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Coordinates: 53 ° 42 '  N , 9 ° 59'  E

Basic data
State : Schleswig-Holstein
Circle : Segeberg
Height : 29 m above sea level NHN
Area : 58.1 km 2
Residents: 79,357 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 1366 inhabitants per km 2
Postcodes : 22844-22851
Area code : 040
License plate : SE
Community key : 01 0 60 063

City administration address :
Rathausallee 50
22846 Norderstedt
Website :
Lord Mayor : Elke Christina Roeder ( SPD )
Location of the city of Norderstedt in the Segeberg district
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Norderstedt is located in the south of Schleswig-Holstein and by number of inhabitants of Kiel , Lübeck , Flensburg and Neumünster the fifth largest city in the northernmost German state .

Norderstedt, which was founded on January 1, 1970, is the largest city in the Segeberg district and in 2005 received the status of a large district town . In terms of area, Norderstedt now ranks sixth among the cities of Schleswig-Holstein after Lübeck, Fehmarn , Kiel, Neumünster and Brunsbüttel .


The city belongs to the metropolitan area of Hamburg ( metropolitan region Hamburg ) and borders several northern districts of the Hanseatic city: Niendorf , Langenhorn , Fuhlsbüttel , Hummelsbüttel , Poppenbüttel , Lemsahl-Mellingstedt and Duvenstedt .

From Norderstedt you can reach the state capital Kiel in around 40-60 minutes by car, the North or Baltic Sea in around 90 minutes and the center of Hamburg in 30 minutes. Due to the city's proximity to Hamburg, there are some special features. Some streets run right across the city and state borders while retaining the name and continuing the numbering. Norderstedt also has the same phone code as Hamburg (040). In the old four-digit postcode system (1961–1993), the postcode of Hamburg (2000) also applied to Norderstedt. Unique in Germany, there is a weekly market in the Ochsenzoll quarter that goes beyond the city limits, but also across the state border Schleswig-Holstein / Hamburg.


Danish customs house from 1840

The southern Holstein area, in which Norderstedt is located with its four communities of origin, has been part of the Holy Roman Empire of the German nation since the Middle Ages . With the Treaty of Ripen in 1460, the country was under the sovereignty of the Danish king as Duke of Holstein; in the 18th century it became part of the entire Danish state . In the years 1865/66 it came under the administration of Austria , and after that it became a rural municipality area of ​​the Prussian province of Schleswig-Holstein . After the Second World War , the area belongs to the state of Schleswig-Holstein.

The city of Norderstedt was January 1, 1970 against strong resistance from the previous communities through the merger of the Hamburg suburb municipalities Garstedt and Friedrichsgabe (both previously Pinneberg ) with Harksheide and glassworks (both previously Stormarn ) was founded. These had increased sharply in the 1940s due to Hamburg evacuated by bombs and the influx of refugees from the East German areas (mostly East Prussia and Upper Silesia ) as well as due to the later land requirements of the Hamburg population ( suburbanization ). The merger to form the city of Norderstedt was to take place on January 1, 1976 at the request of the four SPD-led communities of origin. However, the CDU government of the state of Schleswig-Holstein disregarded this and ordered the establishment of Norderstedt as early as January 1, 1970. To find the city name, discussions were held about Holstein (in Schleswig-Holstein as a counterpoint to Schleswig), Süderstedt (because in South of Schleswig-Holstein) and Norderstedt (north of the regional metropolis Hamburg). Norderstedt was already the project name for an influx and residential area for refugees from East Germany, which was supported by several surrounding communities and was created on the former military training area in Harksheide (Falkenberg). The term was also used for a much larger area north of Hamburg including Quickborn and Henstedt-Ulzburg. Since the district committees of Stormarn and Pinneberg could not agree on the administration, the Schleswig-Holstein state government assigned the city of Norderstedt to the Segeberg district. The first mayor of the new city was Horst Embacher . The last lawsuit by the previous municipalities against the founding of the city was only rejected by the Federal Constitutional Court on December 16, 1969. There were no celebrations for the founding of the city.

On January 1, 2005, the city of Norderstedt received the status of a large district city due to the steadily growing population .


From an administrative point of view, Norderstedt is not divided into districts. The residential areas described below refer to the former municipalities before the merger to form the city of Norderstedt and the new district "Mitte".


Old Garstedt town hall

Garstedt was first mentioned in a document in 1370, the document mentioned comes from the archives of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce . Garstedt is the oldest and economically strongest district. Originally located on the western edge of the Harksheidemoor, the farmers benefited from a significantly better soil quality than in the neighboring villages.

In the course of the coupling (a comprehensive land reform) in 1794, Garstedt (also called Garstedter Hagen ) expanded to include Garstedter Feld (today the region around Garstedter Feldstrasse and Kohfurth ). In this region, the poorer villagers settled who lived mainly from peat extraction , worked as simple craftsmen or as day laborers. After that, the ascent to a craft location began. In 1887 the first windmill was built ( at Möhlenbarg ) and in 1889 Garstedt and Harksheide became an independent parish with a small architectural ensemble of church, pastorate and cemetery on the site between Kirchenstrasse 12 and Ochsenzoller Strasse 43. At the turn of the century, 1900 1327 inhabitants were already counted. The first church building in the still young Christ parish in Garstedt was erected in 1906. The Art Nouveau building, which is very appealing from the outside, was demolished in the 1960s in favor of a much larger church and replaced by a simple clinker brick building (design: Joachim Matthaei (1911–1999)) with a separate church tower. By 1939, the number of residents had almost quadrupled to 4,869.

