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Quarter of Hamburg
Neugraben-Fischbek  is located in Germany
Location of Neugraben-Fischbek in Hamburg
Coordinates: 53°29′0″N 9°52′0″E / 53.48333°N 9.86667°E / 53.48333; 9.86667Coordinates: 53°29′0″N 9°52′0″E / 53.48333°N 9.86667°E / 53.48333; 9.86667
Country Germany
State Hamburg
City Hamburg
Borough Harburg, Hamburg
 • Total 22.5 km2 (8.7 sq mi)
Population (31-12-2016)
 • Total 28,991
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Dialling codes 040
Vehicle registration HH

About this sound Neugraben-Fischbek  is a quarter of Hamburg, Germany belongs to the borough Harburg. The quarter consists of the old settlements Neugraben and Fischbek, and the more recently constructed area Neuwiedenthal.


Memorial stone for the foundation of Fischbek 1544

History of Fischbek[edit]

Fischbek was first mentioned in 1544 as Vischbecke. In 1937 the independent village Fischbek was merged into Hamburg.[1]

History of Neugraben[edit]

Memorial sign "Extermination through labour" at the quarter office in Neugraben-Fischbek.

In 1937 the independent village of Neugraben was merged into Hamburg.[1]

Subcamp Neugraben[edit]

In Neugraben was a subcamp of the Nazi concentration camp Neuengamme.[2] On September 13, 1944 the women subcamp was opened in Falkenbergweg. 500 Czech-Jewish women coming from the Ghetto Theresienstadt were deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp. The SS in Auschwitz selected the women for labour in Hamburg. In the Neugraben camp the work was building auxiliary homes, also laying supply pipes and building streets in the neighbourhood Falkenbergsiedlung. During the last months of World War II, some of the women had to do clearing up work in Harburg's oil industry and to dig antitank obstacles in Hamburg-Hausbruch. In February 1945, the SS transferred the women to the camp Hamburg-Tiefstack and later from there to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.[3]


Neugraben-Fischbek is southeast of the quarter Neuenfelde, in the northeast is Francop, in the east is the quarter Hausbruch. In the south is the district Harburg of the German state Lower Saxony. A large part of the quarter is the nature reserve Harburger Berge (Hills of Harburg) in the south. Neugraben-Fischbek it a mixed rural and suburban area of 22.5 km².

In Neugraben-Fischbek is the highest rise of Hamburg, the Hasselbrack, which reaches 116.2 metres AMSL[4]


In 2006 in the Neugraben-Fischbek quarter were living 27,103 people. The population density was 1,204/km2 (3,118/sq mi). 19% were children under the age of 18, and 21.4% were 65 years of age or older. Resident aliens were 10.1% of the population. 1,644 people were registered as unemployed.[5]

In 1999 there were 12,170 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them and 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.31.[6]

Population by year[5]

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
25,603 25,794 26,228 26,384 26,505 26,643 26,643 27,415 27,381 27,630 27,589 27,657 27,753
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
27,685 27,601 27,453 27,599 27,377 27,218 27,103



Neugraben-Fischbek is served by the rapid transit system of the city train with the stations Neugraben and Fischbek.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Greater Hamburg Act
  2. ^ The camp is listed as No. 560 Hamburg-Neugraben in the official German list of concentration camps.
  3. ^ Memorial Neuengamme (in German)
  4. ^ Geologisches Landesamt Hamburg (State office of geological affairs of Hamburg)
  5. ^ a b Residents registration office, source: statistical office of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2006)
  6. ^ Source: statistical office of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (1999)
  7. ^ Staff (2009-10-09), Rapid Transit/Regional Rail (Network plan, pdf) (PDF), Hamburger Verkehrsverbund, archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-01-17, retrieved 2009-02-07 


Parts translated from de:Neugraben-Fischbek

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