Hamburg had taken an early lead through Aaron Hunt and went in front again with a Lewis Holtby goal just past the hour after Gladbach had levelled the score before halftime.
Ten-man Hamburg were relegated from the Bundesliga for the first time on Saturday, sparking angry fan demonstrations, despite the team pulling off a 2-1 home victory over Borussia Monchengladbach.
At Hamburg - who had survived the relegation play-offs in 2014 and 2015 - Gladbach fans mocked their counterparts by unfurling their own clock which ticked down towards their opponents' impending demotion, and as the game entered stoppage time a number of home fans hurled flares towards the pitch.
As the only club to have played in every Bundesliga season since its inception in 1963, supporters of the six-time German champions have proudly displayed a clock at Volksparkstadion which keeps a record of their top-flight status.
Wolfsburg will play Holstein Kiel, who finished third in the second division, in a two-legged playoff to determine which side plays in the top flight next season.
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After the game, he was presented with a commemorative shirt on the pitch, and was joined by older brother Kolo. He was also named in the Team Of The Year when City won the Premier League title the following season.
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Stuttgart spoiled Bayern Munich's title party and Jupp Heynckes' last game in charge of the champions by producing a surprise 4-1 success at the Allianz Arena.
It is the first time in over nine years Bayern had conceded four goals at home in the league, although they will not have cared too much as they lifted the Meisterschale trophy.
At the other end of the table, Hoffenheim pipped Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig to fourth place, as they beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 to secure Champions League Football next season. Schalke had already wrapped up second place, but it was between Dortmund, Leverkusen and Hoffenheim for the remaining two spots.
A brace from Jean-Kevin Augustin and goals from Timo Werner, Dayot Upamecano and Ademola Lookman helped Leipzig to a frantic 5-2 win over Hertha Berlin.