Hamburg- Folk Village is a neighborhood in the northeast of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. He is assigned to the district Wandsbek. Its name is derived from Volcwardesdorpe and has its origin in the name of the village founder folk Ward.

  • 7.1 traffic
  • 7.2 schools


Folk village borders the east, north and northeast of Schleswig -Holstein. The largest local city ( in Stormarn ) is Ahrensburg. Northwest includes folk village on Bergstedt to the west of the district Sasel and southwest of the district Farmsen -Berne. Defined by the Volksdorfer forest closes south Meiendorf, a district of the district Rahlstedt on.


The area was - like the neighboring Meiendorf - inhabited in the Stone Age. This is demonstrated flint hatchets, scrapers and arrowheads found from this period. The area was at the time of tundra-steppe. Also from the later Bronze Age there was plenty of discoveries, including one of the greatest treasure troves of Hamburg. The Excavation for the small railway in the early 20th century, neck rings, spiral bracelets and a suspended cymbal have been exposed, which were believed to have been sunk in the history of cultic reasons.

The first mention in the Middle Ages was 1296th folk village was originally part of Stormarn, but its revenue went to the monastery Harvestehude. 1437 pledged the then landowner -tribe village along with other villages in Hamburg, the pledge was never triggered. Folk village thus became one of the Hamburger forest villages. A Forest men employed as managers were obliged to manual and team services the farmers. In the 16th century folk village enlarged to the neighboring corridors of Herkenkrugs and around the fields of the village Lottbek. 1830, there was a profound administrative reform, has been incorporated in the People's village in the newly created country Mr. shank der Geest country. At this time, there were about 400 inhabitants in the village people. From 1867 then the Hamburg businessman Heinrich Ohlendorff leased the Volksdorfer hunting rights. He received a number hooves, built a country house and led a modern large-scale agricultural operation. He pushed ahead with the transport infrastructure tribe village and so the little train of Altrahlstedt by folk village was taken in 1904 in operation. Since 1920, the forest villages path led directly to Barmbek to the Hamburg U- Bahn network and made folk village as a place of residence for other Hamburger attractive. Other development areas since 1948 came to. 1949/1951 was developed as part of the reorganization of the Hamburg administration of the local exchange area forest villages in the district Wandsbek, which existed until 2007.


  • Minors rate: 20.6%, well above the Hamburg average of 15.6%.
  • Old rate: 25.3%, well above the Hamburg average of 19.1%.
  • Proportion of foreign nationals: 4.6%, well below the average of 13.6 % of Hamburg.
  • Unemployment Rate: 2.5%, well below the Hamburg average of 6.3%.

Folk Village is one of the affluent districts of Hamburg. The average income here is about 50,500 euros, making it almost twice as high as the overall average hamburger.


In folk village there are two Lutheran churches in a community: the church at Rockenhof and the Church of St. Gabriel. The community center of St. John had to be closed in 2002 for lack of funds. The Catholic Church is represented by the church of the Holy Cross. Furthermore, there is a Free Church the community of Hamburg- folk village in Vörn Barkholt and the St. Luke's Church of the Christian Community north of the Catholic church and an Apostolic Church in Eulenkrugstrasse path.


For the election of the Hamburg Parliament and the District Assembly folk village is part of the constituency Alster - forest villages. The state election in 2011 led to the following result:

  • SPD 43.6 % ( 14.9 )
  • CDU 23.3 % ( -23.4 )
  • GAL 15.4% ( 2.2 )
  • FDP 9.8% ( 3.3 )
  • The Left 4.0% ( 0.2 )
  • Others 3.9% ( 2.7 )

Culture and sights

The Mansion coral with the cinema " coral " with two cinemas, two ( Music ) pubs and an internet café is the center of cultural life in folk village.

In the museum village folk village historic farm and business houses can be seen. Trades days are held four to five times a year, at which former crafts and rural life are seen in the past.

The association of young artists in concerts Spiekerhus Association ( est. 1975) organized in the museum village six annual concerts of chamber music.

