Hamburger Abendblatt

The Hamburger Abendblatt (English: Hamburg Evening Newspaper) is a German daily newspaper in Hamburg.

The paper focuses on news in Hamburg and area, and produces regional supplements with news from Norderstedt, Ahrensburg, Harburg, and Pinneberg. Politically the paper is mildly conservative, but usually pro-government, including during SPD administrations.

Hamburger Abendblatt
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Hamburger Abendblatt front page
The 29 January 2011 front page of Hamburger Abendblatt
TypeDaily newspaper (except. Sunday)
Editor-in-chiefClaus Strunz
HeadquartersHamburg, Germany
Circulation286,992 (Quarter 2, 2009)
OCLC number85355780

History and profile

Four previous Hamburg newspapers had the word Abendblatt ("Evening Newspaper") in their title, including one named the Hamburger Abendblatt, founded on 2 May 1820.

This incarnation of the Hamburger Abendblatt, however, was first published after World War II beginning on 14 October 1948 with an initial edition of 60,000 copies. The paper received a publishing license from the Hamburg Senate and Mayor Max Brauer, making it the first daily paper of post-war Germany to receive a license from German rather than Allied occupation authorities. After about six months of operation, its circulation increased to 170,000 copies daily. Until the 1970s it was delivered in the afternoon, but it is now delivered in the early morning.

From 1948 through 2013 Hamburger Abendblatt was published by Axel Springer AG.[1] The paper is published by Funke Mediengruppe, who purchased it from Axel Springer effective 1 January 2014.[1] The paper used to appear Monday through Saturday only, but since 29 October 2006 it has also published a Sunday edition to compete with the Hamburger Morgenpost's introduction of a Sunday edition on 5 November 2006.


Hamburger Abendblatt had a circulation of 288,000 copies in 2001.[2] The circulation of the paper was 252,533 copies in the first quarter of 2006.[3] It rose to 286,992 copies in the second quarter of 2009.[4]


  1. ^ a b Stefan Schultz et. al. (26 July 2013). "Sell-Off: Newspaper Giant Turns Back on Journalism". Der Spiegel. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  2. ^ Adam Smith (15 November 2002). "Europe's Top Papers". campaign. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  3. ^ "European Publishing Monitor" (Report). Turku School of Economics (Media Group). March 2007. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  4. ^ IVW website (in German)

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2016 Hamburg stabbing attack

The 2016 Hamburg stabbing attack, also referred to as Murder at the Alster or Alster Murder, was an attack on 16 October 2016 in the city of Hamburg, Germany. A 23- to 25-year-old man "of southern appearance" was named as the suspect. On 30 October 2016, the Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the attack, though police later said a terrorist background or motive for the attack was "unlikely".

Cologne school massacre

The Cologne school massacre was a mass murder that occurred at the Catholic elementary school (katholische Volksschule) located in the suburb of Volkhoven in Cologne, West Germany on 11 June 1964. The perpetrator, Walter Seifert, also known as "Der Feuerteufel von Volkhoven" (firedevil of Volkhoven), attacked the people at the school with a home-made flamethrower and a spear, killing eight pupils and two teachers, and wounding twenty-two others. When police arrived at the scene he fled from the school compound and poisoned himself. He was taken to a hospital, where he died the same evening.

Eppstein school shooting

The Eppstein school shooting was a school shooting that occurred on 3 June 1983 at the Freiherr-vom-Stein Gesamtschule in Eppstein-Vockenhausen, West Germany. The gunman, 34-year-old Czech refugee Karel Charva, fatally shot three students, a teacher and a police officer and injured another 14 people using two semi-automatic pistols, before committing suicide.The shooting remains the fifth-deadliest of its kind in post-war Germany, after the Erfurt massacre in 2002, the Winnenden school shooting in 2009, the 2016 Munich shooting and the Cologne school massacre in 1964.

