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:…

Nomadic artist

Johannes “Jonig” Hönig From Jena 2 years in Hamburg   You look like a wild guy! What’s the most outrageous thing you’ve done? A couple years back, I wanted to take pictures of the sunrise from a volcano on Java. Equipped with a tent, I passed a sign telling me to stop, and that continuing…

Stand-up comedy and pizza: a perfect combination

Khalid Hussein From Tanzania 2 years in Hamburg Stand-up comedian   Captain Khalid, you look like the life of the party! What got you into stand-up comedy? “Life of the party” haha, I’ll take that as a compliment, I started off comedy 5 years ago back in Malaysia and the main goal was to make…

Seeing life as a journey

Zahra Lindenblatt From Stade 7 years in Hamburg Yoga teacher Hi Zahra! How did you discover yoga? I discovered yoga as a teenager but stopped following that path for a while. My uncle was practicing all kinds of different asanas and I thought he was a freak. My father is Yogi by birth, he is…

English-Language Funnies in Hamburg

  Trevor Ferdy From London, U.K. 1 year in Hamburg Comedian/Music and theatre teacher   You started a comedy show in Hamburg! Awesome. Where is it? Our comedy show, “The Hamburger’s Big Night Out” is on the first Thursday of each month at Bar Mathilde in Ottensen at 8pm. Hosted by myself, the first half…

In between worlds

Antje Tiedemann From Mexico City 2,5 years in Hamburg In what way are you in between worlds? I grew up in Mexico City to two German parents. I grew up not only bilingual but bicultural. I have always shared things with the German culture but also with the Mexican. I feel at home in both…

Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire

  Sophie Daum From Frankfurt 1 year in Hamburg Fashion photographer As a photographer, what makes Hamburg interesting to you? How do you try to capture it with your camera? The sea is like a huge magnet to me, so I always wanted to live close to it. A city with a harbour seems to…

We need more Wonderwomen in this world!

Daniela Batista dos Santos From Ingersheim, Germany 7 years in Hamburg Founder of the Circle of Wonderwomen What exactly is The Circle of Wonderwomen? It sounds powerful! It’s place where women can get together to show their true selves, and have the opportunity to find out how they can explore their potential and bring it…

This charming man

Tobias Tietchen From Hamburg Tattoo artist How did you discover your talent? And when did you decide people should wear your art on their bodies? 😉 It was more like other people discovered that. I got in touch with tattooed people when I started listening to Punk Rock at the age of 13. Since then…

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…