Hamburg

Hamburg Lets the Waters In

In response to rising tides, the city will give its river some much-needed space to breathe.

The 5 Kinds of Cities We'll See in the Populist Era

Will your city go into triage mode, double down on progressive policies, or flex its financial muscle in 2017?

Germany Experiments With Reusable To-Go Coffee Cups

A network of cafes in Hamburg hopes to cut down on the billions of disposable cups Germans throw out each year.

Meet the 'Pollockocopter,' a Drone That Throws Paint Bombs

At walls or people, your choice.

How Vandals Built a Brick Wall Inside a German Train

You can get away with a lot wearing an official-looking vest.

Vandals Built a Brick Wall in the Door of This German Train

It's like the commuter version of The Cask of Amontillado.

Hamburg's Neighborhood Redevelopment Battle Has Led Police to Declare a State of Emergency

An explosive struggle has pitted developers against the city's ultra-left.

Botched German Demolition Leaves Building Looking Karate-Chopped

A falling block of concrete weighing several tons cleaved this building in two, making it look like Stonehenge.

Hamburg's 'Unwanted' Humans, Caged and on Display

Single mothers, former criminals, homeless people and punks at a "human zoo."

Let's Pray This Doesn't Catch On: Blood-Based Graffiti

You might never look at red graffiti the same way again.

Photo of the Day: Dumpster Pics From Hamburg

1,100 Dumpsters are transformed into pinhole cameras.

A Brief History of Observation Towers

As London debuts its newest structural wonder, a tour of its counterparts around the world.

How Hamburg Became Europe's Greenest City

A spate of new development projects will make the city more walkable