Please complete the following sentence: I love living in Hamburg because …
Skip the because: I love living in Hamburg. I was born here and Hamburg is the gateway to the world. It has everything I need.

What is the city’s foremost strength?
A city itself is just a place – but the people here have their own way of viewing and handling things. And the local schnack or slang is obviously the freshest in the universe. Only the Xalutanians come close – but their pronunciation isn’t quite as broad.

Das Bo during his set at the smart Roadshow FOR Hamburg, photo by Paul Pack
Das Bo during his set at the smart Roadshow FOR Hamburg, photo by Paul Pack

What about Hamburg’s most obvious challenges? Could you suggest a solution?
That’s far too political. I am more of a people person– and every place has its share of cool and crappy people. But Hamburg is my home, so it’s the best place, despite some issues.

What is your favorite place in the city?
I am not about to tell you … or it’s going to be taken over by the masses! But I love the harbor and then the beachy stretch down the Elbe River or the banks of the Alster Lake. For partying, I’d pick St. Pauli and the Schanze district.

Das Bo during his set at the smart Roadshow FOR Hamburg, photo by Paul Pack
Das Bo during his set at the smart Roadshow FOR Hamburg, photo by Paul Pack

Interview: Alexandra Schade
Header image: Paul Pack