Cult-kissinger celebrates jubilee

cult-kissinger celebrates jubilee

In normal years there is one event after the other to announce in bad kissingen. It’s very different in the first year corona. It’s more a matter of canceling one event after another. The most recent example of this is minnesang und schwerterklang, popularly known as the burgfest.

The castle festival was celebrated this weekend, even more rudely than usual. In 1220, count otto von botenlauben returned to his castle, bringing his wife beatrix with him to france. This 800-year anniversary had the home association reiterswiesen at the event especially appreciated, if the castle festival had not had to be canceled because of the corona pandemic for this year.

Despite the cancellation: the jubilee in itself sets an important historical marker for bad kissingen and even more so for the district of reiterswiesen. It underlines the city’s connection to otto, the minnesanger, crusader and monastery founder, one of the not so common medieval figures whose memory has survived through the centuries.


“We will play until the end”

Twice a year, the commercial director of the landestheater, fritz fromming, reports to the city council on the current situation. In pre-corona times, it was primarily about money, and mostly about a lack of money. In corona times, it's different: despite long negotiations, there was even money left over in 2020. 259,000 euros in special funding has already been paid back to the state, reported fromming.

But the special allocation was much higher: therefore, another 1.5 million euros will go into a special reserve and will be used "for theater purposes" dismantled. The 2022 budget will then be based on the premise that the city will grant a maximum of nine million euros in operating subsidies. The current year has also been difficult: in the spring, nothing worked; the summer theater in the courtyard garden was the only opportunity for the theater to play. In the fall, the security concept was tinkered with so that rehearsals without masks and distance were possible, but the employees were very unsettled, reported fromming. After all, a pool PCR test of 205 employees showed that no one was infected at that time. Fromming sees this as proof that the sanitation measures are working.

Another problem is the corona regulations for the audience," said fromming. "When 2G-plus comes, even the most willing customers will probably stay away", says fromming. The only consolation, if the theater really has to close: short-time work is still possible. "The schedule remains a declaration of intent", said fromming.


Dry yeast: you can buy it here

Dry yeast: you can buy it here

Among other staple foods, bread is apparently gaining in popularity. In many supermarkets, yeast – along with flour – is still a commodity in high demand. Where you can get yeast now, what the difference is between fresh yeast and dry yeast and how you can make your own yeast, we will explain to you in the following.

Corona crisis: "yeast is already the next toilet paper"

Due to the corona crisis and its exit restrictions, a large part of the german population spends a lot of time at home. Self-sufficiency in times of crisis plays a major role for many people, which is why bread baking is very popular at the moment.

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Mini revival of tv gymnastics

mini revival of tv gymnastics

Here we go: stretching. A trainer in pink leggings shows how it’s done. It follows: jogging on the spot, jumping, touching the ground with your hand. Motivation in "power po" training shown by hessischer rundfunk: "take your time. It will still be exhausting enough."

Participatory sport is reminiscent of the 1980s, when made-up sports fans with perms and brightly colored outfits brought the aerobics trend from the USA to german television. Gymnastics exercises on TV have survived to this day. A survey of broadcasters by the deutsche presse-agentur showed: in corona times, there is even a slightly higher number of participatory sports on the air again overall.

A mini-revival for TV gymnastics: when there were many restrictions in everyday life during the corona pandemic in the spring, hessische rundfunk (HR) showed three quarters of an hour of join-in sports from a broad-based sports club in the morning. "We wanted to help people in hesse keep fit and healthy despite closed gyms and canceled sports classes," the public broadcaster says. "Fit in den tag" is now running again in november.