Far-right German politician starts a new party with a logo bearing a secret Nazi symbol - CNNSunday, March 3, 2019
Hitler. It was more recently the chosen flower of the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) in Austria before it was dropped as that group's symbol in 2017. And leading FPÖ politician Norbert Hofer -- who is now Austria's minister for transport, innovation and technology -- was seen wearing the flower while campaigning for the presidency in 2016.Poggenburg told the German newspaper Welt that he does not plan to veer far from AfD policy and intends instead to "stay with the successful positioning of the AfD of around two years ago and not go along with the noticeable shift to the left." He has drawn sharp criticism in the past for his controversial comments regarding immigrants in Germany. He resigned from his position as the party's regional chairman of the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt in 2018 after branding Germany's Turkish population "camel traders" and an "unpatriotic rabble." "These camel drivers should go off to where they belong; far, far beyond the Bosporus to their mud huts and polygamy," he told AfD members.Poggenburg did not immediately respond to CNN requests for comment.Georg Pazderski, the AfD's deputy leader, told CNN that the party is not concerned by Poggenburg's resignation. "This was a consistent step by Mr. Poggenburg. I do not think that Mr. Poggenburg's resignation will hurt the AfD in east Germany, the AfD will be fine. The resignation shows that we are the only truly conservative party left in Germany and that people who do not agree with our conservative course can leave.''AfD spokesman Jörg Hubert Meuthen also welcomed the news. Speaking to the German public radio station Deutschlandfunk, he said Poggenburg's politics did not align with the wider party. "He has said that it is legitimate to be part of the radical right-wing... that is not a position that we have," Meuthen said.Poggenburg has nevertheless accused the AfD of breaking campaign promises. He told Welt that the AfD are "often no longer perceived as a true patriotic alternative and have in this respect severely lost credibility." Poggenburg has also criticized what he sees as the hysteria at the heart of the party over the possibility of being put under police surveillance. Poggenburg's intention to depart the AfD and form his own party was confirmed Thursday when his political ally Egbert Ermer told Spiegel that the "project of forming a political party has today started." He said this would be a "middle German movement," with branches in Brandenburg, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/11/europe/andre-poggenburg-afd-germany-far-right-scli-grm-intl/index.html
Insight Vacations to Offer Trips Based Around Art, Flowers, Beer - Luxury Travel AdvisorSunday, March 3, 2019
France, the Italian Lakes, Bolzano, Munich, Rothenberg and Maastricht. For those looking to see flowers, the trip will offer the same options as the nine-day trip, as well as a visit to Keukenhof Gardens in Amsterdam, the Botanical Gardens on Isola Bella in Italy and the Sissinghurst Castle Garden in England. The trip departs a couple weeks earlier than the other two flower trips, on May 7.
The companys Oktoberfest package will center around a visit to Germanys famous beer festival. Guests will receive a VIP seat at the famous beer festivals Ochsenbraterei Tent, where they will drink Bavarian Beer and eat a three-course meal. The 11-day trip will also add an assortment of other stops, including visits to Berlin, Dresden, Nuremberg, Salzburg, Melk and Vienna. Along the way, guests will have a dinner and conversation with Patrick von Richtofen, a direct descendant of the Red Baron; take a river cruise of the Wachau Valley, attend a concert featuring the music of Johann Straus and Mozart; and much more. Insight Vacations will offer the trip once this year, with a departure date of September 22.
Available three times this next year, Picture Perfect Italy will travel the length of the Mediterranean country, stopping in Venice, the Alps, Milan, Florence, Pompei and Rome. Great for photographers, the 18-day trip will pass by the peaks of the Dolomites, the iconic Tuscan hills, the colorful villages of Cinque Terre and the ruins at Pompeii. Other highlights include a visit to the gardens at the Villa Carlotta on Lake Como, a cooking class in Tuscany and a mountainside funicular ride with views of the Isle of Capri and the Mediterranean. Departure dates include August 13, September 17 and October 8.
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Germany's Romantic Road less-travelled - Good FoodSunday, March 3, 2019
Schneeball), a variation on the doughnut. Look for those with dimpled surfaces created by their liquor content, since these are made in the more authentic traditional manner.Gasthof Goldener Greifen (gasthof-greifen-rothenburg.de) inhabits the house of a medieval m...https://www.goodfood.com.au/travel/germanys-romantic-road-lesstravelled-20190220-h1bj5h
Dortmund crush Hannover 5-1 in German Bundesliga - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaSunday, March 3, 2019
Elsewhere, runners-up Borussia Monchengladbach overcame Augsburg on their second-half goals from Oscar Wendt and Patrick Herrmann.
Hoffenheim saw off resilient Freiburg 4-2 after Andrej Kramaric provided a brace on the road.
Bayer Leverkusen returned to winning ways through goals from Kai Havertz, Kevin Volland and Julian Brandt against Wolfsburg.
Quaison's second-half winner secured Mainz a 2-1 win over bottom side Nuremberg and Eintracht Frankfurt shared the spoils with Werder Bremen following a two-all draw.
The following fixtures conclude the 19th round on Sunday: Bayern Munich face Stuttgart and Fortuna Dusseldorf encounter Leipzig.
2 dead, more than a dozen injured after trains collide in Germany - New York Post Sunday, March 3, 2019
He said the driver of the cargo train was uninjured. Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash.