The Ochsenzoll , a customs border between Hamburg and the county of Holstein Schauenburg, was of great importance for the region from the beginning . From the 15th to the early 19th century, oxen were driven on the north-south trade route from Jutland through the Harksheidemoor, which until then had formed the largest heather and moorland landscape in Holstein. The oxen had to be cleared through customs at the border with the city-state of Hamburg. Until 1840 customs were paid in Garstedt (at the end of Ulzburger Straße ), then in a customs station in Harksheide (at the beginning of Langenhorner Chaussee ). Street names such as Schmuggelstieg nearby are still a reminder today. When Schleswig-Holstein got the status of a Prussian province in 1867, the customs station was closed.

The trade route, on which the oxen had been driven through the Harksheidemoor since the 15th century, also formed the border between the sovereign offices of Pinneberg to the west , to which Garstedt belonged, and Tremsbüttel to the east , to which today's Norderstedt district of Harksheide belonged . The route remains as an administrative border between Garstedt / Friedrichsgabe (Pinneberg district) and Harksheide (Stormarn district) until the city was founded in 1970. At that time Garstedt had 21,184 inhabitants (for comparison in 1957: 10,012 Ew.).


Harksheide was first mentioned in a document in 1374. The area of ​​today's district is located directly northeast of the Ochsenzoll . Until 1876, Harksheide belonged to the Tangstedt estate and was a Vorwerk of Tremsbüttel until it became its own estate in 1693. It then became a Prussian rural community in the Stormarn district . As part of the introduction of the Prussian municipal constitution , the village was assigned to the Tangstedt district in 1889 .

Due to the long administrative affiliation to Tangstedt (Stormarn) , Harksheide had not developed a town center, but only formed a loose collection of buildings from the beginning. Documents from the 19th century refer to the village as a settlement rather than a village. In addition to agriculture, peat extraction formed the livelihood of the population. Towards the end of the 19th century the population decreased steadily, a trend that could only be reversed with the connection to Hamburg's local transport.

With the construction of the Langenhorn Railway up to the Ochsenzoll, Harksheide developed into a Hamburg suburb. Due to the increase in population - the place already had 2800 inhabitants in 1939 - Harksheide became an unofficial municipality in 1938.

From 1934 to 1939 the Zionist youth organization “Hechaluz” (Hebrew: the pioneer) ran an agricultural training center (see Hachschara ) on the “Brüderhof” north of Harksheide , in which young Jews were prepared for emigration to Palestine and work in the kibbutz . For the Jews this was an opportunity to escape the increasing reprisals in the German Reich . For the National Socialist regime, it was a measure that pushed the expulsion of the Jews forward.

After the Second World War , the population doubled due to the influx of bombed-out Hamburgers and displaced persons. From 1955, the Falkenberg garden city and the Stonsdorf industrial park (settlement of a herbal liqueur factory from Stonsdorf in Silesia, cf. Stonsdorfer ) were built on the site of the former SS training and shooting range . On January 1, 1970, Harksheide went up in the newly founded town of Norderstedt and thus also moved to the Segeberg district . At that time Harksheide had around 20,000 inhabitants.

With the construction of the "Gartenstadt Falkenberg", Harksheide received a center, the Harksheider Market in the immediate vicinity of the Harksheide Church, built in the 1950s. The Harksheider Town Hall was built on this market, which was also the town hall of Norderstedt until the Norderstedt town hall was built in the new center in the 1980s. Various shops settled around the town hall and a weekly market was established to meet the daily needs of the growing town.



Glashütte originally belonged to the Tangstedt Chancellery under the name "Tangstedter Heide" (Stormarn district). It consisted of individual farms on the property. This had a glassworks built in the Glasmoor around 1740 , but its operation had to be closed again in 1774. In 1876 Tangstedterheide became an independent rural community from the chancellery, which came to the Tangstedt district as part of the introduction of the Prussian municipal constitution . In addition to agriculture, the village lived economically from the peat removal of the Glasmoor and Wittmoor moors, some of which are located in the municipal area , so in 1869 a pressed peat factory was opened. In 1896 the name was changed to Glashütte to reflect the independence in the name. In 1917 Hamburg bought the Glasmoor in order to set up a correctional facility there ( JVA Glasmoor , opened in 1922), the inmates of which were used to mine peat . With the extension of the Hamburger Hochbahn from Ohlsdorf via Langenhorn to Ochsenzoll, the population increase began in 1921, which led to a population of 1,300 inhabitants by the start of the war in 1939. From March to October 1933, one of the first concentration camps installed after the NSDAP came to power , the Wittmoor concentration camp , existed in Glashütte im Wittmoor : 140 opponents of the National Socialist regime were held there, harassed and forced to work in peat cutting. After the Second World War, Glashütte initially belonged to the Tangstedt district in the Stormarn district, before it opened up in the newly founded town of Norderstedt on January 1, 1970 and thus also moved to the Segeberg district. Glashütte then had 6,800 inhabitants.

A history trail with 17 signs has been leading through the district since 2014 .

Frederick gift

Friedrichsgabe is the youngest of the four villages that were combined to form Norderstedt. It was only founded in 1821 by Johann Daniel Lawaetz , a manufacturer and dealer from Altona as a poor colony . Lawaetz received the land on the Pinneberger Harksheide from the sovereign Friedrich (Frederik) VI. , Danish King and Duke of Holstein. In memory of the king's generosity, the new town was named Frederiksgabe .

