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Kronach auto industry evaluates economic stimulus package

Kronach auto industry evaluates economic stimulus package

Entrepreneurs often do not hold back with criticism of the grand coalition. With the economic stimulus package, this is obviously different – at least for some of the car dealers and automotive suppliers in the region. The general tenor is that the direction of the push is right.

The plant manager of power-cast zitzmann, jens soldner, speaks of "positive incentives for the consumer and his industry, which he associates with the stimulus package. The company is 100 percent an automotive supplier. At the beginning of the corona crisis, when carmakers reduced or shut down production, this also had an impact on the company’s workforce, he recalls. A large part of the workforce was forced into short-time work and thus suffered wage losses. In april, power-cast zitzmann was particularly affected by the corona crisis, with capacity utilization at less than 20 percent.

According to soldner, the economy is slowly picking up again. He hopes that 80 percent of the workforce will be able to return to regular work in the course of the month.

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The medieval market sinks in the mud

The medieval market sinks in the mud

Literally suffocated in the mud and flooded is the rough medieval market on castle rabenstein. It all looked pretty bleak on sunday. In the afternoon at 2 o'clock the first traders were already packing up and dismantling their stands. Without rubber boots, there was no chance of wading through the mud after days of rainfall.

A mother from the district of furstenfeldbruck, who had her three children with her and was fighting her way through the mud, said that enough was enough now. On sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock she left for home. She was there for the first time and had never experienced anything like it before.

The medieval groups already dismantled their tents, most of the traders and craftsmen had packed up already. The free viking jens perleberg still waited almost ironically in front of his carving stand. "That was it", said the man from mollenhagen, which is located at the top of germany in the county mecklenburgische seenplatte. He had come to the maple valley with his woodcarvings.

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175 Years ago, the first train came to bamberg

175 years ago, the first train came to bamberg

In 1844 bamberg got the connection to a new means of transportation – the railroad. It was an eventful history when the operation of the koniglich bayerische staatseisenbahn began. The railroad contributed to the economic development of the city and provided wages and bread for generations of railroad workers.

The successes of the private "ludwigs railroad from nurnberg to furth encouraged operators to expand. Various proposals were considered. The 1836 planned project of the "nurnberg-northern border railroad company envisaged a route from nurnberg via bamberg to hof. Due to miscalculations and excessive costs, the project was doomed to fail again as early as 1840.

This was the decision of king ludwig I. After consultation with his minister of the interior, karl von abel, to have a railroad built by law in the direction of the north at state expense. At 14. January 1841 the kingdom of bavaria concluded an agreement with the kingdom of saxony and the duchy of saxony-altenburg to build a railroad from nurnberg via bamberg to the northern border of the empire at hof and from there a continuation in the direction of leipzig. An extension in the direction of the south over augsburg to lindau was made in prospect.