Alsterdorf is a quarter in the Hamburg-Nord
Hamburg-Nord is one of the seven boroughs of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, in north-western Germany...

 borough of the Hamburg
-History:The first historic name for the city was, according to Claudius Ptolemy's reports, Treva.But the city takes its modern name, Hamburg, from the first permanent building on the site, a castle whose construction was ordered by the Emperor Charlemagne in AD 808...

, Germany
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. The name has its origin after the river Alster
The Alster is a right tributary of the River Elbe in Northern Germany. It has its source near Henstedt-Ulzburg, Schleswig-Holstein, flows roughly southwards and reaches the Elbe in Hamburg. In the centre of Hamburg the Alster has been dammed...

 which become later the dams Außenalster
Außenalster or Outer Alster Lake is one of two artificial lakes within the city limits of Hamburg, Germany, which are formed by the river Alster . The size of the Außenalster is 1.6 km²....

 and Binnenalster
Binnenalster or Inner Alster Lake is one of two artificial lakes within the city limits of Hamburg, Germany, which are formed by the river Alster . The main annual festival is the Alstervergnügen.The lake has an area of ....

 in the center of Hamburg. In 2006 the population was 12,955.


Around 1803 the settlement became Hamburg's property.


In 2006 according to the statistical office of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, the quarter Alsterdorf has a total area of 3.1 square kilometres (1 sq mi). The river Alster floating from Northeast to Southwest is the border to the Groß Borstel quarter in the West. In the South Alsterdorf borders to Winterhude
Winterhude is a quarter in the borough Hamburg-Nord of Hamburg, Germany. In 2007 the population was 48,799.-History:Winterhude was first mentioned in the 13th century, but archeological findings of tools, weapons and grave-mounds were dated in 1700 bC and 700 bC.During World War II the port of...

 quarter. In the East is the Ohlsdorf quarter.

Parts of the large Ohlsdorf Cemetery
Ohlsdorf Cemetery
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 (Ohlsdorfer Friedhof ) belongs to the quarter Alsterdorf.


In 2006 in the quarter Alsterdorf were living 12,955 people. The population density was 4232 PD/sqkm. 14.2% were children under the age of 18, and 20.2% were 65 years of age or older. 11.6% were resident aliens. 467 people were registered as unemployed.

In 1999 there were 6,508 households out of which 15.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them and 54.4% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 1.77.

Population by year
1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
12,455 12,487 12,551 12,563 12,520 12,449 12,622 12,577 12,476 12,209 12,027 11,847 11,827
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
12,180 12,379 12,480 12,723 12,825 12,872 12,955

In 2006 there were 1,283 criminal offences (99 crimes per 1,000 people).

There were 1 elementary school and 2 secondary schools in the quarter Alsterdorf and 30 physicians in private practice and 5 pharmacies.


Until the opening of O2 World Hamburg in 2002, the Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
Alsterdorfer Sporthalle is an indoor arena in Hamburg, Germany. Alsterdorfer Sporthalle holds up to 7,000 people with 4,200 seats. It opened in 1968 and is located in the city's quarter of Winterhude....

 was the largest indoor sports venue in Hamburg, serving also as a hall for concerts, trade fairs and others.


Alsterdorf is serviced by the rapid transit
Rapid transit
A rapid transit, underground, subway, elevated railway, metro or metropolitan railway system is an electric passenger railway in an urban area with a high capacity and frequency, and grade separation from other traffic. Rapid transit systems are typically located either in underground tunnels or on...

 system of the underground railway
Hamburg U-Bahn
The Hamburg U-Bahn is a rapid transit system serving the cities of Hamburg, Norderstedt and Ahrensburg in Germany. Although technically an underground, most of the system's track length is above ground. The network is interconnected with the city's S-Bahn system, which also has underground...

. According to the Department of Motor Vehicles (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt), in the quarter were 4,847 private cars registered (377 cars/1000 people).

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