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Tim Lochner, new mayor of Pirna / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Protest against new mayor in Pirna

Tim Lochner has been the elected head of Pirna town hall since the end of February. Resistance is forming against the first mayor on an AfD ticket in Germany.

A man drinks a pilsner. / Photo: Sebastian Gollnow/dpa/Symbolic image

County auctions off beer brewing plant

The district of Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge has put a special object up for sale. A beer brewing plant used in the past for vocational training is to find a new owner in an auction, as the district announced on Friday. The plant, including the cooling ice water system, fermentation tanks, strat ..

Hikers look out over the rocks of the Schrammsteine from the Schrammstein viewpoint in Saxon Switzerland / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

"Sandstone and Music" festival kicks off the season

The "Sandstone and Music" festival begins its 32nd season this Saturday. Under the motto "Time Travel", 22 events are planned, the organizers announced on Tuesday. Hinrich Alpers is the new artistic director. The opening of the festival traditionally takes place in the village church in Lohmen. The ..

Twelve-toothed pine bark beetles crawl through feeding tunnels on a trunk / Photo: Klaus-Dietmar Gabbert/dpa

Perfect conditions for bark beetles after storm depression

After a storm at the end of last year left damage in the forests of the district of Saxon Switzerland-Eastern Ore Mountains, experts fear further negative effects from the bark beetle. The district announced in Pirna on Wednesday that the dead wood that had been felled served as a suitable breeding ..

A fire salamander sits in an enclosure / Photo: Daniel Karmann/dpa/Symbolic image

Saxon alliance for the protection of the fire salamander

An alliance for the protection of the fire salamander has been formed in Saxony. The aim is to set up a monitoring and early warning system to protect the fire salamander in Saxony, the Saxon Switzerland-Eastern Ore Mountains district office announced in Pirna on Wednesday. The Dresden University of ..

Police officers stand in front of a car / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

Increase in unauthorized entries in Saxony in 2023

The Federal Police detected significantly more unauthorized entries in Saxony in 2023 than in the previous year. Up to and including November, 29,264 people arrived in the Free State without valid documents to cross the border.

The AfD candidate for mayor Tim Lochner stands in front of a pub in the old town of Pirna / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

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 ..

Dead spruce trees stand in a forest area in the Harz Mountains / Photo: Swen Pförtner/dpa

Warm autumn worries Saxony's forest experts

The warm autumn is causing concern among Saxon forestry experts with regard to the bark beetle population. There is a high risk that the pests will survive the winter unscathed and infest new trees in the coming year, the state enterprise Saxony Forest announced on Monday. Therefore, bark beetle tre ..

Officers of the Federal Police stand at the German border / Photo: Patrick Pleul/dpa/Symbolbild

Federal police prepared at Saxon borders

Following the U-turn by Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser (SPD) on the issue of stationary border controls, the Federal Police is prepared at the Saxon borders with Poland and the Czech Republic.

A decorated fir tree. / Photo: Jonas Walzberg/dpa/symbol

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 ..