Settlement began with twenty poor families from Altona; According to the basic idea of ​​the project, they should live from agriculture and no longer depend on alms and support. Since the heather was not very productive, the settlers were dependent on additional sources of income from the start. As in the neighboring towns, peat extraction was an option. The peat was brought to Hamburg in a high-wheeled cart (so-called Steertpoggkarren) and sold there. On the way back, the city's rubbish was taken away and distributed on the Friedrichsgaber fields as fertilizer. Poaching and smuggling to Hamburg were also sources of income in the impoverished project. In 1873 the project was declared a failure and officially ended. The Frederiksgabe settlement was merged with the neighboring Meeschensee , Haslohfurth and Dreibeken settlements to form the Prussian community of Friedrichsgabe. Around 1900 only about 400 people lived in Friedrichsgabe.

The Moorbek , a left tributary of the Mühlenau , has its source in Friedrichsgabe .

The Johanneskirche was built in 1966 . Since 2008, a history trail with eleven signs has been leading through the district.


In the geographical center of the four municipalities of Garstedt, Friedrichsgabe, Harksheide and Glashütte, which were merged in 1970 , a new city center was built in the 1980s and 1990s with Norderstedt-Mitte , which includes residential quarters as well as important administrative, official and municipal buildings such as the Norderstedt town hall . The small shopping center "Moorbek-Passage" offers the most important shopping opportunities for the residents, there is also a cinema and with the U 1 a subway connection to Hamburg (via the Garstedt district) and with the Alsternordbahn A 2 a connection to North via Henstedt-Ulzburg to Neumünster. Since its foundation in spring 1974, the development company Norderstedt mbH (EGNO) has been responsible for the planning and implementation of the project in "development sub-area B" .

Norderstedt-Mitte is now viewed by the population as an independent district, but at the time the four communities were amalgamated, it mostly belonged to Garstedt and a small part to Friedrichsgabe.

Population development in Norderstedt

(as of December 31st)

Population development in Norderstedt from 1998 to 2016
year Residents
1998 71,621
1999 71,056
2000 71,523
2001 72.016
2002 71,990
2003 71,695
2004 71,377
2005 71,330
2006 71,603
year Residents
2007 71.903
2008 71,929
2010 71.992
2011 72,436
2012 74,574
2013 75,394
2015 76,712
2016 79,406
2018 79.159

Politics and Justice

Norderstedter Rathaus with the Regentrude (2006)
Elke Christina Roeder Hans-Joachim Grote Horst Embacher

City council

After the local elections on May 6, 2018, eight parties and groups of voters are represented in the Norderstedt city council. Overall, the Norderstedt city council is currently composed as follows (in brackets, the change in seats compared to the previous electoral term):

  • CDU: 27.1% of the vote, 11 seats (−7)
  • SPD: 26.1% of the vote, 10 seats (−4)
  • ALLIANCE 90 / THE GREENS: 13.4% of the votes, 5 seats (−1)
  • WiN: 12.2% of the votes, 5 seats (+2)
  • FDP: 8.5% of the votes, 3 seats (+1)
  • The Left: 5.2% of the vote, 2 seats (+ −0)
  • AfD: 4.6% of the votes, 2 seats (+2)
  • Free voters: 2.6% of the vote, 1 seat (+1)

Kathrin Oehme (CDU) has been city president since 2008.


Norderstedt's administration has been led by Mayor Elke Christina Roeder since January 9, 2018 . Anette Reinders (First City Councilor) and Christoph Magazowski (Second City Councilor) perform other important management functions in the Norderstedt city administration. The city's press spokesman is Bernd-Olaf Struppek.

Between 2007 and 2019, the city managed the administrative business for the non-official municipality of Ellerau as part of an administrative community .

coat of arms

The coat of arms was approved on July 17, 1974.

Coat of arms of Norderstedt
Coat of arms of Norderstedt
Blazon : "Square of blue and silver with a red central shield, inside an eight-pointed silver star, the uppermost ray of which is decorated with a silver lily."

The squaring of the coat of arms of Norderstedt refers to the development of the city through the merger of four formerly independent communities. The star represents the new city and its hopeful future. The "northward direction" of this figure, to be interpreted as a compass, by the lily is founded in the name of the municipality and makes the coat of arms a "talking" symbol. The young city of Norderstedt was formed in 1970 from the four communities Friedrichsgabe, Garstedt, Glashütte and Harksheide. Each district is represented by a quarter of the sign. Of these, Garstedt and Harksheide had their own coat of arms before the merger. The significantly greater concentration of settlements along the traffic axis between Hamburg in the south and Kaltenkirchen in the north, which arose especially in the years after the Second World War, was unofficially called "Norderstedt" before the city was founded. The city name indicates the orientation of the inhabitants towards Hamburg: The place is in the south of Schleswig-Holstein, but north of Hamburg. The political affiliation to Schleswig-Holstein is emphasized by the coat of arms colors, which correspond to the state colors.

The use of the coat of arms is only permitted to Norderstedt citizens by a resolution of the main committee in individual cases. This is stipulated in the statutes of the city of Norderstedt. The administration punishes the use of the coat of arms restrictively, for example in citizens' groups. In contrast, Norderstedt Marketing e. V. commissioned and slightly modified in 2004, the city logo can be used largely without restrictions by Norderstedt companies and private individuals.

The city's coat of arms has only been hanging in the plenary hall of the town hall since December 2010. It is a gift from Norderstedt citizens for the 40th anniversary of the city and was designed by the artist and Norderstedt culture award winner Ane Königsbaum.

