Journalist Arne Schulz went to the Wild East of Hamburg to track down simple truths and ended up brooding over complicated building plans. For the cover story, Jonathan Engel – a recent tenant of the Beatles’ old apartment on the Reeperbahn – wrote up what remains of the legend. Photographer Frederike Wetzels visually conjured the spirit of those times in their attic flat.
After issue 01, we received feedback by readers in Hamburg, in London, New York, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur or Martinique – and of course we’re looking forward to hearing from you again. Tell us what you like or don’t like, what you missed or would like us to report on.
Gentle Rain Magazine is a publication about Hamburg. It looks at co-existence in urban space, portrays people in the city and shows how they live and work. We also make excursions into the creative habitats, urban enclaves and nearby retreats in and around the metropolis that is our home. “Gentle Rain – and other reasons to love Hamburg” is Hamburg’s first English-language city magazine. It covers what life is like in a shared urban space, shows how young Hamburg citizens live and work, and explores creative hives and retreats in the city and its immediate surroundings. gentle rain captures the tensions and contradictions arising.
Frequency of publication: 2 issues/year / Print run: 40’000 copies