Horn, Hamburg
Horn is a quarter in the borough Hamburg-Mitte
Hamburg-Mitte located in the Free and Hanseatic city of Hamburg, Germany is one of the seven boroughs of Hamburg, covering mostly the urban center of the city of Hamburg. The quarters Hamburg-Altstadt and Neustadt are the historical origin of Hamburg...

, in the eastern part of 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
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

. In 2007 the population was 36,890.


During World War II
World War II
World War II, or the Second World War , was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, involving most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...

 the Hamburg and therefore Horn were targets of the air raids
An air strike is an attack on a specific objective by military aircraft during an offensive mission. Air strikes are commonly delivered from aircraft such as fighters, bombers, ground attack aircraft, attack helicopters, and others...

 of the so called Operation Gomorrah
Bombing of Hamburg in World War II
The Allied bombing of Hamburg during World War II included numerous strategic bombing missions and diversion/nuisance raids. As a large port and industrial center, Hamburg's shipyards, U-boat pens, and the Hamburg-Harburg area oil refineries were attacked throughout the war...



Horn is located in the eastern part of the city of Hamburg and belongs to the Hamburg-Mitte borough. In 2006 according to the statistical office of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, the quarter has a total area of 5.9 km² (2.3 sq mi). To the north is the Marienthal quarter of the Wandsbek
Wandsbek is the second-largest of seven boroughs that make up the city of Hamburg, Germany. The name of the district is derived from the river Wandse which passes here. The quarter Wandsbek, which is the former independent city, is urban and, with the quarters Eilbek and Marienthal part of the...

 borough and the Billstedt
Billstedt is a quarter in the borough Hamburg-Mitte, in the eastern part of Hamburg, Germany. In 2007, the population was 68,936, it was the second-most populous quarter.-History:Schifbeck, Öjendorff, Steinbeck and Schlem are the old settlements....

 quarter is to the east. To the west are the quarters Hamm-Nord, Hamm-Mitte and Hamm-Süd; to the south is the Billbrook quarter.


In 2007, the population of the Horn quarter was 36,890. The population density was 6273 PD/sqkm. 15.5% were children under the age of 18, and 17.9% were 65 years of age or older. 22.5% were immigrants. 2,765 people were registered as unemployed. In 1999, there were 19.604 households, and 51% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 1.82.

In 2007 there were 4,237 criminal offences (115/1000 people).

Population by year
1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
37,139 37,216 37,588 38,502 39,047 39,237 39,115 38,597 38,021 37,817 37,344 36,402 35,881
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
35,522 35,350 35,910 35,971 36,291 36,302 36,490 36,890


In 2006 there were 5 elementary schools and 5 secondary schools in the Horn quarter with 3,894 pupils.


The Deutsches Derby is a Group 1
Conditions races
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Flat racing
Flat racing is a form of Thoroughbred horse racing which is run over a level track at a predetermined distance. It differs from steeplechase racing which is run over hurdles...

 horse race
Horse racing
Horse racing is an equestrian sport that has a long history. Archaeological records indicate that horse racing occurred in ancient Babylon, Syria, and Egypt. Both chariot and mounted horse racing were events in the ancient Greek Olympics by 648 BC...

 at Hamburg-Horn Racecourse
Horner Rennbahn
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, and it is scheduled to take place each year in July.

Health systems

In 2007 there were not less than 16 day-care centers for children, 44 physicians in private practices and 8 pharmacies.


Horn 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...

with the stations: Horner Rennbahn and Legienstraße (line U2 since the Change of the Lines). According to the Department of Motor Vehicles (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt), in the quarter Horn were 9,310 private cars registered (252 cars/1000 people) in 2007 and 131 traffic accidents.
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