The coat of arms was designed by the Brunsbüttel heraldist Willy "Horsa" Lippert .

Flag: coat of arms on a white background


The flag was approved on August 29, 1974.

In the middle of a white cloth the coat of arms of the city, shifted a little towards the pole.


District court Norderstedt

Norderstedt is the seat of a local court .

Town twinning

Culture and sights


The Schleswig-Holstein Fire Brigade Museum was opened in 1990 in Norderstedt-Mitte and offers information on the history of preventive and defensive fire protection from the late Middle Ages to modern times on 2100 m² of exhibition space. In three halls there are the oldest steam sprayers in Germany as well as motor sprayers, fire engines , towed ladders and turntable ladders (built between 1926 and 1967). There is also a large collection of uniforms, valuable old manuscripts, photos, medals and decorations.

The Norderstedt City Museum is directly adjacent to the Fire Brigade Museum . In addition to a permanent exhibition on the history of Norderstedt and its original communities, it also offers temporary exhibitions and cultural events. The city archive, which is also located there, has a newspaper and photo archive from the past 100 years.

At the most important historical sites in the former village of Glashütte, 17 information boards have been set up, which together form the Glashütte history trail . The model was the Friedrichsgabe history trail , which has existed since 2008.


The theater landscape in Norderstedt is diverse. A number of amateur theater groups such as the New Theater , the Norderstedter Amateur Theater , the Tanks Theater , Theater Life - jung & creativ and Theater Pur - Junge Theater play on the different stages of the city, such as the Festsaal am Falkenberg, the TriBühne and the Kulturwerk am See . The groups are supported by the city's cultural office and the Norderstedt cultural foundation.


The grave of songwriters a. Composer Ernst Bader at the Protestant cemetery in Garstedt

Norderstedt is home to the “Musikverein Norderstedt e. V. ", which includes the nationally known" Symphonic Wind Orchestra Norderstedt "(SBN). This has participated several times in the German orchestra competition and achieved placements in the top field. Another very successful division of the MVN is the "Fishhead Horns Big Band". It was the winner of the Schleswig-Holstein state orchestra competitions in 1999 and 2003 and has a large list of references. The highlight is the annual Swing Gala , at which Wolfgang Schlüter , Günter Fuhlisch , Lennart Axelsson and Herb Geller, among others , performed.

The music club "Music Star" has existed in Norderstedt since 1997 and has a maximum capacity of 100 listeners. Nevertheless, Bruce Springsteen and Fairport Convention have already performed there. Since 2006 the association “Music-Werkstatt e. V. “this venue, which has so far been able to do without any state funding.

Also organized by the association “Music-Werkstatt e. V. "in cooperation with various cultural institutions in the city meanwhile two larger open-air events with international artists take place in Norderstedt: In early summer the" Festival am Kulturwerk "so far three times in 2008, 2009 and 2010 on the grounds of the Harksheide city park and in late summer "Rock am Markt" so far four times in 2003, 2005, 2008 and 2010.

Music lessons for adults, teenagers and children are offered in Norderstedt by the city music school and various commercial music schools.

movie theater

The “Spectrum” cinema has been located in Norderstedt-Mitte since the 1990s, with three halls of different sizes. The performances begin at 3:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and on Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. The former cinema "Palette" on the Ohechaussee in Ochsenzoll (Garstedt) was given up around the year 2000.

Youth centers

The city of Norderstedt offers, for. Partly in cooperation with the Harksheide parish, youth work in the city districts, including four youth houses, two construction playgrounds, a creative playground, a tea room and mobile playground support. From 1995 the Norderstedt Social Center existed in a house on Ulzburger Strasse . After the building was demolished at the end of 2005, a new building for the social center was sought, which was found in 2010 on In de Tarpen street.


In Harksheide is the Norderstedter Stadtpark with the arboretum and the Stadtparksee, in which a water ski facility and an outdoor pool are operated. The 2011 State Garden Show took place in the park . There is also the Willy Brandt Park in Garstedt and the Moorbek Park in Norderstedt-Mitte. In the west of the city is the Rantzauer Forest .


Denomination statistics

Of the 74,920 inhabitants, 18,258 (24.4%) were Protestant, 5,010 (6.7%) were Catholic and 68.9% were non-denominational or belonged to a religious community that is not entitled to church tax.


In Norderstedt there are five Protestant parishes, with eight churches for Norderstedt, as well as one Catholic , three mosques and also some free church parishes. By wrapping their towers in 1999, the churches attracted nationwide attention, the idea of ​​pastor and fundraiser Gunnar Urbach. The action was intended to draw attention to the financial difficulties of the places of worship. In 1991 the Schalom congregation (now merged with the Harksheide-Süd Vicelin congregation to form the Vicelin-Schalom congregation) hit the headlines for a few weeks when it was occupied by refugees who had fled Greifswald after racist attacks and who opposed their relocation there performed.

