Hamburg-Altona

Neighbourhood profile: Hamburg-Altona

The alternative district

The district of Altona in Hamburg is the westernmost of the total seven districts in the Hanseatic city. Altona was an independent city until 1938, when it was annexed to the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Altona runs parallel to the Elbe River and has a real recreational paradise in the form of the Elbe beach, which attracts visitors and locals alike when the weather is nice. The district covers an area of almost 78 km² and is home to a total of about 270,000 inhabitants. Hamburg owes its coat of arms with the iconic city gate to the district or the former city of Altona, as this motif formed the city arms of Altona as early as 1664. The district of Hamburg-Altona has always been considered rather liberal and alternative and has been able to preserve this reputation. Many well-known personalities come from here, for example the filmmaker Fatih Akin, the publisher Axel Springer or the soccer player Christian Rahn.

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At a glance

Population

275,264 (as of December 31, 2019)

Area

77.4 km²

Population density

3,556 inhabitants / km²

Highlights in Hamburg-Altona

Hamburg Elbe beach

Especially on sunny days, Hamburg's Elbe beach tempts you to take wonderful walks: The shore offers 8 km of real sandy beach.

Altona town hall

The Altona Town Hall on the Platz der Republik is a historical building influenced by the Italian Renaissance.

Altona balcony

The Altona Balcony offers a breathtaking panorama over Hamburg, about 27 meters above the Elbe River.

Hamburg fish market

Popular with tourists and locals alike: The fish market and the restored fish auction hall.

Hamburg Dockland

The six-story office building on the banks of the Elbe in the shape of a parallelogram is one of the most unusual buildings in Hamburg.

Lifestyle

Trendy neighbourhood with suburban charm

The district of Altona is divided into a total of 14 neighborhoods, including Ottensen, Altona-Altstadt, Blankenese and Iserbrook. They are all characterized by their variety and cultural diversity. Altona is especially popular with young singles as well as couples and families. The former Danish village combines urban flair and a trendy atmosphere with the ambience of cozy Elbe suburbs. One of the most densely built-up parts of Hamburg in the district of Altona is Altona-Altstadt, which impresses with its multicultural and international character. The district is close to the city center, but also has some traffic-calmed areas, which is why there are some quiet areas here despite the high building density. On the other hand, it can get a bit noisy in Hamburg-Altona-Nord with its three main roads, while affluent Elbe suburbs such as Othmarschen or Blankenese with their villa neighborhoods come across as rather quiet and idyllic. The Schanzenviertel is considered the pulsating, lively center of Altona.

Multicultural and authentic

Altona is a district of contrasts, as it is home to some of the most affluent and at the same time some of the lowest-income neighborhoods in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Altona, especially the districts of Altstadt or Ottensen, with its liberal and youthful character forms a direct antipole to the rather busy and economically influenced rest of the city. The district stands for tolerance and is a melting pot of different cultures, which is expressed in international gastronomic offerings, colorful street festivals and a colorfully mixed population. Since Hamburg-Altona is conveniently located and close to the city center, and at the same time is considered authentic, young people in particular feel at home here. Both students and the middle class can be found here. The villa suburbs, on the other hand, are more sophisticated and exclusive.

Attractions

From the fish market to the Elbe beach

The district of Altona is home to some of Hamburg's most famous and popular attractions. Must-sees include, for example, the fish market in Hamburg-Altona, which is held every Sunday in the historic fish auction hall and attracts both weekly market visitors and tourists. Here, the hall in Hamburg-Altona Altstadt regularly opens its doors as early as five in the morning to admit late night owls and early risers and present a diverse range of goods. Also worth a visit is the trendy Schanzenviertel district with its alternative charm and its many cafés, pubs and nightlife venues. In the nice season it is also worth visiting the Elbe with its white sandy beaches and the nearby parks, for example the Jenischpark, Volkspark or Hirschpark. The museum harbor Övelgönne, a berth for traditional ships, is a popular attraction not only for nautical fans. Here you can admire cutters, steam tugs and many other historic ships.

Altona: Sporty and musical

Altona not only has numerous parks and green spaces, but also various sports facilities. The Volksparkstation acts as the home of the popular Bundesliga club HSV. In addition, concerts and music events are often held there. In the immediate vicinity is the Barclaycard Arena, a multifunctional arena that also hosts sports events as well as shows and other large-scale events. Musical fans get their money's worth at the Neue Flora, where such successful shows as The Phantom of the Opera, Disney's Aladdin or artistic performances by Cirque du Soleil have already captivated audiences. The First Stage Theater in Altona-Altstadt is relatively new. Those attending an event and staying longer will also find numerous hotels in Hamburg-Altona.

