Photovoltaics remain prohibited in the old town of iphof

Those who admire the simple beauty of iphof’s old town today tend to overlook the principle behind the structured facades and orderly fronts. Since 1982, the city’s design statutes have regulated the criteria according to which redevelopment and construction is permitted there. It specifies the size of windows and skylights as well as the texture and color of plaster. But as strict as it may be in some areas, it is not a rigid instrument. Because building also follows trends – technical, social or political. The bylaws have therefore been amended, developed and adapted again and again, most recently on monday evening in the city’s building committee.

If the design statutes were a book, they would be a local bestseller. Almost everyone who lives in one of the 320 properties in iphof’s old town has already read it – or at least been quoted from it. Asked mayor josef mend, after some thought he would call it his favorite primer. The city’s cultural heritage is as much in it as mend’s political legacy, which he will leave to his successor in may 2020 after 30 years of service. Mend says: "the point of the design statute is not to prohibit something, but to make a valuable contribution to urban development." The challenging thing is that this does not work with a uniform grid. "Each house must be evaluated individually", says the mayor.

The shakespeare plays, which took to the stage for the first time in 2011, proved to be a surprise success: the ludwigsstadt, which has a population of 3,500, was able to bury over 2,000 spectators at the new upper franconian theater festival. Among them guests from all over bavaria, thuringia and beyond.

Especially the lively and unusual concept of the shakespeare-plays was well received. Because in ludwigsstadt, the great classics of world literature are performed in dialect, which works in an amazing way and allows a completely new, fresh and entertaining look at shakespeare's works.

lecture on the race for traffic routes

When driving along the frankenschnellweg, three traffic routes meet in the regnitz valley near erlangen: the railroad, the modern highway and the former ludwig-danube-main canal, visible only through the canal monument at the fub of erlangen's burgberg hill. Although moved, it still tells of a project of european importance, the connection of the north sea and the black sea.

Germany's first railroad, the eagle, departed on 7. December 1835 from nurnberg to furth. The route network was successively expanded and, at the request of king ludwig, it is rumored that a tunnel was even built through the erlanger burgberg.

New year's pit to the death cell

13 pen pals maintain the toedts alone with prison inmates in the USA. On this country henry toedt also focused an advance for 2020. He wants to strengthen his commitment to a humane penal system. Especially in the united states. He plans to contact 20 german-language newspapers to raise awareness about the issue.

Abuse and mistreatment

From letters, the couple knows that the situation in the privately run prisons is dramatic. Inmates and female inmates report mistreatment and abuse. "Every prison has its own rules of the game", reports henry toedt. These range from sometimes unfounded discipline in solitary confinement to male supervisors in women’s showers.

They were emma, lena, lilly and johnny and provided an afternoon of entertainment at the friedrich-baur senior citizens' center sankt kunigund in altenkunstadt. The guests, however, were not girls and boys from the kreuzberg daycare center, who regularly delight the residents of the home with their performances, but four-legged friends.

No transport bottleneck

The visit of the "meeting point dog from michelau will be remembered by the women and men for a long time to come. "There's quite a lot going on here", stated sonja kraus and tanja dauer. The social services staff were delighted to see how well seniors and dogs get along. There was no sign of fear of contact on either side. The four-legged friends, including a dachshund, a poodle, a yorkshire terrier as well as a border collie and a golden retriever, enjoyed the petting sessions with which the residents of the home roughly provided them. Senior helene bluchel and the two and a half year old rumba immediately made friends. "I used to have a dog myself", many seniors remembered wistfully. "The meeting point dog was founded in 2002 and belongs to the bavarian state association for dog sports.", explained dieter scheuering.
The chairman was accompanied by a kelpie, which is descended from an australian breed of dog. The offers of the michelau dog lovers are broadly diversified. The palette ranges from puppy playtime to basic training of young and adult dogs to entry into dog sports. "In the foreground, however, is always the spab with our dogs", emphasized scheuering. In the garden of the senior center, the animals were allowed to show what they had learned during weekly training sessions. They ran through a hose and made room when their masters or mistresses wanted to talk to them. For a dog must not interrupt speech. A four-legged friend must learn to obey a clear no from its owner. This is especially true for "leckerlis", offered to him or that he finds. "It could also be something poisonous", the chairman said. After the demonstrations, the animals were allowed to romp around in the garden.

The good news first: claus-peter reisch does not have to go to jail. Nevertheless, he was sentenced to a fine in malta on tuesday – because his rescue ship "lifeline" had been damaged had not been properly registered at the time. A formal error, if anything. That he should pay the 10,000 euros to refugee aid organizations seems absurd, considering that he himself set sail for one and rescued more than 230 migrants from the mediterranean on his ship. The NGO "mission lifeline wants to appeal. This is absolutely understandable.

