Surprise visit to the old constituency: Angela Merkel, the outgoing Chancellor, visits her successor - and a bird park.
Marlow (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania) - "I wanted to say Arrivederci again," said Angela Merkel at the
weekly market in Greifswald, a few days before the general election.
On Thursday, she visited the CDU direct candidate for the Bundestag, Georg Günther, in her - now soon to be former - constituency in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
Merkel strolled through the pedestrian zone with Günther, visited shops and took selfies with passers-by who were surprised by the Chancellor's visit while shopping.
The highlight of their visit, however, took place elsewhere.
Angela Merkel (CDU) visits the bird park before the federal election - pictures are taken for the history books
Before Angela Merkel (CDU) left, she visited the bird park in Marlow - where she became the focus of entire flocks of birds.
The employees of the bird park had given her a paper cup with - as the agencies learned - a special nectar mixture.
The cup contained pollen, fruit sugar, grain and water, the mixture is also called "Lori nectar".
And the Loris - Lori parrots - were not long in coming.
They circled the Chancellor in swarms and ate out of her hand.
One of the Loris even managed to land on the Chancellor's head - thus creating images that should end up in the history books.
Fluttered by Lori parrots: Angela Merkel.
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Angela Merkel gives her successor in the constituency a task even before the election
After the Lori parrots, budgies and cockatiels were also allowed to go near the Chancellor - and let her feed them millet.
Angela Merkel (CDU) visits her own constituency before the federal election: She does not want to hold an eagle owl - CDU direct candidate Georg Günther wears it.
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Angela Merkel (CDU) didn't want a bird on her arm - she left that to her successor.
An eagle owl about 60 centimeters had done less to her.
Georg Günther took the eagle owl in his arms.
And Angela Merkel only said: “No, no.
I did well with the parakeets. "(Kat)