The HafenCity (harbor city usually own spelling) is a district of Hamburg in Hamburg-Mitte district. It consists of the area of the Great Grasbrook, the northern part of the former Elbe island Grasbrook, and the warehouse district on the former Elbe island Kehrwieder and Wandrahm. It is bordered to the north, separated by the customs channel to Hamburg's city center, west and south by the Elbe and to the east, bounded by the upper harbor, Rothenburgsort. The district is full of rivers and streams surround channel and has a total area of about 2.2 km.
The project called HafenCity has 155 hectares in the area formerly belonging to the free port north of the Great Grasbrook. Until around the mid-2020s on the site to residential units for up to 12,000 people and jobs for up to 40,000 people, mainly in the office sector arise. It is the area's largest ongoing urban development project in Hamburg.
Construction work started in 2003, was completed in 2009 with the sub-neighborhood Dalmannkai / Sandtorkai - the first part of the HafenCity. According to the person responsible for the development and commercialization of HafenCity, HafenCity Hamburg GmbH, half of the master plan underlying structural volume is already realized, is under construction or in the construction preparation.
Many Companies operating in E-Commerce have moved into HafenCity or started there. In addition to cruise agents such as the CaptainTravel GmbH many Start-up Companies that have no direct connection to the port or ships can be found in HafenCity. (Source Wikipedia)
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