Christkindles werkstatten: immerse yourself in a christmassy world

The christkindles workshops are well known far beyond the borders of rodelsee. At least 15,000 visitors may have been enchanted by the special atmosphere of the weekend.

"I never thought that something like this was possible in rodelsee", a visitor said as he gazed in amazement across the square in front of crailsheim castle. It is possible – and has been for many years now. The christ child has many helpers in rodelsee, who always lift the workshops.

Dangerous “souvenir” causes a lot of trouble


Until now, hans A. (name changed) an absolutely blameless man. Since wednesday he has a criminal record.
The court sentenced him to six months' imprisonment with two years' probation for unlawful possession of a live weapon with 50 rounds of ammunition and a machine gun. A must also. Pay 1000 euro to the volksbund kriegsgraberfursorge. Here it had an effect that A. For four children must pay alimony.

Judgment immediately legally binding
The court, presided over by matthias gobhardt, followed the very balanced motion of prosecutor melanie roth. Defense attorney fritz kubik had considered a fine sufficient. The sentence at the lower limit of the punishment range became legally valid, because A. The sentence was immediately accepted.

Way clear in franconia­village

In frankendorf, a district of buttenheim, the district of bamberg is planning to redesign the through road (krba 12). With the support of the office for rural development of upper franconia (ALE oberfranken), the project will include not only a water-related development but also the design of the surroundings and the town square. According to information from the ALE upper franconia, a simple village renewal is possible for the frankendorf district. With regard to the amount of the subsidy, the ALE upper franconia is currently offering 55 percent of the eligible costs.

In 1981, frankendorf had been honored with the "gold" award as the national winner in the competition "our village should become more environmentally friendly. Even today, the village with its listed ensemble along the deichselbach stream is considered one of the most beautiful strabendorf villages in germany. This must be preserved and further developed, says buttenheim’s mayor michael karmann (zwdg/CSU) at the youngest market town council meeting. In particular, the protection of the most vulnerable road users, the pedestrians, should be at the top of the agenda. For example, there are initial considerations as to how a thoroughfare could be created. The market town of buttenheim had therefore already submitted an application for the initiation of a simple village renewal for frankendorf in february 2021 in order to be able to implement the corresponding measures.

“Star wars 9”: an era comes to an end

It’s hard to imagine the "star wars" universe without princess leia. This fearless fighter who led the rebellion in the fight against the evil since the first movie in 1977 by george lucas. But then leia actress carrie fisher died three years ago and many fans wondered how the successful space saga would continue without her.

The tension before the next movie was therefore rough, after all there were some such open questions – also what happened to luke skywalker, who was knocked down in the last fight. But now the wait is over: "star wars: the rise of skywalker" is here, and it’s not just the ninth episode and the conclusion of the third "star wars" trilogy. This work marks the end of an era.

Discussions about the party mile

The sand area is the heart of bamberg. Here the city pulsates, here the tourists roam the streets during the day, then in the evening the sand fills up with the younger people who want to go out and have their drink. Standig is something going on. And there are also those who live there, who are especially bothered by the nightly arm and alcohol level of the visitors to the area. This conflict, which has been smoldering for a long time, came up again during a walk through the district by the administration led by mayor andreas stark (SPD).
For example, a business owner speaks up right at the beginning of the tour, describing that he has been observing problems with night owls for a long time – several times a week. "I always see people who pee everywhere and leave the gauze." Vomiting is also not uncommon. Sometimes it is like a "cloaca" in the sandy area on sunday morning, which he finds particularly unfortunate, especially in view of the appearance of the city for tourists strolling through the sandstrabe on sunday. "I always clean up, says the businessman, who prefers not to be named because his shop window has already been graffitied once.

More alarm at the pile?

In addition to the issue of suspicion, the residents on the district tour also complain about the noise that still reigns in the sand even after the curfew has ended. A resident complains to thomas schreiber, head of the bamberg-stadt police department. He is sometimes not taken seriously by police officers on the phone. Another calls for more police patrols, as does city councilor andreas reub (GAL), who claims to have identified a new larm and pollution focus at pfahlplatzchen.
Police chief schreiber clarifies that additional patrols by officers are not possible in terms of personnel: "i can no longer represent more police patrols." The officers are already "fully booked by offenses such as disturbance of the peace, family disputes or brawls, to which they are called at night. Patrols were only driven in cars through the sandy streets to get to a possible operation more quickly. Schreiber pointed out that last year the number of patrols in the sand area was just over 250, this year there are already 130 patrols.
The "booze tourism" is identified as the major problem. In addition to the peaceful guests, certain groups of revelers also come to the sand area, who are not welcomed by the police or restaurateurs.

Justice department opposes plans to monitor children

justice department opposes plans to monitor children

Interior minister horst seehofer’s (CSU) plans to allow the constitutional protection agency to store information on radicalized children have met with resistance from his coalition partner and the opposition.

The house of justice minister katarina barley (SPD) does not want to support the draft law and refrain from a more in-depth legal evaluation of the individual regulations, government sources confirmed to the german press agency. Earlier, the newspapers of the funke mediengruppe (wednesday) had reported that.

Medieval market offered an exciting journey through time

medieval market offered an exciting journey through time

Jurgen scharff did his best: "jubel", he instructed the crowd of knights and jugglers behind him as well as the spectators around him again and again. But the cheers were limited, despite the herald's calls, both in georgi park and during the promotional march through the city center: too many people loved the rain showers that kept them from attending the premiere of the medieval and fantasy market in bad bruckenau.

