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EDITION Nº 04/ 2018

BERLIN
to go

BUSINESS NEWS TO TAKE AWAY

WE’RE CHANGING BERLIN
AN ISSUE DEVOTED TO BUSINESSWOMEN

COFFEE BREAK WITH RAMONA POP
BERLIN’S MOST PRECISE FAMILY
WASTE NOT, WANT NOT

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marking a milestone in the history of gender equality. Today, women make a significant contribu-

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tion to creating new jobs and fostering the dynamism and innovativeness of the Berlin economy.
And yet, women are still not equally represented in the political realm nor in top management
positions. In fact, women’s hourly wage is still more than one-fifth lower than men’s, and women
will once again work “for free” until March 18th in 2019. This is something we need to work
together to change! After all, Berlin is the capital of female founders. More women start their

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own company in Berlin than in any other German city. Berlin owes many aspects of its booming

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economy to the work of female entrepreneurs.
At this moment, you are holding a very special issue of Berlin to go in your hand – one devoted
entirely to women. Milena Glimbovski, for example, is 28-year-old entrepreneur who opened
Berlin’s first zero-packaging supermarket in 2014 and was named Berlin’s Female Entrepreneur of
the Year 2018/2019 (page 8). Another female innovator, Verena Pausder, started a company called
Fox & Sheep, which offers apps that introduce children all over the globe to the digital world in a

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playful and safe way (page 16). Ute Franke heads up 5micron, a measurement equipment company
that supplies data to Airbus’ R&D department that makes it possible for the aircraft manufacturer
to further improve wing aerodynamics (page 12).
Successful women have always been role models – for other women and but also for men. In Berlin,
we have many highly impressive female role models. They inspire girls and women to pursue
careers, to seize the opportunities offered by digitalization and to start their own businesses.
Milena Glimbovski, Verena Pausder and Ute Franke are only three of many successful women
bosses whose extraordinary ideas and commitment shape the city every day.
Let’s work together to make women’s achievements more visible and bring women forward even
further!

Sincerely,

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Mayor of Berlin and Senator for Economics,
Energy and Public Enterprises

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NEWS TO GO

Kid-friendly 

Eye on Berlin 

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News from the capital

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Verena Pausder founded her

Female founder power
change the world

Waste not, want not

Berlin’s first “Original Unver-

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packt” supermarket

Berlin’s female founders
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10 facts about female

Made to measure
Ute Franke stands for inno-

vative optical measurement
techniques

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A conversation with Ramona
Senator for Economics,

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Record low
unemployment

Female
professors
at the top

A woman
joins the
board

A sunny out­ Siemens to
look for the invest € 600
economy
million

Equality
wins
award

According to the Berlin-Brandenburg Regional
Directorate of the Federal
Employment Agency, the
unemployment rate in
Berlin in October 2018 was
7.7%. At roughly 149,253, the
number of Berliners without
a job fell below the 150,000
mark for the first time in
decades. The Governing
Mayor of Berlin, Michael
Müller, welcomed the most
recent labor market figures:
“At no time since German
reunification has unemployment in Berlin been
as low as in October 2018.
It’s a tremendous success
for everyone who lives and
works in the city. We also
have the strongest population growth of all federal
states in Germany. This
proves that Berlin is continuing to make the most
out of its favorable economic conditions, especially thanks to the Senate’s
effective economic and
labor market policies.”

Berlin is at the top of the
list in terms of female
professors. In fact, 45%
of all professorships here
are held by women. This
puts the capital city clearly
above the national average.
Nationwide, only roughly
24% of professorships are
held by women. This year,
223 positions were advertised in Berlin, 45% of which
were filled with female
professors. According to the
Senate Chancellery, that
number was still at 40 in
2017; in 2016, it was only
29%. By the end of September 2018, a total of 47% of
newly appointed professorships at Berlin’s three large
universities and the Charité
University Hospital went
out to female academics. At
the city’s four art colleges,
the share was 58%; and at
the four state-run technical colleges, it was 37%.

On January 1, 2019, Angeliki Krisilion was appointed
to the board of directors of
the Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB) representing the
company’s risk management unit. She will replace
Dr. Stephan Brandt, who
has been holding the position on an interim basis
since September 1, 2018,
following the departure of
Sonja Kardorf. “In Angeliki Krisilion, we were able
to attract an experienced
professional to the IBB
board. She has tremendous
expertise in the areas of
risk management, credit
risk controlling and analysis,” explains Ramona Pop,
Mayor of Berlin and Senator for Economics, Energy
and Public Enterprises and
chair of the IBB board of
directors. “She won us over
with her expertise, in-depth
knowledge of banking regulations and clear and assertive manner, and she will no
doubt bring the IBB forward
and thus also foster Berlin as a business location.”

Roughly 95% of Berlin
companies describe their
economic situation as
“good” or “satisfactory.”
These are the findings of
the economic survey of
more than 1,200 companies undertaken every fall
by the Handwerkskammer
Berlin and IHK Berlin. The
good mood among companies is clouded only by
the increasing shortage of
skilled workers. As IHK Berlin managing director Jan
Eder noted, “Berlin companies and their markets
are growing rapidly. And
yet, the business location
is not growing fast enough
alongside it. More and more
companies are reporting
growth risks due to a shortage of space and skilled
workers, but also a lack of
transport and digital solutions. Berlin needs to work
on its structural fitness as a
business location, and the
Senate needs to invest in
infrastructure and education while also securing
and developing commercial
space. Otherwise, the economic boom will peter out.”

