Hamburg is the second-biggest city in Germany. It is a popular tourist destination, thanks in part to its nightlife centered on the Reeperbahn. The Beatles played in Hamburg. Hamburg is an important science and education center.
Leadership chaos and the recent scandal in Thuringia – where the CDU sided with the tabooed AfD – led voters to punish the chancellor’s party in Germany’s second-largest city, its top-tier members and opponents believe.
German farmers have flooded a city’s streets with thousands of tractors, in protest against new environment regulations; they are accusing the government of bullying them as it conducts its fight for a ‘green’ economy.
An historic pilot schooner, the ‘No 5 Elbe’, was sunk after colliding with a container ship near Hamburg, Germany. The sail vessel was carrying 43 passengers and crew on board, five people were injured during the accident.
A man from Hamburg apparently wanted to upstage everyone in the upcoming New Year’s celebrations but his rockets didn’t fly as police had to call in a bomb disposal unit to seize 850kg of fireworks from his home.