Hamburg-Mitte district

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Coat of arms of Hamburg-Mitte
Coat of arms of Hamburg
district of Hamburg
Bezirk Harburg Bezirk Altona Bezirk Eimsbüttel Bezirk Hamburg-Nord Bezirk Wandsbek Bezirk Bergedorf Bezirk Hamburg-Mitte Niedersachsen Schleswig-Holstein Neuwerk (zu Bezirk Hamburg-Mitte)Location of the district in Hamburg
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Coordinates 53 ° 33 '1 "  N , 9 ° 59' 39"  E Coordinates: 53 ° 33 '1 "  N , 9 ° 59' 39"  E
height 10  m above sea level NHN
surface 142.2 km²
Residents 301,543 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density 2121 inhabitants / km²

Administration address
District Office Hamburg-Mitte
Caffamacherreihe 1–3
20355 Hamburg
District Office Manager Falko Droßmann ( SPD )
Allocation of seats ( district assembly )
SPD Green left CDU AfD FDP
20th 10 8th 6th 4th 3
Transport links
Highway A1 A7 A24
Federal road B4 B5 B75
Long-distance and regional trains F.Long-distance transport R.Regional train signet HVV.svg
S-Bahn and U-Bahn S1Hamburg S1.svg S11Hamburg S11.svg S2Hamburg S2.svg
S21Hamburg S21.svg S3Hamburg S3.svg S31Hamburg S31.svg
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Source: Statistical Office for Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein ( Memento from January 31, 2012 in the Internet Archive )

The Hamburg-Mitte district is one of seven districts of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg . It runs right through the Hanseatic city from the western to the eastern state border and, in addition to downtown Hamburg, also includes large parts of the Hamburg port , Finkenwerder, the east of Hamburg from Hammerbrook to Billstedt and the 120 kilometers away from three islands located in front of Cuxhaven in the Elbe estuary existing Neuwerk district . The Wilhelmsburg district , formerly in the Harburg district , has also been part of the Hamburg-Mitte district since the district reform in 2006.


The Mitte district consists of 19 districts: Billbrook , Billstedt , Borgfelde , Finkenwerder , HafenCity , Hamburg-Altstadt , Hamm , Hammerbrook , Horn , Kleiner Grasbrook , Neustadt , Neuwerk , Rothenburgsort , St. Georg , St. Pauli , Steinwerder , Veddel , Waltershof and Wilhelmsburg .

In contrast to the districts of Altona, Harburg and Wandsbek, most of the Hamburg-Mitte district has been part of Hamburg's national territory for centuries. Only Billstedt, Wilhelmsburg and the south of Finkenwerder were only added by the Greater Hamburg Act on April 1, 1937. After Neuwerk had belonged to Hamburg earlier (until March 31, 1937), it was added again on October 1, 1969.

Culture and sights


There are several parks in Hamburg-Mitte: Planten un Blomen in the St. Pauli and Neustadt districts , the Öjendorfer Park with Öjendorfer See in Billstedt , the Elbpark Entenwerder in Rothenburgsort , the Hammer Park in Hamm , the Inselpark in Wilhelmsburg and the Blohms Park , the Horner Rennbahn amusement park and the von Dratelnsche Park , all three in Horn .

Nature reserves

There are seven nature reserves and a national park in the Hamburg-Mitte district.

Politics and administration

The City-Hof , until 2017 the seat of the Hamburg-Mitte district office
Today's seat of the district office in the Caffamacher row

District Office and District Assembly

Until 2017, the district office of Hamburg-Mitte was located in the listed City-Hof high-rise buildings in Klosterwall (near the main train station ), the demolition of which began in 2019. Since then, it has been housed in the former Axel Springer publishing complex in Caffamacherreihe 1–3, which is also accessible from Kaiser-Wilhelm-Straße 20. The city of Hamburg bought the 30,400 m² building from the media group in 2014 for around 130 million euros. The approximately 1,000 employees of the district office were relocated to the new location, 80 percent of them in individual offices. The cost of the renovation work was put at around 30 million euros. The meeting room of the district assembly , which is also used for public meetings, is located in the former editorial rooms of the Bild newspaper on the 11th floor . For certain services (registration and ID matters) there are also customer centers in Billstedt , Finkenwerder and Wilhelmsburg .

District Office Manager has been Falko Droßmann ( SPD ) since February 25, 2016 .

Dirk Sielmann (SPD) has been chairman of the district assembly since 2008. Since 2019, his deputies have been Steffen Leipnitz ( Die Linke ) and Clemens Willenbrock ( Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen ). A red-green coalition had existed in the district since 2004 , interrupted by an SPD-FDP coalition from 2011 to 2014. After the CDU became the largest parliamentary group in the district for the first time in 2004 , the SPD regained this position in 2008. In the district assembly elections on May 26, 2019, the Greens became the strongest force. However, accusations of Islamism were raised against two members, whereupon the parliamentary group constituted itself without these members. At the same time, four other elected members did not join the Green parliamentary group either in protest. The six MPs initially formed their own parliamentary group (“Greens 2”) and finally joined the SPD parliamentary group in early October 2019. In December 2019, the SPD, CDU and FDP concluded a so-called Germany coalition that has governed the district ever since,

District Head of Hamburg-Mitte

  • Walter Düsedau (1951–1960)
  • Walter Lübbersmeier (1961–1971)
  • Carl Kalff (1971–1976)
  • Hubert Young Blood (1977–1989)
  • Peter Reichel (1989–1995)
  • Rolf Miller (1995-2002)
  • Markus Schreiber (2002–2012)
  • Andy Grote (2012-2016)
  • Falko Droßmann (since 2016)
Election for the district assembly Hamburg-Mitte 2019
Turnout: 46.8%
Gains and losses
compared to 2014
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Allocation of seats in the
district assembly Hamburg-Mitte 2019
A total of 51 seats


The Hamburg-Mitte district is divided into the two constituencies of Hamburg-Mitte and Billstedt-Wilhelmsburg-Finkenwerder for elections to the citizenship and the district assembly .


The Hamburg-Mitte district maintains a partnership with the Hongkou district of Shanghai in the People's Republic of China and, since 2007, with the Izmir-Konak district in Turkey .


On October 10, 2010, the district received the title Place of Diversity awarded by the federal government .

Web links

Commons : Hamburg-Mitte district  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Section 1 of the District Administration Act (BezVG) of July 6, 2006 . HmbGVBl. Part I 2006, No. 33, p. 404 ( [accessed on March 18, 2018]).
  2. ^ Order on the division of the area of ​​the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg . September 7, 1965, HmbGVBl. Part II 1965, Official Gazette No. 181, p. 999 .
  3. District Office: Hamburg's highest registry office with gallery and roof terrace. Hamburger Abendblatt, January 3, 2017, accessed on September 24, 2019 .
  4. Falko Droßmann elected district office manager . In: Hamburger Abendblatt of February 25, 2016. Retrieved on February 26, 2016.
  5. District Assembly. In: Retrieved July 1, 2019 .
  6. ^ Sven-Michael Veit: Extreme middle. , June 18, 2019, accessed on June 18, 2019 .
  7. ^ NDR: Hamburg-Mitte: "Green 2" change to the SPD. Retrieved October 2, 2019 .
  8. ^ "Hamburg-Mitte: coalition agreement signed" , on, accessed on February 26, 2020.
  9. Hongkou - our partner district in Shanghai . Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Retrieved October 10, 2014.