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Coordinates 53 ° 34'33 "  N , 9 ° 57'7"  E Coordinates: 53 ° 34'33 "  N , 9 ° 57'7"  E
surface 3.2 km²
Residents 58,004 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density 18,126 inhabitants / km²
Post Code 20144, 20253, 20255, 20257, 20259, 20357, 22525, 22527, 22769
prefix 040
district Eimsbüttel
Transport links
Federal road B4 B5
Subway U2Hamburg U2.svg U3Hamburg U3.svg
Source: Statistical Office for Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein

Eimsbüttel ( Low German : Eimsbüddel ) is the eponymous and most populous district of the Eimsbüttel district of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg .


District center Osterstrasse from the air

The district borders on Stellingen , Lokstedt , Hoheluft-West , Harvestehude and Rotherbaum in the Eimsbüttel district and on Sternschanze and Altona-Nord in the Altona district .

The approximately 56,000 inhabitants of the Eimsbüttel district live on 3.2 square kilometers, so that with around 18,000 inhabitants per square kilometer, it is the second most densely populated district of Hamburg after Hoheluft-West. Nevertheless, Eimsbüttel is considered comparatively green due to the numerous green spaces such as Eimsbüttler Park and the largely tree-lined streets. Because of its location close to the city center, its urbanity given by the dense, multi-storey development and its good infrastructure, the district is particularly popular with young people. Eimsbüttel has already produced many artists, whether in the design industry, in art or in music. A lively scene has developed here, especially for activists from the field of hip-hop culture. In Hamburg and nationally known rap greats like the Beginner and Samy Deluxe are just some of the artists to be named. The name of the record label Eimsbush is based on the name of the district.

The center of the district extends around the Osterstraße underground station .


Eimsbüttel was first mentioned in 1275 as one of the smallest villages at the gates of Hamburg as Eymersbuttele as part of a sale of land to the nuns of the neighboring Herwardeshude monastery . In terms of settlement history, it is one of the Büttel localities, the founder of which in this case was a man named Elimar .

In 1339, Count Adolf von Holstein left the entire village, including land, buildings and residents, to the monastery for 300 marks in Hamburg pennies. With the dissolution of the monastery in the course of the Reformation, Eimsbüttel fell into the possession of the St. Johannis monastery in Hamburg, which was continued as a Protestant foundation .

The basis of the village was made up of three full farms and four Kätner farms with 289.51  hectares . In 1560 the monastery started a sheep farm, from which the shepherd camp arose. In 1760, too, the St. Johanniskloster listed only three building yards , five Kätner and ten Brinkitzer as interest-bearing positions for Eimsbüttel .

Heusshof 1855, today the Heussweg / Osterstraße intersection

In the 17th century , distinguished Hamburg residents began to move in and had country houses built for themselves. Families like Alardus, Doormann, Faber, Lappenberg, Lastrop and Lutteroth can still be found in Eimsbüttler street names. In 1813 the French burned down the whole of Eimsbüttel - only one farm, the Heusshof, and nearby houses remained. However, the number of inhabitants rose rapidly in the following period: from 52,189 (1895) to 116,400 (1910) to 124,802 in 1925.

In 1830 the special administrations were abolished by monasteries and hospitals in Hamburg and Eimsbüttel was placed under the administration of the newly formed rulership of the Geestlande . With the introduction of the rural community order in 1871, Eimsbüttel was administered directly by the city and from 1874 was designated as a suburb. The Christ Church was built in 1884 , eight years later the Apostle Church . In 1894 Eimsbüttel was incorporated into the Hamburg urban area as a district. Large-scale new apartment buildings were then built. Many residents of the old town moved here because of the construction of the Speicherstadt .

In 1914, an underground branch line “ Hellkamplinie ” of the Hamburg subway was opened in Eimsbüttel . The Kaifu-Bad , Hamburg's first warm water outdoor pool, was opened in Eimsbüttel in 1936. During the air raids on Hamburg in 1943 , Eimsbüttel lost large parts of its old buildings.

In 2008, part of the area was added to the newly created Sternschanze district. Today, the Eimsbüttel district is mainly a densely built-up residential area close to the city center, in which, in terms of urban planning, old quarters from before and around the turn of the century alternate with buildings from the Schumacher era and the period after the Second World War .


  • Minor quota: 12.8% [Hamburg average: 16.3% (2017)].
  • Elderly rate: 12.6% [Hamburg average: 18.2% (2017)].
  • Proportion of foreigners: 12.0% [Hamburg average: 17.1% (2017)].
  • Unemployment rate: 3.8% [Hamburg average: 5.2% (2017)].

The average income per taxpayer in Eimsbüttel is 37,536 euros annually (2013), the Hamburg average is 39,054 euros.



