Waldemar Paulsen was an undercover police officer in the St. Pauli district of Hamburg in the 1970s. His beat was the red-light district, the Reeperbahn. Now he's written a book about his experiences.
A novel set in a Leipzig red light district filled with prostitution and drugs following the fall of the communist regime, it reveals how the sex trade became a booming industry in the former East Germany.
A German court has ruled that the Federal Employment Agency does not have to advertise red light district jobs on its site. The agency argued it wanted to protect young users, though the ads called for receptionists.
Despite the use of several informants, police weren’t able to stop terrorist Anis Amri. Still, authorities continue to rely on such sources. How does it work? What do they get paid? DW asks the experts.
People the world over are talking about the Elbphilharmonie concert hall, Hamburg's new landmark, but there's much more to see in the northern German port city.
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