Corona in Munich: School building offensive comes to a standstill – Munich

Many projects are being postponed in order to save. Nothing is being deleted, but lessons in the container are probably taking longer than expected for some students.

The Munich school building campaign is a program of superlatives. Since 2016, the city has decided on three construction programs to make room for more than 40,500 additional students. 96 individual construction projects are included in these programs, together they cost more than 6.5 billion euros. Further construction programs are already being prepared. Of all urban investments, the construction plans for schools and day-care centers are by far the largest chunk. And even if the city has to save because of the Corona crisis: It doesn’t want to delete anything at schools and daycare centers. That said Mayor Verena Dietl (SPD) on Monday; the city council should vote on it in December. According to Dietl, individual construction projects are to be postponed instead in order to save money, at least temporarily.

Overall, the city would like to invest around three billion euros in school construction by 2025 – that is about a quarter less than previously planned. It has already been possible to save 100 million euros by completing schools and day-care centers that have already gone into operation more cheaply than planned, explains Dietl; the city council decided in July to examine potential savings totaling 237 million euros. On the other hand, “postponements and extensions” in the school building programs are to make a significantly larger contribution: Here the city wants to save one billion euros by 2025 – money that it will then have to raise in the following years. For schoolchildren, this not least means that some of them will probably be taught in containers longer than expected.

Dietl did not want to disclose on Monday which schools should be specifically affected, despite demand. The focus is on nine construction projects from the first two school building programs alone; eight of these will be delayed by a year or two, and another will not be tackled until another project has been completed. Dietl did not comment on the projects that were only decided on in 2019, in the third school construction program. In addition to the school building programs, the city is also investing in the construction of new day care centers; In 2019, for example, she decided to build additional daycare centers for more than 2,500 children for just under 190 million euros. This should not change, so Dietl: The measures of the Kita construction program would be continued unchanged.

“The planned investments will not be canceled”, assures Dietl. Because the city continues to grow, further construction work will also be necessary in the next few years. You have to act farsightedly in order to pay for this and thus ensure school supplies.

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Munich today – news from November 12th, 2020 – Munich

When you stand under this gigantic arched roof, you can well imagine that it will be a win for the city when the parcel post hall is open to the public. It will be a few more years before that happens. First of all, Swiss Post has to relocate its distribution center for 4.5 million letters a day from the parcel post hall, directly north of the Hirschgarten S-Bahn station, to the new location in Germering. And the city has to decide what real estate entrepreneur Ralf Büschl can and should build in the hall and on the areas around it.

1100 new apartments, 3000 jobs and a cultural center in the hall – these are key data from the previous plans, against which there should be little resistance. But in what kind of buildings should the apartments and offices be built? In a master plan drawn up by the Swiss architecture firm Herzog / de Meuron for the investor, two 155-meter high-rise buildings are planned. It would be the tallest building in the city, nine meters taller than the so-called “O2 Tower”. In addition, they are quite prominent on the train tracks and near Nymphenburg Palace.

In the city council, which repeatedly debated the allegedly discouraged and unimaginative architecture in Munich, the plans met with a great deal of approval. But now there is headwind from the head of the Bavarian monument protection: Mathias Pfeil speaks of “investor architecture” that would change the city skyline “like no other building”. We in the editorial team are also constantly discussing high-rise buildings in Munich, today we wrote a pro and a contra to the 155-meter towers at the parcel post hall.

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Munich: “lateral thinkers” fail in front of the VGH – Munich

The Bavarian Administrative Court (VGH) rejected two urgent motions from the initiative “lateral thinking 089” on Saturday. The movement had requested the city to hold rallies for a week on Munich’s Theresienwiese. There was supposedly a kick-off event with up to 120,000 participants, a second application included seven further rallies: from Monday to Friday for up to 10,000 people each time and for up to 50,000 people on the coming weekend.

The Munich district administration department (KVR) rejected both applications. On the other hand, the so-called “lateral thinkers” have filed a lawsuit, first at the Administrative Court in Munich (VG) and after they failed again at the next higher instance, the VGH. The organizers can no longer appeal against its resolutions.

