Disney in Mainz and new museum opening – news from the Frankfurt Rhine-Main region! - The Daily TelescopeThursday, March 15, 2018
Best Western hotel opening in DarmstadtNot only is Darmstadt the German capital of Art Nouveau, renowned for cultural and historical hallmarks like the former artist colony â€œMathildenhÃ¶heâ€? and considered one of the top event venues close to Frankfurt, it is also a city that offers wonderful overnighting opportunities that are close to Frankfurt and Frankfurt International Airport. The new Best Western Plus Plaza Hotel Darmstadt, comprising 248 rooms and suites, and a large conference area for 300 people, recently opened its doors. The hotel is only a five-minute walk from the main railway station and a 20-minute drive from Frankfurt International Airport. Itâ€™s the perfect choice for a stay in the Frankfurt Rhine-Main region. Read more about the new hotel here. Also, check out the Darmstadt App, which provides all the information about the city that you may need, now also in English. Download it from the Apple App Store or Google Play.Tenth anniversary of the State Garden Show in BingenBingen am Rhein is part of the beautiful â€œUpper Middle Rhine Valleyâ€? UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the absolute must-sees along the Rhine. It is situated directly on the river, offering spectacular views and the typical, romantic Rhine flair. This year, the city celebrates a very special anniversary: the 10th State Garden Show will be a perfect example of how gardening can be perfectly combined with travel, cuisine, and art. Last year, 20,000 tulip bulbs were planted to bloom in spring, when the sun kisses Bingenâ€™s earth. A colorful symphony of flowers will then burst forth for the enjoyment of the many visitors. Currently, the photography exhibition â€œWieder R(h)einschauen â€“ 10 Years of State Garden Show in Bingenâ€? in the grand Klopp Castle is open to visitors. In April 2018, there will be special guided tours named â€œDas Binger Kulturufer â€“ vorgestern und heuteâ€?, comparing Bingenâ€™s river banks today with photos from 2008 and telling the story of the State Garden Show. The main event of the anniversary celebrations, â€œBinger herzlichT â€“ das Lichterspektakel am Kulturuferâ€?, will take place from October 12 to 14: visitors will be blown away by the light installations, laser and firework displays, and street theater. The many events including the â€œRhine in Flamesâ€?, the Bingen International Jazz Festival, and wine tasting are also excellent reasons to visit the city. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.Sixth State Garden Show in Bad SchwalbachThe state of Hesse will be organizing its sixth State Garden Show this year, in the city of Bad Schwalbach between April 28 and October 7. â€œExperience nature. Live naturally.â€? will be the central theme of the beautiful garden exposition, providing the opportunity for relaxation and inspiration. Modern garden architecture that goes beyond 2018 will be a central element of the displays. Bad Schwalbach is situated in the Taunus region, an area renowned for its tourist attractions, including the spa town of Bad Homburg, the Schlosshotel Kronberg, various great cycling and hiking trails, and golf courses, to mention...
Photos of the week: 20 great images from around the globe - Tampabay.com (blog)Thursday, May 4, 2017
Mosul, Iraq, take a break from bathing after covering themselves with mud from a nearby sulphur well, Thursday, April 27, 2017. The mud is supposedly healthy for the skin. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/ dpa via AP) A country road cuts across the snow-covered landscape near Apfeltrang, Germany, Thursday, April 27, 2017. Wednesday night was cold and humid in Bavaria. The German Weather Service recorded temperatures as low as 0 degrees Celsius and heavy snow-fall around Munich and southern Allgau. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images) SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 22: US Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a press conference at Kirribilli House on April 22, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. Mr Pence will meet with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, and members of the US and Australian militaries during his two-day visit. It is the first time a US Vice President has come to Australia before a President in nearly 30 years. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 24: Dr Tiffany Brown laughs as she relates her first experience meeting former U.S. President Barack Obama during a forum at the University of Chicago held to promote community organizing on April 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The visit marks Obama's first formal public appearance since leaving office. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) A woman and children walk past a wall riddled with bullets, left by police and gang conflicts in the Complexo de Alemao slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Residents in this slum are protesting after a youth died on Tuesday after a shootout. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) Small goslings walk with their mother along the river Main in central Frankfurt, Germany, Saturday, April 22, 2017. ( DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD Tampa Bay Times) A pair of baby white egrets rest in their nest on Tuesday (4/25/17) at a rookery in a retention pond off Embassy Drive in Port Richey. The rooker...http://www.tampabay.com/news/world/photos-of-the-week-20-great-images-from-around-the-globe/2322015