Berlin’s “Gleichstellung
gewinnt” (Equality wins)
campaign now boasts even
more high-level support.
Senator Dilek Kolat recently joined with Charité CEO
Karl Max Einhäupl to sign
the “Gleichstellung gewinnt” charter, which seeks
to foster a new corporate
culture in Berlin. The Charité
university hospital is a major
employer in Berlin and already known for its commitment to gender equality.
Initiatives include offers
designed to facilitate the
compatibility of work and
family, the targeted promotion of young female scientists and the issue of sexual
harassment prevention in
the workplace. The Charité
is clearly committed to a
corporate culture of equality
between women and men
– in line with the “Gleichstellung gewinnt” campaign.

Siemens AG has sent out
a strong signal in favor of
Germany as an industrial
location and Berlin as a
capital of innovation. With
an investment of over €600
million, the company is set
to work together with local
and state administrators to
develop a new city district
in Siemensstadt, a historical site that continues to
embody urban modernity by
linking working, living and
recreational spaces. The
project will generate synergies through the interplay
of science and business, all
of which will be leveraged in
specific fields of innovation
and technology that are
key to Siemens and Berlin. These joint efforts will
strengthen Berlin’s status as
an industrial location and
also foster it along its path
to becoming a Smart City.

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Milena Glimbovski was named Berlin’s
Female Entrepreneur of the Year for
her “Original Unverpackt” supermarket


Text: Christin Berges

Fotos: © Christian Kielmann, © Original & unverpackt

Milena Glimbovski offers over 600 unpackaged items in
her supermarket

We’ve all been there. After a trip to the
supermarket on Saturday, you come
home with a week’s worth of groceries
and prepare a delicious evening meal for
the whole family. However, in addition
to empty plates and full bellies, what’s
left is a heap of packaging that includes the net the potatoes were in, the
plastic wrap that covered the cucumber, the bag that held the walnuts, etc.
One sight of all this waste is enough to
satiate your conscience with guilt.
Milena Glimbovski is all too familiar with this.

us ill. When she was a student in her early 20s,
her friend cooked her a meal one evening, and
after they had finished eating, Milena once
again become irritated by the resulting garbage
bag full of plastic. That night, the two friends
came up with the idea to open a supermarket
that didn’t use any packaging. They envisaged
how they would offer people nuts, rice and
gummy bears in large containers. Their customers would bring jam jars and cloth bags and
fill them with the exact amount of food they
needed from the dispensers.
Today, Milena is 28 years old and her idea has

She’s also aware of the associated consequen-

become a reality. In 2014, she opened the first

ces, such as polluted oceans, overflowing land-

supermarket in Berlin to go entirely without

fills and studies that show how plastic makes

non-reusable packaging. Located on Wiener
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Original Unverpackt on Wiener Straße in Kreuzberg

Straße 16 in Kreuzberg, “Original Unverpackt”

she is currently looking for investors. With

offers more than 600 non-packaged items,

regard to her future plans, Milena Glimbovski

including food, sweets, spirits, cosmetics, cle-

explains: “We started producing our own cos-

aning products and books. Milena raised the

metics and drugstore products, all of which

money she needed for the store with the help

provide better and more ecological alternati-

of a crowdfunding campaign that brought in

ves to what’s on the market these days, either

over €100,000.

because they use no plastics and micro-plastics, such as our bamboo toothbrushes, or

These days, Milena Glimbovski has become the

because they are vegan, such as our tooth

voice of the zero-waste movement in Germany.

floss, or they foster do-it-yourself methods

She avoids waste wherever she can, makes her

such as our D.I.Y. sets.”

10 FACTS ABOUT
FEMALE FOUNDERS IN
GERMANY

Women increasingly
discovering the joys of founding
their own companies

If their startup fails,
women are less
likely than men to
launch a new one

Women tend to launch
startups that have
long-term stability

Female founders seek to
attain profitability as
quickly as possible and on
their own merit

Female founders
prioritize profitability;
male founders prioritize
business growth

Women are more likely to
start a business on their
own and for the first time

Women found more companies
in e-commerce and education;
men found more companies in
IT and software

Female founders draw less often on
external capital and finance their
companies less often with help from
business angels or venture capital

Fem a le f o unde rs rate t h e
i nno v at i ve ne s s o f t h e i r
s t a rt ups more c au t io usl y
t h an m a le f o unde rs

own cosmetic products and buys her clothes
second hand. She elucidates and shares her
commitment to the cause in interviews, Ted
Talks and in her book Ohne Wenn und Abfall.
As a young entrepreneur, she uses her online
shop to sell non-food products that foster a
zero-waste lifestyle, including washable and
reusable cotton make-up-remover pads. She
also now has many imitators: as of today, there
are more than 50 “Unverpackt” supermarkets
in Germany.
As of November 2018, Milena Glimbovski can
also call herself “Berlin’s Female Entrepreneur
of the Year 2018/2019.” As the first-prize winner in that competition, she received a trophy
and funds totaling €3,000, which she no doubt
will invest in her latest projects, for which
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A cloth bag for a zero-waste lifestyle

Female founders see digitalization
as having a lesser influence on
their business model

Source: Female Founders Monitor, 2018

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MADE TO
MEASURE

In 2014, when revenues in aviation R&D shif-

her passion and experience in the world of avi-

ted to production, FTI reacted accordingly and

ation and flight theory led her to become part

reduced its R&D projects to focus more on pro-

of the multicultural team – roughly 450 en-

duction. Once again, Ute Franke found herself at

gineers from all over the world were working at

a turning point, and once again, fate played into

the time on the renaissance of heavy-life airs-

her hands. In spite of restructuring measures,

hips in Brandenburg.

Airbus decided to stick to research projects and

Although the ambitious project failed in 2002,

ving those specific measurements that the R&D

made it clear that they wanted to continue ha-

5micron founder Ute Franke stands
for innovative optical measurement
techniques

Text: Anke Templiner

One day in the late 1990s, civil engineer and aviation enthusiast Ute Franke was piloting a
Cessna over southeast Brandenburg when she noticed a gigantic steel-dome hangar below.
The structure, which today houses the Tropical Island resort, was headquarters of the airship company Cargolifter AG until 2002. Out of curiosity, Ute Franke contacted Cargolifter to
inquire as to what they were planning – and soon found herself in the middle of a job interview. This marked the start of her career in aviation and also provided the eventual foundation for her own company.

