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Bayreuth gasoline significantly cheaper

Bayreuth gasoline significantly cheaper

With these prices, some people in kulmbach who fill up their cars are swallowing. A liter of super E 5 often cost just under 1.50 euros this week. In times of high fuel prices, nothing unusual, but still surprising, because: in the neighboring town of bayreuth, you can fill up a lot cheaper.

While diesel prices have meanwhile come closer together – a liter was recently available in both cities for just over 1.30 euros in some cases – the price range for gasoline is still often very wide. On friday around 12 o’clock there was in bayreuth super E5 for 1.34 euro, the cheapest in kulmbach was the gas station in melkendorf with 1.48 euro. A whopping 14 cent difference.

Commuters who travel between bierstadt and wagnerstadt are amazed every day when they look at the gas station displays. Like wolfram brehm, who travels between bayreuth and kulmbach for his job. "In bayreuth, the liter is often ten cents cheaper. If you fill up there, you can quickly save five euros," emphasized panzer, says brehm, who regularly checks the gasoline app to compare fuel prices. "There were times when gasoline was cheaper in our country. Now we kulmbachers have been left behind for what feels like a quarter of a year." He can’t explain the rough regional price fluctuations.

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German economy sounds alarm over travel restrictions

German economy sounds alarm over travel restrictions

Fitters can’t travel to customers abroad, trade fairs are cancelled: travel restrictions and regulatory confusion within the european union are not only a burden on the tourism industry.

Top german business associations have called on the federal government to change course on corona-related restrictions on foreign travel and urged better coordination among eu member states.

The extended and widened restrictions and their lack of coordination between EU countries had many negative economic effects that went far beyond tourism, according to a joint paper by associations. The committee was set up by the german association of chambers of industry and commerce, the federation of german employers’ associations, the federation of german industry, the hotel and restaurant association dehoga, the german travel association, the retail association HDE and the skilled trades association ZDH.

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Waiting for falling water levels

Waiting for falling water levels

Captain kraaier and captain dupal are quite relaxed. High water? For the two hollanders, it’s part of their professional life. For seven days now, her queen excellence has been lying on the banks of the main river in marktbreit. The journey should continue tomorrow at the latest.

Since thursday of last week, the main river has been closed – in parts – to navigation. From trunstadt near bamberg, the level gradually rose above the alarming limit. "The peak is still expected in aschaffenburg," helke frohner, press spokesman for the schweinfurt water and shipping office, announced yesterday morning. Frohner expects navigation on the main to be reopened step by step starting today, tuesday. The two captains are nevertheless preparing for another night in marktbreit. They know the lowenbrucke in wurzburg only too well. "The water level must have really dropped for us to fit underneath," says captain kraaier with a smile.

On the second christmas day the journey started from strabburg. Via mainz the queen excellence sailed the main auarts. The destination: nurnberg. "We only made it as far as bamberg," says captain dupal. Their ship was anchored there for three days, and the guests were bussed to nurnberg and wurzburg. "This was a concert trip," explains captain kraaier. Beethoven and the brook in the evening, on the river in the daytime.