Hochheide (Duisburg)

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District of Duisburg
Map of Hochheide
Basic data
Coordinates : 51 ° 26 '58 "  N , 6 ° 41' 10"  E Coordinates: 51 ° 26 '58 "  N , 6 ° 41' 10"  E
Area : 3.2  km²
Residents : 15,188 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 4746 inhabitants / km²
Proportion of foreigners : 23.5% (3576)
District : Homberg / Ruhrort / Baerl
District number: 403
Incorporation : 1st January 1975

Hochheide is a district of Duisburg on the left bank of the Rhine and part of the Homberg / Ruhrort / Baerl district with 15,188 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2019) and an area of ​​320 ha . The district is closely connected with the district of Alt- Homberg in the east and, in terms of settlement, goes over to the city of Moers in the west without any recognizable border .


Historically, the hamlet of Hochheide was first mentioned in 1787. Hochheide merged with Alt-Homberg and Essenberg in 1907 to form a community and until 1975 formed the town of Homberg on the Lower Rhine.

Ottostraße high-rise

Hochheide is characterized by the White Giants and a colliery colony , the Rheinpreußen settlement .

The first white giant was blown up on March 24, 2019

The large housing estate "Wohnpark Hochheide" (formerly "Kun-Hochhäuser"), also known as the "White Giants", consists of six 20-storey high-rise buildings that were built in the 1970s. A large part of the historic miners' settlement was demolished for this purpose. The council of the then independent city of Homberg made this decision in 1969. The rents in the Hochheide residential park are very cheap, which has led to an increased influx of socially disadvantaged citizens. The proportion of foreigners is 23.5 percent and the unemployment rate is over 30 percent. In the meantime, the demolition of individual skyscrapers is discussed again and again, but the z. The partly unclear ownership structure of the blocks of houses that have sometimes been converted into condominiums and the inadequate funding of the Duisburg city administration for urban redevelopment have prevented this so far. The city of Duisburg has now acquired two of the white giants and is planning to demolish four. The white giant Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 10-16 has already been gutted and blown up on March 24, 2019. Further renovations of the district are planned and approved by the state's renovation funds.

The historic miners' settlement Rheinpreußen belongs to the route of industrial culture .


  • Contemporary witness exchange Duisburg ev: Duisburg-Homberg and -Hochheide , Sutton Verlag Erfurt 2015, ISBN 978-3-95400-544-4 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Population statistics for the city ​​of Duisburg