Funke Mediengruppe

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The group's largest paper is Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, the largest newspaper in the Ruhr metropolitan region. Other properties in Germany include the TV magazine Gong and the woman's magazine Die Aktuelle. Besides Germany, Funke Mediengruppe has publications in Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Albania, and Russia. The company formed Media Print Macedonia and owns several newspapers and magazines in Macedonia. It also partially owns the Austrian Kronen Zeitung and Kurier.In December 2010 WAZ Mediagroup sold all its assets in Bulgaria to a joint venture between Austrian investors and local tycoons. Until then the company had owned the two largest daily newspapers Trud and 24 hours, the weekly newspaper 168 hours, and a large portfolio of magazines.

In 2012, the Funke family bought out the shares of the Brost family and renamed the company. In 2013, Funke acquired several papers and magazines, including Berliner Morgenpost, Hamburger Abendblatt, Bild der Frau, and Hörzu, from Axel Springer AG.

German Cross Country Championships

The German Cross Country Championships (German: Deutsche Cross-Meisterschaften) is an annual cross country running competition that serves as Germany's national championship for the sport. It is usually held in March. It was first held in 1891 and featured a men's long course race only.

The competition had a break during 1914 and 1918 due to World War I and it ceased to be held after 1937 as a result of World War II. Following the occupation and division of Germany, the two German states set up separate national cross country championships. The Western side of the country restarted the championship in 1947 and this formally became the West German Cross Country Championships upon the nation's creation in 1949. A women's race was introduced in 1954 and the programme expanded further with a men's short course race in 1961 and a women's long course race in 1970. The East German Cross Country Championships started in 1950 and ahead of its Western counterpart in that it was responsible for the first women's championship in 1951. Men's short course was added in 1956 and a women's long course race was held in 1986. For both nations, the first women's races were short distance races.After German reunification, the West Germany-based German Athletics Association took over the running of the competition and a single, annual German championships was once again held from 1991 onwards.


Hamburg (English: ; German: [ˈhambʊɐ̯k] (listen); officially the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg; German: Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg; Low German/Low Saxon: Friee un Hansestadt Hamborg) is the second-largest city in Germany with a population of over 1.8 million.

One of Germany's 16 federal states, it is surrounded by Schleswig-Holstein to the north and Lower Saxony to the south. The city's metropolitan region is home to more than five million people. Hamburg lies on the River Elbe and two of its tributaries, the River Alster and the River Bille.

The official name reflects Hamburg's history as a member of the medieval Hanseatic League and a free imperial city of the Holy Roman Empire. Before the 1871 Unification of Germany, it was a fully sovereign city state, and before 1919 formed a civic republic headed constitutionally by a class of hereditary grand burghers or Hanseaten. Beset by disasters such as the Great Fire of Hamburg, north Sea flood of 1962 and military conflicts including World War II bombing raids, the city has managed to recover and emerge wealthier after each catastrophe.

Hamburg is Europe's third-largest port. Major regional broadcasting firm NDR, the printing and publishing firm Gruner + Jahr and the newspapers Der Spiegel and Die Zeit are based in the city. Hamburg is the seat of Germany's oldest stock exchange and the world's oldest merchant bank, Berenberg Bank. Media, commercial, logistical, and industrial firms with significant locations in the city include multinationals Airbus, Blohm + Voss, Aurubis, Beiersdorf, and Unilever.

The city hosts specialists in world economics and international law, including consular and diplomatic missions as the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, the EU-LAC Foundation, and the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, multipartite international political conferences and summits such as Europe and China and the G20. Both the former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt and Angela Merkel, German chancellor since 2005, come from Hamburg.

The city is a major international and domestic tourist destination. It ranked 18th in the world for livability in 2016. The Speicherstadt and Kontorhausviertel were declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 2015.Hamburg is a major European science, research, and education hub, with several universities and institutions. Among its most notable cultural venues are the Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle concert halls. It gave birth to movements like Hamburger Schule and paved the way for bands including The Beatles. Hamburg is also known for several theatres and a variety of musical shows. St. Pauli's Reeperbahn is among the best-known European entertainment districts.

Hans-Dieter Schmidt

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Horst Buhtz

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Japanische Schule in Hamburg

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Karin Wagner

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Ladislav Legenstein

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List of rampage killers (Europe)

This section of the list of rampage killers contains those cases that occurred in Europe.

This section does not include school massacres; workplace killings; religious, political, or racial crimes; or mass murders that took place primarily in a domestic environment, like familicides, which are covered in their own categories. Cases where the primary motive for the murders was to facilitate or cover up another felony, like robbery, are also excluded.

