Our success-story: growing together

The enormous economic opportunities that would emerge from joint efforts between the city of Hamburg and the Prussian provinces surrounding it were recognised way back in the 1920s.

Hamburg Metropolitan Region – Our success-story: growing together

Today, too, the objective of cooperation across Länder boundaries is to improve the structure of the region. Together we are creating milestones on our way into the future with concerted spatial and transport planning, interconnection of regional infrastructure and new joint concepts to deal with demographic change.

For a strong and competitive Hamburg Metropolitan Region we’re happy to live in!


The history of Hamburg Metropolitan Region

1919
Hamburg planner Fritz Schumacher was the first to consider an axial concept of settlement development.

1928
Hamburg-Prussian regional planning committee established to formulate a regional planning concept.

1955/1957
Joint bilateral regional planning activities launched between Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg and Lower Saxony.

1960/1962
Establishment of Hamburg / Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg / Lower Saxony development funds.

1996/2000
REK 1996/REK 2000 regional development concepts are concluded and the Metropolitan Region expands into the districts of Steinburg, Cuxhaven, Soltau-Fallingbostel, Lüchow-Dannenberg, Uelzen, and Brunsbüttel economic zone.

2005/2006
The Hamburg Metropolitan Region’s “internationalisation strategy” is agreed and cooperation reorganised. The rural districts, towns and parishes become supporting organisations and the whole of Dithmarschen district joins the Metropolitan Region.

Did you know that...

...Germany’s oldest passenger ship still plies the waters in Hamburg Metropolitan Region?

She’s already 135 years old, but you’d never know it. The “Mocambo” was launched in 1872 from the Hamburg Reiherwerft yard and is now the only passenger vessel on the Oste river that offers a regular service.

...Germany’s oldest passenger ship still plies the waters in Hamburg Metropolitan Region?

She’s already 135 years old, but you’d never know it. The “Mocambo” was launched in 1872 from the Hamburg Reiherwerft yard and is now the only passenger vessel on the Oste river that offers a regular service.

…the only railway station in the world designed by the Austrian artist Hundertwasser is in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region?

The "Hundertwasser Station" in Uelzen came about as part of the Expo2000 world exhibition.

…the only railway station in the world designed by the Austrian artist Hundertwasser is in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region?

The "Hundertwasser Station" in Uelzen came about as part of the Expo2000 world exhibition.