Enthusiasts: municipalities save on advent lighting in city centers

Monkey Variole: More than 11,000 people have received a dose of vaccine

 Monkey Variole: More than 11,000 people have received a dose of vaccine © Alain Jocard / AFP A Vaccination Center against the Variole of the Monkey in Paris, July 27, 2022. More than 1,800 cases of smallpox Singe confirmed in France, where 11,000 people were able to receive a dose of vaccine, in one of the 118 vaccination centers set up by the Ministry of Health, communicated François Braun, Minister of Health, Thursday, July 28, 2022 . The current flambé of variole of the monkey is erected as a major sanitary threat by the WHO.

Hannover/Bremen (dpa/lni) Despite the energy crisis, cities in Lower Saxony and Bremen do not want to completely avoid pre -Christmas lights. However, the lighting is later switched off and earlier than in previous years, as a survey by the German Press Agency showed. In Oldenburg, for example, it is planned to shorten the times to six hours a day. This is intended to reduce energy consumption by 70 percent, as a spokesman for the city announced. Last year the lights were switched on for 17 hours a day. In Bremen, too, those responsible rely on shortened lighting times.

Lichterketten leuchten vor einem Kirchturm. © Stefan Sauer/dpa/symbol image fairy lights glow in front of a church tower.

Stade is expected to do without winter lighting in the old town. "It is not yet decided, but the tendency goes there," said Frank Tinnemeyer from Marketing and Tourismus GmbH. For energy -saving reasons, the ice rink in front of the castle will not be built up in Celle.

These small cities where real estate prices climb up to 40% .
© Thierry Ryo - Stock.adobe.com in Finistère, in Brittany, houses are sold around 200,000 € but it is not uncommon Make sales at € 700,000. Is it the revenge of small towns of less than 20,000 inhabitants on metropolises? They see the number of buyers from metropolises increase significantly by 3 points between 2018 and 2021, going from 12.39% to 15.65%, according to the first barometer of real estate in small cities presented by the notaries of France which Bases on several indicators includin

See also