How to find an apartment in Hamburg?

To find an apartment, you start with Housing Anywhere and spotahome. You can also look at Facebook groups or other social media. A famous example is HAMBURG 🇩🇪 Rent a House, Villa, Apartment, Flat, Condo, Room, Bedspace.

You want to contact landladies directly. You can use a real estate website or an agent in real estate in Hamburg. You can also walk around a neighborhood and look for rental or sale signs.

Most websites or apps are in English and German. If you need it, use Google Translate or any other translation service.

How to find an apartment in Hamburg?

I present some of the most popular apps and websites for finding an apartment in Hamburg. You can also look into sharing a flat with someone else.

All these websites have filters that allow you to narrow your search. You can search by type of housing, municipality, neighborhood, and postal code. You can use other filters: by price, number of rooms, number of bathrooms, extras, state of the property, and more.

You may want to try to contact the property owners directly. But if you use an agency, determine how much you will have to pay them.

In Hamburg, agencies sometimes want you to pay them a month’s rent just because they show you an apartment, but it depends on the country.

Baidu, Google, Naver, Sogou, Yandex, or any other search engine can be a good start for a search for an apartment or a house for rent. This could be, for example, “Apartments for rent in the Altona district” or “House for sale in the Eimsbüttel district.” You can also look to share a flat with someone else.

Facebook groups can also be an option to start to see what’s around you. You can search for Facebook groups discussing Hamburg and apartments or houses for rent or sale.

ebay-kleinanzeigen.de there are houses for sale. It is one of the most popular real estate websites in Hamburg.

Housing Anywhere is another viral real estate website in Hamburg. It’s for rent or sale. You can calculate the mortgage that you would need for an individual flat. You can find brand new houses as well.

spotahome.is another popular real estate website in Hamburg.

Why live in Hamburg?

Hamburg is Germany’s second-largest city and a state in its own right. The economic and cultural powerhouse of northern Germany has a lot to offer those who desire to follow in the footsteps of The Beatles, who sought fame and money in the city on the Elbe.

Following the devastation of World War II and bombs, Hamburg has evolved into a contemporary metropolis, including the architectural masterpieces of Rem Koolhaas and Renzo Piano within a metropolitan skyline of historic churches.

Why is Hamburg a great place to live?

Hamburg has been named Germany’s most British city. It is a lovely city with many parks and natural areas and several canals, lakes, and rivers in and around the city. The heart of city life lies on the ‘Alster,’ Hamburg’s central lake, and on the ‘Elbe,’ a famous German river that runs into the North Sea. 

Hamburg is a highly livable city that has citizens from all over the world. It has a unique culture inspired by the city’s Hanseatic background, which has contributed to economic and commercial growth in the neighborhood. Hamburg has everything you need.

It was an autonomous city until 1815 and is now a city-state. It is a “free city” regarding religion, music, and fashion style and is known for being open, tolerant, and multicultural.

Hamburg is Germany’s most prosperous city, having the country’s most significant GDP and the highest employment rate. Shipbuilding is one of its economic foundations, and its aerospace research institutions are among the greatest in Europe. Regarding work and vocations, Hamburg is a significant commercial city with many global corporations that offer a variety of job opportunities due to its location and port in Frankfurt.

Popular real estate websites in Hamburg.

You can look up real estate agencies that can help you. You can type “real estate agency near Neustadt district ” on Google Maps or any other map app. There you can find a list of relevant agencies that you can contact. You can also walk around a neighborhood and look for rental signs.


Be aware that you should pay an agency when they find an apartment for you, but it depends on the country.  

Facebook groups on finding an apartment in Hamburg

These are some groups I found about renting a flat around Hamburg. I searched “Rent in Hamburg” and “to buy a house in Hamburg.” You can find more groups.

HAMBURG 🇩🇪 Rent a House, Villa, Apartment, Flat, Condo, Room, Bedspace.is about renting in some of Hamburg neighborhoods. The Facebook page is public and it’s affordable, quick, and provides excellent exposure.

Hamburg Housing, Rooms, Apartments, Sublets is another renting flat in Hamburg.

HAMBURG – Housing, Apartments, Rooms, Sublets  is another Facebook group for rooms and roommates in Hamburg.

RENT/BUY/SELL apartments&housing Rome/Hamburg is about renting flats in Hamburg.


The above image shows somewhere in Hamburg. Photo by Moritz Kindler.