Gravestone of Franz and Anne Fischer


The evangelical cemetery Garstedt has been the burial place of the parish in Garstedt, the current Evangelical Lutheran , since 1889 (establishment of the Protestant parish of Garstedt and Harksheide ) and 1903. Emmaus parish in Norderstedt. Previously he belonged by name to the Christ Church. The area of ​​the church cemetery has been extensively expanded several times. Use is open to all denominations. Special graves are:

The municipal cemetery Harksheide was laid out in the late 1950s and is located in the immediate vicinity of the Falkenbergkirche der Evang. Harksheide parish. Here rest, among other things:

  • Franz Fischer (1929–1970), Lower Austrian / German philosopher and educator
  • Anne Fischer-Buck (1920–2013), German social worker and psychologist
  • Dorothea Buck (1917–2019), author, sculptor, prominent figure in the movement of those experienced in psychiatry

Other cemeteries are the municipal cemeteries in Glashütte and Friedrichsgabe (forest cemetery). The Islamic Cemetery was initially set up in 2009 as a separate extension of the forest cemetery for Muslim citizens of the city of Norderstedt, the Hamburg suburbs and the wider southern Holstein area. The cemetery is under city ownership supervised by the Schleswig-Holstein State Association of Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious s. V. in Germany.

sport and freetime

There are several clubs in Norderstedt, most of them with a wide range of sports and leisure activities:

Amateur radio

The amateur radio is in Norderstedt and the surrounding area by the local association E12 in the German Amateur Radio Club represented (DARC e. V.). The spectrum of activities ranges from sociable shortwave contests to popular fox hunts . The 70cm relay DB0HHN in Henstedt-Ulzburg (district Götzberg ) is also operated by the local association. Members meet regularly every last Friday of the month.

American football

The SV Friedrichsgabe houses an American football team , the Norderstedt Mustangs. This plays in the Waldstadion, which belongs to the SV Friedrichsgabe. They play against well-known teams like the Hamburg Blue Devils and the Kiel Baltic Hurricanes 2. Because of the move from the Moorbek Stadium, a grandstand for 500 spectators was built in the Waldstadion.

Furthermore, there has been the Norderstedt Beavers since 2008 , which currently has a youth team in the league. The Beavers were able to contest a successful season in their first year and move up to the next higher league.


The most successful basketball club in Norderstedt is 1. SC Norderstedt. The SCN Seals took 1st place in the 2nd Regionalliga Nord in the 2008/2009 season and played in the 1st Regional League (fourth-highest division in Germany) in the 2009/2010 season.


One of the most successful archery clubs in Schleswig-Holstein is the Schützengemeinschaft Norderstedt e. V. The archery athletes regularly take first places at the state championships and have already won German championships. In the 2012/2013 season, the first team plays in the 1. Bundesliga Bogen Gruppe Nord.

Catch wrestling

Since 2006 the Catch Wrestling Norddeutschland e. V., which was founded to promote the German catch wrestling sport in northern Germany and organized fight evenings in Norderstedt and Tangstedt. Well-known fighters from Norderstedt are “Der Baron” and “Michael Knight”.


American football traditionally includes cheerleaders . The Starlets Cheerleaders are a pure dance show team based on the model of the NFLE cheerleaders. Under the umbrella of SV Friedrichsgabe there is both a women's team (from 16 years) and a junior (girl) team (from 10 years). The Starlets Cheerleaders make various appearances outside of their performances at the football games (such as at the Night Of The Jumps in Hamburg). You are German Champion 2011 in Senior Theme Dance (in the CVD Association).


The Norderstedter Sportverein (NSV) has a unicycle division, which has already collected many prizes at tournaments in the district.


The largest sports club in Norderstedt is 1. SC Norderstedt . The soccer team has become known beyond the city limits through the missed promotion to the second Bundesliga against 1860 Munich in 1993 and participation in the first main round in the DFB Cup 1995/1996 against Wattenscheid 09 . The football department founded an independent club under the name Eintracht Norderstedt in 2003. The 1st men's team of Eintracht currently plays in the regional soccer league north. After the top three (FC Elmshorn, Altona 93, Buchholz 08) of the Hamburg Oberliga waived, Eintracht managed to climb as fourth in the 2013/2014 season.

Since the 2008/2009 season, the second team of the Hamburger Sport-Verein (HSV II.) Has played its home games in the 4th division (Regionalliga Nord) in the Edmund Plambeck Stadium . In the meantime, however, she has returned to the Wolfgang Meyer Sports Facility across the border. Since the 2014/2015 season, the second team of FC St. Pauli has played its games in the Edmund Plambeck Stadium.

Other soccer sports clubs or sports clubs with soccer departments are TuRa Harksheide, Norderstedter SV, SV Friedrichsgabe, Glashütter SV, FFC Nordlichter Norderstedt, 1. Norderstedter FC and Rot Weiß Norderstedt.

The HSV training area “Ochsenzoll” on the former “Lindenhof” in Harksheide had been the home of the club's amateur and youth teams from the neighboring city since 1928 and an essential basis for its leading position in the greater Hamburg area. During the 2006 World Cup , the USA team used it for training. A friendly game between the USA and the Angola team took place there on June 5, 2006 (for "safety reasons" in camera) , which ended 1-0 for the US team. A public training session also took place in the Edmund-Plambeck Stadium, where the home games of Eintracht Norderstedt are usually played.


The handball community Norderstedt (HGN) was founded in 1987 by the handball divisions of the four clubs TuRa Harksheide, Glashütter SV, 1. SC Norderstedt and SV Friedrichsgabe. Training takes place in different halls, but the games take place in the sports hall of the school center south. In the 2001/2002 and 2008/2009 seasons , the first men's team competed in the regional handball league . In 2013, the HGN and Norderstedter SV founded the handball community handball team Norderstedt for men .


There is a hockey department in the “1. SC Norderstedt ”as well as at HSV.

Martial arts

Norderstedt has been a venue for European kickboxing championships for several years in a row . Furthermore, the Kodokan Norderstedt hosts the International Kodokan Open (formerly Hamburg Open) in Ju-Jutsu every year in Norderstedt . The club was founded in 1988 and has since won several international titles (junior world / European champions, Hamburg champions, North German champions and German champions).