The movement’s rally plans come at a time when the second wave of infections is particularly high. But that is exactly what it is apparently about: The Ulm lawyer Markus Haintz, a well-known supporter of the “lateral thinkers”, wanted to question in court that there is even a pandemic. The motto of the large demonstration on Sunday was “We are celebrating the end of the pandemic” – the rally could only be rejected in this form. A spokesman for the KVR said: “Since the ‘lateral thinkers’ declared in the application that they would forego masks and distance and even call for hugs, we issued a negative decision.” The two courts followed suit. The VG announced that the city was following the assessment that the meeting would “probably pose unacceptable risks in terms of protection against infection.”

The court doubts that the rally was really planned

In its decision on Saturday, the Bavarian Administrative Court doubts that there was any “real intention” to hold the rallies, according to a spokesman. Despite a request from the Senate, the organizer did not make credible that he actually wanted to hold the announced meetings.

In contrast to the previous meetings in Munich and the meeting planned for Saturday in Leipzig, demonstrations between November 8th and 15th in Munich were not mentioned on the Internet pages and social media channels of the “lateral thinking” movement. Otherwise it was not evident that these events were being advertised or prepared in any way, the court continued. When registering for the large demonstration, attorney Haintz announced that he would, if necessary, take legal action before the Federal Constitutional Court. All in all, this suggests that the movement was not really interested in holding the rally, but in exhausting all possibilities.

Last Sunday, the “lateral thinkers” circumvented the requirements of the KVR by unceremoniously canceling the registered meeting and instead announcing that they would hold a service – without any restrictions on participants. Representatives from politics, churches and society reacted indignantly. The Bavarian Ministry of the Interior announced that the police and assembly authorities would “prevent such diversionary maneuvers from the start”. And so, despite the ban on demonstrations, the Munich police are preparing for work this Sunday: emergency services should be at Theresienwiese and “enforce the ban”.

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Culture demo in Munich: "It highlights the country and makes it shine"

On the Königsplatz, hundreds of cultural workers demonstrate against being ignored by politics. Gerhard Polt answers the question of who is systemically relevant – with a fable.

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Culture demo in Munich – “It highlights the country and lets it shine” – Munich

Bela tigert. Bela Rieger is rarely on stage herself, he is a music manager, artist supervisor, promoter. Today, however, he is supposed to go to the microphone himself and that’s why he runs restlessly back and forth in front of the stairs, which immediately bring him into the spotlight. The occasion is obviously important enough: Several 100 artists and cultural workers – the police initially spoke of 400 participants, the organizers of the officially permitted 1000 – demonstrated on Saturday afternoon on the Königsplatz to draw attention to the catastrophic situation in their industry.

Rieger will say, among other things, that nothing has come of the talks with politicians. Yes, the occasion is important enough.

After all, nothing has been going on in culture since March. Concerts: canceled. Theater: closed. Galleries: to. This is not only regrettable for music listeners, drama friends or picture viewers – the corona pandemic is now threatening the existence of many artists. They do not feel that they have heard from politics. While some branches of industry are supported with amounts in the billions, many freelance artists could not even apply for the solo self-employed aid, because it can only be used to cover operating costs. “But I have no operating costs,” says a saxophonist on the sidelines of the demonstration. “I have my apartment, there are my saxophones, and when I have a gig I take one and go there.”

For the state of Bavaria, art is not an “unimportant addition”

The freelance violist Veronika Stross organized the demo – and produced a long list of speakers. For example, the former Bavarian Minister of Culture, Hans Maier, who is now 89 years old, which is why he is the only one to have a chair. Maier says that if culture is no longer allowed to take place, it will lose its attraction, presence and survivability. For the state of Bavaria, however, art is not an “insignificant addition”: “It highlights the state and makes it shine.”

Gerhard Polt started with a video message and immediately apologized for still saying the virus and not the virus: “But I also say the Weps and not the Wasp.” On the subject of systemic relevance, Polt had thought of the fable of the ant and the cricket: the ant manages the whole summer, the cricket just chirps. “And chirping is of course not very relevant.” Gerhard Polt thinks.

