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Wendsche remains President of the SSG

The Lord Mayor of Radebeul, Bert Wendsche (non-party), will remain President of the Saxon Association of Towns and Municipalities (SSG) for a further four years. He was unanimously elected at a meeting of the state board on Friday, the SSG announced. ..

Silence in protest at Christmas markets

Christmas market operators should pay more money to be able to play music. They see this as a threat to their markets - and want to draw attention to their demand with silence on Monday.

Mountain parades in Saxony: traditional highlight of Advent

The mining parades in Saxony are the traditional highlight of Advent and attract thousands of onlookers every year. Around 3800 people are involved in the associations to present mining and metallurgical traditions and bring joy to people's hearts.

Author criticizes Lusatia Festival

At the Lusatia Festival, local identity is supposed to meet internationality. But the concept is becoming a bone of contention between regional artists and the management. A well-known author finds clear words.

Five million euros for Chemnitz as Capital of Culture

Chemnitz will receive a further five million euros this year for the preparation of the Capital of Culture 2025 program. The government reached an agreement on this in Dresden on Tuesday. The Free State is thus increasing its contribution to the Capital of Culture year to a total of 25 million euros ..

Christmas market season opens: Meissen makes the start

The Christmas market season opened in Saxony on Monday. The Free State is particularly known for its unique Christmas craftsmanship, from Erzgebirge arts and crafts to Dresden Christmas stollen and Herrnhut stars, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced on Monday. Highlights in many cities are ..

Second round needed in Pirna mayoral election

The election of the next mayor of Pirna must be decided in a second round. In the first round of voting on Sunday, the candidate put forward by the AfD, Tim Lochner, received the most votes, but clearly missed the required absolute majority with 32.9 percent, as the city announced on its website in ..

Information shows bus and train capacity utilization in real time

Passengers on Dresden's public transport system (DVB) can now see how full their streetcars or buses will be before they set off. A corresponding automatic passenger counting system has been installed in the vehicles, as the DVB announced on Friday. The display in the timetable information on the In ..

Christmas tree for Leipzig comes from Torgau

The tree for this year's Christmas market in Leipzig comes from Torgau. After many trees from the Vogtland region had been used in the past, this year the search for a tree was successful in Leipzig and the surrounding area, the city of Leipzig's market office announced on Monday.According to the in ..

Study planned for the rehabilitation of the Störmthal canal

The restoration of the closed Störmthaler Canal in Leipzig's Neuseenland region remains a long way off. First of all, a feasibility study should now be commissioned to clarify whether and how the stability of the lock structure can be restored, the mining reclamation company LMBV announced on Wednes ..

Leipzig takes 3rd place nationwide in the city cycling competition

In the nationwide Stadtradeln competition, Leipzig took third place this year behind Berlin and the Hannover region. The trade fair city has never done so well before, the city administration announced on Friday. The approximately 18,000 participants cycled more than 3.5 million kilometers from Sept ..

Reduced Germany ticket for people with less money

People with less money are to be able to buy the Deutschlandticket in Leipzig more cheaply from next year. Instead of 49 euros, they are to pay 29 euros. The difference is to be paid from the city budget, the city administration announced on Friday. The opportunity is to be created for holders of th ..

Cycle path on the Blue Wonder to be marked in 2024

After the short-term cancellation of the traffic trial on the Blue Wonder in Dresden, the bike path will now be installed next spring. As the city of Dresden announced on Monday, the contracted road construction company can no longer facilitate a date in October. From November to March a marking of ..

City of Dresden: Cyber attack repelled

The Saxon state capital Dresden has, according to its own information, repelled a cyber attack. During the attack on Thursday morning, access to the city government's website was severely restricted, a spokeswoman said. Dresden.de was eventually disconnected from the Internet as a precaution, she sa ..

Search for tree for Zwickau Christmas market continues

Beautifully grown, dense and at least 25 meters high - among other things, with these requirements Kultour Z is now looking for more than ten weeks for a beautiful conifer for the Zwickau Christmas market. In addition to its own search measures, the Kultur, Tourismus und Messebetriebe Zwickau GmbH i ..