Needlework and needle binding
"Unfortunately it didn't go so well, many performances fell through", organizational director david polotzek is also cautious in his assessment. He has also received a lot of positive feedback, for example from participants at the international marche congress, who were very enthusiastic about the scriptor and his old german script. "But the weather did not play along." Around 800 visitors came on saturday, and another 1000 on sunday. But there are already all the children who did not have to pay an entrance fee.

“We don’t have any building sites at all”

. At the same time, some burgers missed the illumination of the problems in steinbach itself. Among them were the topics of missing building sites and a more gentle design of the cemetery, which were then discussed at length.
Ziegler began by giving a comprehensive report on the rough road tree removals in lautergrund and in the district of rudendorf, in the ebelsbach valley from gleisenau to breitbrunn and also on the plans for the ebelsbach bypass in the direction of stettfeld. In addition, he informed about the new designations of building land in schonbrunn and especially “am herrenwald” in ebelsbach, where 30 building sites are now to be developed in a first step.
In the village of steinbach, the creek bank has been renewed, and now the village road from the church to the village center is about to be paved with asphalt.
But that was not enough for klaus-peter kackert, and he made his displeasure clear: “i”m here at a castle meeting in steinbach, and you”re showing a few pictures of the creek and the road. There are no building sites at all in our region, and this is not even mentioned any more. Apparently this is no longer of interest.”
This opinion was also supported by the population statistics, according to which steinbach had lost seven inhabitants. 364 citizens currently live here.
Burgermeister ziegler pointed out that steinbach was surrounded by nature reserves and that he could not be accused of doing nothing in steinbach. He cares about the concerns of the citizens, and this is now evident in the road. With the designation of a building area one comes up against nature protection borders, where it is also a difference whether it is only about nature park borders or about areas, which are subject to a special species protection legal assessment.
Klaus-peter kackert followed up and said “in zeil, new building land has been approved in a nature conservation area”.
Alfons geisel made another suggestion and saw a possible solution below the vineyards. Here at present old winegrowers gave up their vineyards, and before others take over or buy them, one could become active. If one oversleeps, it is over with it.
Another citizen asked whether it would not be possible to build against the golf course. This denied burgermeister ziegler immediately “because there a new part of the village would arise, and that was certainly not approved”. He also expressed the opinion that the demand for building sites in steinbach is not so great. This would be different in ebelsbach.
The answer came from the group: “yes, ebelsbach is exploding, and nothing is happening here!”
In steinbach there is still a building site “am pfaffenberg”, and also in the forststrabe it comes sporadically to the sale, said the mayor. On the possibility of moving in the direction of the vineyards and the “wendelinussteig” to think about, ziegler assured that he would be happy to explore this possibility once again.
With regard to the repeatedly requested expansion of the village road, there have been delays, because this must also be coordinated with the district and a corresponding financing. Now however one obtained that thereby an engineer”s office was assigned, first cost estimations are present and the costs between the municipality and the district habberge were divided. The mabnahme, which costs about 80 000 euro, is enough in the “dorfstrabe” from the church to the village center. Here the paving is being removed, which had become very uneven over the years and had caused a lot of noise for the residents. The road will be provided with a new asphalt surface, and also the connections to the “pfaffenberg” and the “schonbacher strabe have been aligned more.
At the same time the municipality had made canal investigations and thereby also a water penetration at the beginning of the “schonbacher strabe” sighted. This one wanted to redevelop and in addition still decide whether one should not renew the water pipe on this part at the same time. This would certainly be very sensible, because then one would have peace again for decades to come.
Gertrud stratz then addressed the cemetery and asked about burial in urn graves. Klaus-peter kackert was interested in the cemetery statutes and whether graves could be made smaller according to these statutes. This would be a great advantage in the narrow rows of graves.
Mayor ziegler saw possibilities for urn graves to the right and left of the cross. However, one does not want an urn stele, but other designs.
Other citizens saw the need for a comprehensive redesign of the cemetery. Second mayor and head of the building yard martin horn reported here on a meeting for cemetery design, at which he had seen the most varied graves, right down to a simple plant bed. The cemetery of steinbach is really in a catastrophic condition, as far as the grave arrangement is concerned. If you want to design something here, you really have to turn the cemetery completely upside down.
Other wishes were also expressed. Gertrud stratz saw the need to clean the local brook on the stretch from the railroad line to the village and to cut back shrubbery. This was also to serve the drainage during heavy rains.
Klaus-peter kackert did not like the fact that the beautiful sandstone wall below the vineyards at the end of the village of steinbach in the direction of ziegelanger was completely overgrown. This wall should be uncovered, because it would then be a focal point when entering the town.
Norbert helbig asked for the reason why the “old post road” had been used from direction ebelsbach drauben in der flur geteert have. The hikers had not needed this, and now it would be used by the mullabfuhr highstens as a shortcut.
Municipal councillor reinhold stratz clarified that the land consolidation in steinbach still had funds left over at the end of the project and that these had been used for this road.
Finally, norbert helbig still wished for a direct cycle path from the industrial area “lohwiese in the direction of ebelsbach. This would be a good and safe alternative for children, but also for adults, to the shopping markets.
The discussion then came to a quick end, because numerous citizens did not want to miss the DFB cup match between bayer leverkusen and FC bayern munich.


“The absolute majority of the csu will brock”

He is 40 years young, a specialist in transfusion medicine at the university hospital in wurzburg, germany. Dr. Jurgen kobler wanted to help the SPD in the district of kitzingen to a "blood refreshment. Iphof is the SPD candidate for the 2018 state elections.

In the post-war period, the CSU has always provided the members of the state parliament in the kitzingen area. Do you actually see a real chance of victory in 2018??