Kuturdemo at Königsplatz: STANDING UP FOR CULTURE

Culture demo at Königsplatz: STANDING UP FOR CULTURE Werner Schmidbauer and Martin Kälberer

(Photo: Florian Peljak)

The singer, cabaret artist and Munich city councilor Roland Hefter took over the moderation and now said that many had never considered that “the beer tent musician and the expression dancer are in the same boat”. And so they came Cagey Strings on the stage, which the Oktoberfest and other merrymaking, but now a song with the title “Schade – nicht systemrelevant” have written. “Make it really loud,” they called to the sound engineers. “So that you can hear it all the way to the State Chancellery.”

The audience is still insufficiently described as “mixed colors”. A no longer very young man in a punk outfit had his Ramones-Jacket dressed with the beautiful life motto “Don’t tell me how to live” – ​​which he certainly meant very differently than the two women who thought it was a good idea to tie a coffin on a wagon. But they didn’t want to draw attention to the dying of culture. They wanted to make this known: “Mask requirement is child abuse”. At least that was what it said on the death’s furniture, which was ignored by most of the participants, as was the man who said on his T-shirt that he thought all of this was a big joke with this Corona.

For most participants, however, the situation is too serious to be impressed by hand-made leaflets. Others had come, although they are not feeling that bad personally: Patrick Lindner, for example, along with his husband Peter Schäfer and the dog Obelix. “We stand here for all the others,” said Lindner. The presenter and musician Werner Schmidbauer said that fortunately he had his television jobs, but: of twelve concerts scheduled for October, he was only able to play five, and there were only 48 people in Ravensburg. A few meters further stands the actor Hannes Jaenicke, next to Manfred Stecher, Axel Hacke stopped by, Konstantin Wecker sent a video message – solidarity of the more prominent artists with their less well-off colleagues.

Kuturdemo at Königsplatz: STANDING UP FOR CULTURE

Kuturdemo at Königsplatz: STANDING UP FOR CULTURE PROF. JULIAN NIDA-RüMELIN

(Photo: Florian Peljak)

Musicians, cultural managers, the managing director of the Tölzer Knabenchor, representatives of stage technicians and related professions had their say on the stage. Julian Nida-Rümelin’s speech can be summed up in one sentence: “If you look back on the last few months, you can be shocked.”

Finally the politics: Wolfgang Heubisch of the FDP, former Bavarian art minister, appealed to the state government to “give up the attitude of refusal”. And Minister Bernd Sibler, currently responsible for culture, is repeating the proposals made by the Prime Minister on Wednesday: a solo self-employed program, a venue program, and scholarships for young talent. Roland Hefter said at the beginning: “We are stage people. Whoever goes on stage gets applause.” Sibler is only booed a little. But the demonstrators don’t look completely convinced when he’s finished.

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Munich: The first evening with a ban on serving alcohol – Munich

On the board on the facade of the traditional Zum Spöckmeier inn in the Rosental it says: “Happy Hour! Mon-Fri 2 pm-6pm, Halbe Helles 3.90”. The happy hour is already a few hours old, now the unhappy hour has broken all over town. It is just after 10 p.m. this Wednesday, October 14th, and nothing works.

A few minutes ago the alcohol ban came into force, which the city imposed within seven days due to the corona pandemic and the exceeding of the threshold of 50 infected people per 100,000 inhabitants. That doesn’t affect Spöckmeier at all today, it is already dark there shortly after ten, the lights are, the waiters have already sat up. The same picture can be seen over at the Viktualienmarkt in the Pschorr restaurant near the Schrannenhalle. Everything is tight there too.

At a quarter to ten something was still going on at Gärtnerplatz: The last curtain had fallen in the State Theater, the guests quickly streamed outside, the in-house bar Salon Pitzelberger is closed. Some local people are drawn to the Klenzestrasse to the Theaterklause, a small restaurant with typical Munich Boazn charm. Bartender Leo, who doesn’t want to be in the photo, says: “Everyone behaved in an exemplary manner and ordered in time for the last order.”

Fortunately, the performances in the theater are currently all finished before 10 p.m., some of them only lasted 90 minutes – time enough to order one last beer after work before 10 p.m. “You just have to be quick”, say the guests and laugh, “preferably get out before the final applause!” Leo expects the theater room to close earlier during the week in the future: “We normally close at twelve o’clock, but nobody stays that long for a nice water.” Now you are considering opening up earlier on Sundays, to compensate. Maybe at 3 p.m.

