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



28. October 2021

Handover at the helm of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH 

On November 1, 2021, Dr Andreas Kleinau takes over from Prof. Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg as CEO of the municipal company HafenCity Hamburg GmbH, which is now responsible, either directly or through subsidiaries, for three further major Hamburg urban development initiatives in addition to HafenCity. Theresa Twachtmann joins the executive board as Managing Executive and will succeed Giselher Schultz-Berndt on his retirement at the end of the year. 

08. October 2021

HafenCity Hamburg GmbH at Expo Real: The future of urban development

HafenCity Hamburg GmbH is presenting the full breadth of innovative urban development at Expo Real in Munich. From October 11–13, 2021, Europe’s biggest inner‐city urban development project is the main partner on the Hamburg pavilion (B2.430).  

05. August 2021

Stationary car sharing in eastern HafenCity under way

The HafenCity mobility concept prioritizes pedestrian and cycle traffic and public transport both for reasons of ecology and to enhance the quality of the urban environment. It includes the goal of substantially reducing car ownership, and so a central element is the cross-neighborhood, station-based car-sharing system whose launch was announced at today’s press conference.

19. July 2021

Theresa Twachtmann to join the Executive Board of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH

The Supervisory Board of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH and the Senate Commission for Public Companies agreed June 2021 to appoint Theresa Twachtmann to the Executive Board of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH. Ms Twachtmann will take up her appointment in the fourth quarter of 2021, taking over from Giselher Schultz-Berndt who is retiring.

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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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