Poppenbüttel is a quarter in the borough 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...

 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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. In 2006 the population was 21,930.


Poppenbüttel became a part of Hamburg in 1937.
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...

 there were working locations for the subcamp Sasel of Neuengamme concentration camp in the quarter.


According to the statistical office of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, the quarter has a total area of 8.1 km². To the north, Poppenbüttel borders on the state of 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 west is the quarter Hummelsbüttel. In the south is the quarter Wellingsbüttel and in the east are the quarters Sasel and Lemsahl-Mellingstedt.


21,930 people were living in the quarter in 2006, the population density was 2,701 people per km². 14.5% were children under the age of 18, and 30.4% were 65 years of age or older, 5.6% were immigrants. 413 people were registered as unemployed. In 1999 there were 10,260 households and 36.7% of all households were made up of individuals.


In 2006 there were 3 elementary schools and 3 secondary schools in the quarter Poppenbüttel.

Health systems

As of 2006 there were 92 physicians in private practice and 8 pharmacies.


Poppenbüttel 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...

 and the S-Bahn
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 several stations. Poppenbüttel railway station
Poppenbüttel railway station
Poppenbüttel railway station is on the Alster Valley line and is serviced by the rapid transit trains of the Hamburg S-Bahn.It is a terminus for the city trains of the line S1 and the temporary line S11, located in the quarter Poppenbüttel of the Wandsbek borough in Hamburg, Germany-External links:*...

 is a terminus for the line S1.

According to the Department of Motor Vehicles (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt), 10,581 private cars are registered in the quarter (484 cars/1000 people).

Memorial for the concentration subcamp

From September 1944 to April 1945 Jewish women from the subcamp Hamburg-Sasel were forced to build houses in this quarter. The last existing house is located in the street Kritenbarg is a memorial.
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