Any overly refreshed visitors to Hamburg should think twice next time they fancy relieving themselves up against a wall. That’s because residents of the pub-heavy area at the heart of the party town are fighting back against so-called ‘Wildpinkler’, which literally means ‘free peeers’ in German.
Members of the St Pauli Interest Community fed up with drinkers peeing everywhere from back alleys to underpasses to childrens’ playgrounds are using a special paint to give them a nasty surprise. Water droplets bounce right off the hydrophobic paint with which the residents have coated dozens of walls across a district which welcomes 20 million of ten heavy-drinking party guests every year. Now public urinators can expect some splash back on their shoes and clothes should they decide to empty their bladders in the street.”