NORDGATE, an attractive place to live

Much more than commercial real estate in prime locations.

In the middle of Schleswig-Holstein, companies and their employees enjoy a perfect combination of urban settings and natural landscapes in the NORDGATE region.

These fresh, modern towns and municipalities have retained their personal, idyllic character but are also well-equipped for the future when it comes to infrastructure, digitalisation and climate concept. The NORDGATE region offers much more than commercial real estate in prime locations; it also offers an extremely high quality of life.


Single-family homes or accessible flats – everyone can find the right living concept for their individual situation in the NORDGATE region.

Rental costs as well as real estate and property prices are generally still lower than in Hamburg or other large German cities. Young families in particular can settle in quickly.

Easy access and good infrastructure offer the centralised appeal of cities with the calm atmosphere of rural areas.


family and education

The communities in the NORGDATE region are very child-friendly with their playgrounds, youth centres, sports associations and football fields. Day care centres and a wide range of schools of all grades are generally available near residential zones.

Young talents and aspiring specialists can train and pursue further qualifications directly within the region at numerous vocational schools and other institutions.

The outstanding universities and educational opportunities in Hamburg, Lübeck, Kiel and along the west coast are also easily accessible thanks to good infrastructure.

culture and leisure

A wide variety of cultural institutions, museums and theatres as well as regional festivals is available in the towns and municipalities. Events like the Karl May Festival in Bad Segeberg, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Naturgenussfestival or the trade fairs NordBau and Gamevention in Neumünster attract visitors from far away. Shopping centres, weekly markets, sport associations, swimming pools, skate parks and town libraries all enrich daily life.

Anyone looking for the charm of large cities can reach Hamburg, Kiel and Lübeck quickly. The nearby North Sea and Baltic Sea are also excellent spots to relax.

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The towns and municipalities also benefit from their excellent infrastructure. In the small town centres, you can get where you need to go on foot or by bicycle.

Additional flexibility is offered by bike and car sharing services along with various commuter portals. Hamburg, Kiel and Lübeck are easily accessible by regional train, in some places even by metro, underground and bus lines.

Depending on the municipality, the centre of Hamburg is 40 to 60 minutes away by public transport. In future, a planned cycle superhighway will lead directly from Bad Bramstedt through Kaltenkirchen, Henstedt-Ulzburg and Norderstedt to Hamburg.

Are you already using an electric vehicle? You can also find numerous e-charging stations for your electric car in our region.

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health and social services

The towns and municipalities have retained their personal character. People of all ages who move here are warmly welcomed and settle in quickly, for example in the numerous associations or volunteer groups. Another plus is the excellent local medical care with clinics, doctor’s surgeries, therapy facilities and pharmacies.

When it comes to health and wellness services, some sites particularly worth mentioning include the town of Bad Bramsted, well-known as a health spa, with the Bad Bramstedt Clinic and Schön Clinic, the Paracelsus Clinic in Henstedt-Ulzburg, the Friedrich Ebert Hospital in Neumünster, the Holstentherme spa and water park in Kaltenkirchen and the Arriba water park in Norderstedt.


nature and recreation

The countryside between the oceans offers recreation for all tastes: Colourful fields, deciduous forests, meadows, pastures and heaths are perfect for walking, horseback riding or cycling. The largest high moor in Schleswig-Holstein, the Himmelmoor in Quickborn, is another inviting place for a nice hike.

The idyllic rivers and lakes are an excellent setting for canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding or water skiing.

Or you can get off the ground in the high ropes course and while bouldering. There is lots to discover on country outings: old estates, romantic cafés, golf courses or public gardens.

future and sustainability

The NORDGATE region is well positioned for the future. Digitalisation and the expansion of the fibre-optic network are advancing steadily; Norderstedt and Henstedt-Ulzburg are actually among the communities with the best availability of fibre-optic connections in all of Germany. Future-oriented projects such as HU2030+, "Zukunftsgestaltung Daseinsvorsorge" (Shaping the future of public services) and "Zukunftsstadt" (Future city) also keep an eye on generations to come.

Climate protection projects such as city cycling are very well received among the public.

In addition, the fair trade towns of Neumünster, Bad Bramstedt, Kaltenkirchen and Norderstedt promote and support fair trade at the municipal level. The expansion and further development of renewable energies such as wind power, photovoltaics and hydrogen, in particular, are a focus for the region.

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