Although the LG Alsternord Hamburg is a registered athletics association in the Hamburg Athletics Association (HHLV) , it is made up of the four athletics departments of TuRa Harksheide, 1. SC Norderstedt (both Schleswig-Holstein) and SC Alstertal-Langenhorn (Hamburg ; formerly TuS Alstertal and SC Langenhorn; SCALA for short) together. Most of the active athletes therefore live in Norderstedt. The training also takes place next to the Hamburg sports facilities Jahnkampfbahn (JKB) and the athletics hall (LTH), which was inaugurated in 2006, for the most part in Norderstedt (sports ground school center south). LG Alsternord has been active in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein for 35 years, making it the first cross-border athletics association. At the state level, the young players are always successful, so that LG Alsternord has always been one of the best five clubs in Hamburg since it was founded. The seniors are even internationally successful.

Equestrian sport

There are a large number of riding stables almost throughout the city, several of which also have school ponies and horses with which riding lessons are offered. There are also offers for vaulting and carriage driving in Norderstedt. Several riding clubs organize in the urban area horse shows with tests up to advanced level.


With the SK Norderstedt , the city has had a successful chess club since 1975 (former players including Lawrence Trent , Andrey Ostrovsky ).

Shooting sports

The Schützengemeinschaft Norderstedt e. In addition to air rifles and pistols, small caliber rifles and pistols, V. also offers large caliber and muzzle-loaders as well as archery on its shooting range.

Dance sport

In Norderstedt there are also some dance sport clubs , some of which are known nationwide: The dance sport department of 1. SC Norderstedt and TSC Astoria Norderstedt as well as TSG Creativ Norderstedt (all three belonging to the Tanzsportverband Schleswig-Holstein (TSH)) and the dance sport department of HSV , TSC Astoria Hamburg and TTC Savoy (both Hamburger Tanzsportverband (HATV)).


One of the largest tennis clubs in Schleswig-Holstein is located in the Glashütte district; of TSC Glashütte e. V. with 14 outdoor and three indoor courts. There is also the TC Friedrichsgabe, the TC am Falkenberg, the TC Garstedt, the NSV and the tennis department of 1. SC Norderstedt as well as the tennis division of HSV. The Norderstedt city championships are held every year.


The first VC Norderstedt existed since 1996 and plays its matches of mainly in the Moorbekhalle where can be played on six pitches simultaneously. The teams are represented in various leagues from youth to adults. The volleyball players serve for Norderstedt from the district league to the third division . The seniors of the 1st VCN have already become German champions ten times.

There is also the 1. SC Norderstedt with currently a men's team in the Hamburg district league.

water sports

Another important association is the Startgemeinschaft Wasserratten e. V. This swimming club forms a performance base in Schleswig-Holstein. The best-known former member of the association is Sandra Völker . Glashütte sports club

Economy and Infrastructure

Casio building in the Nettelkrögen industrial park in Garstedt


There are several industrial parks spread across the city, some of which have internationally known companies. The Nettelkrögen and Nordport business parks in Garstedt include the company headquarters of the Blume 2000 trading company , the European headquarters of the Japanese electronics and electrical appliance group Casio and, since 2015, the headquarters of the adhesive manufacturer tesa . The well-known medical device manufacturers Johnson & Johnson and Schülke & Mayr are located in the Glashütte industrial park . The main factory of forklift manufacturer Jungheinrich is also located in Friedrichsgabe. The Herza chocolate factory, a member of the Stern-Wywiol-Gruppe , is also based in Norderstedt. A Volkswagen Genuine Parts Logistics distribution center has been located in Norderstedt since 1989 and supplies large parts of Northern Germany and Denmark with Volkswagen Genuine Parts. The Herold Center in Garstedt is an important center of Norderstedt retail . The, in liquidation , manufacturer of printing and photo chemicals, Tetenal , also has its headquarters in Norderstedt.

Utilities and municipal companies

Logo of the Arriba adventure pool

Stadtwerke Norderstedt act as the municipal supplier for water, electricity, gas and district heating . Stadtwerke's subsidiaries are Verkehrsgesellschaft Norderstedt mbH (VGN) as the operator of local public transport, the Arriba adventure pool , one of the largest swimming pools in Northern Germany, and Stadtpark Norderstedt GmbH . Through the communal telecommunications company , which is also subordinate to the municipal utilities, almost 27,000 residents of Nordersted are currently connected to a modern fiber optic network and can access the Internet at up to 1,000 Mbit / s . In 2012, the Stadtwerke generated a profit of almost 4.6 million euros, of which around 1.2 million euros were paid directly to the city budget.

In addition, the city of Norderstedt operates other own businesses and companies: a municipal retirement home ( Das Haus im Park gGmbH ), the Entwicklungsgesellschaft Norderstedt mbH (EGNO), the Mehrzwecksäle Norderstedt GmbH (MeNo), the Bildungswerke Norderstedt (adult education center and city library) and the Norderstedter BildungsGesellschaft GmbH (NoBiG).

Business associations, interest groups

In Norderstedt there is the Association of Self-Employed Persons . V. (BDS) as an independent association. With around 400 members according to its own information, the BDS does not represent quite ten percent of the local economy.

The "Alster Business Club", founded in Norderstedt in 2006, promotes cooperation between its member companies and, according to its own information, has around 980 member companies. Since 2011, the Alster Business Club has been running other regional groups in Hamburg, Kiel, Bremen and Berlin.

