The only founding member of the Bundesliga never to be relegated, Hamburg remains one of Germany's most traditional teams. Relegation is something HSV has flirted with in recent seasons, but a resurgence may be coming.
The clock may no longer be ticking on Hamburg's relegation, but the club remains a long way from repeating their glory days. The four-time Bundesliga champions haven't lifted the title since the 1982/83 season, the same year they won the European Cup. Even the German Cup win in 1987 is too long ago for a club as big as HSV. Follow all the latest on Hamburg via the DW Sports team's content, collated below.
Hamburg have started the new Bundesliga season better than many would have predicted, but the club may have even more excitement ahead. One of the club's best prospects wants to play for them - not a Premier League team.
With just two games remaining, six teams are still fighting for their right to be in the Bundesliga again next season. Who are the key players for each of the sides battling to beat the drop? DW takes a look.
Freiburg are closing in on their first appearance in the Europa League since 2013/14 after a convincing win over Schalke. Meanwhile, Hamburg and Mainz remain mired in the relegation battle after a lifeless goalless draw.