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Quarter of Hamburg
Alt-Rahlstedter church
Alt-Rahlstedter church
Rahlstedt  is located in Germany
Location of Rahlstedt in the city of Hamburg
Coordinates: 53°36′00″N 10°09′00″E / 53.60000°N 10.15000°E / 53.60000; 10.15000Coordinates: 53°36′00″N 10°09′00″E / 53.60000°N 10.15000°E / 53.60000; 10.15000
Country Germany
State Hamburg
City Hamburg
Borough Wandsbek
 • Total 26.6 km2 (10.3 sq mi)
Population (31.12.2016)
 • Total 90,631
 • Density 3,400/km2 (8,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Dialling codes 040
Vehicle registration HH

Rahlstedt (About this sound German pronunciation ) is a quarter (Stadtteil) in the Wandsbek borough (Bezirk) of the Free and Hanseatic city of Hamburg in northern Germany. In 2016, the population was 90,631.


The quarter was first mentioned in 1248 with the name of "Radoluestede".[citation needed]


The quarter, situated in the north-eastern side of Hamburg, is the largest one of its boroughs and one of the most extensive of the city. It borders with Hamburg's quarters of Volksdorf, Farmsen-Berne, Tonndorf and Jenfeld; and with the district of Stormarn, in Schleswig-Holstein.

The stream Wandse, originating near the municipality Siek (district Stormarn), and its confluents Rahlau, Stellau and Stellmoorer Quellfluss, is running through Rahlstedt. The Rahlau flows into the Wandse near Nordmarkstraße, whereas the Stellau does near Wilhelm-Grimm-Straße. The Stellmoorer Quellfluss within the Stellmoorer Tunneltal.

The most significant features, remains from the ice age, are located within the nature reserves Stellmoorer Tunneltal and Höltigbaum.


In 2006 86,413 people lived in the Rahstedt quarter. The population density was 3,252/km2 (8,423/sq mi). 17.4% were children under the age of 18, and 22.5% were 65 years of age or older. Resident aliens were 9% of the population. 3,983 people were registered as unemployed.[1]

In 1999 there were 41,301 households out of which 22.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them and 38.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.05.[2]


Among the schools in Rahlstedt are Gymnasium Oldenfelde, Gymnasium Rahlstedt, Gymnasium Meiendorf, and Neue Schule Hamburg.


  1. ^ Residents registration office, source: statistical office of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2006)
  2. ^ Source: statistical office of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (1999)


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