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


10. March 2021

Annual Press Conference : Future strategies for inner-city development

Urbanity and the capacity for encounter appear to be inherently challenged. HafenCity Hamburg GmbH oriented essentially towards new construction, must address the consequences. What might a post-pandemic orientation of the inner city look like? Can the principles of the Healthy City serve as a guideline? Or, more broadly, is the resilience of the city the new paradigm? Do other principles, such as the “compact city”, now have to be shelved? 
24. February 2021

Meeting place for everyone: Construction starts on Lohsepark community building

Not long now: At the play area in Lohsepark, construction of the long-awaited community house is due to begin in May 2021. The colorful wooden building with a lookout tower and roof greening will be built in the playground area on the side of the street Am Lohsepark facing the park. It will be a social meeting place for visitors of all ages.  
19. February 2021

Site analysis for Science City Hamburg Bahrenfeld published

Following the go-ahead by the Hamburg Senate and parliament, the newly established Science City Hamburg Bahrenfeld GmbH has now carried out a comprehensive site analysis. This documents the current on-site situation based on existing records, specialist analyses and the expert knowledge of various institutions and stakeholders.
12. February 2021

HafenCity Hamburg GmbH launches new website

HafenCity Hamburg GmbH has updated its corporate website and adapted the design to the demands of a modern communication platform. The new Internet presentation of more responsive and better integrated with HafenCity city’s other digital channels, LinkedIn, Xing and Vimeo. The design is clearer, more contemporary and better structured and fits well into HafenCity Hamburg GmbH’s overall digital world.

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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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