From Rissen to HafenCity: the real estate location of Hamburg portrait-style

Targeted insight into purchase and sale - with your real estate brokers at Engel & Völkers Hamburg Elbe


The real estate market of the Hanse city Hamburg offers a wealth of possibilities and offers thanks to the individuality and uniqueness of its districts. In particular, the central and western districts on the Elbe differ in part from each other, so that sound information about the surroundings should be the basis for any successful real estate project. In the following quarterly portraits, your real estate agent Engel & Völkers Hamburg Elbe has put together the most important basic data and framework information in the context of the marketing of apartments, houses and villas.


Our quarterly portraits showcase the characteristics and specialties of every Hamburg district, which is located in the business area of Engel & Völkers Hamburg Elbe. In doing so, we will focus on the residing local clientele, describe the infrastructure and present the most important highlights, sights and leisure activities that make the neighborhood worth living in. Whether you are looking to buy or sell a condominium, a house or a villa in Hamburg, you will get a detailed insight into the dynamics and the lifestyle of the district so that you can get some information about your prospective buyer target group or the future neighborhood.


In addition, you will find valuable information on the local real estate market, based on the expertise of your real estate broker Engel & Völkers Hamburg Elbe. It could include, for example, popular addresses, streets and residential areas, current average prices for each property category or market development forecasts based on our long-standing local experience. With this knowledge, you are able to identify the most appropriate neighborhoods for your real estate project and may gain some important arguments for later contract negotiations.


Engel & Völkers Hamburg Elbe supports you as your real estate broker in the handling of your specific needs. We hope that we will be able to help you with your decision by reading our quarterly portraits.


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Apartments in the HafenCity with its modern lifestyle are particularly attractive in terms of sales

Hamburg's reputation as a major city in overseas and domestic trade is based in the Freihafen close to the old town on the Elbe, where countless goods have been loaded onto merchant ships for centuries. The port facilities of the former island of Grasbrook played an important role, yet were no longer sufficient in their capacities for the ever-increasing ships and cargoes over the course of the 20th century. The port area has been relocated, and on the grounds of the former docks and storage halls, the largest urban development project in Europe has been created since the turn of the century: HafenCity. Join Engel & Völkers for a walk through this exclusive district and learn more about selling and renting real estate in the HafenCity.

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Hamburg's roots in the real estate location of Altstadt - everything started here

The history of the Hanseatic city of Hamburg dates back to the eighth century after Christ. In this medieval period, the origin of the name "Hamburg" can also be found: The location in the Altstadt (Old Town) that now holds the name of the "Domplatz" once stood the Hammaburg. The meaning of the word part "Ham" can be found, among other things, in North Frisian as well as in Central Low German; In both languages Ham stands for a piece of land at a river bend, or a bay. Accordingly, the Hammaburg was once a fortified site on a land that extended into the Elbe river.

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Real estate between St. Michael and Jungfernstieg - What Neustadt in Hamburg is known for

The district of Neustadt is actually not as "new" as its name may suggest. The equality of Neustadt's Church Play in 1685 - which approximates in its meaning to its title as a district- has already passed 300 years ago. Meanwhile the Neustadt, located between the old town in the east and St. Pauli in the west, has become the economic and cultural center of the Hanseatic city. At every corner you come across a larger or smaller sight, you almost do not know where to look first. Historic architecture meets elements of modern architects, and the lifestyle in the Neustadt district of Hamburg is increasingly influenced by its young, determined population.

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The housing market in Ottensen thrives and enriches the multi-faceted population

Even 150 years ago, Hamburg Ottensen - at that time still part of the independent city Altona - was scarcely comparable with today's appearance. Once one of the most important industrial districts in the Hamburg area, Ottensen experienced a fundamental change from the 1960s onwards: companies and trades disappeared, the district became more and more a multicultural housing district, whose population still strongly identifies with its living environment. Ottensen was mainly inhabited by the working class in its industrial past and was fundamentally upgraded by middle-class influences in the second half of the twentieth century: streets were landscaped, and many old multi-family houses, which often date back to the Wilhelminian era, were seized.

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Hamburg Bahrenfeld: Open cityscape and a natural touch despite a central location

Hamburg Bahrenfeld as a real estate location is almost predestined for lucrative rental and sales projects, in particular in terms of apartments and multi-family houses.

The district in the east of the Altona district Altona unites different characteristics, which creates a quite interesting residential environment: once the location of the Hamburg heavy industry, with some metal and machinery factories, a far-reaching reconstruction, that brought along numerous residential buildings started in Hamburg Bahrenfeld at the beginning of the 20th century. Even today there are some industrial monuments in the meanwhile considerably modernized Bahrenfeld: For example, the old gasworks in its typical red clinker construction still exudes the past spirit.

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Houses, apartments and villas in the small part of the town Groß Flottbek create a sense of home

Hamburg Groß Flottbek, whose name goes back to the small creek of Flottbek, is considered one of the smaller districts if Altona with its 2.4 square kilometers. This river runs through the district in the southwest and flows into the Elbe in Othmarschen.

Flottbek was able to maintain a certain village character over the centuries. In particular, the old village core with the Flottbek church and the surrounding half-timbered houses, the building of which dates back to more than 200 years, give the district a unique and homely character. The local farmers market takes place twice a week, and the voluntary fire brigade is involved in fire protection and public festivals. When on stroll through Groß Flottbek, you could almost forget that you're in a district of the second largest city of Germany, and not in an actual rural village.

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The history of Othmarschen: From rural village to a versatile villa district

When it comes to its name, the importance of the district of Othmarschen is probably pointing quite obviously to a "swamp" or "marsh", that is to say marshland, which lay before the walls of Hamburg hundreds of years ago. Only a few peasants were settled here in the Middle Ages, a small, insignificant suburb. The first country houses and villas of wealthy merchants, who had discovered the tranquility of rural life, developed here in the middle of the eighteenth century, and gradually gave Othmarschen more and more importance. Nevertheless, the population remained low for a long time, and even today Othmarschen is one of the quietest and most tranquil districts in Hamburg.

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Heterogeneity is the motto in this charismatic district Osdrof

Osdorf is an excellent location for a property for a few reasons. Located centrally in Hamburg's district of Altona, the influences of the surrounding districts come together in Osdorf. The north-west, rather rural and with many natural spaces, the center urban and dynamic, and the south being elevated and stylish - the is how the very heterogeneous composition of the district of Osdorf could be summarized. This, however, would not be enough to describe this lively and diverse area - so the following information from your real estate broker Engel & Völkers Hamburg Elbe is there to provide you with a detailed description of Osdorf's advantages, peculiarities, and arguments when it comes to the successful sale of your house.

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Villen und Einfamilienhäuser an der Elbe – Nienstedten ist ein Paradies zum Wohnen

Genau wie der westlich benachbarte Stadtteil Blankenese liegt auch Hamburg Nienstedten geographisch auf dem Geestrücken am Nordufer der Elbe - einem Hang, auf dem sich vor seiner Bebauung eine natürliche Heidelandschaft befand. Aus dem ehemaligen Bauern-, Fischer-, und Arbeiterdorf Nienstedten hat sich eine elegante Villensiedlung entwickelt, in der sich schon Hamburger Urgesteine wie Johann Heinrich Baur oder Jean Cesar Godeffroy prachtvolle Domizile haben erbauen lassen. Zwischen dem Blau der Elbe und dem Grün der Nienstedter Baumbestände und Parks befinden sich heute die schönsten und teuersten Immobilien Hamburgs, von denen schon so mancher Hansestädter geträumt haben dürfte… 

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In a house in Iserbrook one experiences neighborly solidarity and help

The area of the present-day Hamburg Iserbrook was declared a full-fledged district in 1951, after many years of scarcely any projects or real estate. In contrast to the surrounding districts, neither agriculture was carried out here nor did major phases of the domestic settlement take place here, as for example in the neighboring Blankenese.

One of the larger actions was a reforestation of the then wetlands and heathland area in the middle of the 19th century. The name Iserbrook obviously derives from two Lower German components: Iser stands for "iron", which suggests some former ore deposits, and brook is derived from "Bruch", a reference to marshy fallow land.

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Sell your house near one of the last farmers' villages in Hamburg: Sülldorf

In addition to the domestic trade, agriculture was one of the most important sectors of the economy in Hamburg, which is largely responsible for the appearance of today's district of Sülldorf. In addition to the evidence from Sülldorf's past as a farming village, agriculture is still present in many parts of the district. Sülldorf is the ideal place for people who want a property in the countryside and want to enjoy the simplicity and freshness of the rustic life but still do not want to do without the amenities of the big city. With the sale of your house in Sülldorf you will meet these increasingly frequent life demands and also achieve a lucrative transaction. In the following text, your real estate brokers at Engel & Völkers Hamburg Elbe describe the special features and advantages that make Sülldorf an advantageous sales location.

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Elb Romance on the slope: Hamburg's leading district of Blankenese is a first-class location for the sale of your property

The fact that the city of Hamburg is one of the most diverse in all of Germany is impressively demonstrated by the Blankenese district with its individual properties. Situated in the western part of the town directly on the Elbe, the former fishing village stretches along a hill formation, a so-called Geestrücken. The geography of the town also makes the townscape of Blankenese literally different from the rest of Hamburg: small, fancy houses and graceful villas line along the slope, traversed by green areas and trees. From the highest point of this elevation, the Baursberg, to the sandy beaches on the banks of the Elbe - in Blankenese, the calm atmosphere and the first-class quality of life are everywhere, which is ideal for the sales possibilities of your property.

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Houses and apartments in the lush green of Hamburg Rissen

Because of its location in the far west of Hamburg, the district of Rissen could also be known as a "green front yard" because nature is present here as in hardly any other of the 106 city districts in Hamburg. Anyone who decides to buy a property in Rissen is considered lucky - because in contrast to the neighboring part of Blankenese, where the most expensive houses and villas of the city are located, the "life in the Elbe suburb" can become an affordable and yet dreamy reality in Rissen. Less prestigious but superior to other districts in Altona, when it comes to the natural conditions, Rissen reveals itself as an insider tip for the clever real estate prospect.

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In the multifaceted Wedel, there are good opportunities for real estate sales

If you follow the Elbe out of Hamburg heading west, you enter Wedel, the first town on the territory of Schleswig-Holstein. The contemplative Wedel with about 30,000 residents is only slightly larger than the neighboring Elbsuburb Rissen, but sets its own small town accents, which makes Wedel interesting as a real estate location for single and multi-family house. Over centuries old traditions, some sights, natural recreational areas, regular events and, of course, proximity to the river Elbe increase the attractiveness of your property on sale.

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