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Quarters of Hamburg
Hoheluftchaussee, the boundary between Hoheluft-Ost and Hoheluft-West
Hoheluftchaussee, the boundary between Hoheluft-Ost and Hoheluft-West
Hoheluft-Ost/Hoheluft-West is located in Germany
Location of Hoheluft in Hamburg
Hoheluft in HH.svg
Coordinates: 53°35′2″N 9°58′9″E / 53.58389°N 9.96917°E / 53.58389; 9.96917Coordinates: 53°35′2″N 9°58′9″E / 53.58389°N 9.96917°E / 53.58389; 9.96917
Country Germany
State Hamburg
City Hamburg
Borough Hamburg-Nord and Eimsbüttel
 • Total 1.3 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Population (31.12.2016)
 • Total 22,673
 • Density 17,000/km2 (45,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Dialling codes 040
Vehicle registration HH

About this sound Hoheluft  is an area composed of two quarters of Hamburg, which are characterized by their largely preserved architecture.

Administratively, Hoheluft is divided into two quarters: About this sound Hoheluft-Ost  in the borough of Hamburg-Nord, and About this sound Hoheluft-West  in the borough of Eimsbüttel. The Hoheluftchaussee is the boundary between the two quarters.

With about 22,673 inhabitants per square kilometer (as of 2016), Hoheluft is one of the most densely populated quarters in all of Germany. [1]


The Isebekkanal is the southeast border of Hoheluft. Behind it lies the quarter of Harvestehude. Hoheluft-Ost also borders Eppendorf, Hoheluft-West also borders Lokstedt in the north and Eimsbüttel in the west. The Hoheluftchaussee in the east forms the border between Hoheluft-West and the district of Hoheluft-Ost, part of the district of Hamburg-Nord.


Historically and administratively, the district of Hoheluft is closely connected with Eppendorf, which - like Eimsbüttel and Harvestehude - had been owned by Harvestehude Monastery. The name Hoheluft was only officially introduced as a district name in 1939.

The origin of the name is not clearly known. The local historians Wilhelm Melhop and Armin Clausen assume that the boundary point Veerendeel to the former village of Lokstedt as the elevation of the area over the lowlands of the Isebek was designated as "on the Hohenluft". But it can also be that the name is derived from a gallows erected in 1602 or the "Hoge Licht" of the local inn. This light served the purpose of guiding drivers at night and fog. [2] The first mentions of the name Hoheluft in documents are in 1802, when it is mentioned in the church book of Eppendorf, and in 1805, where it is mentioned in logs of the Johanniskloster, which describe a plot "auf der hohe Lucht." [3]


  1. ^ http://mobil.abendblatt.de/hamburg/article2042848/Eppendorf-am-Wasser.html
  2. ^ Hamburg-Lexikon, hrsg. von F. Kopitzsch und D. Tilgner, Ellert & Richter Verlag Hamburg 2010
  3. ^ Horst Beckershaus: Die Namen der Hamburger Stadtteile. Woher sie kommen und was sie bedeuten, Hamburg 2002, ISBN 3-434-52545-9, S. 58 f.