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Although she had never worked in the industry,

the experience Ute Franke had garnered in

department at FTI had been carrying out on the

project management and the aerospace indus-

surfaces of aircraft wings.

try would determine her future career path.
A company called FTI Engineering Network

Ute Franke saw an opportunity and took advanta-

GmbH was soon created out of Cargolifter’s

ge of it. As she notes, when asked about this pha-

flight test instrumentation (FTI) unit, and Ute

se of upheaval and key decisions: “When one door

Franke went on to work at the aviation indus-

closes, another one opens up somewhere else.”

try supplier for twelve years, most recently in

In January 2015, together with her colleague, Dr.

their R&D unit. During that time, she also de-

Jean Blondeau, she founded 5micron GmbH and

veloped business contacts to Rolls Royce and

began offering measurement solutions directly

Embraer. But FTI’s biggest client from the very

to clients. The name of Franke’s company reflects

beginning was Airbus. Even back then, aircraft

its product: the English word micron stands for

manufacturers were working on how to reduce

the most precise measurements possible, and 5

friction on airplane wings.

micron is the area in which measurements for
the aviation industry maneuver.

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related CO2 emissions. BLADE is set to last until
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Thanks to her experiences at Cargolifter and FTI,
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of the game. She is the interface between client,

European research project “Clean Sky.” In addi-

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tion to Airbus, more than 20 other partners are

ten, her task being to recognize what clients need

working as part of this project to reduce CO2

and what problems they’re facing. It’s usually

aircraft emissions. At the center of this research

her business partner, Jean, who comes up with

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Ute Franke who checks whether the development

ment and testing work is done in the Airbus 340

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KID-FRIENDLY
In 2011, Verena Pausder founded an app
studio to introduce children to the digital
world in a safe and playful manner 


Photos: Kim Keibel (portrait), Fox & Sheep

Text: Ines Hein

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One of the most important issues parents
and educators face these days is how to
teach children about digital media. What
kinds of content – whether online, on
tablets or on mobile phones – provide the
most age-appropriate fun while also being
educationally valuable? This is a question
that Verena Pausder was also asking herself
in 2011. Soon thereafter, she founded and
became managing director of the Berlin
app studio Fox & Sheep, a company that
specializes in high-quality children’s apps
designed to foster playful learning and
exploration. The studio has received numerous awards for its lovingly animated and
illustrated products, including “App of the
Year” and “#1 iPad App in Germany.” Today,
it is the largest developer of children’s apps
in Germany; its over 20 million downloads
also rank it among the top ten providers on
the European app market.

In other words, Verena Pausder is one of the
most successful international tech founders. In
fact, entrepreneurship is in her blood. She
comes from the Delius textile dynasty in Bielefeld and founded a sushi bar at the age of 20
together with her sister. At the time, she was
studying business administration at the University of St. Gallen, and after completing her
degree, she founded Delius Capital. In 2006,
McKinsey named her a “CEO of the Future,” and
in 2016, she was named a “Young Global Leader” at the World Economic Forum. In 2018, she
made it to Forbes Europe’s Top 50 Women in
Tech list. Born in Hamburg, she launched an initiative called “Startup Teens” and is a member
of the board of trustees of the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft. She is a consultant on the German federal government’s Innovation Council
and the initiator of the Ladies Dinner, a Germany-wide network of female entrepreneurs in the
media industry. 
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“LOOKING BACK, I’M VERY HAPPY
I DARED TO FO UND THE COMPANY”
YOU ARE A MOTHER OF THREE CHILDREN.
WHAT TIPS WOULD YOU GIVE MOTHERS
EAGER TO FOUND A COMPANY?

A conversation with Verena Pausder about starting a successful business and other entrepreneurial insights

When you’re a freelancer with children, it’s good

WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA FOR FOX &
SHEEP AND HOW DID YOU COME TO FOUND
THE COMPANY?

to be self-employed, because you have the flexibility to combine your job and your family. But
when you’re an entrepreneur, it doesn’t work as

When the iPad came on the market in 2011,

easily. The market is so hard and the workload

there was hardly any content for children, even

is so heavy that you really have to want it. If you

though the device was predestined for it. My

want to succeed, you need childcare that gives you

co-founder Moritz Hohl and I came up with

full support, financing that allows you to think

the idea to position ourselves on the market

big from the get go and a willingness to accept

with great products as early as possible before

that you can’t have it all. If all of that is in place,

it became satiated. From the very beginning,

everyone can be happy. In that case, my job is like

we wanted to think globally, hence the name

having time for myself, and then I can have a clear

Fox & Sheep. In 2012, we founded our app studio

head in the evening to concentrate on my family.

in Berlin with the goal of distributing high-qua-

FOX & SHEEP ISN’T THE FIRST COMPANY
YOU FOUNDED. HOW CRUCIAL WAS THE
KNOWLEDGE YOU GAINED FROM YOUR PREVIOUS COMPANIES TO YOUR CURRENT SUCCESS?

lity apps for children worldwide.


HOW DID YOU MANAGE TO THINK SO BIG
FROM THE VERY BEGINNING AND THEN
ACTUALLY GET BIG?