Not an option for the Holy Home. The bar on Reichenbachstrasse around the corner is already a classic when it comes to going out around Gärtnerplatz a little later. The crowd is rather young, between 8 and 30 on Sundays at 3 p.m., if you remember correctly, at this age you get up more or go to brunch, but not in a bar. On Wednesday, just before 10 p.m., it is The rush is manageable, a small group is sitting at the bar with a beer. A couple orders two cyclists just in time, then the bartender Sophie looks at the alarm clock that is on the shelf behind her: It’s time, closing time. Then a guest comes in through the door, very excited: “Is there anything else? Or am I too late?” Too late, says Sophie, she’s sorry. “A go!” Says the guest and turns to go, but then he has to laugh: no beer after ten, a bit bizarre again.

In the Holy Home, a couple orders a cyclist in good time.

(Photo: Robert Haas)

“That’s kind of a death sentence for a bar, isn’t it?” Sophie says it very calmly, but she really has reason to be upset. In a shop like the Holy Home, things don’t really start until ten; now it’s dead legs after eleven. “At midnight it looks much better with the tips, too,” says Sophie, “and the sales that we lack now cannot be made up at other times”. Maybe the Holy Home will open earlier on Sundays now, but that won’t do much. Not at all for Sophie, she is paid by the hour. “In any case, you can’t live from an evening like today.”

This is what seasoned landlords say in the old town, around the Frauenkirche, for example. Around half past ten only small groups sit at the tables in most inns, the Leger am Dom restaurant could now also be called Schee empty am Dom: It is already closed. The Augustiner Klosterwirt is still the busiest place. A couple of regulars do meet. “We come here every four weeks,” says one man, “we are seven people. So today we had to split ourselves over two tables with a plexiglass wall in between. What a nonsense!” Sure, Corona is not to be trifled with – but the so to speak “supervised drinking” in restaurants is apparently hardly dangerous: “Or has someone actually been infected in a pub in Munich? You should know that from the lists.”

Gregor Lemke, the monastery landlord himself, asks himself that. He is also the spokesman for the Munich city center inns, and he is now a little bit desperate. “The cancellations are now hailing in, making you dizzy,” he says. It was just another event with 100 people that was canceled. Worst of all, despite the low risk of infection, politicians came up with measures against the catering trade: “The only thing that remains with the guests is the feeling that it is dangerous in the pub, although it can be proven that it is not true.”

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Munich: ÖDP wants to bring pigeons to the town hall – Munich

City pigeons have a bad reputation. They make dirt and supposedly transmit diseases. The Munich veterinarian Doris Quinten describes the attitude of many people as “myths and prejudices”. She emphasizes that the pigeons are not wild animals, but abandoned domestic animals “that are no longer able to survive in the wild”. But to this day city pigeons are scorned with barbed grids and nets and even shot down to get the supposed plague under control. The parliamentary group of ÖDP-Free Voters is now campaigning for the protection and better handling of the birds with an application package. Several hundred of them are even to have a prominent home: in the attic of the town hall.

According to ÖDP councilor Nicola Holtmann, Marienplatz and, after the construction of the S-Bahn, again the Marienhof, are “pigeon hotspots”. So far, hundreds of them have been sitting in the nooks and crannies of the winding town hall, feeding on food waste from tourists and locals. According to the animal welfare officer of the ÖDP, a 20 to 30 square meter pigeon house could be set up in the attic of the town hall. The animals that are loyal to the location could live and breed there and should also be regularly fed in a species-appropriate manner. The model is the Augsburg town hall, which currently houses around 200 pigeons in the warehouse. The local city administration has found in recent years that the residents no longer drop around 80 percent of their legacies on the streets and squares around the town hall, but in their dovecote.

For the ÖDP and the Free Voters it is “completely incomprehensible that Munich city politicians and the administration do not want to come up with suitable locations for pigeon houses and that even the shooting of pigeons at underground stations is still considered an effective means”. The city council decided twelve years ago to build pigeon houses based on the Augsburg model. There are a total of 17 of them in Munich, but many of them are on private property. Others, such as the main train station on Arnulfstrasse, were only dismantled a few days ago because the building was being demolished. Volunteer pigeon keepers, who regularly fed the birds in a species-appropriate manner, disposed of the droppings and also removed pigeon eggs, were denied access to the hatchery, says veterinarian Quinten. The result is that many of the pigeons from the main train station would starve to death, even if the city apparently wants to build a new pigeon house on the building of the environment and health department.