Norderstedt Mitte station, in the middle an AKN train, outside the subway
Richtweg underground station


Norderstedt is integrated into the local transport network of the Hamburg transport association . The underground line U 1 and the line A 2 of the AKN connect Norderstedt with Hamburg and Henstedt-Ulzburg and Kaltenkirchen to the north . The city is well connected to Hamburg Central Station by the subway . The travel time from Norderstedt Mitte is 41 minutes. Norderstedt's ownership rights to the two railways are exercised by VGN (Verkehrsgesellschaft Norderstedt, a subsidiary of Stadtwerke Norderstedt ).

Numerous VHH bus lines connect the Norderstedt districts with each other and with the industrial areas and the surrounding towns. The bus station at the Garstedt underground station, which was redesigned at the end of 2003, right next to the “Herold Center” shopping center, is an important hub and complements the second bus station at Norderstedt Mitte station at the administrative center. A third bus station is located on Glashütte Markt. A regional bus line of the car force runs from the metro station Ochsenzolle over glass factory in the district town Bad Segeberg .

On the weekend nights (Friday / Saturday and Saturday / Sunday nights) and before public holidays, the 616 night bus also runs : U-Bf Norderstedt Mitte - Ulzburger Straße - Henstedt-Ulzburg (- Kisdorf) every 40 minutes. A second night bus line 626 runs as a ring line through northern Norderstedt: U-Bf Norderstedt Mitte - Harksheide, Markt - Falkenhorst - Steindamm - Friedrichsgaber Weg (north) - U-Bf Norderstedt Mitte. The bus route 278 also runs during this time on the line section U-Bf Ochsenzoll - Glashütter Markt. On these days, the U 1 underground trains also run every 20 minutes between Norderstedt Mitte and Hamburg (Volksdorf) throughout the night.

There is also a bike rental system from Nextbike , which was introduced for the 2011 State Garden Show. A total of 44 kilometers of bridle paths run through Norderstedt.

The A 7 runs west past Norderstedt ( Quickborn junction for the northern areas and Hamburg-Schnelsen-Nord for the southern areas). The B 432 runs straight through the south of the city (from the A 7 in the west via the Garstedt, Harksheide (south) districts to Glashütte) and connects Norderstedt with the district town of Bad Segeberg and Scharbeutz on the Lübeck Bay of the Baltic Sea .

The terminals of Hamburg Airport in Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel are only a few kilometers away. Part of the airport grounds (northern end of runway 2) is located in the Norderstedt city area.


Norderstedt is the seat of a regional studio of the NDR , which produces contributions for radio and television programs. During the week, regional news from “Studio Norderstedt” is broadcast several times a day in the “ NDR 1 Welle Nord ” program on the frequencies Hamburg 89.5 MHz and Neumünster 106.4 MHz for the Hamburg area.

The private regional television station "noa4" ("Norderstedt on air") has existed in Norderstedt since 2001. The station has a 24-hour broadcasting license and broadcasts its daily program, which mainly deals with topics from Norderstedt, in the local cable operator's digital fiber-optic network. It can also be received via the transmitter's homepage.

Since August 2010 there is a second Norderstedt city television. NOWO1 broadcasts a weekly regional magazine program over the digital cable network of wilhelm-tel, which is repeated in a loop. The program is renewed every Tuesday. In addition, NOWO1 can also be received via the Internet ( NOWO1 also includes “Norderstedt Kompakt”, a free newspaper.

In the print media area, there is the “Norderstedter Zeitung”, which appears daily as a supplement to the “ Hamburger Abendblatt ” in the Segeberg district. The oldest newspaper publisher based in Norderstedt was the Meincke publishing house until 2010. After the sale of the publisher to medienholding: nord , the three newspapers "Heimatspiegel", "Markt Extra" and (for northern Hamburg) "Lokal-Anzeiger" are published by Südholstein Werbungblatt GmbH . Other newspapers and weeklies are the "Norderstedter Wochenblatt" belonging to the Hamburger Wochenblatt and the monthly "Stadtmagazin Norderstedt" ( Verlag Regenta GmbH ) and "nordrevue" ( Nordrevue-Verlags UG (limited liability)).

The Medienanstalt Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein has had its headquarters in Norderstedt since 2007.

Fire brigade, rescue service and hospitals

Fire truck of the Friedrichsgabe volunteer fire brigade, radio call name: 90/48/04

The Norderstedt volunteer fire brigade with its four local fire departments in the districts of Harksheide, Garstedt, Glashütte and Friedrichsgabe provides fire protection and general help. The full-time guard department is also housed in the fire service technology center in Harksheide. The fire brigades Glashütte and Friedrichsgabe provide the dangerous goods train for the city of Norderstedt. The Friedrichsgabe fire station provides a dry fire engine (Tro-LF) and a dangerous goods equipment vehicle (GW-G), while the Glashütte fire station provides a breathing apparatus equipment vehicle (GW-AS). The four fire brigades have a joint youth fire brigade , from the midst of which a large part of the young people for the emergency departments are formed. The central workshop with permanent employees is located on the premises of the Harksheide volunteer fire department. There is also (since 2004) the emergency control center, which is manned around the clock for the entire Segeberg district. Between July 1, 2007 and mid-2012, the fire and rescue services of the city of Neumünster were also directed from this rescue control center . The emergency number 112 from Neumünster was directed here accordingly.

