 1993 and located in the largest port warehouse complex world - Speicherstadt. There are more than 900 artifacts from the 500 -year history. A significant part of the exhibition devoted to the most Tabasco - red pepper. You can not only see more than fifty varieties of pepper, but taste them. Besides the museum presents pepper and other spices, including rosemary, clove, cinnamon, turmeric, mustard seeds, nutmeg and many others. Here you can also get a complete production cycle condiments - from growing them before drying, processing, storage and use, as well as to methods for their preparation. The museum features modern technological devices, as well as old tools and equipment for the production of spices. In addition, there is a rich collection of essential oils in the vials, which were immediately can smell. Separate exhibition devoted to the most expensive spice in the world - saffron and vanilla orchid.

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