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Location address: Deutschland, Hamburg
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Billbrook is a quarter of Hamburg, Germany, in the borough of Hamburg-Mitte. It is located on the southeastern border of the borough adjacent to the borough of Bergedorf. Billbrook is located in a swamp area near the Elbe and Bille rivers, which is described by the name, meaning Brook at the river Bille.
On the end of the 19th century the area was raised with sand in order to facilitate the construction of buildings. The area was accessed planfully by a network of long, straight streets, which is uncharacteristic for Hamburg. Five wide channels are used for drainage and are also navigable by ships with shallow draft.