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.
Big tasks and the people taking them on: The Madrid housewife whose phone became a lifeline for refugees, the Hamburg cop supporting police in Mali on the world's deadliest UN peacekeeping mission and the German parents readying their children to enter school. Plus, a special series on South Africa's emerging black middle class.
Author and comedian Shahak Shapira reported over 300 tweets for hateful and racist content. After none of the tweets were deleted, Shapira wanted to make sure that Twitter employees couldn't help but notice them.
German federal prosecutors have taken over the probe into a deadly knife attack in Hamburg. Authorities say they believe the 26-year-old suspect was a self-radicalized Islamist extremist who hoped to die as a "martyr."