Barmstedt is a town in the district of Pinneberg, in the south of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is situated approximately 8 km northeast of Elmshorn, and 30 km northwest of Hamburg. It has approximately 9,500 inhabitants which makes it the smallest town in the Pinneberg district.
There were 133 shoemakers working in Barmstedt in 1839. Only one remains today, and it was in Barmstedt that the shoe retailer Gabor Shoes was founded. The ex German champion in unicycling, Peer Fischer, was born in Barmstedt.