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It is with great pleasure that I have a letter from the editor today Anneliese Fleischmann-Stroh read in the Heilbronner part (May 22.5.2023, 6: XNUMX). This one got me on mine Blog post of January 16, 2020 remind. I am happy to share this pleasure with the readers of my weblog.

Käthchen presentations

At the end of a concert on May 9th, a young woman dressed as Käthchen presented wine to the leader of the orchestra and the pianist. It is a step backwards into the 19th century to present such a dusty image of women at public events. More than 100 years of the emancipation movement are simply thrown overboard. During the Christmas season, we are haunted by life-size plastic kitties and ugly tags on Christmas trees in public spaces. Now Käthchen beer is also presented – with blond braids and old-fashioned disguises. In Heilbronn, more than half of the population is now foreign or has a migration background. Didn't we want to be nationally cultural and cosmopolitan? At the concert, many concert-goers traveled from far away - what kind of old-fashioned impression does Heilbronn give? Heilbronn wants to adorn itself with AI, maybe common sense would be in demand.

Anneliese Fleischmann-Stroh, Heilbronn


Many Heilbronn benches have had a desolate existence for years. The corresponding efforts of the EUROPA-UNION have long since come to nothing. And so I was a little surprised today when pews became a topic in the Heilbronn voice. Even more amazed that me at the same time Thomas Heiligenmann sent a picture of a new bank on the Wartberg, which my predecessor in the office of district chairman, Prof. Dr. Walter Dorr, is dedicated. I don't know why on the Wartberg and not in Stahlbühl - those responsible must have given some thought.

If you would like to learn more about our futile efforts, you are welcome to read my blog post Europe way read. A few years later, I've come to the conclusion that there are enough other associations and institutions that could devote much better attention to the Heilbronner banks.

However, I would like to point out that you have to maintain all infrastructure and also real estate that you create. A fact that at least our municipal council and the city administration are not aware of (keyword: water feature and water mist).


It must have been very stormy on the beach during the night, because when we walked there in the morning, we found a large number of adult Wavy Turban mussels (Megastaea undosa), which are usually found at depths of up to 50 meters.

My better half and I started putting the first shells back into the sea, which isn't that easy, and got amazed looks from the few walking along the beach. But then an elderly lady also tried to ship a shell into the sea, and shortly afterwards all the walkers, including their dogs, were busy.

On the way back we were able to convince ourselves that our efforts had been successful. It remains to be hoped that the mussels will find their way back to their normal habitat on their own for the remaining meters.

Addendum 26.5.2023:

During our afternoon walk we found the said mussels in almost the same place, but now, due to the exposure to the sun, they were in a condition that probably made another rescue impossible. And so we left the mussels to their fate. Now I suspect that once the shells are on the beach for the first time, they can no longer be saved.

“Society is commonly too cheap. We meet at very short intervals, not having had time to acquire any new value for each other."

Henry David Thoreau, Walden (2020 [1854]: 125}
  • I think we should visit said bank together soon and ennoble it with a Europe sticker. 😉