This is what happened: "lifeline-captain on malta sentenced to fine

A number of people are guilty in this debate. Reisch and his people are not among them. 494 migrants have already drowned in the mediterranean this year. Sustainable development aid, disarmament, turning away from turbo-capitalism: instead of criminalizing sea rescuers, the EU should finally bring unwilling state leaders onto a common, humanitarian course. Fleeing people don’t get into junked rubber dinghies for fun – those who don’t see prospects will continue to put their lives on the line.

From now on, visitors to the celtic spa in bad salzungen and spa guests in the sudthuring district town can purchase a noble drop directly on site. The new bad salzunger gradierbrand rhon is a special drop, because the original spelt schnapps spent part of its maturing period in the gradierhaus and benefited from the rooty brine vapors.

Small distiller lothar bold from neuwirtshaus near hammelburg had started the brandy last year. Spelt was mashed and mashed at about 75 degrees. Then it was heated in a pot still before being poured into the cask. It was then hung in a wooden barrel for nine months in the bad salzungen graduation house. The ramsthal distiller adolf keller filtered and evaporated the brandy so that it now has a good drinkability of 38 percent.

breakfast: macaroni for the macker

No one can get past the noodle. It already starts with schiller and his wilhelm tell: "through this hollow noodle he will come!Even in star wars the noodle appears as a 1-a staple: "may the noodle be with you"!"

It is not surprising that there is a world noodle day, which – as luck would have it – wants to be celebrated exactly today. Our people are more or less stuck with the macaroni. Then it gets tricky: penne – that could be those short, tube-shaped noodles with the ends cut diagonally. But what do anelletti look like? And cannelloni – were they these thick things?? Or are we just confusing this with rigatoni?

They take care of the birds in and around stettfeld

Getting up early, moving quietly through the awakening nature and listening to the voices of the birds: for the hiking group of the SC stettfeld such a bird call hike has been part of the program for 25 years.
Always on hand are rudi schopplein and dietmar spath, who have been looking after the birdlife in and around stettfeld for the past 15 years. It all started with two tours by werner ullmann from ebern, the two passionate hikers report: "then edmund meidenbauer from ebelsbach took over and for 15 years we have been doing it now."
The number of participants is also always impressive: "on average, we are about ten people." About 40 species of birds can be counted per hike, now and then even specialities like the hoopoe or the stone chat. "In the wetlands we also have a lot of blue and brown throats, and in the direction of staffelbach I was recently able to observe a wryneck", rudi schopplein is pleased.
This joy of birding is also what drives them. About ten years ago, the old transformer station in stettfelder bahnhofstrabe was converted into a bird hotel under the leadership of the hiking department. The two also look after 60 bird boxes in and around stettfeld. Cleaning, replacement and new construction add up to many hours of work here. "I always have a few boxes in my car, and when I see that one is broken, I replace it", explains dietmar spath.
In addition to the bird boxes, three owl boxes have also been added, one of which is currently occupied by a barn owl. In addition, there are also two kestrel nests in stettfeld, which are under very close observation. "We have four to five boys a year", rudi schopplein reports.

Hawk nest discovered

In all these years there have always been beautiful experiences during the hike. "One thing was when we discovered a nest of beavers with four eggs", tells dietmar spath. "The time now is the best of all", he states.
Rudi schopplein agrees with him: "go out early, see the sunrise and experience nature. Can there be anything more beautiful?"
In addition to the bird boxes, the SC stettfeld hiking group also looks after the silver sandstone cave, where three different bat species have set up their winter quarters, the spitzelberg and the muhlbach spring. All places where you can talk to visitors. These meetings and the resulting exchanges are another high point for rudi schopplein. "If you don't go out, you can't meet anyone," he says, the nature lover is sure.
The hikers are now looking forward to next sunday, 22. April, their 25. Bird song hike to be celebrated accordingly. All nature lovers, who also enjoy the sounding bird world, are invited to this event. The meeting point is at 6.30 o'clock in front of the stratz inn. Then the hike will last about 2.5 hours. In celebration of this special event, a sausage breakfast will be offered afterwards in the SC sports center.

Federal police to assist investigators in bamf affair

In the affair about unlawful asylum decisions, the federal ministry of the interior is now putting up heavy guards.

In view of the criminal investigations, a joint investigation team of the central anti-corruption office and the state criminal office of bremen is planned with the support of the federal police. This was announced by the bremen senate after a crisis meeting of the federal government, the affected countries and the federal refugee office in the hanseatic city.