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.
With critics calling for the head of the Otto von Bismarck statue in Hamburg, because of the founding chancellor's colonialist sins, city officials reportedly plan to enlist black artists to help “contextualize” the giant figure.
Sex workers held a protest urging authorities to end the lockdown for brothels in the northern German city of Hamburg. Brothels have remained closed for more than three months due to Covid-19 restrictions.
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.