About this soundLohbrügge  is a quarter in the Bergedorf borough of the Free and Hanseatic city of Hamburg in northern Germany. In 2016, the population was 39,575.

Quarter of Hamburg
Boberger dune in Lohbrügge
Boberger dune in Lohbrügge
Location of Lohbrügge in the city of Hamburg
Lohbrügge is located in Germany
Lohbrügge is located in Hamburg
Coordinates: 53°30′34″N 10°10′56″E / 53.50944°N 10.18222°E / 53.50944; 10.18222Coordinates: 53°30′34″N 10°10′56″E / 53.50944°N 10.18222°E / 53.50944; 10.18222
 • Total13 km2 (5 sq mi)
 • Total39,575
 • Density3,000/km2 (7,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Dialling codes040
Vehicle registrationHH


In 2006, according to the statistical office of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, the Lohbrügge quarter has a total area of 13 km2.

The western border is to the quarter Billwerder. In the East and North is the state Schleswig-Holstein and the Billstedt quarter of the borough Hamburg-Mitte. In the South is the border to the Bergedorf quarter.

In Lohbrügge is the landscape conservation area Boberger dune (German: Boberger Düne, pronounced [ˈboːˌbɛʁɡɐ ˈdyːnə] ( listen)).


In 2006, 38,343 people were living in Lohbrügge quarter. The population density was 2,939 people per km2. 16.4% were children under the age of 18, and 24.8% were 65 years of age or older. 10.1% were immigrants. 2,045 people were registered as unemployed and 11,038 were employees subject to social insurance contributions.[1]

In 1999, there were 18,017 households, out of which 20.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, and 39.1% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 1.02.[2]

In 2006, 3,935 criminal offences were counted in Lohbrügge (103 crimes per 1000 people).[3]

Population by yearEdit

The population is counted by the residential registration office for 31 December each year.[1]

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
36,144 35,987 35,929 36,239 36,291 36,314 36,676 36,498 36,611 36,349 35,945 35,808 36,031
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
36,763 37,165 37,583 37,764 38,093 38,082 38,343


The campus Bergedorf of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences is at the street Lohbrügger Kirchstr.

In 2006, there were 4 elementary schools and 6 secondary schools in the quarter Lohbrügge.[4]


Health systemsEdit

A general hospital of the German Accident Prevention & Insurance Association (Berufsgenossenschaftliches Unfallkrankenhaus Boberg) with 470 beds in 8 departments is located in the street Bergedorfer Str. 10. The hospital has one of the few units for heavy-burned patients in northern Germany.[5] The hospital has the capacity to dispatch emergency medical services. A rescue helicopter is operated in cooperation with the hospital. The hospital is a teaching hospital for the University of Lübeck.[6]

In 2006, 16 day care centers for children and also 51 physicians in private practice and 7 pharmacies existed in Lohbrügge.[4]


Lohbrügge is serviced by the rapid transit system of the city train (Lines S2 and S21) by Bergedorf station, which is situated directly at the boundary between Lohbrügge and Bergedorf. However the main part of the public transportation in the quarter itself and its surroundings is provided by buses.

In 2006, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt), in the quarter were 14,478 private cars registered (380 cars/1000 people).[4] There were 137 traffic accidents total, including 114 traffic accidents with damage to persons.[7]

Near Lohbrügge is an exit of the Bundesautobahn 1 and the Bundesautobahn 25.

Points of interestEdit


  1. ^ a b Residents registration office, source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2006)
  2. ^ Source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (1999)
  3. ^ State Investigation Bureaux (Landeskriminalamt), source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2006)
  4. ^ a b c Source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2006)
  5. ^ List of hospitals in Hamburg, side 12
  6. ^ Hospital Boberg website (Retrieved on May 14, 2008)
  7. ^ Traffic accident statistic, statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2006)


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