Berne manor house, built in 1890
Residential houses in Gartenstadt (lit. garden city) Berne

Farmsen-Berne (Northern Low Saxon: Farmsen-Bern) is a quarter of Hamburg, Germany, in the borough of Wandsbek. More than 33.000 inhabitants live in an area of 8.3 km2. Farmsen and Berne are part of the area of Walddörfer (lit. forest villages).[1]


Farmsen-Berne borders the quarters of Rahlstedt, Tonndorf, Wandsbek, Bramfeld, Sasel, and Volksdorf. The stream of Berner Au flows through Farmsen-Berne and, behind the pond of Kupfermühlenteich, into Wandse river.


In 1296, the former villages of Farmsen and Berne were first mentioned. Farmsen was then called Vermerschen, deriving of Fridumareshusen or Fridumaresheim, founded by a Franconian settler named Fridumar. The name Berne has its origin in Baren, meaning a small stream - Berner Au in this case.[2] Farmsen-Berne was an exclave of Hamburg in Prussian territory. In 1937, the villages were incorporated into Hamburg by the Greater Hamburg Act, which came into force in 1938.[1]


Hamburg U-Bahn line U1, the former Walddörfer railway, was built since 1912 in the area and has three stops in Farmsen-Berne: Trabrennbahn, Farmsen, and Berne, of which Farmsen station is the largest. It has four tracks, and a railway repair workshop is located here.[3]


  1. 1 2 Farmsen-Berne,, in German
  2. Horst Beckershaus: Die Namen der Hamburger Stadtteile. Woher sie kommen und was sie bedeuten, Hamburg 2002, ISBN 3-434-52545-9, p. 40
  3. "Farmsen". (in German). Retrieved 10 June 2016.

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Coordinates: 53°36′23″N 10°07′11″E / 53.6064°N 10.1197°E / 53.6064; 10.1197

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