A rampage killer has been defined as follows:

A rampage involves the (attempted) killing of multiple persons least partly in public space by a single physically present perpetrator using (potentially) deadly weapons in a single event without any cooling-off period.

This list should contain every case with at least one of the following features:

Rampage killings with 6 or more dead

Rampage killings with at least 4 people killed and least ten victims overall (dead plus injured)

Rampage killings with at least 2 people killed and least 12 victims overall (dead plus injured)

An incidence of rampage killing shall not be included in this list if it does not include at least two people killed.

In all cases the perpetrator is not counted among those killed or injured.All abbreviations used in the table are explained below.

Michèle Mouton

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Mouton debuted in rallying as a co-driver but quickly moved to the driver's seat, steering an Alpine-Renault A110 in national rallies. In 1975, she competed in circuit racing and won the two-litre prototype class in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. After being signed by Fiat France for 1977, Mouton finished runner-up to Bernard Darniche in the European Rally Championship. She went on to win the 1978 Tour de France Automobile and record consistent results in her home events in the WRC; the Tour de Corse and the Monte Carlo Rally. For 1981, Audi Sport signed Mouton to partner Hannu Mikkola. In her first year with the Audi Quattro, she took a surprise victory at the Rallye Sanremo.

In the 1982 World Rally season, Mouton finished a close second overall to Walter Röhrl, after wins in Portugal, Brazil and Greece, and helped Audi to its first manufacturers' title. Her campaign the following year resulted in fifth place. With the team having four top drivers for 1984, Mouton's participation on world championship level became part-time. In 1985, she won the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in the United States, setting a record time in the process. In 1986, she moved to Peugeot and won the German Rally Championship as the first female driver to win a major championship in rallying. Soon after securing the title, Mouton retired from rallying due to the ban of Group B supercars. In 1988, she co-founded the international motorsport event Race of Champions in memory of her former rival Henri Toivonen. Mouton became the first president of the FIA's Women & Motor Sport Commission in 2010 and the FIA's manager in the World Rally Championship in 2011.


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Peter Leibing

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Leibing was born in Hamburg in 1941. On 15 August 1961 Leibing, working for the Hamburg picture agency Contiepress, had been tipped by police that an East German border guard might escape the Berlin Wall, then in its third day of construction. At that stage of construction, the Berlin Wall was only a low barbed-wire fence. As people on the Western side shouted Komm rüber! ("come over"), Leibing captured a photograph of Schumann jumping a barbed wire fence and making his escape. The photo became a well-known image of the Cold War and won the Overseas Press Club Best Photograph award for 1961.Leibing continued to work as a photographer, later as photo editor until retirement, both as a police photographer and reporter for the Hamburger Echo, the Hamburger Morgenpost, and Hamburger Abendblatt.Leibing died on November 2, 2008. His widow, Ruth Leibing, holds the rights to his famous photograph of the escaping East German border guard.

Rosen Tantau

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It is one of the most important Rose farms worldwide, and has developed a large number of well-known rose cultivars. Founded in 1906 by Mathias Tantau (1882–1953), it became important in the 1930s. In 1948, his son Mathias Tantau jun. (1912–2006) took over. He developed some famous hybrid tea roses, e.g. 'Polarstern', 'Super Star' or 'Fragrant Cloud', earning many rose awards - 'Fragrant Cloud' was awarded the title World's Favorite Rose' in 1981.

1985 Mathias Tantau sold the family business to Hans-Jürgen Evers (1940–2007), who had joined Tantau in 1963. From 2000 to 2007 his son Christian Evers was co-manager of the company he is leading today.

The company has about 90 employees and 50 sales agencies around the world. Annually more than two million rose plants are sold worldwide at retail and wholesale, and as many by license for Australia, Japan United States and Latin America. To date, the company brought more than 350 rose varieties on the market.

Together with W. Kordes’ Söhne in Klein Offenseth-Sparrieshoop, Germany, the company dominates 50 percent of the world market for cut roses. Rosen Tantau's cultivar 'Black Magic' is one of the most successful rose varieties ever.


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