The public rescue service is provided by the rescue service cooperation in Schleswig-Holstein . Norderstedt does not have a maximum care hospital, but there is a heart center of the Segeberger Kliniken with emergency care. These peculiarities are due to the proximity to Hamburg, where these facilities are available and used across national borders. The North Hospital is located in the directly adjacent Hamburg district of Langenhorn.


The main entrance of the "Gymnasium Harksheide"

The city of Norderstedt is responsible for most of the schools and daycare centers in the city. Despite its comparatively small size, Norderstedt has four grammar schools. They are older than the city itself; When the municipalities merged in 1970, each brought their grammar school with them, the Coppernicus grammar school in Garstedt, the Lessing grammar school / school center north in Friedrichsgabe, the grammar school Harksheide and the Lise Meitner grammar school / school center south in Glashütte. In addition, the upper school level is offered at the Willy-Brandt-Schule (community school) and at the vocational training center Norderstedt (former vocational school of the Segeberg district in Norderstedt). There are a number of other community schools. With the exception of one Waldorf school , all types of school are represented in Norderstedt.

The city also operates the Norderstedt educational works . This includes the second largest adult education center in the country and the city ​​library , which are used by 25,000 people annually. The Norderstedt educational works also include the municipal shares in Norderstedter Bildungsgesellschaft mbH (NoBiG), which has been operating since 2007 and a. operates the former youth development organization of the Segeberg district .

The Norderstedt city library is represented in all four parts of the city and has a total of more than 150,000 media for entertainment, leisure activities, (further) education and information. Graphics and posters are also loaned out. The existing offer is aimed at all age groups. As an institution for culture and further education, the city library works closely with day-care centers, schools and with educational and further training providers for adults. In addition, she organizes events.

In addition to the adult education center, there are a few other providers of further education, e.g. B. the women's computer school "adasoft", the DEKRA academy and the business academy. The further education association of the Segeberg district is also sponsored by the adult education center in Norderstedt.

Personalities who have worked or are working on site


  • Manfred von Essen: Friedrichsgabe, Garstedt, Glashütte, Harksheide. Volume 1, The Norderstedt original communities until 1970 . Norderstedt 1994.
  • Marlen von Xylander, Norderstedt, Friedrichsgabe, Garstedt, Glashütte, Harksheide. Volume 2, From the city's foundation to 1994 , Norderstedt 1994
  • Michael Ebert, Mathias Güntner: Norderstedt. Young city in transition . Medien-Verlag Schubert, Hamburg 1995. ISBN 3-929229-26-9 .
  • Willy Klawe: Otherwise there is discipline and order.” On the history of the Wittmoor concentration camp… VSA-Verlag, Hamburg 1987, ISBN 3-87975-412-8 .
  • Karl-Heinz Schmidt: "... a widely scattered settlement". Chronicle Tangstedter Heide / Glashütte until 1936. Norderstedt 2000.
  • Margot Bankonin: Norderstedt - Kohtla-Järve - A town twinning . Kadera-Verlag, Norderstedt 2014, ISBN 978-3-944459-22-6 .

Web links

Commons : Norderstedt  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. North Statistics Office - Population of the municipalities in Schleswig-Holstein 4th quarter 2019 (XLSX file) (update based on the 2011 census) ( help on this ).
  2. See Marlen von Xylander, Norderstedt, Friedrichsgabe, Garstedt, Glashütte, Harksheide 2 From the city's foundation to 1994, Norderstedt 1994
  3. ^ City history Garstedt
  4. ^ Harksheide town history
  5. ^ City history Glashütte
  6. ^ City history Friedrichsgabe
  7. ^ Local elections in Norderstedt. City of Norderstedt, May 6, 2018, accessed on July 20, 2018 .
  8. This is Norderstedt's first female mayor. Hamburger Abendblatt, November 27, 2017, accessed on January 10, 2018 .
  9. press release. (PDF) City of Norderstedt, December 19, 2019, accessed on January 1, 2020 .
  10. Administrative structure. City of Norderstedt, January 9, 2018, accessed on January 10, 2018 .
  11. Administrative community with Ellerau. City of Norderstedt, accessed June 30, 2017 .
  12. a b Schleswig-Holstein's municipal coat of arms
  13. Press release from the press office of the city of Norderstedt from May 8, 2014 (PDF)
  14. Festivals on
  15. ^ Website of the Norderstedt cinema "Spectrum".
  16. ^ City of Norderstedt Statistical data of the city of Norderstedt 2009
  17. DARC e. V .: Norderstedt local association (E12). Retrieved November 20, 2017 .
  18. see in detail Skrentny / Prüß : With the diamond in the heart , Göttingen 2008, therein: "Hope, bright spot, cornerstone: The ox toll, a far-sighted project", p. 77.
  19. Senior European Championship 2008: 1 x gold, 1 x bronze to Hamburg
  20. Senior Indoor World Championships 2008: five team and relay world championships with the participation of Hamburg runners
  21. Bronze for the German M70 relay at the 2007 Senior World Championships
  24. PDF at
  25. Self-disclosure on the Alster Business Club website
  26. ^ Train connection between Norderstedt Mitte and Hamburg Hbf. Deutsche Bahn, accessed on March 10, 2009 .
  27. Friedrichsgabe fire department - LF 16/12. Retrieved November 23, 2019 .
  28. Official website of Bildungswerke Norderstedt ( Memento of the original from August 29, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed August 20, 2010. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  29. NoBiG mbH ( Memento of the original from October 3, 2010 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. on the website of Bildungswerke Norderstedt, accessed on August 20, 2010. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /