Eimsbüttel may also refer to the quarter in this borough of Hamburg, Germany.
Borough of Hamburg

The street Osterstrasse

Coordinates: 53°34′28″N 9°57′34″E / 53.57444°N 9.95944°E / 53.57444; 9.95944Coordinates: 53°34′28″N 9°57′34″E / 53.57444°N 9.95944°E / 53.57444; 9.95944
Country Germany
State Hamburg
City Hamburg
  Total 50.1 km2 (19.3 sq mi)
Population (1-1-2006)
  Total 246,087
  Density 4,900/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Dialling codes 040
Vehicle registration HH

Eimsbüttel is one of the seven boroughs (Bezirke) of Hamburg, Germany. In 2006 the population was 246,087.


On March 1, 2008 Eimsbüttel lost part of its area to the borough Altona where it formed the Sternschanze quarter.[1]


In 2006 according to the statistical office of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, the borough Eimsbüttel has a total area of 50.1 km².

The borough Eimsbüttel is split into nine quarters: Eidelstedt, Eimsbüttel, Harvestehude, Hoheluft-West, Lokstedt, Niendorf, Rotherbaum, Schnelsen and Stellingen. Located within this borough is former Jewish neighbourhood Grindel.


In 2006 in the borough Eimsbüttel were living 246,087 people. The population density was 4,915/km2 (12,730/sq mi). 19.3% were children under the age of 18, and 18.6% were 65 years of age or older. 13% were immigrants. 10,042 people were registered as unemployed.[2]

In 1999 there were 140,694 households and 51.5% of all households were made up of individuals.[3]


Simultaneously with elections to the state parliament (Bürgerschaft), the Bezirksversammlung is elected as representatives of the citizens. It consists of 51 representatives.

See also : Boroughs of Hamburg


Elections were held in Hamburg on 24 February 2008. The five parties having more than 5 percent in recent polls (minimum to qualify) are the conservative CDU, the social-democratic SPD, the ecologist Green Party (GAL), the left-wing Die Linke and the liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP). The turnout was 65.9%.[4]

Party Percent Seats
CDU 36.6 19
SPD 30.1 15
GAL 18.8 10
Die Linke 7.1 4
FDP 5.6 3


The University of Hamburg is located in the borough. In 2006 there were 32 primary schools and 20 secondary schools in Eimsbüttel.[5]



The Eimsbütteler TV is one of the sports clubs using the facilities in the Eimsbüttel borough. Founded in 1889 it is one of the older sports clubs of Hamburg with a widespread offer on departments.


Health systems

The Diakonie Klinikum Hamburg has several branches in Eimsbüttel borough and provides 450 beds in total.[6] The hospital branch Alten Eichen, Jütländer Allee 48, with 208 beds and 5 departments is also a branch of the Diakonie Klinikum Hamburg and provides the capacity to dispatch emergency medical services.[7]

The hospital Jerusalem, Moorkamp 2, is a lutheran hospital with 105 visiting consultants' beds in 9 departments.[8]

In 2006, there were 172 day-care centers for children, 742 physicians in private practice and 69 pharmacies.[5]


Hamburg Dammtor railway station for long distance and city trains is located in the quarter Rotherbaum. Eimsbüttel borough is serviced by the rapid transit system of the city train and the underground railway with several other stations. Public transport is also provided by the buses of the Hamburger Verkehrsverbund.

The Bundesautobahn 7 (A7) is here also the European route E45 connecting Kaaresuvanto in Finland, with Gela in Italy, and passes the borough from the North to the South into the quarter Bahrenfeld. The Bundesautobahn 23 (A23) starts in Eimsbüttel borough and connects Hamburg with the town of Heide, Schleswig-Holstein. The exits Hamburg-Stellingen, Hamburg-Schnelsen and Hamburg-Schnelsen-Nord (Airport) for the A7 and the exit Hamburg-Eidelstedt for the A23 are located in Eimsbüttel borough.

According to the Department of Motor Vehicles (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt), in the borough Eimsbüttel were 91,871 private cars registered (376 cars/1000 people).[5]


  1. Act of the areal organisation
  2. Residents registration office, source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2006)
  3. Source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (1999)
  4. Final election result, source: statistical office of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2008)
  5. 1 2 3 Source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2006)
  6. Hospitals in Hamburg, side 14
  7. Hospitals in Hamburg, side 13
  8. Hospitals in Hamburg, side 17


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