Fastnachtsmuseum: everything on the construction site is going according to plan

Fastnachtsmuseum: everything on the construction site is going according to plan

"Thank goodness we have the most difficult phase behind us", says karl-heinz schmidt. "Now it's possible to build upwards at high speed." The architect sits on a bench in the gewolbekeller with bernhard schlereth, president of the franken carnival association, as they take stock of the situation. Construction workers normally take a break here. There are sandwiches, newspapers and thermos flasks on the table. Everything still untouched, because now the manner is still working. That's what you get when the doors are closed. It is called, it is said, it is drilled. Everything for the new carnival museum.

The museum was previously housed in the falterturm – but it no longer complies with fire safety regulations. The tower had to be rebuilt. The landmark of kitzingen had changed its face significantly. But no one wanted that, so it was clear: a new location for the museum had to be found. Luitpoldstrabe 4, rosenstrabe 8 and 10 are being rebuilt for this purpose.

Weekly market attracts with regional products

After a good four months, the town has found a new direct marketer in the upper franconian family business muller, which is resuming the weekly market. Every thursday between 7.30 and 13 o'clock.

From potatoes and kohlrabi to lettuce and french apples: "whatever is possible comes from the region", explains alexander muller, who brings the goods to the people at crisp temperatures with mother elke. The mullers grow part of the assortment themselves in their home farm in priesendorf. The rest will be bought in. "We have a lot of small companies on our hands", says elke muller. Alexander takes out a yellow plastic sign on which every customer can find out about the origin of his vegetables: for example, that tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers come from the wenkheimer family in albertshofen (district of kitzingen).

Schoolchildren sow acorns in the community forest

The pupils of classes 5a and 5b of the gymnasium steigerwald-landschulheim wiesentheid sowed acorns in the wiesentheid community forest under the guidance of forester stefan kraus. They were accompanied by the teachers jutta kohler and dietmar katzenberger. The aim of this project is to find out which seeding methods are labor-saving and yet promising. Climate change makes it increasingly important to plant trees that can withstand extreme heat. Oak trees can tolerate drought and hot summers better than some other tree species because of their deep roots. For this reason, several oak seedbeds of 25 square meters have now been created. On one of these beds, needle litter and raw humus were completely removed by the schoolchildren and the acorns were sown into the sandy soil. On another flat only furrows were drawn, to receive the seeds. The sowing was particularly efficient by means of a planting device, through the hollow stem of which the acorns fell directly into the pre-punched planting hole. According to the press release, the schoolchildren had a lot of fun at work and used the material they had removed from the ground to build three tipis, which, for example, can also provide shelter for animals.

The kronach district is also to benefit

Mdl jurgen baumgartner (CSU) sees a building block for sustainable development in the oak center concept of the spessart region. This is a center for forest education, which is also backed by the state of freestate. This facility is a consequence of the fact that the spessart – just like the frankenwald – got the short end of the stick in the discussion about a third bavarian national park.

The member of parliament from kronach now hopes for such a development for the frankenwald as well. For all applicant regions that did not win the national park, the government wants to continue to support, explains baumgartner. Finally, all the candidates had made a strong contribution to the discussion and had shown that none of them would have been unsuitable as a national park.

Commentary on the forchheim budget: a powerless budget success

commentary on the forchheim budget: a powerless budget success

Almost exactly one year after taking office, uwe kirschstein gave his first budget speech. As is customary on such occasions, he also used them to take stock of the situation. Investing three-quarters of the city budget in education, infrastructure and building policy – kirschstein celebrates this as a success. In view of the investment backlog (for which kirschsein is not responsible), a rather lackluster success. A "powerful design, as the mayor emphasized, this budget is not.

Kirschstein's real achievement is that he managed to get a clear majority behind this record debt budget, despite the communication failures in the city council (for which he is partly responsible). For he had not been allowed to complain when not only the greens and the REP had rejected this budget. This rejection has nothing to do with fundamental opposition, as the greens are sometimes accused of being.