Cooking from scratch: a chef’s life in Hamburg

Never talk to a chef when you’re hungry. I learnt this lesson the hard way when I met Benjamin Heins, executive chef at WERFT Craft Food & Cocktails, located at the INNSIDE Hamburg Hafen hotel. When we shake hands, I notice a black glove on his right hand. Advertisements

Californian cruising in Hamburg

With arms full of ink, friendly blue eyes and an enviable full beard, André Langer (33) greets his customers at Electra Bikes like old friends. The shop oozes the laid-back vibe that brought about the Electra brand in Southern California in 1993. 25 years later, we meet bike-expert André — hard at work at the only Electra…

Running away from home: a chat with Nico Homolla

Nico Homolla (26) quit his job to travel around Indonesia and discover what it’s like to be alone. Now, he works as a host at Sturmfreie Bude, and sometimes helps his friends organize techno raves.

The life of two French part-time beekeepers in Hamburg.

The life of French part-time beekeepers in Hamburg. Thomas Canton and Benjamin Puech. There is a bee on the roof These two friendly French guys work as engineers, but that’s only Monday to Friday: on the weekends they put on heavy protection suits and jump onto rooftops. Why is that? In March 2017 they started…

Social discovery – rethought

Julia Weber & Christian Kranemann From Uhldingen and Werne, Germany 3 years in Hamburg jetztra founders Hey guys! What’s jetztra, and how can we use it? jetztra is a social discovery app that connects people based on shared interests. The goal is to bring people together for activities in the offline world. Just like a…

Loving Hamburg after a long time abroad

Meike Neitz From Bremen 3 years in Hamburg You’re quite the nomad! Where in the world have you been? It really all started when I was only 15 years old and did a 3 month exchange program staying with a family on Vancouver Island, Canada. I had the best time of my life! There is…

Wannabe watchmaker

Gratian Permien From Hamburg Watchmaker Hi Gratian! Tell us, why do you love watches so much? A hard one right at the beginning… I guess it’s because of the metaphysics of time measurement. For me, a fascination for the time and the instruments needed to measure its passing automatically lead to asking the important questions:…

People need more personal encounters

Marc Aberle & Bosse Küllenberg From Metropolis Forever in Hamburg Youpooly What gave you guys the idea to start Youpooly? We enjoy going to events a lot. But what we love even more is hosting our own events, and having a good time with family, friends and friends of friends. These kinds of unique, personally…

Bridging the gap between Hamburg startups and the international workforce

John Barré From Maisons-Laffitte, France 6 years in Hamburg johnbarre.com/about/ Is Hamburg an easy place to start a business if you’re international? Hamburg is a fantastic place to start a business. Germany is ideally located between Western and Eastern Europe, and Hamburg is only a stone’s throw from Denmark or the Netherlands. Apart from its…