Munnerstadt: a life for faith

At an age when others have not practiced their profession for 20 years or more, father arno meyer still thinks every day about how he can fulfill his vocation as a priest and pastor for the good of his fellow men. "As a priest, you have to be careful that routine doesn’t get in", says the 85-year-old. That’s why it’s important to him to experience each day consciously, as if it were his last, says father arno. Six decades ago, on 19. December 1959, he was ordained a priest in the lateran basilica in rome.

His responsible tasks in the augustinian order have allowed the jubilarian to travel far and gain a lot of experience. For the past twelve years, he has been back in munnerstadt, the place where he graduated from high school in 1954 and began his novitiate as an augustinian.

Arno meyer was born in 1934 in wingerode, a village in the thuringian region of eichsfeld. The war years, which he experienced as a child, and above all the division of germany after the end of the war have left a lasting impression on father arno to this day. He comes back to it again and again in his sermons. His generation was looking for the meaning of life after those terrible years, he says. He found it in his vocation as an augustinian and priest.

advertising brochure from 1926 presents staffelstein

Of course, it's all still there. The town hall, the town tower, banz monastery and the basilica of fourteen saints. And the staffelberg is also still in town. So everything is the same as it was in 1926?

A flyer with six DIN A5 pages from the staffelstein traffic and preservation association advertises the region – and although it was almost 90 years ago, it doesn't even read that antique. "Staffelstein, old, picturesque frankenstadtchen in the scenic surroundings, birthplace of the famous rechenmeister adam riese, still holds within its walls many a beautiful ancient building and many a charming corner."

Yes, you might say that today – and the antique paper is not unfashionable in another respect either: it contains advertising. And then you realize: things have changed in the village, although many things still exist. Like the "green tree for example, that it is the "first and most efficient house on the site" recommends. With "foreigners' rooms and car showrooms. Also in other respects the house was already modern. There was a phone line whose number supported the claim. It was number 1, unlike the "zur post" inn, for example, which could be reached under the number 5.

Bad tolz: 'don't take selfies with grazing animals' - death case unsettles alpine farmers

“Danger!”, a sign on the pasture fence near the blomberg near bad tolz warns. “Keep distance!” all over the bavarian alps you can find these signs, which are supposed to reach the foreign hiker in english as well. In franconia, it is more common for cows to escape from their pastures.

Alpine associations, tourism officials and farmers” associations react to an obviously underestimated danger: in austria, the encounter of a dog owner with cows ended fatally. The 45-year-old from rhineland-palatinate was trampled to death in 2014 in the stubaital by a herd that probably wanted to protect its calves from the dog. Now there is alarm on the flowery alpine meadows.

Innsbruck regional court: high compensation for damages

Above all, the ruling of the innsbruck regional court in february on the fatality is causing uncertainty – more among farmers than among tourists: the court awarded the surviving dependents around 180,000 euros in damages and a four-figure monthly pension. "Fear of liability has increased", says hans stockl, managing director of the almwirtschaftlichen verein oberbayern (alpine farming association of upper bavaria). In germany, too, a hiker was considering a lawsuit after she was run over by a young cow last summer at the gindelalm in the spitzing area.

the b8 in kitzingen remains busy

The most important realization after intensive work: the B8 in kitzingen will remain a well frequented road. And the work on the traffic development plan is only just beginning. It’s time for implementation.
Dr. Reinhold baier and his team have collected and analyzed all conceivable data on traffic in kitzingen over the past three years. Result: a 120-page final report describing the goals and development possibilities. Now it’s up to the city council to set the course and set priorities. One proposal was already rejected on thursday evening: the city council does not want a city bus.

The city councils should demand bicycle and pedestrian traffic without neglecting safety: a balancing act that was allowed to occur above all along the B8. Dr. Baier proposes so-called protective lanes for a number of kitzingen roads, on which cyclists can travel. 1.50 meters wide, directly at the edge of the road. "In other cities this works very well", he assured. On roads like the inner sulzfelder or friedrich-ebert-strabe, the protective lanes should first be tested. Later they could be used along the B8 as well. A proposal that caused irritation in the committee. Too dangerous, warned several rates.

In general: the B8 was once again a dominant topic: dr. Baier did not give the people of kitzingen any hope that the importance of the B8 as a through road would change. 18200 cars per day is the average load. "Only twelve percent is through traffic", informed dr. Baier. Will heiben: by far the most drivers have kitzingen as destination or depart from kitzingen.

Illegal car racing in nurnberg: police stop two bmw drivers

In the early hours of saturday morning (07.07.2018) officers of the nurnberg traffic police succeeded in stopping an illegal car race in nurnberg. Vehicles and driver’s licenses were secured.

Around 00:30 a.M., a patrol car of the traffic police in nurnberg observed two BMW vehicles in zeppelinstrabe. The two bmws (435i and 135i) had positioned themselves side by side and were massively accelerated by the two vehicle drivers.

Here the 22-year-old driver of the BMW 435i drove on the opposite lane and thus against the direction of travel. An oncoming vehicle therefore had to swerve onto the parking lane to avoid a possible accident.