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Quarter of Hamburg
Shopping street Wedeler Landstraße in Rissen.
Shopping street Wedeler Landstraße in Rissen.
Rissen  is located in Germany
Quarter Rissen of Hamburg
Coordinates: 53°34′45″N 9°45′10″E / 53.57917°N 9.75278°E / 53.57917; 9.75278Coordinates: 53°34′45″N 9°45′10″E / 53.57917°N 9.75278°E / 53.57917; 9.75278
Country Germany
State Hamburg
City Hamburg
Borough Altona, Hamburg
Founded 1255
 • Total 16.6 km2 (6.4 sq mi)
Population (31-12-2016)
 • Total 15,192
 • Density 920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Dialling codes 040
Vehicle registration HH

Rissen (About this sound German pronunciation ) is a quarter in the westernmost of Hamburg (Germany). Rissen belongs to the Altona borough. In 2016, the population was 15,192.


Rissen was first officially mentioned in 1255, being named "Risne". For centuries, Rissen was part of Holstein-Pinneberg and was thus a part of today's Schleswig-Holstein area. In 1789, the local government bought the part of Rissen called Klövensteen and let it become a large forest. Until now, this forest is still called Staatsforst Klövensteen ("Klövensteen forest area of the state"). Yet in the 19th century, the locally well-known shipowner Johan Cesar V. Godeffroy bought a remarkably big part of area and dedicated it to become his personal hunting grounds.[citation needed]

In 1927, Rissen became a part of the city Altona which was sovereign until 1938. In that year, Altona was declared by law to become a part of the city of Hamburg. As a consequence, also Rissen has been a quarter of Hamburg from that year on.

Rissen's lighthouse


In 2006 according to the statistical office of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, the quarter Rissen has a total area of 16.6 km². It shares borders with the federal state Schleswig-Holstein in the northern and the western direction and with Hamburg's quarters Sülldorf and Blankenese in the eastern direction. To the south, the river Elbe forms a natural border. South of the river, the areas belong to the German federal state of Lower Saxony. Rissen is situated on the right bank of the river.

From south to the north, Rissen is about three times as long as from the west to the east. In the north of Rissen, a large forested area, the so-called Klövensteen is positioned which is commonly a popular place for recreational activities like walking, jogging, riding, etc.


In 2007, 14,440 people were living in the quarter Rissen. The population density was 864 people per km². 16.6% were children under the age of 18, and 29.2% were 65 years of age or older. 6% were immigrants. 220 people were registered as unemployed.[1] In 1999 there were 7,185 households out of which 18.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them and 42.1% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.05.[2]

Population by year[3]

2006 2007 2011
14,493 14,440 14,599


There were 2 elementary schools and 2 secondary schools in the quarter Rissen.[4]


The Honorary Consulate of Haiti established in Hamburg 1951 is located in the street Tinsdaler Kirchenweg 275 a.[5]

Health systems

The Asklepios Westklinikum Hamburg is a general hospital with 452 beds located in the street Suurheid 20. The hospital was former a red cross and freemasonry hospital. The hospital has 9 departments, including among others internal medicine, surgery, urology, anaesthetics and intensive care and ambulant surgery. The hospital has also 78 day care places for psychiatric problems.[6]

23 physicians in private practice, 5 pharmacies and 8 day care centers for children were registered in 2006.[4]


Rissen station is serviced by the rapid transit system of the S-Bahn (Line S1) between Wedel and Poppenbüttel and which since 2008 also goes straight to the Airport. According to the Department of Motor Vehicles (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt), in Rissen were 6,689 private cars registered (465 cars/1000 people).[4]


Rissen is home to Hamburger Golf-Club (HGC) Falkenstein. HGC is a private club founded in 1906 and located at: In de Bargen 59. The current clubhouse was constructed in 1930–1931. It is a par 71, championship course at 5,387 meters. In 2006 HGC/Falkenstein made the list of top 100 golf courses in the world.[citation needed]


  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. ^ Regionalergebnisse (in German), Source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2007), 2007-12-31 
  4. ^ a b c Source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2006)
  5. ^ List of the Consular corps, the trade missions, cultural institutes and international institutes in the Free and Hanseatic city of Hamburg, Senate of the Free and Hanseatic city of Hamburg, Chancellery of the Senate (April 2008)
  6. ^ Hospitals in Hamburg, side 12


  • Statistical office Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein, official website (in German)
  • Hospitals in Hamburg 2006, Government Agency for Social Affairs, Family Affairs, Health and Environment of Hamburg website (in German)

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