Neuenfelde is a rural quarter located in the borough Harburg 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
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 near the Lower Saxony
Lower Saxony
Lower Saxony is a German state situated in north-western Germany and is second in area and fourth in population among the sixteen states of Germany...

 border. The quarter is well known for its quality of fruit and unique houses, many of which prove to be popular attractions for tourists passing through, it belongs to the Altes Land
Altes Land
Altes Land is an area of reclaimed marshland straddling parts of Lower Saxony and Hamburg. The region is situated downstream from Hamburg on the southwestern riverside of the Elbe around the towns of Stade, Buxtehude, Jork and the Samtgemeinde of Lühe...

region and is quite known for the cherry and apple tree blossom. In 2006 the population was 4,614.


Neuenfelde as Nincop was first mentioned in 1257 as a village of Dutch settlers. In 1937 due to the Greater Hamburg Act Neuenfelde became a part of Hamburg.

The survival of the settlement is currently under threat from the nearby Airbus
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 factory and its airport. Over the past few years, Airbus extended their runway towards Neuenfelde. This upset local residents, many of whom have had to sell their properties in order to accommodate these plans. Another source of upset was the planned relocation of the local St. Pankratius church, home to a historic Baroque
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Pipe organ
The pipe organ is a musical instrument that produces sound by driving pressurized air through pipes selected via a keyboard. Because each organ pipe produces a single pitch, the pipes are provided in sets called ranks, each of which has a common timbre and volume throughout the keyboard compass...

 built by Arp Schnitger
Arp Schnitger
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. On July 16, 2007 the new longer runway started operations.


In 2006 according to the statistical office of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, the quarter Neuenfelde has a total area of 15.5 km² (6 sq mi). Neuenfelde is part of the region Altes Land. The quarter borders in the North to the river Elbe
The Elbe is one of the major rivers of Central Europe. It rises in the Krkonoše Mountains of the northwestern Czech Republic before traversing much of Bohemia , then Germany and flowing into the North Sea at Cuxhaven, 110 km northwest of Hamburg...

 and the Finkenwerder
Finkenwerder is a quarter of Hamburg, Germany in the borough Hamburg-Mitte. It is the location of a plant of Airbus and its airport...

 quarter of the borough of 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 West is the small quarter Cranz
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 and the district of Stade
Stade (district)
Stade is a district in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by the districts of Harburg, Rotenburg and Cuxhaven, the Elbe River, and the city state of Hamburg.-History:...

 of Lower Saxony
Lower Saxony
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 In the south is the Neugraben-Fischbek
Neugraben-Fischbek is a quarter of Hamburg, Germany belongs to the borough Harburg. The quarter consists of the old settlements Neugraben and Fischbek, and the more recently constructed area Neuwiedenthal.-History:-History of Fischbek:...

 quarter and the eastern bordern is to the quarter Francop
Francop is a quarter in the Harburg borough of the Free and Hanseatic city of Hamburg in northern Germany. In 2008 the population was 643.-Geography:...

. The settlement Neuenfelde consists of two main streets; Nincoper Straße and Arp-Schnitger-Steig, the latter populated by the majority of the town's commercial activity, notably a kindergarten, school, fire brigade, restaurant, pharmacy and a hair salon. Bordering the settlement is Hasselwerder Straße and Marschkamper Deich.


In 2006 in the quarter Neuenfelde were living 4,614 people. The population density was 298 PD/km². 22.2% were children under the age of 18, and 14.9% were 65 years of age or older. 25.3% were resident alliens. 199 people were registered as unemployed.

In 1999 there were 2,026 households and 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals.

There were 1 elementary school and no secondary school in the quarter Neuenfelde and 2 physicians in private practice and no pharmacy.


The quarter is not 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 S-
Hamburg S-Bahn
The Hamburg S-Bahn is a railway network for public rapid mass transit in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. Together the S-Bahn, the Hamburg U-Bahn, the AKN railway and the regional railway form the backbone of railway public transport in the city and the surrounding area...

 or U-Bahn
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...

, however public transport to the city is provided by the bus no. 257 direction Neugraben, as well as the bus no. 150 direction Altona
Altona, Hamburg
Altona is the westernmost urban borough of the German city state of Hamburg, on the right bank of the Elbe river. From 1640 to 1864 Altona was under the administration of the Danish monarchy. Altona was an independent city until 1937...

. According to the Department of Motor Vehicles (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt), in the quarter Neuenfelde were 2,001 private cars registered (429 cars/1000 people).

External links

  • 3 Meilen vor Hamburg - official web site of the Altes Land tourism association. Retrieved on 1 October 2008.
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