The UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has approved Hamburg’s application for the ‘Speicherstadt and Chilehaus with Kontorhaus District’ to be included in UNESCO’s World Heritage list. The decision was made at July’s Committee meeting in Bonn, Germany.

The Committee, which comprises of 21 UNESCO member states, has acknowledged the outstanding universal value of Hamburg’s urban, maritime warehouse complex and office district from the early 20th century. Hamburg now has its first World Heritage Site. Hamburg’s First Mayor Olaf Scholz comments: “I am absolutely delighted about this success. We, the people of Hamburg, can be proud of our city’s new World Heritage Site ‘Speicherstadt and Chilehaus with Kontorhaus District’.