Moving to Hamburg

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Moving to Hamburg

Stress-Free Removals to Hamburg, Northern Germany

Hamburg is both the wealthiest, and the second-largest city in Germany. Its large and historic port attracts loads of visitors, many of whom want to take a look at the Reeperbahn, the city’s infamous red-light district, near the docks. Tourism is just one of the city’s industries; many UK professionals are moving to Hamburg to work in its thriving digital sector which attracts global companies, entrepreneurs, and startups.

Schepens specialises in removals to Germany. We make runs to locations across northern Germany every week, and we’ve done so for over a century. That’s why we’re able to offer our stress-free removals guarantee to movers. If moving to Hamburg is something you’re planning to do, you may be wondering where to look for somewhere to live. Here are our recommendations:

1. Mitte

The most fashionable area to live in Hamburg, as it’s slap bang in the middle of the city. Living in St.Pauli gives you access to the city’s dazzling array of clubs, restaurants, bars and music. It’s also a great place to experience the many annual events such as the Reeperbahn festival. If you like the sound of Mitte, you’ll need to organise accommodation early on as it’s challenging to find.

2. Altona

This is a very popular area for the international community living in Hamburg. It started out as an independent city and even now it maintains a distinct identity. It’s full of green areas, enjoys numerous farmers’ markets and hosts an annual cultural festival called the ‘Altonale’. There’s great shopping, nightlife and restaurants – and it’s in a great location, on the right bank of the Elbe.

3. Hamburg-Nord

For those who welcome a more suburban existence, whilst enjoying the resources city life has to offer, Hamburg-Nord is the solution. The residential areas resemble ‘villages’ of urban life, punctuated with a plethora of green, well-maintained parks. The transport infrastructure is excellent (with the airport nearby), and it’s easy to access the countryside for walking and camping.


Schepens is a fourth-generation, family-run removals company. We’re based in the UK but specialise in European removals. We make weekly runs to Hamburg, and locations across northern Germany. This means that we’re able to offer professionals moving to Hamburg to work, flexible scheduling, affordable prices, and full or part load shipping.


All our moves are as unique to us as they are to movers. We never forget how overwhelming a European move can feel, especially if it’s the first time you’re experiencing it. Anyone moving to Hamburg with Schepens is allocated a professional move co-ordinator. This is someone who knows the city well and specialises in removals to Germany. Your co-ordinator will create a bespoke removals plan, based on your specific requirements.

Schepens removals to Hamburg include:

  • Free, No Obligation Quote. We’ll assess the extent of your move online or in-person. We’ll then provide a detailed and accurate quote to help with you budgeting.
  • Customs Paperwork Completion. Our experience of removals to Germany means that we know the customs regulations and can complete your paperwork for you.
  • Professional Packing Service. Our BAR trained professional packing team will pack up your home for you, label your boxes, and create a detailed shipping inventory.
  • Insurance. All your goods are covered by insurance, whilst in transit. Should you require additional Accidental Damage, or Extended Liability cover, we can arrange it.
  • Specialist Removals. If you need to move large, fragile or valuable items such as a piano, fine art or antiques we can arrange bespoke packaging and transport.
  • Self Storage. Should you wish to store items in the UK, Schepens offers local storage.  Our door-to-door service provides a secure environment for your goods.
  • Transport. Your goods will be shipped in one of our state-of-the-art removals vehicles which run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, which ensures little or no movement of vehicle content.


“They went above and beyond to ensure a smooth transition. Competitive price, professional service, incredibly helpful and not one breakage.”

Charon Williams-Ros

Schepens offers removals to and from all major towns, cities and areas of Germany including: BerlinHamburgMunichCologneFrankfurtStuttgartDusseldorfDortmundEssenBremenDresdenLeipzig and Hanover.


If you’re moving to Hamburg, call us to find out about the full range of ways that our removals team can support your move – 01794 323558