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

 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 2006 the population was 40,425.


On January 25, 1332, Langenhorn was sold to Hamburg by the Count of Holstein
Counts of Schauenburg and Holstein
The Counts of Schauenburg and Holstein were titles of the Holy Roman Empire. The dynastic family came from Schauenburg near Rinteln on the Weser in Germany...

. Since then, Langenhorn has been a part of Hamburg.

A subcamp to the Neuengamme concentration camp existed in Langenhorn from September 12, 1944 until April 4, 1945.


In 2006, according to the statistical office of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, the quarter Langenhorn has a total area of 13.8 km². To the north and the west is the state Schleswig-Holstein
Schleswig-Holstein is the northernmost of the sixteen states of Germany, comprising most of the historical duchy of Holstein and the southern part of the former Duchy of Schleswig...

. In the east is the quarter Hummelsbüttel 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 in the south is the quarter Fuhlsbüttel
Fuhlsbüttel is an urban quarter in the north of Hamburg, Germany in the district Hamburg-Nord. It is known as the site of Hamburg's international airport, and as the location of a prison which served as a concentration camp in the Nazi system of repression....



In 2006, the population of the Langenhorn quarter was 40,425. The population density was 2939 PD/sqkm. 18.1% were children under the age of 18, and 20.1% were 65 years of age or older. 11,8% were immigrants. 1,975 people were registered as unemployed. In 1999, there were 20,546 households, and 43.8% of all households were made up of individuals.


Established in 1832, the Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Belgium
Belgium , officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a federal state in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts the EU's headquarters, and those of several other major international organisations such as NATO.Belgium is also a member of, or affiliated to, many...

 is located in the street Langenhorner Markt 9.

Health systems

The Alskelpios Klinik Nord has a total of 1,331 beds and 143 day care places in 13 departments. It is divided into the branches Ochsenzoll and Heidberg, both formerly independent public hospitals. Both are general hospitals and teaching hospitals to the University of Hamburg
University of Hamburg
The University of Hamburg is a university in Hamburg, Germany. It was founded on 28 March 1919 by Wilhelm Stern and others. It grew out of the previous Allgemeines Vorlesungswesen and the Kolonialinstitut as well as the Akademisches Gymnasium. There are around 38,000 students as of the start of...

 and have the capacity to dispatch emergency medical services. The branch Ochsenzoll, Langenhorner Chaussee 560, is specialized in psychiatric problems and geriatric diseases. There are 178 beds in forensic psychiatry
Forensic psychiatry
Forensic psychiatry is a sub-speciality of psychiatry and an auxiliar science of criminology. It encompasses the interface between law and psychiatry...

 for hospital treatment. The branch Heidberg, Tangstedter Landstr. 400, parts located in a former SS barracks, provides the ophthalmology
Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye. An ophthalmologist is a specialist in medical and surgical eye problems...

, ear, nose and throat and the gynaecology
Gynaecology or gynecology is the medical practice dealing with the health of the female reproductive system . Literally, outside medicine, it means "the science of women"...

 and the maternity clinic departments.

There were 22 day-care centers for children, 57 physicians in private practice and 11 pharmacies.


Langenhorn 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 several stations. According to the Department of Motor Vehicles (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt), 16,274 private cars were registered (403 cars/1000 people) in the quarter Langenhorn .

Notable persons

Helmut Schmidt
Helmut Schmidt
Helmut Heinrich Waldemar Schmidt is a German Social Democratic politician who served as Chancellor of West Germany from 1974 to 1982. Prior to becoming chancellor, he had served as Minister of Defence and Minister of Finance. He had also served briefly as Minister of Economics and as acting...

, former Chancellor of Germany, lives in Langenhorn.
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