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Quarter of Hamburg
Some houses at the old dike at Altengamme
Some houses at the old dike at Altengamme
Location of Altengamme in the city of Hamburg
Altengamme is located in Germany
Altengamme is located in Hamburg
Coordinates: 53°25′29″N 10°15′45″E / 53.42472°N 10.26250°E / 53.42472; 10.26250Coordinates: 53°25′29″N 10°15′45″E / 53.42472°N 10.26250°E / 53.42472; 10.26250
 • Total15.6 km2 (6.0 sq mi)
 • Total2,229
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Dialling codes040
Vehicle registrationHH
Altengamme about 1790 (Historical map of Gustav Adolf von Varendorf)

Altengamme (About this soundGerman pronunciation ) located in the Bergedorf borough of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg in northern Germany, is a rural quarter on the right bank of the Elbe river. Altengamme is the most eastern part of Hamburg. In 2016 the population was 2,229.


The quarter has a total area of 15.6 km². The quarter consists of the settlements Altengamme and Borghorst and the surrounding farm land. The western border is to the quarters Curslack and Neuengamme, with the river Dove Elbe as its border. In the East and North is the state Schleswig-Holstein with the district of Lauenburg. In the South the river Elbe is the border to Lower Saxony with the district Harburg. It is a part of the Vierlande area.


The population density was 141/km2 (365/sq mi). 19.3% were children under the age of 18, and 19.7% were 65 years of age or older. 1.9% were immigrants. 43 people were registered as unemployed and 753 were employees subject to social insurance contributions.[1]

Church St. Nicolai

In 1999 there were 854 households out of which 30% had children under the age of 18 living with them and 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.5.[2]

In 2006 there were 52 criminal offences (24 crimes per 1000 people).[3]

Population by year[edit]

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
1,997 1,984 1,969 1,994 2,012 2,034 2,040 2,049 2,055 2,070
1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2,083 2,096 2,097 2,107 2,123 2,132 2,140 2,135 2,198 2,198
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
2,220 2,194 2,192 2,171 2,204


There was one elementary school and no secondary school in Altengamme.[4]


Health systems[edit]

In Altengamme are one day care center for children, three physicians in private practice and no pharmacy.[4]


Altengamme is not serviced by the rapid transit system of the city train or the underground railway. Public transport is provided by buses.

According to the Department of Motor Vehicles (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt), in the quarter were 1,185 private cars registered (539 cars/1000 people).[4] There were 5 traffic accidents total, all 5 traffic accidents with damage to persons.[5]


  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. ^ Traffic accident statistic, statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2006)


Further reading[edit]

  • Hans-Karl Lange: Altengamme im Wechsel und Wandel von acht Jahrhunderten. In: Lichtwark. 51. Publisher: Lichtwark-Auschuß, Bergedorf, 1987. See now: Publisher: HB-Werbung, Hamburg-Bergedorf. ISSN 1862-3549
  • HARRI (Pseudonym for Harald Richert): Die älteren Kirchenglocken des ehemaligen Amtes Bergedorf . In: Lichtwark-Heft Nr. 69. Publisher: HB-Werbung, Hamburg-Bergedorf. ISSN 1862-3549

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