The quarter called Schanzenviertel is located between St. Pauli and Eimsbüttel. The name is derived from the 1682 built star-shaped fortress.
In the 1970s, many young people discovered the central city location with the then affordable rents. A colorful, multicultural and politically active scene grew up around the Street named Schulterblatt and the Rote Flora. In the time of the Internet boom, many companies of the New Economy settled in the district. Attracted by the vibrancy of the district came many media people, IT and creative professionals. The district is developing into a trendy neighborhood, attracting students, young people and artists from all over the world. At almost any time of day and night meet here hip, alternative and extraordinary people in the bars and pubs between Schulterblatt and Schanzenstraße. Largest green space is the Schanzenpark in the northwest of the district.
The Schanzenviertel is considered trendy, especially among young, creative people. Accordingly, the rental prices for the classic older buildings and modern buildings have risen sharply in recent years.