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Coat of arms of the city of Quickborn
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Coordinates: 53 ° 44 '  N , 9 ° 54'  E

Basic data
State : Schleswig-Holstein
Circle : Pinneberg
Height : 19 m above sea level NHN
Area : 43.17 km 2
Residents: 21,331 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 494 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 25451
Area code : 04106
License plate : PI
Community key : 01 0 56 041

City administration address :
Rathausplatz 1
25451 Quickborn
Website : www.quickborn.de
Mayor : Thomas Köppl ( CDU )
Location of the city of Quickborn in the Pinneberg district
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Quickborn is a town in the Pinneberg district in Schleswig-Holstein (Germany).


The city of Quickborn is located about 20 kilometers northwest of Hamburg, on the eastern edge of the Pinneberg district , which is also the largest municipality in terms of area. The city is located on the federal highway 7 between Hamburg and Neumünster . Quickborn is integrated into the transport network of the Hamburg Transport Association via the Hamburg-Altona-Neumünster railway line of the AKN suburban railway and bus lines . To the northwest of Quickborn is the Himmelmoor , the largest raised bog in Schleswig-Holstein (approx. 605 hectares). It has been used for peat extraction for a long time . For this purpose, a narrow-gauge railway was built through the moor. South of the city is the 110 hectare Holmmoor nature reserve . Quickborn is divided into three districts. In addition to the town center, there is the more village-like Quickborn-Renzel and Quickborn-Heide , which mainly consists of single-family housing estates and an important industrial area.



The annual precipitation is 836 mm and is therefore rather high as it falls in the upper third of the values ​​recorded in Germany. Lower values ​​are registered at 70% of the measuring stations of the German Weather Service . The driest month is February, with most precipitation falling in July, which is 1.9 times that of February. The rainfall varies moderately. Lower seasonal fluctuations are recorded at 63% of the measuring stations.

Precipitation diagram


According to the Schleswig-Holstein State Development Principles Act, Quickborn has been the outskirts of the city since January 1, 1974, with partial functions of a sub-center. The city is also the focus of development on the Hamburg - Kaltenkirchen development axis in accordance with the resolutions of the Joint State Planning Council Hamburg-Schleswig-Holstein. The law obliges the city of Quickborn to perform supply functions for the area of ​​integration assigned to it - that is, the communities of Ellerau , Hasloh and Bilsen . The city of Quickborn fulfills this task by maintaining facilities of central importance (e.g. city library, medical center, open-air swimming pool, schools) and ensuring the supply of electricity, gas and water.


Quickborn was first mentioned on January 25, 1323. Church buildings have been documented since 1588, and since 1809 one of the few classicist churches in Schleswig-Holstein in Quickborn has stood at the center of it, the Marienkirche .

In the late morning of May 4, 1945, British soldiers occupied the place.

On February 6, 1974, the place received city ​​rights .

Population development

(as of December 31st)

Population development from 1998 to 2016
  • 1998: 19,508 inhabitants
  • 1999: 19,789 inhabitants
  • 2000: 19,875 inhabitants
  • 2001: 20,075 inhabitants
  • 2002: 20,144 inhabitants
  • 2003: 20,277 inhabitants
  • 2004: 20,227 inhabitants
  • 2005: 20,240 inhabitants
  • 2006: 20,208 inhabitants
  • 2007: 20,136 inhabitants
  • 2008: 20,289 inhabitants
  • 2010: 20,556 inhabitants
  • 2011: 20,677 inhabitants
  • 2016: 20,808 inhabitants
  • 2017: 21,056 inhabitants
  • 2018: 21,296 inhabitants


Local election 2018
Gains and losses
compared to 2013
 % p
-9.6  % p
-5.9  % p
+ 11.7  % p.p.
+ 3.7  % p
Allocation of seats in the council meeting
A total of 38 seats

Council meeting

Result of the local elections on May 6, 2018

Political party be right percent Seats
CDU 2,745 37.0% 14th
SPD 1,731 23.3% 9
FDP 1,544 20.8% 8th
GREEN 1,397 18.8% 7th

The mayor is Henning Meyn (CDU). Quickborn belongs to the Pinneberg-Nord state electoral district .

Administrative communities

Quickborn has been managing the administrative business of Bönningstedt and Hasloh since January 1, 2013 as part of an administrative partnership .

coat of arms

Quickborn city arms.PNG

The coat of arms was approved on April 19, 1958.

The blazon reads: "In red on a silver fountain post that grows out of the middle of a rectangular, bricked silver fountain basin and sends a stream of water in an arch into the basin, a seated golden owl in front view, accompanied by two silver sea leaves."

