is a quarter of Eimsbüttel
, a borough of Hamburg
. In 2006 the population was 16,853.
In German, "roter Baum" means red tree. The "th", which in general was abolished in the spelling reform of 1900, was preserved in names. Depending on grammatical context, it might also be spelled with n as Rothenbaum.
From 1946 to 1948, war crime trials were held by the British Armed Forces in the Curiohaus, an office building which is named after Johann Carl Daniel Curio. Located in Rotherbaum's Rothenbaumchaussee 15, it survived the bombing of Hamburg. Among others, subject of the Curiohaus processes were Fritz Knoechlein for the Le Paradis massacre, the SS-physician Alfred Trzebinski from the Neuengamme concentration camp, Hamburg's famous football player Otto Harder (sentenced to 15 years imprisonment) and the company Tesch & Stabenow which sold Zyklon B.
In 2006, according to the statistical office of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, Rotherbaum has a total area of 2.9 km². In the North is the quarter Harvesterhude. The southern border of Rotherbaum to the quarters Neustadt, St. Pauli
and Sternschanze is along the railway tracks of the city train
. In the West is the quarter Eimsbüttel
. In the East the lake Außenalster
is the border to the quarter St. Georg
In 2006 in Rotherbaum were living 16,853 inhabitants. The population density was . 11.3% were children under the age of 18, and 13.7% were 65 years of age or older. 22.6% were immigrants. 503 people were registered as unemployed and 4,866 were employees subject to social insurance
In 1999 there were 11,615 households, out of which 11.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them and 63.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 1.57.
In 2006 there were 3,299 criminal offences (192 crimes per 1000 people).
The campuses of the University of Hamburg
and the University of Music and Drama of Hamburg
are located in Rotherbaum. In 2006 there were also 1 elementary school and 1 secondary school.
The main tennis court of the (former German Open) Hamburg Masters tournament is located in the Am Rothenbaum stadium.
In Rotherbaum were 16 day-care centers for children, 142 physicians in private practice and 9 pharmacies.
Rotherbaum is serviced by the rapid transit
system of the city train
with the stations Hamburg Dammtor
. Long distance trains are calling this station also. The Hamburg U-Bahn
service the Hallerstraße station.
According to the Department of Motor Vehicles (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt), in the quarter Rotherbaum were 5,446 private cars registered (324 cars/1000 people). There were 201 traffic accidents total, including 173 traffic accidents with damage to persons.
- Rothenbaum, the name of a Bohemian village which was destroyed after World War II when the German inhabitants were expelled in 1945.