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.
Top scientists from Hamburg leave their labs for bars and pubs all over the city to talk about the Big Bang, space travel, climate change, biodiversity and the deadly sex game of spiders, among dozens of other topics. The idea is to make science fun and accessible, and have a beer or two of course. DW's Diana Fong has this report about epi-genetics from a Hamburg bar.
As relations with the US appear to worsen, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for closer cooperation with China. Merkel and Li have held two days of bilateral talks ahead of next month's G20 summit in Hamburg.