St. Georg, Hamburg
St. Georg is a central 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...

 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 10,551.


In 1410 the articles 17 and 18 of a contract (Rezeß) between the Senate and the citizens were regulating the accommodation of the patients in the hospital St. Georg (S. Georg / Suente Juergens). This hospital still exists as the Asklepios Klinik St. Georg.

In 1868 the suburb St. Georg became official part of Hamburg, including the hospital for epidemic plague.

Due to the problems with drug abuse
Drug abuse
Substance abuse, also known as drug abuse, refers to a maladaptive pattern of use of a substance that is not considered dependent. The term "drug abuse" does not exclude dependency, but is otherwise used in a similar manner in nonmedical contexts...

, prostitution
Prostitution is the act or practice of providing sexual services to another person in return for payment. The person who receives payment for sexual services is called a prostitute and the person who receives such services is known by a multitude of terms, including a "john". Prostitution is one of...

 and the high crime rate, in 2007 the Senate of Hamburg enforced a law to enact a ban of weapons on the area Hansaplatz of St. Georg. The only other place of Hamburg is the area Reeperbahn
The Reeperbahn is a street in Hamburg's St. Pauli district, one of the two centres of Hamburg's nightlife and also the city's red-light district...

, St. Pauli
St. Pauli
St. Pauli , located in the Hamburg-Mitte borough, is one of the 105 quarters of the city of Hamburg, Germany. Situated on the right bank of the Elbe river, the Landungsbrücken are a northern part of the port of Hamburg. St. Pauli contains a world famous red light district around the street Reeperbahn...



St. Georg is south-east to the artificial lake Außenalster
Außenalster or Outer Alster Lake is one of two artificial lakes within the city limits of Hamburg, Germany, which are formed by the river Alster . The size of the Außenalster is 1.6 km²....

, which is the border to the borough Eimsbüttel
Eimsbüttel is one of the seven boroughs of Hamburg, Germany. In 2006 the population was 246,087.-History:On March 1, 2008 Eimsbüttel lost a part of its area to form the quarter Sternschanze in the borough Altona.-Geography:...

. According to the statistical office of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, the urban quarter has a total area of 1.8 km².

Parts of the quarter St. Georg are ranked as a good address by the office of city development and environment of Hamburg. The central situation of St. Georg and many places of nightlife, street cafes and shops is the source for the gentrification
Gentrification and urban gentrification refer to the changes that result when wealthier people acquire or rent property in low income and working class communities. Urban gentrification is associated with movement. Consequent to gentrification, the average income increases and average family size...

 in this quarter since 1980s. The city of Hamburg and the borough Hamburg-Mitte have special programs to change this quarter.

Because of lots of gay owned and gay friendly nightclubs, cafes and shops, St. Georg is also considered as Hamburgs main scene for gays and lesbians. In the street Lange Reihe is the starting point of Hamburg's annual Christopher Street Day
Christopher Street Day
Christopher Street Day is an annual European LGBT celebration and demonstration held in various cities across Europe for the rights of LGBT people, and against discrimination and exclusion. Only Germany and Switzerland use the term CSD, in other countries, the same kind of event is called Gay...



In 2006 in the quarter St. Georg were living 10,551 people. 9.2% were children under the age of 18, and 13.2% were 65 years of age or older. 31.4% were immigrants. 629 people were registered as unemployed. In 1999 there were 6,882 households and 67.8% of all households were made up of individuals.


The Domkirche St. Marien
Domkirche St. Marien
Domkirche St. Marien is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Sankt Georg, Hamburg, Germany, and the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hamburg . The cathedral stands in Danziger Straße and was built between 1890 and 1893 to the designs of Arnold Güldenpfennig...

 (St. Mary's Cathedral) is a Roman Catholic cathedral
A cathedral is a Christian church that contains the seat of a bishop...

 in St. Georg. The present building dates from the 1890s.


The main campus of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
The Hamburg University of Applied Sciences is an institution of higher education and applied research located in Hamburg, Germany. Formerly known as Fachhochschule Hamburg the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1970...

 is at the street Berliner Tor.