Very important. One key insight is that venture
capital is not the right form of financing for

During our initial market research, we came

every company, because it means your priority

across two apps from Berlin that had a great
store in three or four languages. We immedia-

decision didn’t take long. We immediately trans-

tely met with the developers to exchange ideas,

lated the two apps into 14 languages and mar-

FROM YOUR PERSPECTIVE, ARE THERE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN WHEN
IT COMES TO FOUNDING A COMPANY?

which is the way you do it in Berlin. It turned

keted them worldwide. After only three years,

I believe that women approach founding a com-

we had already cracked the ten million down-

pany differently than men. Women are proba-

a decisive point in the negotiations with Haba.

load mark! In 2014, the toy manufacturer Haba

bly more reserved when it comes to their vision,

And we paid close attention to our profitabi-

contacted us as part of their search for a part-

their trust in themselves and thus also the size

lity at an early stage and always had very clear

design and were enjoying success in the app

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out that they were eager to sell the apps. Our

is growth at any cost and everything has to be
subordinate to sales. We founded Fox & Sheep
with as little external capital as possible and
kept 85% of the seats until recently. This was

ner in the digital business segment. In late 2014,

and scope of the company they envisage. They

goals. We pursued these systematically while

Haba acquired a majority stake in Fox & Sheep.

lead with empathy and often pay close attention

also managing our costs very closely. Looking

At the time, my co-founder left, and I’ve been

to corporate culture. Men often have greater

back, I’m very happy I dared to found the com-

the sole managing director and minor sharehol-

faith in numbers and aren’t as readily dissuaded

pany, and that I was able to apply everything I

der ever since. That step marked the moment

by subjective opinions from their environment.

had learned up to that point. I just needed the

our startup grew out of its infancy and became

A combination of these strengths is ideal. That’s

courage to do it. Otherwise all of my prior expe-

a big company.

why I believe in mixed teams.

riences would have been for naught!

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FEMALE FOUNDER POWER IN BERLIN
From green chemistry to job sharing – these
startups are looking to change the world			
									
Text: Christin Berges

HOP ON AND
RIDE AWAY!

SEEING DISEASE
THROUGH THE EYE

GROWING UP
BILINGUAL

GREEN HIGH-TECH
CHEMISTRY

MY JOB IS
YOUR JOB

USING APPS TO ESTIMATE SENIORS’ RISK

With her Berlin-based startup

Neurological diseases, such as

Yvonne Wende founded EBS

When she launched her star-

Anna Kaiser and Jana Tepe

Diana Heinrichs’ company Lin-

Byke, founder Julia Boss offers

multiple sclerosis and optic

Europäische Bildungsstiftung

tup DexLeChem, Sonja Jost set

have been attracting attention

dera specializes in AI-based

an alternative to foreign ren-

neuritis, are among the most

gGmbH, an educational foun-

herself the goal of fostering a

with their job sharing platform

motion analysis via smartphone

tal-bike providers. Since mid-

common chronic illnesses. To

dation, in 2009. But her history

shift towards the more intel-

Tandemploy since 2013. Their

camera for use in the healthcare

2017, she has been working

simplify the diagnosis of such

of founding companies began

ligent use of raw materials in

platform matches employees

industry. The first solution she

together with her co-founders,

diseases, Dr. Ella Maria Kadas

five years prior after an unsuc-

the field of chemistry. DexLe-

interested in sharing a full-

developed is an app-based mo-

Martin Voss and Eric Wang, to

joined Dr. Sunil Kumar Yadav

cessful attempt to find bilingu-

Chem is a high-tech company

time position and brings them

bility test that determines a se-

position their startup effecti-

and Dr. Alexander Brandt this

al childcare for her daughter,

that offers the pharmaceuti-

together with companies open

nior’s individual risk of falling.

vely on the bike-sharing mar-

year to found a startup called

Sophia. Yvonne Wende quickly

cal and fragrance industries

to job sharing. Today, the-

The app is suitable for use by

ket. In addition to Berlin, the

Nocturne, a spin-off of the

opened Berlin’s first bilingu-

product improvements that

se two female founders also

caregiving relatives as well as

company intends to open up

Charité university hospital in

al kindergarten with a group

reduce or reuse essential,

develop and distribute soft-

in outpatient and inpatient care.

cities in the Rhine-Main and

Berlin. The startup extends

of 18 children. Today, roughly

expensive resources. The com-

ware made for medium to lar-

Using a simple video recording,

Ruhr areas to the blue Byke

the application of ophthalmic

750 children and adolescents

pany’s “green chemistry” con-

ge companies eager to migrate

the algorithm is able to recogni-

bicycles. In order to make

devices (optical coherence

are receiving their education

tributes to enabling the che-

to flexible working models and

ze a person’s complex walking

the rental process as simple

tomography) to include ana-

and being cared for by around

micals industry – whose raw

all kinds of collaborative sup-

movement. On the basis of this

as possible, Byke is using IoT

lyses specially formatted to

170 caregivers and educators

materials are almost entirely

port. Their software connects

30-second video alongside a

technologies: no key, no cash,

address neurological issues.

at the combined nursery (Kita),

based on crude oil – to tran-

colleagues interested in new

psycho-social evaluation of the

no ID and no deposit are nee-

For the first time, the software

primary school (Grundschule)

sition to a sustainable circular

forms of work, such as job

senior’s personality and living

ded to use the bikes. Just a few

supports neurologists in the

and high school (Gymnasium)

economy. DexLeChem combi-

rotation, working circles, men-

situation, Lindera is able to ana-

clicks in the app and users can

direct diagnoses of neurologi-

at the Berlin Cosmopolitan

nes high-tech methods drawn

toring and job sharing.

lyze the risk of falling, genera-

hop on and ride away.

cal diseases, as well as in selec-

School (BCS), a not-for-profit

from the realms of chemistry,

te a plan of action and create a

ting an appropriate therapy

international school focusing

physics, mathematics and pro-

template for decision-making at

and evaluating the course of

on science, music and dance.

cess engineering and works to

the touch of a button.

the disease.

develop and optimize chemical
and biotechnological production processes.