Business and economy

Economic development

The Altona district in Hamburg is characterized above all by a lively media industry and the service sector. A total of 22,800 companies are located here, a good half of which are active in small business. Due to the many sights and the visitors that are attracted to the district as a result, gastronomy and the hotel industry are particularly well represented. Here you can enjoy the best culinary delights from morning to night, whether you have breakfast in Hamburg-Altona, for example, in one of the many cozy cafes, or enjoy a dinner in one of the international restaurants. In addition, there are the venues with the regularly held events, which also contribute to the employment rate in Altona.

Corporate structures

Hamburg is still considered an important trade and business center. This also applies to the district of Altona, which is home to companies from various industries. Particularly worth mentioning here is the local trade in Altona, which includes various stores and stores. In the Ottensen district, several sustainably minded suppliers have set up shop, for example upcycling designers, suppliers of natural cosmetics or second-hand stores, as well as organic food stores. Altona-Altstadt is home to various ecologically oriented companies, ranging from environmental technology and sustainable food providers to landscape ecology and nature conservation businesses. Schmidtsche Hof houses office space as well as coworking spaces and rooms for conventions, conferences and meetings that can be rented here. Companies in the digital economy as well as start-ups have also settled in Altona and benefit from the district's lively, young culture.

About the real estate market

Villa district in the Elbe suburbs

The wealth of variety in the district of Altona in Hamburg is also reflected in the district's real estate structure. From urban condominiums to single-family homes to sophisticated city villas, everything can be found here - depending on which part of town you are looking for. Due to the diversity of the cityscape and the social structure, the average purchase and rental prices sometimes show strong differences. The prime locations in the fashionable Elbe suburbs have a correspondingly higher price structure, while other districts such as Altona-Nord cater to smaller budgets. Those who like exclusive and luxurious real estate concentrate on Blankenese. Here you will find generously proportioned old buildings, high-quality maisonettes or penthouses, but also the typical villa districts as well as half-timbered houses or elegant country houses. Families with children will find what they are looking for in Blankenese's new housing developments, which are dominated by detached and terraced houses with gardens.

Cityscapes and locations

Anyone coming to Altona-Altstadt will find mainly social housing properties from the 1950s and 1960s, either individual high-rise buildings or entire apartment blocks. Real estate is available here at low prices and demand for rental properties is high, so the district is particularly worthwhile for investors who want to purchase one or more flats and offer them for rent. A real insider tip among property buyers is also Altona-Nord with its art nouveau and multi-storey houses and sought-after old buildings. Ottensen is a real trendy district with its many green spaces and optimal infrastructure. Young people with children in particular like to settle here and enjoy the high quality of life and the combination of urban charm and an optimal childcare structure, which the district owes to the many kindergartens and daycare centres. A district of contrasts is Osdorf in the far west with its green spaces and prefabricated buildings, some of which stand right next to each other. Othmarschen is also popular, offering a real highlight with its white Elbe beach. Property prices are correspondingly higher here. Sülldorf in the northwest, one of the last farming villages in Hamburg, is more village-like.

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Overview of our current properties

