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Hamburg International Schools


The isbi Schools Directory Guide To The Top International Schools And Private Schools in Hamburg

For anyone planning a move to or within Hamburg in northern Germany, we have collated information below about different places to live, International schools and private schools (including High schools), property and relocation agents and other information we think useful for relocating to Hamburg and the surround area.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in Germany, Hamburg’s famous suburbs include Altstadt, Neustadt, Speicherstadt and St Pauli with the nearby towns of Bremen, Hanover and Bielefeld.

Hamburg has a great choice of high quality private international schools and high schools, beautiful nearby countryside, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different property to call home, from Germany mansions and estates, villas and bungalows to new build executive housing, family townhouses and apartments.

"Hamburg is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and radiates an incomparable charm. The city's scene & nightlife are known all over the world and Hamburg is also a great shopping metropolis."  Hamburg Travel

Hamburg is right in the northern corner of Germany, only about 200 kilometres away from the Danish border. Nearby towns include Hanover, Bremen and Bielefeld. The city also has the river Elbe running straight through its centre, creating a delicate and beautiful network of waterways within the city of Hamburg.

When boats or ships arrive in Hamburg, they are played their national anthem!

For more fun facts and figures about Hamburg, scroll down to our Hamburg focus page!




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Looking for a prestigious International (private) school in Hamburg, Germany?

If you are thinking of moving to live in Hamburg (or you already live in Hamburg but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best International schools and private schools in Hamburg there is a big choice of high quality Hamburg schools, with a number of the cities highest ranking International schools considered to be some of the best in Germany.

The private education sector in and around Hamburg features day and residential boarding schools, single sex and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and high schools.

Find Private International Schools In Hamburg, Germany (Or "International Schools And Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 36+ years, the isbi School Search Directory is one of the largest and most comprehensive private schools directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

>   You can search for International schools and private schools with a reputation for excellence in Hamburg and in the suburbs of Hamburg by using our International Schools Directory and International Schools Finder (powered by School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the International schools, private schools and colleges and High schools listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

>   With our expanded school search technology you can filter your search by the type of school you are looking for such as International school and private school, day and boarding, gender, age range, academic study, religious affiliation, school fees, scholarships and bursaries, open days etc.

>   You can also focus your search on just private junior schools or senior high schools or on all-through International schools, or view search results for all of them together.

Please explore isbi.com for detailed information and guides about good schools of all types and for open days, school and college and news, articles and blogs with details of school associations, glossaries and explanations about examinations and qualifications and expert advice about independent education at International schools and private schools around Germany and worldwide.



Top International Schools And Private Schools & Colleges In Hamburg, Germany

Some of the best International schools and private schools and colleges in Hamburg, Germany providing a top-tier, world-class day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:




Where To Live In Hamburg, Germany

The most popular suburbs in Hamburg, Germany and the surrounding area include, with approximate population numbers:

>  Hamburg (1.841 million)

Mitte (305,400)

Altona (271,800),

Eimsbüttel (260,500)

Hamburg-Nord (310,300)

Wandsbek (416,900),

Bergedorf (131,600)

Harburg (154,200)




Hamburg is a very popular place to live and many people move to Hamburg each year, or to near Hamburg and the surrounding area, from around Europe and the rest of the world.

Many of those moving to Hamburg are seeking a more urban lifestyle, deciding to relocate to the Hamburg for work and to enjoy the great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic bars, restaurants, sports and popular cultural events involving art and music available to families living in Hamburg and the surrounding area.

Ten Things To Know About Hamburg, Germany

> FACT 1:  The Beatles started out in Hamburg! Aside from their dominance in Liverpool, the band placed 273 shows in Hamburg between the years 1960 and 1962!

> FACT 2:  When you hop on a bus in Hamburg, make sure to look for the little library! That’s right, the Hamburg bus company partnered with a secondhand bookshop to install little libraries on 150 buses!

> FACT 3:  Hamburg, due to the river Elbe, has over 2,500 bridges in the city! Which is more than Amsterdam and Venice put together!

> FACT 4:  There are over 100 swans that live on Lake Alster in the middle of Hamburg. There is even a man dedicated to looking after them! He is known as the Schwanenvater or ‘The Swan Father’!

> FACT 5:  There are 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Hamburg. The Speicherstadt and Kontorhausviertel were given UNESCO status in 2015.

> FACT 6: The town hall in Hamburg is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city - you’ll be sure to see it on many tourist postcards!  However the Rathaus also has over 640 rooms, this is because the city wanted to demonstrate its wealth when it was first built. Nowadays it would make for an epic game of hide and seek.

> FACT 7:  Armbands were invented in Hamburg! In Germany they are known as ‘Schwimmglügel’ which translates to ‘swimming wings’. They were created by Bernhard Markwitz in 1956 after his daughter fell into their fish pond.

> FACT 8:  Hamburg has the oldest Opera House in Germany! It opened in 1678 and has hosted many classical greats such as Pavarotti and Plácido Domingo.

> FACT 9:  The first modern zoo was opened in Hamburg! Carl Hagenbeck wanted to make zoos more animal friendly and so created moats around the enclosures to stop nosy humans from getting too close!

> FACT 10:  Men in Hamburg are known as Hamburger and women as Hambergerin!

Where To Live In Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a townhouse, large apartment, villa, mansion or Germany estate, with or without granny annex, garden or swimming pool. There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

From central Hamburg living to rural, Germany or coast lifestyles, Hamburg and the surrounding area is full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming estates, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods, friendly residential communities and countryside.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

HafenCity Hamburg, Speicherstadt Hamburg, Hamburg Altona Hamburg, 6. st Hamburg, Sternschanze Hamburg, Schanzenviertel Hamburg, Hamburg Nord Hamburg, Winterhude Hamburg, Mitte Hamburg, Eimsbüttel Hamburg, Altona Hamburg, Wandsbek Hamburg, Hamburg Nord

Commuting To And From Hamburg By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Hamburg is especially popular with those happy to work from home most of the time but needing to occasionally commute to other places for work.

Others are happy to commute more regularly to Berlin, Bremen, Hanover and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

>  Hamburg To Berlin: Berlin is about 290 km by road from Hamburg via the A24 and driving to the centre of Berlin from Hamburg normally takes under 3 hours. There is a very regular train service to Berlin from Hamburg, with trains taking from 1 hour 40 minutes.

>  Hamburg To Bremen: Bremen is about 120 km by road from Hamburg via the A1 and driving to the centre of Bremen from Hamburg normally takes under 1 hour 30 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Bremen from Hamburg, with trains taking around 1 hour.

>  Hamburg To Hanover: Hanover is about 150 km by road from Hamburg via the A7 and driving to the centre of Hanover from Hamburg normally takes under 2 hours 10 minutes. There is a very regular train service to X from Hamburg, with trains taking from 1 hour 30 minutes.



Nearest Airports To Hamburg, Germany

The nearest airport to Hamburg is Hamburg Airport (HAM) which is 9 km from Hamburg. Other nearby airports include Bremen (BRE) (under 97 km), Hannover (HAJ) (120 km) and Sonderborg (SGD) (160 km km)




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