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The Innocentiapark in Hamburg is located in the west of the Harvestehude district between Brahms- and Parkallee in the immediate vicinity of the Grindel tower blocks . The 4.5  hectare park is named after Pope Innocent IV . The city's first green area was laid out in 1884 based on the English model and is occasionally referred to as "Innopark" by Hamburg residents.

The 150 m × 200 m large green area in the form of a London "square", which is rare in Germany, is located on the site of the former Klosterland consortium . The park, which is laid out on hilly terrain based on the designs of Franz Andreas Meyer , chief engineer of the building deputation , is surrounded by white villas from the Wilhelminian era .

The central lawn, on which there used to be a swimming lake , is surrounded by a 400 meter long circular path. In the evenings and on weekends, the green area (including a 2400 m² playground ) is used by visitors to barbecue and relax when the weather is good.

The park is surrounded by Oberstrasse in the south, Parkallee in the east, Innocentiastrasse in the north and Brahmsallee in the west. Brahmsallee and Innocentiastraße lead to the famous Isemarkt .

On June 9, 2004, a violent storm raged over the park, in which several dozen old trees fell over. The damage was put at 300,000 euros. Some residents spontaneously set up an initiative (Innocentiapark eV) to restore the park to its original state. The initiative succeeded in planting new trees and bushes in the hardest hit northern part of the park.


  • The park provided the Norwegian author Ingvar Ambjørnsen with the title and setting for the 2006 novel Innocentia Park.
  • Another thriller about and about the park is Dark Time by Monika Buttler .

Web links

Commons : Innocentiapark  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Die Welt, January 19, 2008

Coordinates: 53 ° 34 ′ 42 "  N , 9 ° 58 ′ 58"  E