District Profile Eppendorf

Eppendorf is a little up north of the above two districts and a little less representative than Hoheluft. Still, it is one of the most beautiful places to live. The areas close to the Alster are naturally the most expensive ones and most of the buildings there are nowadays apartment houses, but very expensive. Further away from the river there are also less exclusive apartment houses, most of them 4-stories high, with small but cute front gardens and sometimes cozy backyards. Hence, the social structure of Eppendorf is a bit more mixed than in Harvestehude, on average a taxpayer claims a yearly income of 45.000 EUR. Most of the buildings have been built in the late decades of 1900 and have the so-loved high ceilings. The Isebek-channel and the Mühlenteich (a pond) also impact the prices with their vicinity but also allow for taking a breath in the hectic city-life. There are a few train stations in close reach and because it is generally a little less pricey than in Harvestehude / Uhlenhorst, it is also a very family-friendly quarter.14% of the households have children. They are taken care by 12 kindergartens, three primary schools and two secondary schools.


80% of the residents are Germans. The unemployment rate is half of the Hamburg average and only 11% of the habitants have suffered from criminality last year. Roads are lined with trees and crowded with parked cars - happy is the one finally finding a parking space.

Eppendorf has a popular shopping area around Eppendorfer Baum with small upmarket boutiques. Also many cafes and restaurants with all kinds of kitchens are located here. The weekly market at Isestrasse (beneath the rail track) is one of the most popular markets in Hamburg and worth a visit, whether you live in that quarter or elsewhere (Tuesdays and Fridays, morning to noon). Eppendorf's landmark is its church, St. Johannis, in its historical center. It is the oldest and most beautiful church in Hamburg and to get a marriage appointment is a rather difficult task. In summer, canoes and pedal boats can be rented and populate the rivers and canals. In Eppendorf one of the most famous clinics, the UKE (University Clinic of Eppendorf), is situated.

Average rental price per m²

13 EUR

Building style ratio

Apartment blocks: 97,4%
Houses: 2,6%


62,9% singles
13,9% families

13,2% < 18 years
17,8% > 65 years

Average Income Level

Eppendorf:  61.052 EUR
Hamburg: 35.567 EUR