Many postdocs are academic staff working at a university or research institution. Their salary is not generous, but much better than that of doctoral students.
Hamburg has a reputation for being one of Germany´s most attractive cities. Business and academia flourish here in the North of Germany.
Husbands or wives of research fellows are allowed to work when the research fellow is entitled to take up gainful employment or when they have been living together as a married couple in Germany for at least two years.