Stillness and shock in Hambach Forest after journalist diesWednesday, October 17, 2018
Hambach Forest. Despite efforts to revive him, the 27-year-old German citizen died after being flown out by helicopter. Following the accident, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia's interior minister, Herbert Reul, announced that police activities in the forest would be suspended for now. "We cannot just proceed as normal at least I can't," Reul said at a press conference Wednesday night. Whether the eviction will continue is not yet known. The journalist is understood to have fallen from the bridge leading off this treehouse Read more: Hambach Forest: Battleground for climate action 'Pure sunshine' Activists and members of the public have gathered in Beechtown, one of the treehouse villages. People lay flowers on a makeshift altar, hug each other, sit on the leaf-covered forest floor and converse in whispers. Activists and citizens took time to mourn and honor the dead journalist in Hambach Forest A yellow banner hangs between two trees: "We love you and we won't forget," it reads in red letters, just a few meters from where the journalist died. Meyn had been present at the protest in the forest for months. He was working on a documentary about the occupation, he told me when I met him last week in Hambach Forest. A fellow freelance journalist with no direct assignment, but clearly strongly motivated to document what was happening on the ground. Equipped with a 360-degree camera placed on his bicycle helmet, and a big smile. To those he met, he came across as a friendly, chatty guy. Indeed, he was a friend to many activists and...https://www.dw.com/en/stillness-and-shock-in-hambach-forest-after-journalist-dies/a-45579629
Protests planned as Erdogan opens mega mosque in CologneWednesday, October 17, 2018
Kurdish demonstrators marched with banners that showed likenesses of Erdogan shooting a journalist and devouring a peace dove.
Erdogans visit on Saturday takes him to North Rhine-Westphalia state, which is home to significant numbers of ethnic Turks, many who moved to Germany as so-called guest workers from the 1960s.
Several anti-Erdogan demos are planned in Cologne on Saturday, including one under the banner Erdogan Not Welcome.
They are expected to gather a few kilometres (miles) away from the neighbourhood of the mosque.
The giant Cologne Central Mosque opened its doors in 2017 after eight years of construction and budget overruns. It can house more than a thousand worshippers.
The sheer size of the building, designed to resemble a flower bud opening, and its two towering minarets has disgruntled some locals, triggering occasional protests.
The Turkish-Islamic Union of the Institute for Religion (Ditib) that commissioned the glass and cement structure is itself not without controversy.
The group runs hundreds of mosques across Germany, and its imams are paid by the Turkish state.
Known for its close ties to Ankara, it has increasingly come under scrutiny with some of its members suspected of spying on Turkish dissidents living in Germany.
German media recently reported that the domestic intelligence service was considering putting Ditib under surveillance.
German City Braces For Protests as Erdogan Opens Mega MosqueWednesday, October 17, 2018
Kurdish demonstrators marched with banners that showed likenesses of Erdogan shooting a journalist and devouring a peace dove.Erdogan's visit on Saturday takes him to North Rhine-Westphalia state, which is home to significant numbers of ethnic Turks, many who moved to Germany as so-called "guest workers" from the 1960s.
The giant Cologne Central Mosque opened its doors in 2017 after eight years of construction and budget overruns. It can house more than a thousand worshippers.The size of the building, designed to resemble a flower bud opening, and its two towering minarets has disgruntled some locals, triggering occasional protests.The Turkish-Islamic Union of the Institute for Religion (Ditib) that commissioned the glass and cement structure is itself not without controversy.The group runs hundreds of mosques across Germany with imams paid by the Turkish state.Known for its close ties to Ankara, it has increasingly come under scrutiny with some of members suspected of spying on Turkish dissidents living in Germany.
German energy firm RWE investigates cyber attackWednesday, October 17, 2018
IT specialists to look into the matter.
In the meanwhile, police in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia have continued with their clearance operations at a highly symbolic site for activists in the Hambach.
Security authorities ordered protestors on Tuesday to remove flowers and candles commemorating a 27-year-old journalist who recently fell to his death in the forest, so that a nearby treehouse could be dismantled.
The Hambach forest forms part of a property owned by German energy giant RWE which comprises the world's largest open pit brown coal mine.
The company plans to cut down 100 out of a remaining 200 hectares of woodland from October 2018, a development which is vehemently resisted by activists who have moved into the threatened area and built treehouses and makeshift barriers there.
A member of an activist group, known as "Operation Undergrowth" told the German press agency (dpa) earlier that some forest occupiers had by now already lived in Hambach for six years.
The police operation, which was temporarily stalled following the fatal accident of the journalist, is one of the largest to be recorded in North Rhine-Westphalia to date and is supported by reinforcements from other German states.