Party of the day
In the name of love
Berlin is celebrating its 40th annual Christopher Street Day on Saturday, the city’s largest LGBT event of the year, with hundreds of thousands of revelers expected. Germany calls its pride festivals CSD, after the street in New York City where the Stonewall Riots happened in 1969. Source:
Quote of the day
If you can dream it
Airbus aims to finish and ship 800 planes by the end of this year, despite production setbacks with its A320 jets and cost issues with its wide-body A350s. Airbus’ earnings before interest and taxes for the first half of this year doubled from 2017 to €1.2 billion, a better-than-expected result.
Picture of the day
What a way to start the day: rowing down the Spree. Berlin’s main river is a cool place to chill as temperatures in Germany’s capital are forecast to reach 33 degrees Celsius (91 degrees Fahrenheit) today and Saturday. Taking a dip in the river wouldn’t be a great idea, though. Fortunately, there are dozens of lakes in Berlin or nearby. Source:
Graph of the day
Too hot to handle
With higher-than-average temperatures and no rain for weeks, the risk of wildfires in many parts of Germany is unusually high this year. In Beelitz, just west of Berlin, 200 firefighters were needed to get a blaze under control, and the A2 highway was still closed Friday morning.