Kleiner Grasbrook (help·info) is a quarter (Stadtteil) of Hamburg, Germany within the borough (Bezirk) of Hamburg-Mitte. It is situated on the homonymous island between the Northern and Southern branches of the Elbe river (Norderelbe and Süderelbe), together with the other quarters of Steinwerder, Veddel and Wilhelmsburg. It almost exclusively consists of facilities of the port of Hamburg. The four quarters are technically all islands of their own, as they are all separated by their own dams. In 2016 the population was 1,218.
Quarter of Hamburg
|• Total||4.5 km2 (1.7 sq mi)|
|• Density||270/km2 (700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
During World War II the port of Hamburg and therefore Kleiner Grasbrook were targets of the air raids of the so-called Operation Gomorrah. From mid-July 1944 until October 1945 the subcamp Dessauer Ufer to the Neuengamme concentration camp existed in the quarter.
On the night of 16 to 17 February 1962 the island was widely flooded and seriously damaged by a north sea flood.
In 2006 according to the statistical office of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, the Kleiner Grasbrook quarter has a total area of 4.5 square kilometres (2 sq mi). Kleiner Grasbrook borders in the north to the HafenCity quarter. In the east is the Veddel quarter and in the west the Steinwerder quarter. In the south is the Wilhelmsburg quarter.
In 2006 Kleiner Grasbrook had 1,219 inhabitants. The population density was 274/km2 (710/sq mi). 12.7% of the population were under the age of 18, and 8% were 65 years of age or older. 55.9% were resident aliens. 137 people were registered as unemployed. In 1999 there were 694 households out of which 21.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them and 47.7% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 1.95.
Population by year
In 2006 there were 334 criminal offences (274 crimes per 1,000 people).
Parts of the port of Hamburg are located in the Kleiner Grasbrook quarter.
There were no schools in the quarter and no physicians in private practice and no pharmacies.
According to the Department of Motor Vehicles (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt), in the quarter were 113 private cars registered (93 cars/1,000 people).
- The camp is listed as No. 557 Hamburg-Geilenberg, in the official German list Archived 2009-04-23 at the Wayback Machine ‹See Tfd›(in German)
- Residents registration office, source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2007)
- Source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (1999)
- State Investigation Bureaux (Landeskriminalamt), source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2007)
- Source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2007)