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.
The annual ranking put out by the British magazine Monocle also placed Dusseldorf in the top 20. Tokyo came in second. No US city made the top 25, with picturesque Vancouver the only North American city in the mix.
A Hamburg court is to determine if the Glen Buchenbach whisky from Germany can keep its name, the European Court of Justice has ruled. The Scotch Whisky Association had argued it could be mistaken for Scotch whisky.