Neugraben-Fischbek is a quarter
Boroughs and quarters of Hamburg
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 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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 belongs to the borough Harburg. The quarter consists of the old settlements Neugraben and Fischbek, and the more recently constructed area Neuwiedenthal.


History of Fischbek

Fischbek was first mentioned in 1544 as Vischbecke. In 1937 the independent village Fischbek was merged into Hamburg.

History of Neugraben

In 1937 the independent village of Neugraben was merged into Hamburg.

Subcamp Neugraben

In Neugraben was a subcamp of the Nazi concentration camp Neuengamme
The Neuengamme concentration camp, a Nazi concentration camp, was established in 1938 by the SS near the village of Neuengamme in Bergedorf district within the City of Hamburg, Germany. It was in operation from 1938 to 1945. By the end of the war, more than half of its estimated 106,000 prisoners...

. On September 13, 1944 the women subcamp was opened in Falkenbergweg. 500 Czechish-Jewish women coming from the Ghetto Theresienstadt
Terezín is the name of a former military fortress and adjacent walled garrison town in the Ústí nad Labem Region of the Czech Republic.-Early history:...

 were deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp
Auschwitz concentration camp
Concentration camp Auschwitz was a network of Nazi concentration and extermination camps built and operated by the Third Reich in Polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany during World War II...

. The SS in Auschwitz selected the women for labour in Hamburg. In the Neugraben camp the work was building auxiliary homes, also laying supply pipes and building streets in the neighbourhood Falkenbergsiedlung. During the last months of the World War II
World War II
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 some of the women had to do clearing up work in Harburg's oil industry and to dig antitank obstacles in Hamburg-Hausbruch. In February 1945 the SS transferred the women to the camp Hamburg-Tiefstack and later from there to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp
Bergen-Belsen concentration camp
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Neugraben-Fischbek is southeast of the quarter Neuenfelde, in the northeast is Francop, in the east is the quarter Hausbruch. In the south is the district Harburg
Harburg is a district in Lower Saxony, Germany. It takes its name from the town of Harburg upon Elbe, which used to be the capital of the district but is now part of Hamburg...

 of the German state Lower Saxony
Lower Saxony
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. A large part of the quarter is the nature reserve
Nature reserve
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 Harburger Berge (Hills of Harburg) in the south. Neugraben-Fischbek it a mixed rural and suburban area of 22.5 km².

In Neugraben-Fischbek is the highest rise of Hamburg, the Hasselbrack
The Hasselbrack, at , is the highest point in the state of Hamburg, Germany.It is located on the southern border of the city state with Lower Saxony in the "Black Hills" , a northern outlier of the Harburg Hills in the quarter of Neugraben-Fischbek...

, which reaches 116.2 metres AMSL


In 2006 in the Neugraben-Fischbek quarter were living 27,103 people. The population density was 1204 PD/sqkm. 19% were children under the age of 18, and 21.4% were 65 years of age or older. Resident aliens were 10.1% of the population. 1,644 people were registered as unemployed.

In 1999 there were 12,170 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them and 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.31.

Population by year
1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
25,603 25,794 26,228 26,384 26,505 26,643 26,643 27,415 27,381 27,630 27,589 27,657 27,753
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
27,685 27,601 27,453 27,599 27,377 27,218 27,103


Neugraben-Fischbek is served 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 city train
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...

 with the stations Neugraben
Hamburg-Neugraben railway station
-External links:...

and Fischbek
Fischbek station
The rapid transit railway station Fischbek is located in the Neugraben-Fischbek quarter of Hamburg. The trains of the Hamburg S-Bahn serve the station on the line S3 from Pinneberg via Hamburg-Altona station and central station to Stade.- External links :...

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