Christmas child: face wanted for Canaletto market 2023

Three months before the fourth Advent is for the Canalettomarkt in Pirna also this time a Christmas child sought. For the successor of Hannes can apply girls and boys between five and eleven years, as the organizers announced on Wednesday. "The Christmas child should be bright, cheerful and outgoing ..

Head-to-head race in Nordhausen mayoral election

In Nordhausen, Thuringia, a neck-and-neck race between the incumbent and the AfD candidate is emerging in the mayoral election after more than half of the voting districts have been counted. The AfD politician Jörg Prophet was after counting 31 of 42 voting districts on Sunday evening exactly equal ..

Dresden needs water: new river power plant planned on the Elbe River

Dresden wants to secure its future water supply and is planning a new water system including a river power plant on the Elbe. The total investment should be more than 320 million euros, the administration announced on Thursday. The state capital is thus responding above all to the huge water require ..

Municipalities receive 186 million euros for urban development

The state of Saxony and the European Union will support 36 municipalities in the Free State in the coming years in urban development with about 186 million euros. With the money, they can further improve housing and living conditions in previously disadvantaged urban neighborhoods, the Ministry of R ..

14 million euros for structural change projects in Hoyerswerda

The city of Hoyerswerda receives about 14 million euros for structural change projects from the Free State. The comprehensive renovation and expansion of the Nikolai Ostrowski youth clubhouse into the Neustadtforum will be funded with 8.2 million euros from the Investment Act for Coal Regions, the r ..

To nap in concert: hammocks on garage campus

Jacket or pajamas, evening dress or nightgown? This is the question facing concertgoers in Chemnitz this weekend. The future garage campus of the European Capital of Culture 2025 is hosting a sleep concert.

Freiberg's mayor promotes dialogue with Russia

Freiberg's mayor Sven Krüger has defended his controversial appearance at a lavish ball in St. Petersburg, Russia. On the one hand, help is needed for war refugees, and on the other hand, dialogue is needed to reach peaceful solutions, the nonpartisan local politician said Thursday at a city council ..

Leipzig city port to be expanded

The city harbor in Leipzig is being expanded. For just under 15 million euros, the harbor basin will be built by 2026, as well as a promenade and a pedestrian bridge, as the city announced on Wednesday at the start of the work. In addition, more berths for excursion ships and private boats will be c ..

East mayors see Germany ticket in danger

The mayors of eastern German cities see the Germany ticket from 2024 before the end. The reason is enormous additional costs for public transport in the coming years, for which the federal government has so far refused to provide financial compensation, Leipzig's mayor Burkhard Jung (SPD) said on Tu ..

Thousands at banquet table for diversity in Dresden

A buzz of languages and delicacies from all over the world: Thousands of people also turned the seventh Dresden Gastmahl into a colorful society on Monday afternoon. Along a nearly 600-meter-long table across the Elbe on the Augustus Bridge, Dresdeners, newcomers and guests of the city sampled favor ..

Hundreds of people at demo against racism in Chemnitz

Five years after the racist riots in Chemnitz, several hundred people demonstrated against right-wing violence. Under the motto "No Forgetting, No Forgiving, No Ending", the Chemnitz Nazi Free Alliance had called for a rally on Saturday followed by a procession. The police had prepared for an operat ..

Space exhibition in Vogtland gets extension building

Sigmund Jähn, the first German in space, came from the Vogtland region. In his homeland, an exhibition on space travel attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year. Now the museum is being expanded at a cost of millions.

Chemnitz: No Apple Tree Parade in the Capital of Culture 2025

The main project, the European Apple Tree Parade, a planned highlight of Chemnitz as European Capital of Culture 2025, has been put on hold. Stefan Schmidtke, executive director of the program, announced Friday that the project will be redesigned in the area of "Living Neighborhood" by the end of th ..

Saxony: Counties and cities receive funding for energy transition

Saxon counties and independent cities are to receive one million euros each on Friday as funding for the energy transition. The so-called "climate millions" are allocations for investments in the areas of climate protection, energy transition and climate adaptation, announced the Saxon Energy Minist ..

Chemnitz decides bed tax from 2024

The Chemnitz City Council has decided to introduce an accommodation tax for visitors. The tax is to be introduced at the turn of the year, the city announced Wednesday. It is to be levied in hotels, motels, inns, guesthouses, vacation accommodations and campgrounds.Full-year guests are to pay five p ..