District Profile Barmbek Nord

The district Barmbek-Nord is in the central nord of Hamburg

The district Hamburg Barmbek-Nord is a very densely populated district: around 9.700 people share one km² in this area. Everybody lives in apartments, but these are beautiful red-brick buildings from the 1930's which were formerly (and still) inhabited by working class people. The flats are cheaper than in other areas and a good number of them are still in need of renovation. It neighbors the slightly less attractive district Dulsberg, and the more residential area Bramfeld. And of, course, South of stadtpark border, ther is Barmbek-Sued.

It is a central and mostly beautiful area, but you should be able to accept that hanging pictures is a complicated surgical operation sometimes ending with re-plastering of the whole wall. This results in a fair m² rental price of 10,20 EUR. The district is favored by singles and couples without children, however, due to the dense population there are still a lot of kids going to 13 kindergartens, two primary schools and three secondary schools. The population is also quite mixed with regard to the nationalities: 23% have a foreign background. Residents are not so wealthy, on average they earn 10.000 EUR less than other Hamburgers. This is partly due to a slightly higher unemployment rate than the Hamburg average of 6,1%. Criminality is a bit below average.

The Osterbek channel is the main recreational area where people relax on its grassy banks or make a tour with a boat. There are plenty of restaurants, but the area is not exactly a spot for nightlife. There are two shopping areas, a smaller one is on Fuhlsbütteler Strasse and a big one is on Hamburger Strasse which also houses a Cinemaxx complex. The district’s plus is definitely the beauty of the red-brick buildings combined with low rents and the easy connection to the city center.

A typical post WW II quickly raised apartment block in Hamburg Barmbek-Nord"
These very dark red brick buildings have been built post-war, but aimed to harmonize with the architecture of Schumacher from the 1920ies and 40ies."
Wilhelminian style apartment house near the huge clinic in Barmbek-Nord"

Photo f.l.t.r: „Wagenfeldstrasse“ (c) hh oldman CC BY 3.0 via Panoramio, „Wohnblock in der Wasmannstraße 26-32 in Hamburg-Barmbek-Nord“ (c) Claus Joachim Dickow (Self photographed) CC BY SA 3.0, „Hamburg 2010 5 15 (RaBoe)“ (c) RaBoe/Wikipedia (Own work) CC BY SA 3.0 - ALL via Wikimedia Commons

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1936-built apartment blocks in Hamburg Barmbek-Nord"
Living at the Osterbek channel in Barmbek-Nord"
A digger in the museum for work in Barmbek Nord"
Beautiful red brick facades of turn-of-the century houses (1930ies)"
Green park at the former turning pond of a newbuilding site for vessels"
Herrmann Högers red-brick buildings at Mildestieg street from street side"
Historical red-brick buildings at Grögersweg in Hamburg Barmbek-Nord"
The historical building at Roggenkamp shows of a architectural style or huge roundings to crossings"
This house is located at chicken street, Hühnerstrasse, in Barmbek-Nord"
The long misery were these small houses called at Hebebrandstraße"
Often, the red-brick apartments are plastered at the yard side. "
Street view of the street Hartzloh"
 The main connection road to the city center Fuhlsbütteler Strasse running through Barmbek-Nord"
The Osterbek channel in Barmbek-Nord"
The Osterbek creek is the representing the border to the neighbor district Dulsberg"
The Seebek creek is the representing the border to the neighbor district Bramfeld"
These apartment houses were built 1912-13 and were the first ones in Barmbek-Nord"
Barmbek-Nord is characterized by many settlements build after the WWII. The buildings at street Tieloh are a good example."
Typical red-brick apartments Am Suhrsweg"
Likewise one of the so typical red-brick houses in barmbek-Nord"