The Revierderby: the history between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke - Bundesliga - official websiteTuesday, April 23, 2019
Perhaps unthinkable now, the Schalke train was in fact celebrated at Dortmund station on the way back from winning their maiden title against Nuremberg in Berlin, and they were escorted to the town hall to sign the golden visitors’ book.Schalke’s Veltins Arena is situated on Ernst-Kuzorra-Weg as a memorial to the club legend. Fans above were celebrating 100 years since his birth in 2005. - imago images / Sven SimonHowever, things began to change following World War II as BVB developed into a serious, long-term competitor for their Gelsenkirchen neighbours. A 3-2 win over Schalke in the final of the 1946/47 Westfalenliga is seen as the turning point in the battle for supremacy.Dortmund became the dominant force in western Germany’s top division before going on to claim their first three national titles in the 1950s and early 1960s. With the battle for supremacy in the Ruhr region finely balanced, the Revierderby as we know it today was born.Bundesliga era begins with a bite and a roarDortmund and Schalke were both founding members of the Bundesliga from its inception in 1963, exchanging home wins in the opening season. BVB would quickly begin to dominate the derby on the national stage with a team spearheaded by legendary strikers Timo Konietzka and Lothar Emmerich. The latter remains the Revierderby’s all-time top scorer with 10 goals and the only player in history to score a hat-trick in the fixture in the Bundesliga era.As has traditionally been the case in the Revierderby, before long the balance began to swing the other way again, and Schalke would go 12 competitive meetings without defeat between 1968 and 1977.With the rivalry intensifying there came perhaps the first legendary encounter in September 1969. The Royal Blues took the lead in front of 40,000 fans at Dortmund’s Rote Erde Stadium through Hans Pirkner’s first-half strike, resulting in fans storming the pitch. The police released their dogs to try to regain control, but one named Rex instead bit Schalke defender Friedel Rausch on the behind. Teammate Gerd Neuser was also bitten on the thigh.Schalke’s Friedel Rausch (c.) was bitten by a police dog during a goal celebration at Dortmund’s Rote Erde Stadium. - imago/HorstmüllerSeveral years later Rausch told Die Welt that he still has a scar from the bite and had to sleep on his stomach for two nights, but remarkably he carried on and completed the 90 minutes of a 1-1 draw – but only after receiving a tetanus jab from the team doctor. You can imagine the delight on Rausch’s face when he one day received 500 Deutsche Mark (around $290) and a bouquet of flowers as an apology from Dortmund.The Gelsenkirchen club responded in the return fixture – another 1-1 draw – with a 'new mascot'. Eintracht Frankfurt have Attila the eagle who flies around the Commerzbank Arena, Cologne have Hennes the goat at their home games, but in January 1970 Schalke president Günter Siebert hired lions from the local zoo to accompany the players out at the start of the game and stand guard around the pitch alongside the stewards. The Revierderby was really beginning to show its teeth.Friendly neighboursThe rivalry between these two Ruhr giants is immense, but there remains a mutual respect between the clubs, perhaps stemming from their common working-class roots. The teams have even helped each other out financially on a number of occasions. The most famous example c...https://www.bundesliga.com/en/bundesliga/news/revierderby-history-borussia-dortmund-schalke-3943
Insight Vacations to Offer Trips Based Around Art, Flowers, Beer - Luxury Travel AdvisorSunday, March 3, 2019
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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Dortmund crush Hannover 5-1 in German Bundesliga - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaSunday, March 3, 2019
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.
Best European Christmas markets - National GeographicSaturday, December 8, 2018
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A German village goes it alone on climate protection - DW (English)Tuesday, April 23, 2019
The local grocery store in Grafenaschau looks like most other buildings in the tiny Bavarian village. It has a large pitched roof with broad eaves and is half timber, half stone. The style is as typical as lederhosen, wheat beer and white sausage in this particular part of Germany. "It's Alpine but not 'yodel style.' We didn't want it to be really over-the-top Bavarian," jokes Hubert Mangold, as he heartily greets people on his way into the store. He's diplomatically referring to kitschier houses with brightly painted shutters, where everything's just a bit too much. But it's not just the style of the building that reflects the strong sense of custom and regional identity in the southern German state of Bavaria. Most of the products on offer are from nearby and are produced organically using traditional methods. Dressed casually in denim shorts and a plaid shirt, Mangold, who is the local mayor, points out locally sourced "hay-milk," schnapps and liquor from a nearby distillery, regional, in-season fruit and vegetables, and "in demand" traditionally milled f...https://www.dw.com/en/a-german-village-goes-it-alone-on-climate-protection/a-48030126
The Dandelion Windfall - Canada Free PressTuesday, April 23, 2019
Guess what: it could turn into a real windfall for you!Dandelion ButterAs you may not know yet, I grew up in the “Land of Happy Cows” (LOHCs), i.e. the western part of southern Bavaria. In spring, the meadows there are a solid yellow with flowering dandelion plants. They are so abundant that the butter and cheese produced from the cows grazing in those fields develop a decidedly yellow color, caused by the chemical known as “beta-carotene.” It’s related to the orange color-producing substance in carrots, hence its name.Believe me, after a long winter of having to live on hay from last year’s harvests, when the season turns to spring and the dandelions are blooming, the cows are really happy then. They take to the solidly dandelion-yellow meadows in force and produce plenty of milk that is the source of the then (once again) yellow butter.For decades, the European Union countries, collectively produced a “butter mountain,” meaning a large excess that could not be consumed there. But this could change soon, when butter turns to rubber (don’t take it literally).But first to Traditional RubberAs you may know, upon injury of the leaves or bark, a variety of plants exude a viscous milky white liquid that tends to polymerize on contact with air into a rubbery blob. Of course, that’s the way much of the world’s natural rubber came into existence and is still an important agricultural product to this day. The plant that has been the source of much of the world’s “latex” that, upon exposure to air, turns into raw rubber, known as kautchuk, or caoutchouc, or India rubber, is the “rubber tree” (Hevea brasiliensis, Euphorbiaceae).Native to South America, the rubber tree was introduced to South and South-East Asia well over one-hundred years ago and that region now produces much of the world’s raw rubber.Now, to Synthetic RubberIn WWII, when the demand for rubber products increased sharply and (Germany’s) access to the natural product became limited, chemists developed the synthetic rubber, then known as Buna rubber. Its basic constituent is the small molecule isoprene that can be polymerized into rubber of excellent properties. In fact, much of today’s car tires and many other rubber products rely on that synthetic material, both for c...https://canadafreepress.com/article/the-dandelion-windfall
How Can Nazis Be on the March in Germany? - TruthoutTuesday, April 23, 2019
We will come to power and then we will do what is necessary so that we can live a free life in the future. We tell the Bosporus that the three big Ms — Mohammed, Muezzin and Minerett — are over.” In Bavaria, the AfD is campaigning for “Islam-free schools.”
But Islamophobia isn’t isolated to the AfD. The CSU’s Horst Seehöfer stated in February that “Islam does not belong in Germany.” Meanwhile, Thilo Sarrazin, a well-known leader of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), is on a book tour for his Hostile Takeover: How Islam Impairs Progress and Threatens Society.
Other Islamophobic initiatives range from Chancellor Merkel’s support for banning the burka to local court battles over religious symbols in schools. A Berlin court upheld the decision to remove a public school teacher for wearing her hijab to school. Now, “feminist” groups want to a href="https://www.welt.de/politik/...https://truthout.org/articles/how-can-nazis-be-on-the-march-in-germany/
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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