District Profile Bahrenfeld

Bahrenfeld is also close to the center of Hamburg. It can basically be split into four sections: a rather large industrial area / business center in the East, the huge Altonaer Volkspark in the North and, to the South two residential areas of slightly different atmosphere. The southern part is mostly nice old buildings. This residential area comes with a very sympathetic urban atmosphere. It is a very culture rich districts, too, and that is both referring to nationality of citizens as well as entertainment. The residential area further north has a signiicantly higher number of singel and double houses with - relatively - small gardens. This part is characterized by a couple of settlements developped in the early 19th century for worker of the many manufacturies situated in the neighborhood.


The Altona Volkspark in the North is actually the largest forest park in Germany, it does even have a golf course. Apart from the Volkspark wich is a real forest and not so much a park there are no less than seven cemeteries offer more opportunities for walking and running.

The center of Bahrenfeld has unfortunately been destroyed wehn the motorway was build. As compensation  serves its proximity to Ottensen with its good shopping possibilities. Bahrenfeld is also bespoken for its conversion of industrial premises to office buildings.  A particularly successful project is the "Forum Altes Gaswork" which is clustered around the former Altona gas production plant. It is nowadays a complex of office, commercial and residential buildings now housing a design hotel, fitness center and various companies. Other examples are the Phoenixhof and the Gewerbehof Bahrenfeld.

In recent years, young couples where increasingly drawn here.

Average rental price per m²

8,70 EUR

Building style ratio

Apartment blocks: 83,7%
Houses: 16,3%


59,4% singles
16,1% families

15,1% < 18 years
14,9% > 65 years

Average Income Level

Bahrenfeld: 31,146 EUR
Hamburg: 35.567 EUR