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COFFEE BRE AK

COFFEE
BREAK
Christin Berges talks with Ramona Pop,
Mayor of Berlin and Senator for
Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises
IN EARLY NOVEMBER, YOU ORGANIZED
THE “BERLIN UNTERNEHMERINNENTAG”
(FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS DAY). WHY WAS
IT IMPORTANT TO HAVE AN EVENT FOR
WOMEN ONLY?

catching-up. However, many startups are laun-

study showed, they tend to prioritize the goal

ched in the tech sector, which means that the

of becoming profitable quickly. At events like

general underrepresentation of women in MINT

the Berlin Unternehmerinnentag, my goal is to

areas becomes apparent. Women are more fre-

thematize different ways of approaching the

quently involved in the realm of “social entre-

subjects of money, profit and growth. For me,

Berlin has many fantastic female entrepreneurs

preneurship,” where they pursue social goals

it’s all about the question of what framework

who are successfully implementing their ideas.

via entrepreneurial means. But we need women

conditions need to be in place so that good

They are an important pillar of Berlin’s eco-

to be active in all industries and disciplines,

ideas – big ones, small ones, tech-based or soci-

nomy, plus they create jobs and apprentices-

rather than just leaving the business playing

ally oriented – can find a space to grow. I invite

hip positions. However, women in leadership

field to men. We need to unite women’s wealth

anyone interested in this subject, both men and

positions are still a minority. I want to work to

of skills and bring Berlin forward as a business

women, to contribute any innovative concepts

change that. The “Berlin Unternehmerinnen-

location.

they might have.

YOU SAID “WE NEED MORE FEMALE FOUNDERS.” HOW WOULD YOU PERSONALLY
MOTIVATE WOMEN WHO ARE THINKING OF
STARTING A BUSINESS?

in a lucrative way. Berlin-based female entre-

NOTWITHSTANDING THE LOW PERCENTAGES, WHAT DO WOMEN DO DIFFERENTLY –
AND PERHAPS EVEN BETTER – THAN
MEN WHEN IT COMES TO FOUNDING A
COMPANY?

preneurs are key role models, and an event like

The first Female Founders Monitor helps us

should have access to information, advice and

this lays the foundation for them!

to better analyze and understand the challen-

support. Berlin is well positioned in this sphere,

ges faced by women in startups. It shows that

that is, we have a large number of consulting,

teams of women tend to finance their startups

networking and funding structures available to

using their own savings and bank loans, while

every female founder. One example would be

tag” is intended to act as a platform to allow
for networking, information exchange and the
showcasing of female entrepreneurs. The event
highlights the fact that the Berlin economy is
shaped by women in a variety of industries and

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First of all, every potential female founder

teams of men more often profit from Business

the Berlin Brandenburg Business Plan Competi-

Angels or VCs. In Berlin, we have an effective

tion, which has just begun its 2018/2019 cycle.

In comparison to the rest of Germany, Berlin

microcredit program that caters to low credit

I’m delighted about every new female founder
we see today. Indeed, Berlin’s economy relies

has the largest percentage of female participa-

needs in uncomplicated ways and thus makes it

tion in founding companies. But this number

easier for many women to start their own busi-

is still too low and we need even more female

ness. It’s possible that women’s teams are less

founders. We’ve already started a process of

likely to use external financing because, as the

Photo: © Wolf Lux

ACCORDING TO THE BERLIN STARTUP
MONITOR, ONLY 16.2% OF STARTUPS IN
BERLIN HAVE FEMALE BOSSES. HOW DO
YOU EXPLAIN THAT NUMBER?

on the ideas, strength and creativity of women.
And every new female founder is a role model
for the next generation!

About Ramona Pop
Born in Rumania, Ramona Pop studied
political science in Münster and Berlin.
She became a member of Berlin’s House
of Representatives in 2001 while still
completing her studies. Five years later,
she was named deputy chair of the
Bündnis 90/Die Grünen parliamentary
group, becoming chair in 2009. Since
2016, Ramona Pop has been Mayor
of Berlin and Senator for Economics,
Energy and Public Enterprises.

About the Berlin
Senate Administration
One of the core tasks of the 340 people
working at the Berlin Senate Department
of Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises is to create ideal economic framework conditions that allow existing Berlin
companies to expand their global competitiveness, while also attracting new
companies to Berlin. The department‘s
highest priority is to secure and generate
as many jobs as possible for Berlin.
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PROSPECTS

saw the young company as a child that needed
care and dedication for it to grow and thrive.
“We always worked as a couple,” remembers
Herbert Knauer. These joint efforts were a vital
key to the success of the company.
For the first few years, the family home continued to act as company headquarters. The
lathe was in the cellar, and the four children
– including Alexandra Knauer, who heads the
company today – played alongside her three sib-

Knauer employees during their daily active break

lings with the packaging material stored in the
attic. In 1974, Knauer moved into the building

A BERLIN
ORIGINAL

director and headed up the company for a time
together with her father. In 2000, her commit-

developments and entrepreneurial success.

ment and entrepreneurial talent were enough to
convince Herbert Knauer to

of the Berlin Wall ushered
in a number of changes for
Knauer. In Eastern Europe,
and especially in the former
GDR, where the company

“We unite
people”
Alexandra Knauer

hand over the company shares to his daughter. Today,
he is very proud and happy
that his life’s work has now
become his daughter’s life
work.

had done well over 50% of its
Alexandra Knauer runs the

business, the ensuing social

The Knauer family produces high-tech
measuring instruments and an excellent
working environment

Text: Anke Templiner

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on Hegauer Weg, where it remains today. The
years since that move were marked by exciting