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PAUL
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Elbgaustraße
554,000
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282,000 - 369,000
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Wedeler Tor
335,000 - 470,000
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Am Kaskadenpark
363,900 - 699,900
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Jenau. – Eigentumswohnungen
379,900 - 589,900
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Wandsbeker Marktstraße
429,000 - 585,000
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Tönninger Duo
670,000
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STADTKLANG Kolbenhöfe
537,000 - 1,400,000
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The Parkview
425,000 - 579,000
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TQ Studios
236,990 - 558,990
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Kokoni One
693,800 - 1,157,100
28Apartments
Havelmarina Berlin - WestVillen
436,954 - 687,305
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Havelmarina Berlin - WestVillen
460,780
1Apartment
SUNSIDE BERLIN
460,940 - 545,786
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HELMHOUSE
676,000 - 2,840,000
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SKY LOFT
1,250,000
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Zionskirchstraße 34
980,375 - 1,535,260
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COSYYARD
822,150 - 1,568,700
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COR MITTE
970,000 - 1,650,000
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MoaBeat
426,312 - 510,480
3Apartments
Winterstein
259,000 - 327,080
5Apartments
Glinkastraße 42
7,796,000
1Apartment
The FRANZ
410,892 - 1,117,739
4Apartments
UPSIDE Berlin
669,758 - 2,970,000
29Apartments
Platinum by PURE
749,000 - 2,745,000
10Apartments
PURE
695,000 - 8,850,000
3Apartments
MY BAY
849,000 - 3,100,000
2Apartments
the OYSTER
613,760 - 1,142,400
6Apartments
SCHOENEGARTEN
1,199,500 - 2,199,500
4Apartments
Vierundfünfzig
324,300 - 449,000
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STREAMLINE
210,210 - 413,091
5Apartments
MARTIN`S
1,987,335
1Apartment
Marbelous
417,480 - 495,867
3Apartments
New_Topia
807,500 - 1,285,000
6Apartments
X-UP
3,199,000
1Apartment
Blütezeit Berlin
799,764 - 1,166,319
2Apartments
Meraner No. 7
2,159,304
1Apartment
CITYAUE
352,100 - 1,396,600
22Apartments
EHRLICH: herrlich
294,000
1Apartment
FEHLI
532,850 - 541,000
3Apartments
NEW WEST
489,489 - 1,308,926
31Apartments
Am Generalshof
262,000 - 1,403,000
14Apartments
Dahlissimo
553,000 - 2,255,600
15Apartments
RIVA LIVING BERLIN
563,100 - 1,453,800
33Apartments
siebenundneun
471,000 - 495,300
2Apartments
Am Postufer
825,000 - 1,246,800
9Apartments
Quartier Wassmannsdorfer
1,195,440
1Apartment
BUWOG Neue Mitte Schönefeld
295,000 - 525,000
3Apartments
Vitalquartier
236,800 - 788,000
3Apartments
Linde34
84,000 - 333,650
4Apartments
Angelmodder Weg 19
466,500 - 778,500
2Apartments
Grashofstraße 54
593,500 - 1,380,500
3Apartments
Villen in Schuir
1,970,000
1Apartment
Êtkar
235,400 - 454,750
6Apartments
VIVE LA VIE
324,500 - 492,500
6Apartments
Mona
188,000 - 333,000
9Apartments
Wolfener Straße 2
79,000 - 320,000
5Apartments
Villa Auwald
379,000 - 528,000
2Apartments
Barbarastraße 24
181,000 - 254,000
3Apartments
Eckpunkt Ost
162,700 - 309,000
7Apartments
TOLLKÜHN
406,400 - 467,300
4Apartments
Dresdner Straße 69
169,500 - 203,800
4Apartments
FROMI
224,700
1Apartment
High Five
329,900
1Apartment
Schwarzackerstraße 12
265,000 - 340,000
4Apartments
Ensemble 29
180,300 - 698,500
4Apartments
AM WÄLDCHEN
347,000 - 663,000
15Apartments
FERDY
126,000 - 236,300
9Apartments
KarLi 129
317,700 - 537,700
3Apartments
Pörstener Straße 13 -15
195,000
1Apartment
Cocoon
530,000 - 2,077,000
4Apartments
Hinz & Kunz
449,000 - 1,690,000
4Apartments
Andreas Quartier
1,104,500 - 3,857,500
3Apartments
MOTHES KARREE
459,000
1Apartment
HafenCity Dresden
187,200 - 752,100
5Apartments
Grillparzer 9
213,000 - 482,000
3Apartments
Historische Kornmühle
685,935 - 787,971
3Apartments
Viva Agrippina
1,104,800 - 1,598,800
3Apartments
PANDION 5 FREUNDE
587,900 - 715,900
2Apartments
Green Side City
399,900 - 599,900
2Apartments
Huhnsgasse 45-51
472,900 - 714,900
2Apartments
Waldviertel
412,900 - 725,900
3Apartments
Bergstraße 39-49
47,140 - 132,290
10Apartments
Quartier Thaerstraße
730,000 - 780,000
2Apartments
Viktoria Viertel & Die Villen
1,069,022 - 2,033,894
3Apartments
Großreuther Straße
497,950 - 739,950
2Apartments
SEVEN SUITES
383,240 - 499,395
2Apartments
Sophia
437,000 - 773,000
2Apartments
Kohlenhof 60
291,445 - 617,870
2Apartments
Wohnquartier VISTA
424,000 - 896,000
3Apartments
WEST LIVING
758,000 - 2,430,000
5Apartments
Mehrgenerationenhaus Kalkofen
549,700 - 829,600
3Apartments
Leo 202
424,900
1Apartment
VINZENT
729,000 - 2,099,000
5Apartments
Quartier Neuhausen
589,000 - 1,790,000
3Apartments
Am Nockherberg Nord
1,601,000
1Apartment
ALEXISQUARTIER – Das Duett
376,000 - 954,000
4Apartments
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