From the neighbors: Oktoberfest speeds up the subway stairs

From the neighbors: Oktoberfest speeds up the subway stairs
From the neighbors: Oktoberfest speeds up the subway stairs

The city railway has also prepared more connections. It will run at Hackerbrücke as an exhibition stop at minute intervals. During Oktoberfest, the railways register well over 100,000 more passengers per day on these lines than usual.

In the afternoon and evening, there will be a medical service at the subway stations. There will be a cleaning service on site “for all cases” in the celebration area.

Tried for the murder of an elderly man

Before the court in Traunstein, there are two defendants for the murder of their 75-year-old father, or grandfather, suffering from chronic heart failure and dependent on care. According to the indictment, they mixed a fatal dose of the drug into his favorite food, liver in cream, which they prepared for him. The next day, the family doctor only declared his death.

Other relatives suspected that the man had not died of natural causes. They filed a criminal complaint and his body was exhumed at the Töging cemetery.

According to the indictment, the 55-year-old accused was angered by the fact that her father gifted the property to her son. The woman denied this in court. She interpreted that the father did not want to live anymore and begged her to give him something. She gave him the prescribed medicine and told him how to take it. The next day she found him dead.

Her 30-year-old daughter, the deceased’s granddaughter, moved into his house in 2014 and took care of her grandfather. According to prosecutors, it was an increasing burden for the mother of two, which she wanted to entertain. She denied it in court. She said she saw her grandfather unconscious in his apartment. Her mother stood beside him and told her “it’s gone”. She said she gave him something.

The defendants are in custody. The court has thirteen hearing days until mid-November.

People in Europe again

The well-known People in Europe festival, in which the Vltava-Labe-Press publishing house also participated years ago, is this year organized by Mediengruppe Bayern.

As part of the festival, the Passau media house PNP has been inviting European artists and politicians to Passau since 1996. Since 2005, it has been awarding the People in Europe (MiE) European Prize, as the first to Shimon Peres, the former Prime Minister of Israel. The following year it was taken over by Madeleine Albright and Václav Havel, in 2007 by Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General, in 2008 by Chancellor Angela Merkel, to whom the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, delivered a celebratory speech. Then it was the turn of Hans-Dietrich Genscher, the former German Foreign Minister, and in 2010 the Dalai Lama received the prize. Last year, the award was presented to basketball professional Dirk Nowitzki for his involvement as a UNICEF ambassador and sports career.

In particular, the MiE art prizes are awarded. In 2009, it was given to the photographer and designer Karl Lagerfeld, in 2012 to the singer Anna Netrebko, in 2014 to the architect Norman Foster (79, from buildings such as the new German parliament in 1999, the Millennium Bridge, London in 2000, from skyscrapers such as the Al Faisaliyah Center in Riyadh in 2000), 2016 pianist Lang Lang, 2017 Plácido Domingo, this year entertainer Thomas Gottschalk will be honored for his life’s work.

Also this year, the festival will start with an international day of folk music in Aldersbach on September 25, where 36 groups and bands from all over Europe will perform. On October 5, a podium discussion with ex-Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel will take place in Paso, and on October 26, from 6 p.m., the singer, former top athlete, wife of the mayor of Kyiv and former boxer Natália Kličková will receive the special MiE-Charity Award 2022 in the center of the media group in Paso. This year, she is, among other things, an ambassador for the PNP donation event for the needy in Ukraine. Admission to the discussion with her, moderated by Johannes B. Kerner, costs 15 euros.

Let us remind you that in 1998, jazz musicians Vít Fiala and Irena Budweiserová, Wihan’s quartet gave concerts at the Budvarka festival… And some programs of People in Europe were also held in southern Bohemia.

The Belvedere will celebrate 300 years

One of the leading cultural institutions in Vienna is finalizing preparations for its jubilee year 2023, Martin Landa from Eurocomm wrote to us. The Belvedere Palace, which was built by Prince Eugene of Savoy, the commander of the imperial armies in a number of battles, including the wars with the Ottoman Empire, will celebrate 300 years since its completion with a series of events subtitled the Golden Spring. Thematic exhibitions will start already this December.

Eugene of Savoy led the imperial armies in a number of battles, including wars with the Ottoman Empire. The palace served its owner as a representative residence until his death in 1736. In 1781, it was transformed into an exhibition gallery of the imperial art collections, one of the first publicly accessible museums in the world.

Today, the Belvedere Gallery, Palace and Gardens is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the most visited sites in the country. Among other things, it owns the world’s largest collection of Gustav Klimt (24 paintings) as well as prominent works of Viennese Biedermeier, Austrian Baroque, French Impressionism and objects from Vienna at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.

The institution calls the upcoming celebrations the Golden Spring. Already this December, the gallery in the Orangery will open the exhibition “Belveder. 300 years as a place of art” with a history from the days of the representative palace through growing collections to a number of fundamental historical turning points, including the signing of the Austrian state treaty in the upper palace, which ended the post-war administration of the victorious powers and restored Austrian sovereignty in 1955.

From February 2023, the exhibition “Klimt. Inspired by Van Gogh, Rodin, Matisse…”. In March 2023, the permanent collections in the Upper Palace will receive a new look, more focused on the relationship of artists to their time and the way their works reflect the epochs. More at www.belvedere.at.

The Belvedere is monumental!Source: Diary/Eurocomm

The first graders didn’t want to get wet

Two first graders in Wörth am Main boarded the school bus on the first Wednesday of the new school year instead of walking – they didn’t want to get wet. They were not registered for the vehicle and it was not going in the right direction for them, writes Donaukurier. What caught the driver’s attention was that the boys got off at every stop to see where they had just been. The police, who were on hand, took them home in a patrol car…

The article is in Czech

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