ÖDP and Free Voters want to use their city council motions to ensure that there are fewer pigeons in the city in the future by removing the eggs from the birds in the pigeon houses. In Augsburg the number of pigeons had been reduced by around 10,000 animals. It would also make them less messy in public places. Then “torturing animals like safety nets and pigeon spikes could be dispensed with,” which, according to City Councilor Holtmann, are prohibited by the Animal Welfare Act or at least “morally highly questionable”. It is about a “peaceful life with the city pigeons”.

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Munich and the virus: stricter rules – Munich

In order to contain the corona pandemic, stricter rules apply in Munich. About the search for the culprits, classroom instruction in schools and which political decisions OB Reiter finds unhappy.

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So who is to blame that this incidence value, which was completely unknown until a few months ago, is already tugging and shaking everyday life again or still? The innkeepers who do not give up their existence without a fight and have therefore invented a pub meadow? These young or a little older people who go there or gather somewhere else in public to drink unrestrainedly? Is it the parents who first played home day-care centers and homeschooling to the end of their nervous resilience, then went on vacation with their offspring and now panic that everything will start all over again? Is it the politicians who don’t seem to understand that something has to be done for solo self-employed people and artists? Or is it Hinz and Kunz who are now getting so close to the checkout in the supermarket that you should pay their bill at the same time?

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Munich: Right of way for the traffic turnaround – Munich

Car traffic in Munich has increased for decades. So they built wider and wider roads for him so that he could gain even more weight. Driving in the city has long been very convenient. Now the traffic arteries are increasingly blocked, there is a risk of a heart attack. Incidentally, this does not only apply to the streets: Overcrowded underground and suburban trains, trams and buses show every day that something has to be done in the city. Because Munich is growing: According to forecasts, 1.85 million people will live here by 2040, and experts expect a permanent rush hour during the day from 2030 onwards.

That is why Munich will have its own mobility department in the new year, the new mobility committee in the city council met for the first time this Wednesday. The city hopes from the new authority and the assigned committee in the town hall that improvements can be implemented more quickly and acute problems can be solved. Because so far, several units have been dealt with each decision. And with the new distribution of power in the town hall with a green-red majority, it is to be expected that the long-targeted traffic turnaround will now be tackled with vigor.

Mayor Katrin Habenschaden (Greens) emphasized the importance of the new committee at the beginning of the meeting, which was initially a joint meeting with the planning committee. There is an urgent need for action, she said, regardless of political color. The aim is to make people mobile again, the expansion of local public transport, the implementation of the cycling decision and the redistribution of the street space are very important. In this transformation phase, one must also think of those who cannot do without a car – for example, craftsmen and people who are restricted in their mobility. It is important “that we do not play off modes of transport against each other, but rather discuss the best solutions,” said Habenschaden. One could discuss, “gladly argue, but always focus on the matter”.

And there will be arguments, especially when it comes to the bike decision. As is well known, 90,000 Munich residents signed up for a comprehensive network of wide cycle paths last year, and another 70,000 signed for the so-called Altstadt-Radlring. While the two large parliamentary groups from the Greens / Pink List and SPD / Volt, together with the ÖDP and Free Voters, are pushing ahead with implementation, the conservative opposition around the CSU is primarily concerned about the welfare of motorists.

Because the new direction in transport policy looks like this: The cars should consistently be taken away from space in favor of cycle paths, but also for bus lanes. The new government coalition has stopped the tunnel projects on Tegernseer Landstrasse, Landshuter Allee and Schleißheimer Strasse. The Greens are even very open to a city toll for all motorized vehicles, which the Ifo Institute recently proposed under the name of “anti-traffic jam fee”, while the coalition partner SPD is very open to it because of the social aspects that such a Fee would bring with it, rather skeptical. The CSU only said on the subject that there was no legal basis for it, and Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter (SPD) let know about the city toll, before thinking about something like that, it had to be ensured that the local public transport was also efficient, which one was intensively looking at work.

