Read more about the article Children’s Publisher To House Own Beehives
Picture shows the two bee boxes, undated. (Verlagsgruppe Oetinger, NewsX/BF)

Children’s Publisher To House Own Beehives

A German publishing group has set up a new home for 100,000 bees with a decision to put two giant hives on its Hamburg rooftop. Oetinger publishing house - which specialised in children's books - explained that the move is a part of its sustainability programme. Two women take a…

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Read more about the article German City Returns Art Looted During British Colonial Times That Is Worth Over EUR 58 Million
Image shows a sculpture with Idah War scenery, undated photo. The city of Hamburg, Germany returned looted art stolen during British colonial times to Nigeria in September 2022. (MARKK/Newsflash)

German City Returns Art Looted During British Colonial Times That Is Worth Over EUR 58 Million

German authorities have returned a total of 179 art pieces to Nigeria after they were stolen during British colonial invasions in the former Kingdom of Benin. The decision to deliver the so-called Benin bronzes back to the African federal republic was made by the Senate of the city of Hamburg,…

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Heavy Metal And Blues Bands Lose Out On Music Streaming, Says Study

A music streaming study has revealed that only hip-hop and pop artists really benefit from the system's payment model. Blues, jazz and heavy metal bands frequently end up hard done by streaming services like Apple, Spotify and Tidal, says the study. Researchers at Hamburg University and the northern German city’s…

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Read more about the article World’s Oldest Paternoster Elevator Back In Service
The oldest surviving paternoster in the world can be found in Hamburg, German. (Newsflash)

World’s Oldest Paternoster Elevator Back In Service

A curious student researching historic buildings has discovered the world’s oldest functioning paternoster lift. Art history student Robin Augenstein, 32, studied construction plans of houses built in the port area of Hamburg, northern Germany, for a seminar at university four years ago. He noticed that historic blueprints of a heritage-protected…

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Read more about the article Mystery Over Stolen Egyptian Sarcophagus Made Of Gold And Sold To Metropolitan Museum Of Art In NYC Solved In Hamburg
The gilded Coffin lid for the Priest Nedjemankh from the late Ptolemaic Period (150–50 B.C.) in Egypt. (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York/Newsflash)

Mystery Over Stolen Egyptian Sarcophagus Made Of Gold And Sold To Metropolitan Museum Of Art In NYC Solved In Hamburg

The mystery surrounding a stolen ancient golden Egyptian sarcophagus that was sold to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City using forged export documents has been solved with the arrest of a German citizen in Hamburg. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has since returned the…

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Read more about the article Watch And Ring Seized By Nazis From Resistance Fighter Who Died In Concentration Camp Returned To His Family
Watch and ring of Josep Verges, who worked for the French Resistance during the war, and died in Neuengamme, that were returned. (Newsflash)

Watch And Ring Seized By Nazis From Resistance Fighter Who Died In Concentration Camp Returned To His Family

A watch and a ring seized by the Nazis from a resistance fighter who died in a concentration camp have been returned to his family. Josep Verges was a Catalan resistance fighter who was deported to the Neuengamme concentration camp in Hamburg, in northern Germany, where he died in 1945,…

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Read more about the article University of Hamburg Study Claims COVID Started In Wuhan Lab
Main Building of the University of Hamburg in Germany, where the study about the origins of COVID-19 was conducted

University of Hamburg Study Claims COVID Started In Wuhan Lab

A new COVID-19 study conducted by the University of Hamburg has found evidence that the current pandemic started from a laboratory accident at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China. The study, which was carried out from January 2020 to December 2020, was based on an interdisciplinary scientific approach and…

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Read more about the article German Cops Apologise Over Black Swans Joke On Twitter
Police officers from Hamburg police station escorting a family of swans on a street

German Cops Apologise Over Black Swans Joke On Twitter

Police in Hamburg have been forced to apologise after they tweeted a picture of a family of white swans being escorted to safety by officers and said in the caption that they would have "done it for black swans too". While they were at first impervious to netizens criticising their…

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