In a separate incident in Bavaria, two people were killed Monday when a train hit their car at a crossing near Lake Starnberg.
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Driving Germany's 'Romantic Road' - Condé Nast TravelerSunday, March 3, 2019
It seems impossible that a route billed as the Romantic Road, winding through medieval villages and tiny Bavarian towns with half-timbered homes and cherry-red flowers in window boxes, could remain romantic for half a century yet it has. Germany came up with the idea of a scenic route from the River Main to the Alps in the 1950s, when it needed a bit of post-war positivity; it's said the earliest visitors were friends and families of American soldiers stationed in the large bases in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. Americans still flock here, as do Asians, Europeans, and even Germans themselves, and though main attractions can get crowded, there are more than enough quiet corners of castles and cobblestoned alleys in 12th-century towns for everybody.The Trip: Three days, 285 milesStarting in Munich, head southwest toward Füssen at the beginning (or end) of the Romantic Road, and from there, go north to the wine city of Würzburg.What to DriveFor the love of all that is good and muscle-bound, please rent a fast German car. A BMW, an Audi, a Mercedes doesn't matter. Ju...https://www.cntraveler.com/story/driving-germanys-romantic-road
Beyond Rosa Luxemburg: five more women of the German revolution you need to know about - The Conversation - UKSunday, March 3, 2019
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The revolution in Munich culminated in the declaration of the Bavarian Soviet Republic and Kramer became the official secretary in the city commanders office. When Munich was brought back under government control, after days of bloody violence, she was arrested for her revolutionary activities. She worked in Moscow and Berlin for various communist groups before fleeing to the UK in 1937 where she worked for the Labour Party.
The writers Lola Landau and Cläre Jung were in Berlin during the revolution. Landau had written and distributed anti-war material and saw the revolution as a chance to create a new, peaceful world order, founded on democratic principles and social justice. Jung had helped deserters from the German army with money and accommodation. When the revolution descended into counter-revolutionary violence she described procuring guns and carrying them through the streets at great personal risk.
Landau emigrated to Palestine in 1936 and worked for welfare organisations. Jung remained in Nazi Germany but used her contacts and skills from her time as a revolutionary to participate in resistance activities against the Nazis.
Written out of history
These are just five of the 256 women our research has identified – women who played significant roles in the revolution and in the shaping of Germanys new, albeit short-lived, democracy. Their eye-witness accounts reveal that they were fully involved in the revolutionary events and certainly didnt see themselves as onlookers to a male spectacle. The revolution was not just a fleeting moment in their lives but a stepping stone between their radical roots and later activist careers. They often took huge risks and lived precarious lives as a resu...http://theconversation.com/beyond-rosa-luxemburg-five-more-women-of-the-german-revolution-you-need-to-know-about-109209
Couple break with pace 214, on Federal road in order to catch a holiday flight - The Crypto Coin DiscoverySunday, March 3, 2019
The officers found the 40-Year-old initially glassy and red eyes, and assumed, therefore, that the man navigated his driving students under the influence of a drug through the streets of the Bavarian capital Navi. The locally made drug-test confirmed this suspicion. The police announced, has been canceled, then the hour’s drive. The rider was allowed to go home. The due blood test should confirm the results of the quick tests that threaten his driving instructor, a driving ban, two points in Flensburg and a fine of 500 euros. Maybe the man loses even his driving instructor permission.
Pulheim: Drunk driver falls asleep in front of traffic light, a
In North Rhine-Westphalia, Pulheim is asleep, a motorist in front of a traffic light. As the police reported on Wednesday, the 49-Year-old three per thousand in the blood. A witness stopped around 8.30 am on Tuesday morning behind the vehicle of the man. But when the light turned Green, drove off the car in front of him. When he got out, and ran to the car, he noted that the driver sat asleep behind the wheel. An ambulance took him to a hospital, where a blood sample. The police secured the license and launched a criminal case.
Rostock: Baby skeleton in the flower pot found
In Rostock (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) has found the police in the case of a 27-year-old woman is the skeleton of a newborn baby in a flower pot. When the Baby died and what was the exact cause of death is yet determined, said the spokesman for the Rostock office of the public Prosecutor, Harald Nowack, on Wednesday. So far there is no evidence of a homicide.
The investigators had received a note from a loved one that the woman kept a dead-born child in her apartment. The apartment in a multi family home was at 16. February searches. In an earth filled flower pot, officials found a small skeleton. Forensic scientists have found out that it is the bone of a newborn baby.
With the help of DNA analysis is to be determined details. Unclear age, gender, and cause of death of the child and how the bones came to be in the vessel. In search of the absent tenant had reported in the meantime, a lawyer at the police. You have made no data.
Iserlohn: 26-Year-old dies after punch
In Northrhine-Westphalia Iserlohn, a dispute at a red light for a 26 is assumed to be-Year-old deadly. As the police reported, was stopped by a VW Bulli in the late Sunday night behind a car. The 17-year-old passenger of the buses got out and walked up to the 26 years the passenger of the car. As of this exit, missed him, the Teen with a fist in the face, which then crashed. An ambulance took him hard.tzt in a hospital, where he died on Tuesday. According to previous investigations, it should already come before the fact to a gas station to a dispute. The Teenager was handed over in consult...https://www.ccdiscovery.com/couple-break-with-pace-214-on-federal-road-in-order-to-catch-a-holiday-flight