The patriarch of Volkswagen, Ferdinand Piëch, has died at age 82.
Piëch, the former CEO of Volkswagen, was the grandson of Ferdinand Porsche, who designed the original Volkswagen beetle. Piëch was credited with helping to grow VW as well as additional brands, including Audi, and Porsche.
The zoo said a baby could be expected in the coming weeks. Panda pregnancies vary in length, but a typical gestation period is three to six months.
Whether Meng Meng is carrying multiple babies is unclear. This would be the first baby panda born in Germany.
It’s been nearly two years since the police watch at Alexanderplatz was established. Despite the additional police presence, there are still thousands of crimes committed around Alex each year.
It’s possible a similar police watch could be set up in additional locations, such as Warschauer Strasse or the RAW-Gelände area in Friedrichshain.
Berlin residents and tourists teamed up on Monday to collect trash in Mauerpark in Prenzlauer Berg. It’s part of a new test project organized by Pankow and Mitte to help keep city districts clean.
Around 80 participants from around the world combined forces to clear the park.
In the coming weeks additional clean-up events are planned, again in Mauerpark as well as in the Ernst-Thälmann-Park, near the Berlin Greifswalder Straße S-bahn station.
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