Without the four western districts, Eimsbüttel belongs to the constituency of Rotherbaum-Harvestehude-Eimsbüttel-Ost for the election to Hamburg citizenship . The four districts in the west belong to the Stellingen-Eimsbüttel-West constituency . The 2015 state election in the district led to the following result:

  • SPD 39.6% (–7.0)
  • Greens 24.9% (+1.8)
  • Left 15.1% (+5.6)
  • CDU 7.3% (-2.8)
  • FDP 4.9% (+1.0)
  • AfD 2.6% (+2.6)
  • other 5.6% (-1.2)

In the 2013 federal election in the Eimsbüttel district, 79 percent of those eligible to vote took part. The following distribution of votes was made:

  • SPD 31.4%
  • The Greens 23.9%
  • CDU 19.9%
  • The left 13.5%
  • FDP 2.9%
  • AfD 2.7%

Within the district, the Greens and the Left in the Eimsbüttel district achieved their highest share of the vote, while the CDU, FDP and AfD had their lowest. In contrast to the district (and Hamburg as a whole), where the CDU was the second largest party and the Greens third largest, the position in the district was reversed.


Road traffic

Since Eimsbüttel is very close to the city center, there are hardly any major arteries. On the western edge of the district, Kieler Strasse runs parallel to the Altona-Nord district as Bundesstrasse 4 . From this, fruit avenue branches off as federal road 5 , first running in a south-easterly and later in a north-easterly direction .

Local public transport

Eimsbüttel is largely through the underground of the hamburger verkehrsverbund operated (HVV). In the area of ​​the district are the stops Lutterothstraße , Hellkamp (until 1964), Osterstraße , Emilienstraße , Christ Church and Schlump on the U2 line (Mümmelmannsberg - Niendorf Nord) from north to south . The Schlump stop allows you to change to the U3 line (Barmbek - Wandsbek Gartenstadt). Eimsbüttel could be further developed as part of the planned U5 line .

On the street Eimsbüttel is served by the Metrobus routes 4 (Wildacker - Hauptbahnhof ZOB / HafenCity), 15 (Alsterchaussee - S Klein Flottbek), 20 (Altona - S Rübenkamp) and 25 (Altona - Sachsenstraße). In addition, the city ​​bus lines 183 (Altona - Kalvslohtwiete) and 283 (Elbe shopping center (EEZ) → Kalvslohtwiete) run partly on the Eimsbüttler area.

Close to the border, but located on the territory of the district of Sternschanze, is the same S-Bahn -Haltestelle Sternschanze by the lines S11 (Poppenbüttel - Blankenese), S21 (Elbgaustraße - Aumühle) and S31 (Altona - Neugraben) and from the Metrobus route 15 and the city bus route 181 (Jaarsmoor - Sternschanze) are served.

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Other clubs

fire Department

See also


  • Karin Kuppig: Eimsbüttelbuch. With Eidelstedt, Hoheluft-West, Lokstedt, Niendorf, Schnelsen, Stellingen . Junius, Hamburg 2012, ISBN 978-3-88506-496-1 .
  • Katharina Marut, Jan Schröter : Eimsbüttel in transition. Medien-Verlag Schubert, Hamburg 1992, ISBN 3-9802319-9-2 .
  • Helmuth Warnke : ... not just the beautiful Marianne. The other Eimsbüttel, VSA-Verlag, Hamburg 1984, ISBN 3-87975-285-0 .
  • Christina Becker: Eimsbüttel from A - Z: The district dictionary. Medien-Verlag Schubert, 2002, ISBN 3-929229-86-2 .
  • Joachim Grabbe: A district to fall in love with: A walk through Hamburg-Eimsbüttel and its history. Sutton-Verlag, 2008, ISBN 978-3-86680-323-7 .

Web links

Commons : Hamburg-Eimsbüttel (district)  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Helmut Alter, Fritz Lachmund, Monika Menze: My Eimsbüttel. From the rural idyll to the metropolitan area. Hans Christians Verlag, Hamburg 1975, p. 5
  2. ^ Horst Beckershaus: The names of the Hamburg districts. Where do they come from and what they mean. Hamburg 2002, ISBN 3-434-52545-9 , p. 36.
  3. ( Memento of the original from July 26, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  4. ↑ Quota of minors in the Hamburg districts in 2017
  5. Proportion of 65-year-olds and older in the Hamburg districts in 2017
  6. ↑ Proportion of foreigners in the Hamburg districts in 2017
  7. Unemployment rate in the Hamburg districts in 2017
  8. Statistical Office for Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (ed.): Hamburg District Profile 2016 (=  NORD.regional . Volume 19 ). 2018, ISSN  1863-9518 ( [PDF; 6.6 MB ; accessed on February 12, 2018]).
  9. ^ Result of the 2015 mayor elections in the Hamburg districts (PDF); Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  10. Turnout and distribution of votes: This is how your district voted In Hamburger Morgenpost , September 24, 2013, p. 16.