visit Shamkir’s German heritage

Shamkir was once a German colony known for winemaking. However, it still has a unique Germanic feel worth seeing. Want to experience it? Read through.

visit Shamkir’sGerman heritage

Modern Shamkir began life as the German colony of Annenfeld which was founded in 1819 and went on to become a hotbed of winemaking in Azerbaijan. The Germans were tragically deported from here in 1941 but today the city centre has kept a uniquely Germanic feel – think long straight streets with original German country housing, a Lutheran church dating back to 1909, and a German park with café, paths and benches. What’s more, the centrally located Excelsior hotel serves authentic craft beer homebrewed according to a German recipe.

visit Shamkir’s | German heritage
USEFUL INFORMATION

weather and season

Air temperature

Current:
17.9°C
Average:
15.1 – 24.2°C / 59.2–75.6°F

Feel temperature

Current:
20.2°C
Average:
14.4 – 25.6°C / 57.9–78.1°F

Wind

Current:
  • Partly sunny and delightful
  • ENE
  • speed 11.1 km/h

When to go

  • Peak Season:
  • Spring, summer, autumn

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