On the trail of the peppercorns


Traveling the Speicherstadt for free.

Peppercorn tour in the Speicherstadt

Let’s explore the fascinating traces and film locations on our tour, especially the characteristic locations in the Speicherstadt. During the walk, the headquarters (HQ) and the famous ‘Teekontor’ are always part of the experience. With a bit of luck, we can even watch the filming from a safe distance. But it’s not just for the young guests that a visit to the Peppercorns Greet in the Speicherstadt is a highlight. Parents also have the opportunity to learn a captivating portion of Hamburg history along the way, so that young and old alike get their money’s worth.

The peppercorns in the Speicherstadt

The “Pfefferkörner” are not spices – at least not in Hamburg! In the NDR television series of the same name, the “Pfefferkörner” are five girls and boys aged 9 to 14 who solve criminal cases. Their name is derived from the “Pfeffersäcken”, as Hamburg merchants used to be disrespectfully called. The series has been running successfully on ARD and KIKA for 20 years and now has 208 episodes (as of January 2020).

The Hamburg greeters, who are very familiar with the series, offer fans from all over Germany the opportunity to explore the tracks and filming locations, especially the locations in the Speicherstadt warehouse district. The headquarters (HQ) and the famous “Teekontor” are integral parts of the tour. Occasionally there is even the chance to watch the filming from a safe distance. But a visit to Pfefferkörner World is also exciting for parents, as young and old alike get an entertaining dose of Hamburg history.

Incidentally, the episodes are always filmed during the Hamburg school holidays. The main child actors therefore have to come from Hamburg. So, dear parents, it could happen that your children ask you to move to Hamburg after the tour – why? Because they can then apply to be a Pfefferkörner actor!

Speicherstadt and Hafencity – history meets modern
It was a beautiful Sunday morning with our Greeter Matthias. In wintry temperatures, we walked from the Landungsbrücken towards Hafencity, enjoyed the view of Hamburg from the Elbphilharmonie and then extensively explored the Hafencity and Speicherstadt. In the process, Matthias has explained and told us a lot, has responded to our wishes and questions and has greatly enriched our visit to Hamburg.


Many, many thanks! We will unreservedly recommend Matthias and the Hamburg Greeter.


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We had a great greet with Jürgen!!! In the morning at 10 o’clock we were picked up at our accommodation. Then it was off in the direction of Hafen City….Direction Speicherstadt….on the trail of the peppercorns… Elbphilharmonie…. through the old Elbe tunnel…. Oevelgönne!!!

We have really seen and experienced a lot. Jürgen knew to everything what to tell. Simply recommended!!!!

Many thanks Jürgen, greetings from Martina, Thomas, Anna-Lee & Linus


Martina, Thomas, Anna-Lee & Linus

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