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Europe’s largest inner-city urban development area as a blueprint for the new European city on the waterfront 


13. October 2022

Cooperation agreement with DGNB signed

At Expo Real 2022 the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) and HafenCity Hamburg GmbH signed a far-reaching cooperation agreement. The goal is to develop common, comprehensive certification based on the familiar DGNB system for the four major development ventures of HafenCity, Billebogen, Grasbrook, and Science City Hamburg Bahrenfeld.

28. September 2022

HafenCity Hamburg GmbH at Expo Real 2022: Hamburg’s future

HafenCity Hamburg GmbH is presenting the full breadth of innovative urban development at Expo Real in Munich. From October 4–6, 2022, Europe’s biggest inner‐city urban development project is the main partner on the Hamburg pavilion (B2.430)

04. March 2022

HafenCity Hamburg GmbH at MIPIM 2022 

HafenCity Hamburg GmbH is presenting the whole range of innovation urban development at the international real estate trade fair MIPIM in Cannes. Hamburg’s four major urban development initiatives – HafenCity, Grasbrook, Billebogen and Science City Hamburg Bahrenfeld – are main partners on Hamburg’s joint venture stand R8.B20 in the Festival Palais. The popular Hamburg.HafenCity.Reception with the Minister, Dr Dorothee Stapelfeldt, will be on the Wednesday in fair week.

01. March 2022

Entries now open: HafenCity Run 2022

It may not be a marathon, but it is still a very special running experience: The HafenCity Run is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. A sports event well known beyond the Hamburg city boundaries, its appeal is a route that takes runners right through HafenCity, by well-known sights and past building sites, and through new, hitherto unknown areas. Instead of chasing performance and the best time, team spirit, fun and discovering HafenCity are at the forefront here. Entries for the popular charitable sports event, which takes place on Saturday, June 18, 2022, are now open.

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About HafenCity

Europe’s largest inner-city urban development area as a blueprint for the new European city on the waterfront.

Urban development


HafenCity is setting leading-edge standards for the future through sustainable urban development.

On-site HafenCity

Guided tours

HafenCity Hamburg GmbH has the right tour for everyone. If you want to get an initial overview or if you want to deepen your existing knowledge about HafenCity, whether on foot or by bike, the guided tours are free of charge.


Living and working in HafenCity

Ten sometimes very differing quarters make up HafenCity; each has its own individual profile – and brings new qualities to Hamburg’s city center.


HafenCity Hamburg GmbH

Management of a development such as this, where a whole new city district is to be realized, has to be integrated to be successful. Most responsibilities connected with development of the district are therefore coordinated by HafenCity Hamburg GmbH.


Facts & figures

The most important facts and figures about what is currently Europe’s biggest inner-city development project.

Urban development

Social development

Life in the inner city: HafenCity is already an urban place, home to about 5,000 people. Despite their very different backgrounds and lifestyles, neighborly networking is already working.



Elbbrücken will serve as the second main urban center of HafenCity, after Überseequartier. Spectacular high-rise buildings, water on three sides, and a large, central square characterize a haven for both large enterprises and small, growing companies. 


HafenCity Hamburg GmbH provides up-to-date, multimedia-based information on the development of this new city district. 

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