In the early 1990s, the fall

THE MOST PRECISE
FAMILY IN BERLIN

changes brought about several problems. In

company in close cooperation with its procurists

1994, a further challenge arose when Roswitha

and department heads. Unlike her father, who

Knauer took ill and was temporarily unable to

did many things himself, such as installing and

work. That was the moment when Alexandra

testing the devices, she places more emphasis

Knauer offered to support her parents and start

on employee know-how and a cooperative lea-

working at the company. Alexandra had learned

dership style. “The members of our team have

from a very early age what it meant to run a

my full trust,” she notes. “I know they are com-

company, and she was able to draw on her the-

mitted to the company and are always looking to

oretical knowledge garnered from her studies in

find the best solution.”

business.

expertise is the development of pumps, detectors and separation columns for high-perfor-

To this day, Knauer’s main

mance liquid chromatography (HPLC). This

products are measuring inst-

separation method is used in several fields,

ruments, so-called chromato-

including chemistry, pharmacy, biotechnology

graphy systems. They find

and environmental monitoring. The measuring

application in cancer research

principle is based on the process of separating

labs and drug quality controls,

substances, even when they are chemically quite

among others. For example,

similar.

the precise analysis of the
ingredients and composition of
a drug or other product make

These instruments were first developed in 1962,
when Herbert Knauer created a highly accurate

it possible to say whether it

temperature measuring device in his own home

was prepared in accordance

kitchen. At the time, the young chemist was

with regulations. In this sense,

Knauer is a family-owned company and manu-

still working with a hand drill and a soldering

facturer of instruments for the analysis of

iron. His wife, Roswitha, was there from the very

liquids. One of the company’s core areas of

beginning, taking care of the business side. She

Fotos: Knauer

Anyone noticing the group of individuals
going about their weekly sports workout
on Monday afternoon at Hegauer Weg 38
in the Berlin district of Zehlendorf might
find it hard to imagine that this is the
same place where Knauer manufactures
its high-tech lab measuring devices. At the
center of the group is usually Alexandra
Knauer, the company’s managing director
and owner. Since taking over the company from her parents in 1995, she has
successfully maintained its motto: “We
separate molecules and unite people.”

Starting in 1995, Alexandra became managing

Knauer analytical instruments
Knauer among the winners at the 2018 Grand Prix for Small and
Medium-Sized Enterprises

can be used to determine the
level of caffeine in coffee or
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PROSPECTS

BERLIN VERSUS SAN FR ANCISCO

HIPSTER VS. HIPPIES
What makes Berlin a great place to live in comparison to San Francisco?

BERLIN vs.
SAN FRANCISCO
13.1°

23.6°

Average
temperature

Average
temperature
summer

4,028 people/km2

13.5°

Population density

€8

Modern CNC workshop in Berlin-Zehlendorf: production site of high-tech lab measuring instruments

work-life balance by means of flexi-time work,

ago, Knauer chromotography systems were used

part-time work and other family-friendly mea-

to test whether milk powder from China had

sures, including the opportunity for employees

been mixed with melamine.

to bring their children to work. But also in the

Knauer products are in demand worldwide, with

focuses on her team’s ability to find meaning in
their work. Her ultimate goal is to foster team

€63

€3.19

Public Transport

Beer

than 70 countries. The “Made in Germany” label

spirit. “The team is very important,” she notes.

continues to impress clients in the industry, and

“We have colleagues here who are highly specia-

Knauer continues to perform groundbreaking

lized, highly educated and highly motivated.” She

research and invest heavily in the Berlin location.

encourages this form of togetherness by means of

In addition to cooperative activities with indust-

joint sports courses and celebrations. And especi-

rial partners and research institutes, the exchange

ally when Monday’s training comes to an end with

of ideas with clients plays an important role in the

a hearty laugh from all participants, Alexandra

company’s ongoing product development. In fact,

Knauer knows she’s on the right path.

€750

€43

€4.70
COST of

LIVING

Apartment
(1 bedroom) in City Centre

Gym membership

Beer

€2,960

€105

Apartment
(1 bedroom) in City Centre

Gym membership

€170

Basic Utilities
(montly)

LOCAL CONNECTEDNESS
Number of Relationships Between Founders

20

accepted and integrated into the development of

LOCAL CONNECTEDNESS
Number of Relationships Between Founders

20.15

Berlin average

€79

expensive

€124

new devices. The company also offers customized

Population density

Public Transport

61%
more

Basic Utilities
(montly)

clients’ experiences and suggestions are gladly

6,220 people/km2

Meal/Lunch

overall working environment, Alexandra Knauer
their analysis instruments exported to more

Average
temperature
summer

€13.50

Meal/Lunch

pesticide in baby food. For example, a few years

22.4°

Average
temperature

20.15

Global average

Global average

22.4

San Francisco average

solutions for customers.
SUB-SECTOR STRENGTH

SUB-SECTOR STRENGTH

Knauer’s success on the market for lab measuring

lin’s Female Entrepreneur of the Year. A similar
honor followed at the national level in 2010, when
she was named German Female Entrepreneur of
the Year. In 2014, her company was named one of
the top 100 most innovative medium-sized com-

Founded
Location
Employees
Revenue 2017
Managing
Director / Owner
Location highlight

panies in Germany. She has also received prizes
for her family-friendly policies.
Alexandra Knauer created conditions that make it
possible for her employees to maintain a healthy
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More information

1962 in Berlin
Berlin-Zehlendorf
135
€ 19.5 million
Alexandra Knauer
Student lab
“KNAUER Entdecker
Klub” for groups of
school children starting from Grade 6
www.knauer.net

Fintech

Health & Life
Sciences

IoT

Number of Tech Startups: 2,500
(43% non-German launchers)

P
GLOBAL STARTU

AI

Big Data

Fintech

Biotech

ECOSYSTEM

INVESTMENT VOLUME

Photos: © Knauer

instruments is due in no small part to Alexandra
Knauer’s leadership. In 2004, she was named Ber-

2.968 Billion Euros

INVESTMENT VOLUME

26.2 Billion Euros
Number of Tech Startups: 16,000
(46% non-American launchers)
Fact: 25% of the global unicorns are located in San Francisco

