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.
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.
Families of Nazi torture victims are fuming over the transformation of the former Gestapo headquarters in Hamburg into a luxury condo at the expense of a memorial to those affected by the secret police's atrocities.