The club culture Walddörfer eV was founded in 1978 to provide the residents of the village people and surroundings attending more cultural events in their living environment. The volunteer -led association has around 450 members and offers mostly in the Ohlendorff villa annually about 20 events (theater, concerts, readings, lectures, cabaret, cabaret, city tours ) to. The association also strives to Ohlendorffsche Villa ( a listed building from 1928, Architect: Erich Elingius ) as a site for cultural events.

The " Citizens' Association forest villages " organized civil commitment for municipal issues and mediates between authorities and concerns of local residents.

The association " Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts Federation Nordlicht eV " for over 40 years engaged in conservation activities for children and young people in Wulfsdorfer way through conservation measures Volksdorfer floodplain.

In the churches of St. Gabriel and the Rockenhof find almost weekly concerts.

Every year on the first weekend in September is the Volksdorfer neighborhood festival with fireworks and a bicycle race.

In the center of the village people is the square white rose with the monument in honor of the resistance fighters of the White Rose ( Franz Reckert 1978), whose plaque was added to the names of the dead of the Hamburger White Rose 1993.

Natural Monuments

In folk village is one of the 29 hamburgers nature reserves, the carrying of the Saselbek Volksdorfer Teichwiesen. The tunnel valley well was placed under protection in 1993 and is home to endangered species.

Buildings and Sports

Basis for the comprehensive school folk village the resort was the Walddörfer - school in classic style clinker Fritz Schumacher in the street in Allhorn. Also on the grounds is the Allhorn Stadium. This traditional stadium is the venue for the local sports club, the forest villages SV. In the smokehouse, which burned in July 2009 and was rebuilt in 2012, the Volksdorfer Chess Club has its headquarters

The district has the network operated by Bäderland Hamburg GmbH Parkbad, an indoor pool with child and toddler pool, heated outdoor pool and sunbathing area.

Economy and infrastructure

Folk village is largely shaped by residential areas. Around the square "White Rose" are located in a pedestrian street supermarkets, specialty shops, cafes and a post office. At the road crossing meadow farms / Eulenkrugstraße opened after several years of construction, between temporal freeze and change of ownership in 2004, the shopping center " Eulenkrugstrasse Passage " with 180 underground parking spaces. The owners have been trying for October 2009 to a revitalization of the local business life.

A special attraction is the Volksdorfer weekly market is held on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the market area at the underground station. He is regularly fed by more than 100 market traders and attracts buyers not only from people of the village, but also from the neighboring districts of. On two Saturdays in the weekly market will be moved to the village center.


Transport connections are made through the subway line 1 of the Hamburg High Bahn AG. In addition to the stop folk village are three more stops in folk village: in the north of the district Buckhorn, in the east and to the south the book Kamp stop Meiendorfer way. In addition, the district is served by three bus lines. The B75 ( there named as Meiendorfer road ) connects people village in the south with the Hamburg city center and to the north with Ahrensburg. The Farmsener highway connects people village also with the city center of Hamburg.


In the district there are four primary schools and three secondary schools. The former are located to the west from the village school to the pond meadows, near the center of the primary school Ahrensburg way (built 1997), located southeast from the village primary school Eulenkrugstraße and the northerly from the village primary school Buckhorn. The secondary schools are the district school forest villages, which emerged from the comprehensive school Walddörfer 2010, the gymnasium Buckhorn and was founded in 1930 and designed by Fritz Schumacher and originally designed as an elementary school and high school Walddörfer High School.


Residential area in the south the people Wald

Pedestrian and shopping zone White Rose

Church on Rockenhof with its high bell tower

Roman Catholic. Holy Cross Church

In the old village street with views of the square White Rose

Open-air museum village folk village

Residential area in the north at the Buckhorn

Nature reserve Teichwiesen


  • Emil Maetzel (1877-1955), lived in the village people
  • Rowohlt (1887-1960), lived in folk village and was buried in the cemetery folk village
  • Boy Gobert (1925-1986), grew up in folk village and graduated from high school at Forest Villages High School
  • Theo Sommer ( b. 1930 ), lives in the village people
  • Hans Apel (1932-2011), lived in the village people
  • Edgar Hoppe ( b. 1937 ), lives in the village people
  • Peter Chandler ( b. 1950 ), grew up in folk village and graduated from high school at the forest villages Gymnasium
  • Ole von Beust (* 1955), comes from folk village and made 1973 the Abitur at the Gymnasium Walddörfer