Sources: Startup Ecosystem & Sub-Sector Strengths - https://startupgenome.com/all-report-thank-you/?file=2018 (Page 166 - Berlin; Page 152 – San Francisco); Investment
volume: http://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/ey-start-up-barometer-europa-maerz-2018/$FILE/ey-start-up-barometer-europa-maerz-2018.pdf; https://thenextweb.com/contributors/2017/10/29/berlins-silicon-allee-vs-silicon-valley-better-startup/; Weather: https://www.wetter.de/klima/europa/deutschland/berlin-s99000032.html;
https://www.wetter.de/klima/nordamerika-mittelamerika/usa/san-francisco-s724940.html; Comparison Cost of living: https://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-living/berlin;
https://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-living/san-francisco;

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AN EVENING WITH
THE MASTER CHEFS
In honoring Berlin’s “Master Chefs” each year,

presented their joint “Berlin Menu” to the roughly

the Berlin Partner business development agency

400 invited guests. The Berlin Menu 2018 brought

seeks to showcase Berlin’s culture of fine cuisine

together each prizewinner’s culinary philosophies

and hospitality as a key factor in the city’s posi-

in a unique way, with each different category

tive image and economic boom. Whether its top

and each course of the menu reflecting a unique

cuisine or street food, an established stalwart or

facet of Berlin’s international food landsca-

a creative newcomer, a specific neighborhood or

pe as well as the regional origins of its chefs.

an entire region – Berlin has a range of chefs and
restaurants that can compete on an international
scale. This year’s prizewinners showed their skills
at a gala dinner at Vollgutlager Berlin, where they

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Flip to the next double page to
see the menu at the 2018 Berlin
Master Chefs gala

Photos: © Berlin Partner – photothek.de

The 22nd annual gala dinner showcased
Berlin‘s culinary diversity

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AMUSEBOUCHE

AMUSEBOUCHE

Best Berlin
Host 2018
André Macionga,
”Restaurant
Tim Raue“

Berliner Kiez
Master 2018
”Rogacki“
Homemade potato salad with
mayonnaise and boulette
Hand-picked soused herring
with peeled potato

Green curry stock
with exotic fruits

FIRST COURSE

Berlin Master
Chef 2018
Daniel Achilles,
”reinstoff“
Veal & carrot

2ND INTER­
MEDIATE COURSE
Culinary
Innovator 2018
Billy Wagner,
”Nobelhart &
Schmutzig“

Celery / Erdhof Seewalde
blackcurrant

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STARTER

Berlin Scene
Restaurant 2018
”TISK
Speisekneipe“
Cucumber salad
+ unrolled mackerel

1ST INTER­
MEDIATE COURSE
Newcomer of the
Year 2018
Nicholas Hahn,
”Restaurant am
Steinplatz“
Kebab of watermelon /
Melon paprika tartar /
Paprika sorbet

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CULTURE TIPS
EVITA

THE B OL SHOI ON THE SCREEN

Radiant beauty, dazzling charisma and style: “Evita” tells the

Four traditional ballets (“La Sylphide,” “Don Quixote,” “La Bay-

story of a woman caught between love and power, adored by

adère” and “Sleeping Beauty”) will be presented alongside the

the people, hated by her political opponents and defined by

popular Christmas fairy tale “The Nutcracker” and the modern

more than just her tragic end. This opulent production of

ballet “The Golden Age,” the latter being shown exclusively

the famous musical, which received an Olivier, a Tony and

at the Bolshoi. Two other famous pieces – “Carmen Suite”

a Drama Desk Award for “Best Musical,” uses monumen-

and Edward Clug’s new creation “Petruschka” – complete the

tal images and enthralling music to transport audiences to

list. Filmed specifically for the big screen and shot with over

Argentina in the mid-1950s. After enjoying success in Great

ten cameras in HD and 5.1 surround sound, these Bolshoi

Britain and Germany, the acclaimed production now returns

broadcasts give audiences the unique opportunity to get closer

to Berlin with a star cast from London’s West End. Runs from

to the dancers than ever before.

January 2-13, 2019 at Berlin’s Admiralspalast.

www.yorck.de /kinos /delphi-filmpalast

www.mehr.de/spielstaetten /admiralspalast-berlin/programm-tickets /evita/

NINETIES BERLIN IN MULTIMEDIA
GINZBURG DYNASTY – JAZZ FESTIVAL

Experience Berlin’s legendary way-of-life in the 1990s after the fall
of the Wall! It was a decade in which subcultures and creative

After 150 years of musical journeying across four continents, the

artists took over the playground that was the post-Wall city of

Ginzburg dynasty will return to its historical roots. The Ginzburg

unlimited opportunities. This exhibition showcases how peo-

family is a band in its sixth generation that features clarinets,

ple worldwide flocked to Berlin to make new and original use

saxophones, pianos, accordion, vocals and percussion. At this

of the city’s open spaces while also creating a groundbrea-

celebration of Jazz, it will present entertaining Swing by Benny

king new club culture and rapidly transforming life in the

Goodman, Glenn Miller, George Gershwin and Louis Prima as

formerly divided capital. Prominent eyewitnesses provide

well as West Coast Jazz, New Orleans Jazz and short Latin inter-

personalities drawn from the alternative scene in both East
and West reporting on “their” Berlin. The exhibition will run
until February 28, 2019 at the Alte Münze in Berlin.
www.nineties.berlin/de

AND BERLIN WILL ALWAYS NEED YOU
From March 22 to June 16, 2019, this group exhibition at the
Martin Gropius Bau will present contemporary works by over
20 artists living in Berlin. These artists were invited to present new or existing installations and artworks dealing with
craftsmanship, décor, materiality and artifacts. Among those
artists showing works will be Haris Epaminonda, Nevin
Aladag, Leonor Antunes, Antje Majewski, Alice Creischer
and Andreas Siekmann, Mariechen Danz, Olaf Holzapfel
and many more. The “Art, Craft and Concept Made in Berlin”
exhibition will be curated by Natasha Ginwala, Julienne Lorz
and Stephanie Rosenthal.
www.berlinerfestspiele.de /de /aktuell/festivals /gropiusbau/
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ludes. The festival will take place on February 8, 2019 in the
Kammermusiksaal of the Philharmonie Berlin.