The central figure of the fountain in the coat of arms of the municipality of Quickborn is the "talking" symbol for the place name. This namely means "living spring" or "rapidly gushing spring". The fountain in the coat of arms refers to the artificially created "Born". The place, first mentioned in 1369, was located on one of the main trading routes, the Heerweg or Ochsenweg. This artery was of particular importance because for centuries herds of cattle were driven from Jutland to Hamburg on it. At the “Uhlenkrog” tavern in Quickborn, people and animals rested on their way through. The owl is in the coat of arms to commemorate this inn, which made the place famous beyond its borders. The two sheets of the lake represent the two large bodies of water in the municipality, the “Groten See” and the “Lütten See”. The colors predominantly used in the coat of arms are red and silver to emphasize the affiliation to Holstein.

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


The flag was approved on January 5, 1979.

Description: "In the middle of a white flag cloth bordered by a red stripe at the top and bottom, the city coat of arms, slightly shifted towards the pole."

Town twinning

City partnerships exist with

Catholic Church

Culture and sights

There are two geotopes in Quickborn : the Prophetensee and the Elsensee .

The Himmelmoor peat railway is one of the last regularly running peat railway in Schleswig-Holstein. In the summer months, tours are offered for visitors.

The potter Irene Czechne has been based here with her own pottery workshop in the oldest building in town, a thatched house from 1788.

A former military service provider has built a private warning service museum since 1998.


Headquarters HanseWerk AG
town hall
Prehistoric burial mounds
railway station

Due to the close proximity to Hamburg, many residents commute to the Hanseatic city and find their jobs there. In Quickborn and its districts, there is little agriculture, but also handicrafts, trade and service companies. In recent years, the city has also succeeded in locating large and well-known companies in the Halenberg industrial park, located directly on the BAB 7:

  • The Comdirect Bank Aktiengesellschaft has had its headquarters in the city since it was founded in 1994.
  • The Hanseatic work AG has its headquarters here as well.
  • In the meantime there are also many Internet mail order companies in Quickborn who sell their range of goods in the mail order business nationally and even internationally. Due to the good infrastructure in Quickborn and the proximity to Hamburg, there are ideal conditions for internet retailers.

The city of Quickborn takes on important supply functions for the surrounding communities. In order to make the city center more attractive and to keep purchasing power in place, the area around the train station was redesigned.


Quickborn has a variety of newspapers and advertisements . The Quickborner Tageblatt (Beig Verlag) and the Pinneberger Zeitung (as a supplement to the Hamburger Abendblatt from Axel Springer Verlag ) appear as regional daily newspapers . As advertising papers with local editors to look around (Südholstein advertiser GmbH, SHZ publisher), the blickpunkt-quick born (Druckerei G. Sauerer GmbH), jog (Beig publishing house), home mirror (Südholstein advertiser GmbH, SHZ Verlag, appear Norderstedt ), the Sonntags Anzeiger (Prima Druck und Verlag) and the city magazine Quickborn (Regenta GmbH).


The city has all general education schools on site: three state primary schools , a private primary school (state-approved substitute school) with a focus on Montessori education , a regional school , two high schools (a G8 and a Y-high school), a private reform-pedagogical community school (state-approved substitute school ) with upper school level (since the 2014/2015 school year) and a special school . A community college offers adult education .

fire Department

The Quickborn community maintains a volunteer fire brigade with around 100 active volunteers. This carries out between 200 and 400 missions per year. The volunteer fire brigade also has a youth fire brigade with around 25 members.

Well-known Quickborner


Eulenstadt is also used as an epithet for Quickborn . The reason: the owl is in the Quickborn coat of arms . Every year after the summer holidays there is an owl and rifle festival .

Both the plot of Mik Berger's novel Growing - The Seventh Day and the German-language novels about the time-traveling Christoph ("Lost in History") are set in Quickborn and the surrounding area.

Web links

Commons : Quickborn  - collection of images
Wiktionary: Quickborn  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

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. Schleswig-Holstein topography. Vol. 8: Pölitz - Schönbek . 1st edition Flying-Kiwi-Verl. Junge, Flensburg 2007, ISBN 978-3-926055-89-7 , pp. 56 ( dnb.de [accessed on July 22, 2020]).
  3. ↑ Meeting of the German delegation under General Admiral Hans Georg von Friedeburg with British officers on May 4, 1945 at Bilsener Wohld north of Quickborn to sign the partial surrender on the Timeloberg , on: September 9, 2018
  4. ^ Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality directory for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 183 .
  5. 2018 election results on wahl.kreis-pinneberg.de, accessed on August 24, 2018.
  6. 2013 election results  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. on www.quickborn.de.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link / www.quickborn.de  
  7. a b c Schleswig-Holstein's municipal coat of arms
  8. Burkhard Fuchs: Here the Cold War lives on in silence. In: Abendblatt.de. January 21, 2017, accessed March 14, 2019 .
  9. ^ Website of the Quickborn fire department
  10. Sonrrie-Verlag, Bad Bramstedt, ISBN 978-3-936968-03-3