Country, cellar and craft beer – with more and more new varieties, brewers are trying to make their beer palatable to germans again. Because for the last 30 years the demand has been decreasing.

"There are currently more than 1,400 breweries and over 6,000 beer brands in germany, and the number is growing from month to month," says holger eichele, chief executive officer of the german brewers’ association. But now the trade seems to have had enough. "Not everything can go on the shelf. There will probably be a consolidation in the near future," says marcus strobl, beer expert at market researcher nielsen.

All speak german - but....

I had booked a group tour. So far, I have had good experiences with this kind of travel, and this time, too, I met very friendly people. Of course: there’s always a fool around. But all in all we had rough fun together.

It proved to be a problem, however, that although we all came from germany, we did not always speak the same language. Almost all participants came from the rhine-main area. Only petra from baden-baden and i as a frenchwoman were the scribblers. It was not enough for me to be certified as speaking a dialect that was difficult to understand. There were also repeated misunderstandings concerning the time.

Klaus-dieter lange and his wife dora belong to a generation that "had to leave everything behind". As a 13-year-old he fled with his family from lower silesia to upper franconia. Within a few hours, the team had set off. Assuming that after four weeks we will be back again.

This drastic experience could be a reason, suspects lange, that he developed a tendency to collect. He is fascinated by historical documents. There are rows and rows of monthly issues of the "gartenlaube" on the shelves, he has let himself be bound. Newspaper articles tell of the arrival of the americans in forchheim in april 1945. Leaflets remind us of the dark days: klaus-dieter lange shows an allied drop leaflet – a "message from the commander in chief of the british fighter planes to the german people. Or a flyer from september 1945, addressed to the "male population of forchheim" turns. "Attraction" is the headline: however, for a long time klaus-dieter was not one of those who had to be present in the city forest for the clearing of stump wood at the heinlein monument. First of all, only men between 16 and 60 years of age were invited to participate. Moreover, klaus-dieter, who was 14 years old at the time, still lived in thurn and only came to forchheim occasionally.

Almost 69000 euros from the glucksspirale

Already at the end of may, the diaconia station weitramsdorf-seblach celebrated the move into its new center in schulstrabe 9 in dietersdorf with an "open day" celebrate. Almost two months later, another piece of good news arrived: the "lucky spiral" lottery approved a grant of 68 700 euros for the equipment of the new base.
"We are very happy", said deputy head of nursing services annette kirchner, when the current managing directors werner hanke (weitramsdorf) and martin mittag (seblach) handed her a sign to this effect. The gerontological psychiatry specialist said that her dementia patients also felt comfortable in the bright rooms with friendly furniture and specific color accents, and that the therapy room for group work was particularly well received.
In view of the total construction costs of over one million euros, he welcomed "all the support we can get", said seblach's mayor. "I think it is great that the "glucksspirale" supports such social purposes", added noon. During a visit to the diakonie nurnberg in december 2016, the responsible persons had received the tip to apply to the glucksspirale for financial support for the interior, weitramsdorf's second mayor hanke said. The fact that it was actually three-quarters of these costs that the lottery would then sponsor, hanke was particularly pleased about, because the grant would benefit all forces. "But the high level has already surprised us", said hanke. The committee "spiral of happiness at the end of june, the federal association of independent welfare organizations had approved the application for support submitted in march 2018 by the diaconia station weitramsdorf-seblach for the outpatient nursing service.

Groundwater in germany is too heavily polluted with nitrates in many places, according to a report by the eu commission. According to this, an average of 28 percent of the measuring stations exceeded the limit value of 50 milligrams per liter of water in the period from 2012 to 2015.

Only on malta was this value higher during the period: there, the nitrate limit value was not complied with at 71 percent of the measurement stations. However, the comparability of the individual countries is limited due to different monitoring procedures, according to the report, which was first reported by the newspapers of the funke mediengruppe (wednesday).

Pre-Christmas enjoyment in the nordwaldhalle

Norbert neugebauer "welcome to the nordhalben santa claus market!" This year again. On the second weekend of advent, the nordwaldhalle traditionally opens its doors for its pre-christmas "market with atmosphere".

Meanwhile to the 22. For the first time, the market community invites people to its already decorated house, which also becomes a meeting place for many visitors from the surrounding area. The spring leadership is incumbent on the kloppelschule with its demand association. As always, the guests could look forward to high-quality, typical products from the franconian forest, the thuringian forest and the vogtland. Beautiful christmas decorations, fine handicrafts and creative handicrafts, fine cosmetics and fashionable products, small pieces of furniture and unusual jewelry await the visitors. Naturally, the well-known local lace and special products from the upper roda valley are also on sale. Culinary delights, from sub to hearty, tea and spices, to high spirits and fine likor elixirs make the choice difficult. There are plenty of free parking spaces around the nordwaldhalle.

Romania: president basescu threatens to be deposed

At the instigation of his political opponents, the socialist prime minister victor ponta and his allied liberal party (PNL), parliament initiated impeachment proceedings against the civic basescu. Romanians will decide whether he will actually be removed from office in a referendum on 29. July.

Ponta and his allies accuse basescu of illegally usurping government powers, influencing the judiciary and violating the principle of non-partisanship that applies to the head of state. In berlin, washington, brussel and strabburg, possible violations of the law in the proceedings are viewed with concern.

They were launched at the height of the energy turnaround euphoria with partly rough expectations: the regional plants were to act as a "neutral advisor, coordinator and service provider … The demand for renewable energies in the bamberg region with high regional value creation and the involvement of local communities and citizens" to achieve the region's energy self-sufficiency by 2035, which is the goal of the climate alliance between the city and the district. However, shortly after the founding of the company in december 2012, sand was thrown in the gears by auben.

In spring 2013, the state parliament election campaign began in bavaria and the then prime minister horst seehofer discovered the vociferous opponents of wind power for himself. With the 10-H distance regulation, which became law in bavaria in november 2014, the regionalwerke's roughest and most important project, the burgerwindpark brunn in heiligenstadt, died.

Inconvenience to residents in the "an der zaubach" area over the past ten years, the foundation has had to struggle for.

The bridge over the zaubach is the only connection to the road network; the poor structural condition even led to a load limitation of three tons a few years ago. As a result, residents had to obtain special permits when they had to make deliveries, for example.