The efficient public transport system in Munich is one of those things: this is where questions of faith come together. At the end of last year, the CSU put together a package of applications in which it called for a massive underground expansion, in addition to the initial plans for the new U9, which, however, will not come before the end of the 2030s – just like the U5 in the new one Freiham settlement area. After all, work is already underway on the extension of the U5 to Pasing, the first trains should start rolling here from 2028, incidentally the same year in which the second main S-Bahn line is to be inaugurated.

In the planning department, there are already visions for new underground lines, for example to Solln, Planegg, Germering, Heimstetten, Dachau or Ottobrunn, an underground rail link between Freiham and Moosach and an underground ring closure in the north. But the problem is that the subway can only solve traffic problems in the long term. The expansion of the tram network could bring faster relief, but here the Christian Socials have regularly resisted in the past and, for example, only approved the tram west bypass and the tram through the Englischer Garten after long resistance.

The tram, on the other hand, is a favorite project of the Greens. Last year, for example, they proposed a tram connection from the main train station through Barer Strasse to Münchner Freiheit, three new inner-city crossings in a north-south direction, or a southern tramway from Aidenbachstrasse to Ostbahnhof.

This will be taken care of in the future by the mobility department, for which the Greens have the right to make proposals. So the signs are good for an expansion of the tram. But because this also requires longer planning and construction times, only an expanded and accelerated bus network and better infrastructure for bicycles are possible for very fast solutions. In these two points, drivers in Munich are faced with a painful sacrifice if parking spaces and lanes are eliminated across the city. But in the redistribution of the street space, Green-Red – unlike the CSU – sees the implementation of the will of the voters. One would have expected the first big dispute on Wednesday, when the committee was about to implement the bike decision. But it was postponed to the next full assembly of the city council. Andreas Schuster, spokesman for bicycle politics in the SPD parliamentary group, expects a “heated discussion”. This assessment could be an understatement.

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Comment on the Bundesliga opener in Munich without fans – Munich

When it comes to the decision whether fans are allowed into the football stadium or not, Munich’s Mayor Reiter and Prime Minister Söder are more than unhappy. The new message should have been sent earlier.

It is an abrupt U-turn that Dieter Reiter made. On Thursday afternoon, Munich’s mayor announced: No spectators will be allowed in the first game of the Bundesliga season, to which FC Bayern will receive FC Schalke 04 on Friday evening. The mayor cited the reason that the Robert Koch Institute raised the incidence figure, which describes how many people recently contracted the coronavirus, to the threatening spheres in which the Bavarian State Office for Health (LGL) in Munich overnight has been leading for a long time.

Two authorities that show two very different numbers for the same phenomenon: This had long been irritating. The city of Munich had consistently invoked the higher number of the LGL in all decisions. It was curious that Reiter, in a close one-two game with Prime Minister Markus Söder, relied on the significantly lower value and opened 7500 people access to the Fröttmaninger Rund. It indicated how hard it was behind the scenes to find out what framework should be given to this game.

Football plays a special role in many people’s lives. And the opening game has a special meaning. At such a moment, political decisions need to be carefully considered. The fact that they are taken transparently and for understandable reasons is an essential feature of democracy. On this point, Reiter (SPD) and Söder (CSU) have to put up with criticism. The following rule applies to all federal states: If the number of infections is harmless, the football stadiums may be filled to 20 percent; 15,000 will then be allowed into the Munich arena.

The fact that the number of infections is increasing in the city was always clearly evident from the values ​​currently maintained. The attempt to allow several thousand Bayern fans to enjoy live football despite the approaching danger seemed like a concession for the record champions, who regularly give Munich a lot of glamor and who proudly have Bayern in their name. The question that remained open at first was: Why did Reiter and Söder take such a step? Many could have referred to him. Schools and daycare centers could rightly have complained to them about rigid measures. And the cultural institutions, which feel disproportionately tampered with in many guidelines, could have significantly expanded their complaints. The motive situation was not answered freely even after the roll backwards on Thursday. But if you study the statements of the politicians and FC Bayern, you will get an impression: It was probably the prominent kickers who pushed hard to try a daring game – and were only put in their place by politics when all the numbers really spoke against such an experiment.

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