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Quarter of Hamburg
View of the Braband canal.
View of the Braband canal.
Location of Alsterdorf in Hamburg
Alsterdorf is located in Germany
Alsterdorf is located in Hamburg
Coordinates: 53°36′0″N 10°0′0″E / 53.60000°N 10.00000°E / 53.60000; 10.00000Coordinates: 53°36′0″N 10°0′0″E / 53.60000°N 10.00000°E / 53.60000; 10.00000
 • Total3.1 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
 • Total14,428
 • Density4,700/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Dialling codes040
Vehicle registrationHH

Alsterdorf (About this soundGerman pronunciation ) is a quarter in the Hamburg-Nord borough of the Hamburg, Germany. The name has its origin after the river Alster which become later the dams Außenalster and Binnenalster in the center of Hamburg. In 2016 the population was 14,428.


Around 1803 the settlement became Hamburg's property.[citation needed]


Front of the former crematorium at the Ohlsdorf cemetery.

In 2006 according to the statistical office of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, the quarter Alsterdorf has a total area of 3.1 square kilometres (1 sq mi). The river Alster floating from Northeast to Southwest is the border to the Groß Borstel quarter in the West. In the South Alsterdorf borders to Winterhude quarter. In the East is the Ohlsdorf quarter.

Parts of the large Ohlsdorf Cemetery (Ohlsdorfer Friedhof (in German)) belongs to the quarter Alsterdorf.


2006 there were 12,955 people living in Alsterdorf. The population density was 4,232/km2 (10,961/sq mi). 14.2% were children under the age of 18, and 20.2% were 65 years of age or older. 11.6% were resident aliens. 467 people were registered as unemployed.[1]

In 1999 there were 6,508 households out of which 15.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them and 54.4% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 1.77.[2]

Population by year [1]

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
12,455 12,487 12,551 12,563 12,520 12,449 12,622 12,577 12,476 12,209 12,027 11,847 11,827
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
12,180 12,379 12,480 12,723 12,825 12,872 12,955

In 2006 there were 1,283 criminal offences (99 crimes per 1,000 people).[3]

There were 1 elementary school and 2 secondary schools in the quarter Alsterdorf and 30 physicians in private practice and 5 pharmacies.[4]


Until the opening of O2 World Hamburg in 2002, the Alsterdorfer Sporthalle was the largest indoor sports venue in Hamburg, serving also as a hall for concerts, trade fairs and others.


View of the state police school.

Alsterdorf is serviced by the rapid transit system of the underground railway . According to the Department of Motor Vehicles (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt), in the quarter were 4,847 private cars registered (377 cars/1000 people).[4]


  1. ^ a b Residents registration office, source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2006)
  2. ^ Source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (1999)
  3. ^ State Investigation Bureaux (Landeskriminalamt), source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2006)
  4. ^ a b Source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2006)


External links[edit]

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