Eppendorf, Hamburg

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Quarter of Hamburg
St. John's church near River Alster
St. John's church near River Alster
Eppendorf  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 53°35′44″N 9°59′2″E / 53.59556°N 9.98389°E / 53.59556; 9.98389Coordinates: 53°35′44″N 9°59′2″E / 53.59556°N 9.98389°E / 53.59556; 9.98389
Country Germany
State Hamburg
City Hamburg
Borough Hamburg-Nord
 • Total 2.7 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Population (31.12.2016)
 • Total 24,387
 • Density 9,000/km2 (23,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Dialling codes 040
Vehicle registration HH

Eppendorf About this sound German pronunciation  is one of thirteen quarters in the Hamburg-Nord borough of Hamburg, Germany, and lies north of the Außenalster. In 2016 the population was 24,387.


Eppendorf in 1845, similar view as above

Eppendorf, first mentioned as Eppenthorp in 1140, is Hamburg's oldest village. Its name originates either from the old Germanic epen (on the water) or from the personal name Ebbo/Eppo. It is possible, but unlikely, that it was named after Ebbo, the archbishop of Reims. During the restoration of the St. Johannis Church, which was first mentioned in 1267, ruins of an older stone tower were found.

In the 19th century, Eppendorf gained popularity among the affluent people in Hamburg. The low-lying, moist land was banked up and built on. The last area of moorland, the Eppendorfer Moor, was placed under nature protection in 1982.

In 1894, Eppendorf was transferred to Hamburg.


In 2007 according to the statistical office of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, the quarter Eppendorf has an area of 2,7 km².

The Isebekkanal flows into the Alster in Eppendorf. The Tarpenbek flows through the Eppendorfer Mühlenteich, which is where the swans spend the winter, into the Alster, also in Eppendorf.


  • Hayns Park
  • Meenkwiese
  • Eppendorfer Mühlenteich
  • Kellinghusenpark
  • Eppendorfer Park
  • Seelemannpark


Eppendorf has the U-Bahn station Kellinghusenstraße, which is an interchange station between the U1 and U3 lines. Several bus routes meet at Eppendorfer Marktplatz.


The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf) was built starting in 1879 and founded in 1884. It has been a university medical center since 1934.

The swimming baths, Holthusenbad, were designed by Fritz Schumacher and erected between 1912 and 1914.


The theatre Lustspielhaus is located in Eppendorf, as was the cabaret theatre, Kabarett Mon Marthe.

A museum covering the life of Ernst Thälmann is located in the Tarpenbekstraße.

The music venue Onkel Pö was located in Eppendorf.[1]

A monthly magazine about the quarter, Der Eppendorfer is published by the local residents association (Eppendorfer Bürgerverein).

Recurring events[edit]

Eppendorfer Landstraßenfest street festival on the main street of Eppendorfer Landstraße
  • Since 1982, the Eppendorfer Landstraßenfest street festival has been held annually in May.
  • Every August, the Erikastraßen-Fest, a smaller street festival is held.


  • Wolfgang-Borchert-Schule (Hauptschule and Realschule, and formerly Grundschule)
  • Grundschule Knauerstraße
  • Schule Robert-Koch-Straße
  • Marie-Beschütz-Schule (formerly Schule Schottmüllerstraße)
  • Gymnasium Eppendorf
  • Staatliche Handelsschule Kellinghusenstraße (H 13)
  • Gesamtschule Eppendorf (formerly Gymnasium Curschmannstraße)


  • Wolfgang Borchert, German writer, born in Eppendorf in 1921, attending the school which was later renamed after him, the Wolfgang-Borchert-Schule, then called Erica-Schule
  • Ernst Thälmann, communist leader
  • Uwe Seeler, footballer, who attended the Wolfgang-Borchert-Schule
  • Samy Deluxe, rapper, who attended the Gesamtschule Eppendorf
  • Jan Delay (Jan Eißfeldt), rapper of the group Beginner, who talks with Samy Deluxe on the track Lang is her about his youth in Eppendorf
  • Claus Johannes Timmermann (18 February 1842 - 7 January 1919), the last Bauernvogt of Eppendorf
  • The country group Texas Lightning, who represented Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2006, and comes from Eppendorf
  • Karl Dall, comedian who lives in Eppendorf


  1. ^ "Pop: Adieu, Onkel Pö". 1/86. Der Spiegel. 30 December 1985. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 


Further reading[edit]

  • Helmut Alter: Eppendorf. Leben und Wohnen im Hamburger Vorort. Hans Christians Verlag Hamburg 1976
  • Hakim Raffat: Eppendorf und seine Parks. 2. überarb. & erw. Auflage 2007, Published by the Stadtteilarchiv Eppendorf. Abera Verlag. Hamburg. ISBN 978-3-934376-76-2

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