There were 3 elementary schools and 6 secondary schools in St. Georg in 2006.


The Deutsches Schauspielhaus
Deutsches Schauspielhaus
The Deutsches Schauspielhaus is a theatre in the St. Georg quarter of the city of Hamburg, Germany. With a capacity for 1192 spectators, it places it as Germany's largest theatre...

 (theatre), founded in 1901, is located in St. Georg. Among others the Sportverein St. Georg von 1895
FC St. Georg Hamburg
FC St. Georg Hamburg is a German association football club playing in Hamburg. The club was established 3 June 1895 and shares a common origin with FC Hammonia Hamburg: both sides arose out of the students group Seminarvereinigung Frisch-Auf with St. Georg being formed first on the left bank of the...

is a sports club in St. Georg using the facilities in the quarter.


The Honorary Consulate General of the Kingdom of Thailand
Thailand , officially the Kingdom of Thailand , formerly known as Siam , is a country located at the centre of the Indochina peninsula and Southeast Asia. It is bordered to the north by Burma and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the...

 established in Hamburg in 1881 is located in the street An der Alster 45 and in charge of the states Bremen
The City Municipality of Bremen is a Hanseatic city in northwestern Germany. A commercial and industrial city with a major port on the river Weser, Bremen is part of the Bremen-Oldenburg metropolitan area . Bremen is the second most populous city in North Germany and tenth in Germany.Bremen is...

, Hamburg and 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...


Health systems

The Asklepios Klinik St. Georg is a general hospital with 758 beds and 67 day-care places (e.g. for patients with AIDS
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is a disease of the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus...

). The hospital has 10 departments, including internal medicine
Internal medicine
Internal medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. Physicians specializing in internal medicine are called internists. They are especially skilled in the management of patients who have undifferentiated or multi-system disease processes...

, surgery
Surgery is an ancient medical specialty that uses operative manual and instrumental techniques on a patient to investigate and/or treat a pathological condition such as disease or injury, or to help improve bodily function or appearance.An act of performing surgery may be called a surgical...

 (including urology
Urology is the medical and surgical specialty that focuses on the urinary tracts of males and females, and on the reproductive system of males. Medical professionals specializing in the field of urology are called urologists and are trained to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with urological...

), neurology
Neurology is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the nervous system. Specifically, it deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all categories of disease involving the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems, including their coverings, blood vessels, and all effector tissue,...

, neurosurgery
Neurosurgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spine, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.-In the United States:In...

, anaesthetics and intensive care and ambulant surgery. The hospital is specialized among others for heart surgery and oncology
Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with cancer...

. It also provides the capacity to dispatch emergency medical services. The hospital is located Lohmühlenstrasse.

Since 2008 the hospital also houses the Asklepios Medical School, a private medical school run by the Asklepios Kliniken Hamburg and the well-known Hungarian Semmelweis University
Semmelweis University
Founded in 1769, Semmelweis University is the oldest medical school in Hungary. The faculty became an independent medical school after the Second World War and developed into a university teaching medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, health sciences, health management as well as physical education and...


In 2006 there were 67 physicians in private practice and 9 pharmacies.


St. Georg 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 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...

 and 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 Lohmühlenstraße
Lohmühlenstraße (Hamburg U-Bahn station)
Lohmühlenstraße is a public transport underground railway station for the rapid transit trains of the line U1 located in Hamburg, Germany in the quarter St. Georg in the Hamburg-Mitte borough....

 station and the Berliner Tor
Berliner Tor railway station
Berliner Tor is a railway station in Hamburg, Germany, served by the underground railway and the trains of the Hamburg S-Bahn . The station is located in the quarter St...

 station. Public transport is also provided by buses.

Hamburg's central railway station
Hamburg Hauptbahnhof
is the Hauptbahnhof for the German city of Hamburg. It was opened in 1906 to replace 4 terminal stations. Hamburg Hauptbahnhof is operated by DB Station&Service...

is located in St. Georg, also the central bus station, for long distance buses to many cities in Europe.

According to the Department of Motor Vehicles (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt), in St. Georg were 2,134 private cars registered (205 cars/1000 people).
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