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Let’s get wet: gentle rain 3 is out

It’s time to make it rain again! gentle rain 3 is out, the publication for readers in Hamburg, Germany and abroad whose first language is not German, as well as for those who want to discover or re-discover Hamburg. You can order it online, find it in kiosks in Hamburg, in our favourite magazine stores and in trainstations in all major cities. You can now also easily order it in your local bookshop.

This is what it’s about: Our independent city magazine leads to places off the beaten tourist track and to people with out-of-the-ordinary lifestyles and ideas. We talked to the founders of Club Moloch about life together in the big city, questioned two-wheeler repairman Ingolf Köster about his back yard family and gentrification, and philosophised with VR artist Tobias Wüstefeld about shifting boundaries. In addition, Spiegel columnist Anja Rützel proposes five alternative concepts for Hamburg’s new showpiece, the Elbtower. Journalist Tanja Mokosch tracked down the last generation of people with the right to live in the allotment garden association’s turf on the island of Billerhude. Her cover story unites DIY home improvers, garden gnomes and head-set-wearing bosses.

Let us briefly give credit to our supporters. The City of Hamburg, the Georg Koppmann Award for Urban Photography in Hamburg, fritz-kola and Anjola, 25hours Hotels, Cordier Spezialpapier GmbH, printing house optimal media, the Frankfurter Buchmesse, Superbude, the Reeperbahn Festival and the Online Marketing Rockstars. All of you rock!

Thanks and all the best

The Editors