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DATES
& EVENTS
January
1 January, Brandenburg Gate

BERLIN NEW YEAR’S RUN

As one (sports) year comes to a
close, the SCC is wasting no time
getting 2019 underway, in this case
with a running event. Around 3,500
runners take part in the New Year’s
Run held at the Brandenburg Gate
each year.
www.berliner-neujahrslauf.de
7 January, Wintergarten Varieté

TALKSHOW
“KURTZ AUF DER COUCH”
(“KURTZ ON THE COUCH“)

Columnist Andreas Kurtz in conversation with actress Caroline
Peters, who will be treated to personal films about her life featuring commentaries from prominent
personalities and people from her
family and circle of friends. Tickets
and information:
www.wintergarten-berlin.de /
show/kurtz-auf-der-couch

10 January, Mercedes Benz Arena

HANDBALL WORLD CUP
2019 IN BERLIN

Preliminary round of the Handball
World Cup: in January 2019, Germany and Denmark will host the
Handball World Cup in which 24
teams from Europe, America, Asia
and Oceania will compete against
each other.
www.mercedes-benz-arenaberlin.de

15 to 18 January, various
locations in Berlin

BERLIN FASHION WEEK

Twice a year, Berlin becomes an
international stage for fashion
and lifestyle. Fashion enthusiasts, buyers, trade visitors and
media representatives will meet at
the Berlin Fashion Week to attend
shows and award ceremonies, but
also to gather information at
expert fairs, exhibitions and offsite events.
www.fashion-week-berlin.com

18 to 27 January, Exhibition
grounds under the Berlin Radio
Tower (Funkturm)

INTERNATIONAL GREEN
WEEK BERLIN

The International Green Week is the
world’s largest trade fair for agriculture, nutrition and horticulture.
National and international exhibitors present their local products
and invite visitors to go on a culinary journey of discovery. In 2018,
400,000 visitors spent over €50
million.
www.gruenewoche.de
24 to 27 January, Messe Berlin

HIPPOLOGICA BERLIN

The Hippologica Berlin is the largest equestrian event in Berlin.
With a mixture of shows, riding
tournaments, shopping opportunities and educational offers, this
equestrian sports fair attracts over
22,000 trade visitors and horse
enthusiasts annually to the exhibition grounds at Berlin’s Radio
Tower (Funkturm). Roughly 190
exhibitors from five nations will
offer a broad array of equestrian
products and horse accessories.
www.hippologica.de
24 to 29 January, Velodrom

BERLIN SIX-DAY RACE

For the 108th time, Berlin will officially come down with racingbike fever. The best cyclists in the
world will compete at this track-cycling competition for the top spots
at the Six-Day competitions as
well as in the sprint and standing
tournaments.
www.sixday.com/berlin

6TH ISTAF INDOOR

Track and field enthusiasts can
once again expect a unique and
impressive combination of athletic
excellence and high-class running,
throwing and jumping disciplines.
Get your tickets now:
www.istaf-indoor.de

Reach your audience – founders, decision-makers,
media professionals, and sport or Berlin fans

4 February, Wintergarten
Varieté Berlin

TALKSHOW
“KURTZ AUF DER COUCH”
(“KURTZ ON THE COUCH”)
Columnist Andreas Kurtz in conversation with singer Maite Kelly.
Tickets and information:
www.wintergarten-berlin.de /
show/kurtz-auf-der-couch

7 to 17 February, various locations
in Berlin

69TH BERLINALE –
BERLIN INTERNATIONAL
FILM FESTIVAL

The Berlinale is one of the most
important events in the global film
industry. Up to 400 films will be
screened in different genres. Every
year, roughly 300,000 tickets are
sold to the public.
www.berlinale.de

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23 February, Hotel InterContinental

69TH VBKI BUSINESS BALL

At Berlin’s largest annual ball,
roughly 3,000 guests are invited to
enjoy a glittering night in an extraordinary atmosphere. On a space
of roughly 3,000 square meters,
guests are offered a wide variety of culinary delights and a lively
program schedule in the festive
ballroom, the modern pavilion and
the colorful strolling area.
www.vbki.de

Fit & Gesund

Karamba! Mit verschiedenen
Kursen hält der TSV Wittenau Senioren fit. Außerdem:
Der Oktober ist Brustkrebsmonat. Sonderseiten 12-15

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Über das Leben mit vierpfotigen Begleitern in Reinickendorf
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des Menschen, verzeiht alles
und ist treu bis in den Tod.
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Hund ab, auch wenn bei einem Zwergpinscher oder
dem Chihuahua, der kleinsten Hunderasse der Welt,
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schließen lässt. Obwohl die
vermeintlichen Schoßhündchen durchaus Kampfeslust
unter Beweis stellen. Bei gefährlichen Rassen wie etwa
Pitbulls sind Konflikte in der

Koexistenz von Hund und
Mensch ohnehin vorprogrammiert. Die Berliner Beißstatistik aber erstaunt. Von den
2017 gemeldeten 584 durch
Hunde hervorgerufenen Verletzungen bei Menschen gingen nur 39 auf das Konto der
„gefährlichen“ Rassen, aber
149 auf das von Mischlingen.
105.543 Hunde waren
laut Statistik der Finanzämter 2017 in Berlin gemeldet.
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