Northern German port city with a population of roughly 1.75 million. Within German politics, Hamburg is a city-state holding 3 out of 69 available votes in the Bundesrat upper house of parliament.
A media and industrial hub nowadays, the city is also known for its Reeperbahn red-light district, football clubs HSV and St Pauli, and the Spiegel-Verlag publishers, and its ties to the Beatles' early career. This page collates DW's latest content related to Hamburg.
Robert Lewandowski scored a hattrick as Bayern Munich put eight past Hamburg. There were also victories for Leipzig and Dortmund, but Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt is under growing pressure after another defeat.
Lotte, the lowest-ranked team in the tournament, will welcome Borussia Dortmund in the quarterfinals of the German Cup. Meanwhile, Schalke will head to Bayern Munich, while Hamburg host Borussia Mönchengladbach.