Environmental award winner: grebner is proud to be different

environmental award winner: grebner is proud to be different

Albert grebner sits at the wheel of his lada in graugrun hunter’s gear and drives towards his fields on the outskirts of the village of jarkendorf. The full beard completes the image of the traditional hunter. It’s cold, it was minus degrees during the night, but now the sun is shining in the bright blue sky. "Today’s conservation day", grebner says, lets a moment pass and adds in passing: "but actually, every day is already." A laconic remark that gets to the heart of how the fed-up farmer sees the world. The 63-year-old loves nature. For him, it is a habitat, workplace and recreation at the same time. And that’s how he deals with it. Grebner recently received the environmental award of the district of kitzingen for his commitment.

Fairy lights and old tires in the field

Thuringian-french organ days

Thuringian-french organ days to be held for the first time this year in the neustadt and sonneberg area. A total of four concerts, including a church service, are to take place from the 15th to the 15th. Until 17. April will shed light on the region's organ landscape and bring to life the connections that can be traced across the state borders of thuringia and bavaria. Initiators of these organ days are the cantors markus heunisch (neustadt) and martin hutterott (sonneberg), who will also give guest performances as soloists in the sonneberg and neustadt areas in turn.
For the franco-thuringian connections one need only refer to the building history of the town churches of neustadt and sonneberg, but also to the history of the organs in the region.
With the thuringian-french organ days, a focal point of church music in the easter season of joy is thus created, based on the organ, the main instrument of the churches established. Markus heunisch and martin hutterott got artistic support for the organ days.
Thus immanuel roessler, district cantor from waiblingen, performs in the final concert on 17. April with. Instrumental soloist at opening concert on 15. April in the erloserkirche mengersgereuth-hammern is the violinist frithjof greiner, who will perform together with markus heunisch.
According to the organizers, the aim of the cross-country organ days is to highlight the diversity of church music, which has its origins in the region's extremely varied organs, through other instruments in the church to high-level chamber choir singing." 


Also this mountain calls powerfully

Also this mountain calls powerfully

Every first sunday in may, the so-called walberla festival, a patronal festival in honor of st. Walburga, takes place on the plateau of the ehrenburg near kirchehrenbach, colloquially known as the walberla. It is considered one of the oldest spring festival in germany.

It is said to have its roots in an ancient pagan sacrificial feast in honor of wodan. The associated pilgrimages have been in progress since the 9th century. Century testifies. In 1799, the geographical statistical-topographical lexicon of franken mentioned 6000 to 8000 visitors and 200 cobblers offering their wares there.
The festival quickly gained popularity and so for the year 1923 are more than 70.000 festival visitors testify.
On this weekend it is once again. The festival starts today, friday, at 5 pm with the setting up of the maypole by the "heimatfreunde" and the "kerwasburschen". Music is provided by the music club. Immediately afterwards the beer tapping takes place by the burgermeisterin anja gebhardt. Then the "ehrabocher staudla" dances.

A look at prominent buildings

A look at prominent buildings

A regular burgers’ meeting is an arrangement between the city and the districts. Mayor armin warmuth wants to listen to the suggestions and concerns also in small parts of the village, as it is untereschenbach. Most of the time, it’s not sensational news that the head of the town hall hears about, but at least he learns about things that even he doesn’t know and can report on new local aspects.

Monument protection switched on

Thus he informed in the centgrave hall about a prominent building in the village, the so called "kihn’sche anwesen", which has been empty for decades. In order to preserve at least the facade, studies of the inventory are initiated by the state office for the preservation of monuments (lfd), which recommends appropriate mabnahmen. The building, erected in 1593, was the family seat of wilhelm katzmann von englib, a centgrave of fulda with his seat of office at saaleck castle. The building with its eventful history went through numerous trades, the last one being that of the brewery owner kihn, whose heirs bewitched the good one. A second, exposed building in the district is the fortified church built around 1100 on a small hill. The proposal of local spokesman albrecht leurer to illuminate the church of auben is not yet fully developed, but could be realized in the near future with the installation of spotlights. The players from untereschenbach will decide the outcome. It is certain that the walled cemetery church, which once provided protection for the residents, will receive a new entrance gate. How possibly the entrance or a guided tour can be offered to visitors, a question of helma schaupp, the church administration has to clarify.

Even the guests sing at the kleinlangheim Kirchenburgsingen

"We want to involve the audience more", explained the 2. Chairman fritz schubel. And so this year’s motto was: "make music and sing together". The guests were able to read from the booklet "wirtshauslieder" pick out songs and then sing them together with the choir.

As the host, the singing club 1910 kleinlangheim naturally also opened the kirchenburgsingen – appropriately with the song "welcome". The women’s choir from kleinlangheim joined in with the franconian song. Chairwoman marlene scheidt buried the singers present, including the gochsheim singing club and up-and-coming musicians samuel buchholz, aron hager, christian vicedom and michael stier. The four played a few songs on the piano between the performances of the choruses, giving a special touch to the afternoon of songs at the church.