The burgerwehr and its holiday

The burgerwehr and its holiday

It was a very special tuesday that marked the end of the kirchweih in rudenhausen this year. This was evident in many places, because especially for the 400th anniversary of the burgerwehr some guests had arrived. With 105 participating burghers, captain leo neubert was able to report to mayor gerhard ackermann more than he had seen in a long time.

With the chargierten, flag and function carriers it became on the "feiertag" thus a stately number at men in the black clothing. "It’s impressive to see so many people in top hats and coats attending our 400th anniversary celebrations. We are happy about that. You show your connection to your home country and tradition," said mayor ackermann at the funeral.

Every second person pitches in

Always on the weekend after pentecost, around trinity sunday "trinitatis", the greuthers celebrate their kerwa. The sun was very kind again and the easternmost part of hochstadt can celebrate the kerwa for three days without any worries. As usual, it is the kerwage community itself that taps the first beer keg and not the burgermeister. More than half of the 186 inhabitants of the village belong to the kerwage community – a celebration must be a success!

On saturday afternoon, the kerwash tree erection was on the program. People in red and blue shirts flocked from all over the place. Those in the red shirts had musical instruments under their arms. That was the "greuther blos'n", the brass band – all brass players who got together in 2004 especially for the kerwa. The decorated tree was already waiting and slowly a real small procession was formed.

Joachim witt: the “golden rider” turns 70

Joachim witt: the 'golden rider' turns 70

Joachim witt sang his way into the hit parades of the 80s with the "golden rider" and became a star of the new german wave (NDW). Almost 20 years later, the german musician landed another chart hit with "die flut", before it became quieter around him again.

In the meantime, the hamburger has found himself and his musical home. On friday (22. February), the singer with the wispy beard turns 70 – and for the first time in a long time, he’s even looking forward to his day of honor.

350 Years of the paris opera: scandals, records, worries

350 years of the paris opera: scandals, records, worries

Verdi’s "simon boccanegra" directed by catalan scandal director calixto bieito, mozart’s "don giovanni" in a new production by belgian ivo van hove, a ballet world premiere created in collaboration with japanese strong artist hiroshi sugimoto.

It is an ambitious and modern program with which the paris opera national is celebrating a double anniversary this year: its 350th birthday. Birthday as well as the 30. Anniversary of opera bastille, which since 1989 has been its second theater alongside garnier.