Urinators in Germany warned: St. Pauli walls 'pee back'

The St. Pauli Interest Community painted the most oft-soiled walls with a super-hydrophobic paint designed to repel urine.

By Ben Hooper
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HAMBURG, Germany, March 6 (UPI) -- Leaders in the "party district" of St. Pauli in Hamburg, Germany, are discouraging public urination by covering walls in paint that "pees back."

The St. Pauli Interest Community released a YouTube video explaining the most frequently-soiled walls in the district are being covered in a super-hydrophobic paint that causes sprayed liquid to bounce back in the opposite direction -- causing public urinators to make a mess of their own pants and shoes.


The walls treated with the paint are labeled with signs reading, "Don't pee here! We'll pee back!"

"It was a real annoyance that was growing and growing," St Pauli Interest Community board member Uwe Christiansen, who owns several local bars, told The Local. "We wanted to bring people to reason."

He said the move is being hailed by locals who were similarly tired of dealing with "Wildpinkler."

"I've seen in Facebook and the local newspapers that the reactions were very positive. People were just tired of the peeing on walls, home entrances and playgrounds," Christiansen said.

"Watch out! From now on, it's Peeback time," group member Julia Staron said in the video.


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