Horn, Hamburg

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Quarter of Hamburg
Brick-buildings at the street Horner Landstraße in 2006.
Brick-buildings at the street Horner Landstraße in 2006.
Horn  is located in Germany
Location of Horn in Hamburg
Coordinates: 53°33′0″N 10°5′0″E / 53.55000°N 10.08333°E / 53.55000; 10.08333Coordinates: 53°33′0″N 10°5′0″E / 53.55000°N 10.08333°E / 53.55000; 10.08333
Country Germany
State Hamburg
City Hamburg
Borough Hamburg-Mitte
 • Total 5.9 km2 (2.3 sq mi)
Population (2016)
 • Total 38,549
 • Density 6,500/km2 (17,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Dialling codes 040
Vehicle registration HH

About this sound Horn  is a district in the borough Hamburg-Mitte, in the eastern part of Hamburg, Germany. In 2016 the population was 38,549.


Horn in a military map of the 18th century.

During World War II Hamburg and, therefore, Horn were targets of the air raids of the so-called Operation Gomorrah.


Horn is located in the eastern part of the city of Hamburg and belongs to the Hamburg-Mitte borough. In 2006 according to the statistical office of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, the quarter had a total area of 5.9 km2 (2.3 sq mi). To the north you will find the district of Marienthal, part of the Wandsbek borough, and the district of Billstedt is located to the east. To the west are the districts of Hamm-Nord, Hamm-Mitte and Hamm-Süd; to the south is the district of Billbrook.


In 2007 the population of the Horn quarter was 36,890. The population density was 6,273 inhabitants per square kilometre (16,247/sq mi). 15.5% were children under the age of 18, and 17.9% were 65 years of age or older. 22.5% were immigrants. 2,765 people were registered as unemployed.[1] In 1999 there were 19.604 households, and 51% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 1.82.[2]

In 2007 there were 4,237 criminal offences (115/1000 people).[3]

Population by year[3]

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
37,139 37,216 37,588 38,502 39,047 39,237 39,115 38,597 38,021 37,817 37,344 36,402 35,881
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
35,522 35,350 35,910 35,971 36,291 36,302 36,490 36,890


In 2006 there were 5 elementary schools and 5 secondary schools in Horn totalling 3,894 pupils.[4]


The Deutsches Derby is a Group 1 flat horse race at the Hamburg-Horn Racecourse, the Horner Rennbahn, scheduled to take place each year in July.[5]


Health systems

In 2007 there were 16 day-care centers for children, 44 physicians in private practices and 8 pharmacies.[3]


View of the entrance of the Hamburg U-Bahn station Horner Rennbahn in 2006.

Horn is serviced by the rapid transit system of the underground railway with the stations: Horner Rennbahn and Legienstraße (line U2 since the Change of the Lines). According to the Department of Motor Vehicles (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt), there were 9,310 private cars registered (252 cars/1000 people) in Horn in 2007 with 131 traffic accidents being recorded.[3]


  1. ^ Residents registration office, source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2007)
  2. ^ Source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (1999)
  3. ^ a b c d Source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2007)
  4. ^ Source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2006)
  5. ^ "Idee 140. Deutsches Derby" (in German). Hamburger Abendblatt. 2009-06-19. Retrieved 2009-09-29. 


  • Statistical office Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein, official website (in German)

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