District Profile Farmsen-Berne

Farmsen is a decent residential area with a lot of green. The neighborhood is reasonably priced and a lot of families do live here. It has a lake serving as open air swimming pool in the summer months, an ice skating arena and a smaller shopping mall.

The former village charm has been lost over the decades, especially in the period around 1920, but also during the great housing shortage after World War II, when a huge building boom changed the appearance of the neighborhood thoroughly. What was once the Gut Berne, a government estate serving as summer residence from 1600 to the Hamburg senate, became a settlement in 1920, following the idea of the garden city Wandsbek. Today, many live in socially subsidized apartments, the rents are therefore often far below those in the west of Hamburg. The apartment blocks are well-kept and mostly very green. But you won't find villas or mansions unless used for public or business purposes.

Farmsen-Berne has two trains stations and a well connected bus center and is thus very good connected to the city center.

Hence, it is a very convenient area with good connection to the city center.


Average rental price per m²

8,90 EUR

Building style ratio

Apartment blocks: 65,9%
Houses: 34,1%


46,1% singles
21,4% families

17,2% < 18 years
20,1% > 65 years

Average Income Level

Farmsen-Berne: 29.526 EUR
Hamburg: 35.567 EUR